Discussion in 'Sooner Football' started by sooner518, Aug 6, 2008.
No disrespect to MK, but his training regime before the draft hurt his draft stock and now his training regime with his NFL team is hurting his future professional career.
Come ON, MK. This is the pros, not college. Putting on weight before the 40 yard dash slowed you down and dropped you out of the first round. Slacking off now is NOT a good way to begin at a new team.
Once again I repeat my statement from last January...MK WAS AN IDIOT FOR COMING OUT EARLY!
I agree with Bajj.
I disagree with SSC
I am still completely miffed by OU players and their injuries in the NFL of late. Strange, but the trend is starting to look ugly.
I've probably said it at least three times before, but the NFL probably seems like a huge vacation to college players... PAID vacation. No more going to classes, no more excessive mandatory off-season workouts... and MONEY! You can finally accept MONEY without ending up at Sam Houston State!
Thus, MK was probably tired - tired of making insane catches for 80,000+ crowds but not getting more than a few days to enjoy it before waking up at 5 a.m. to practice before a full day of classes followed by more practice and have it continue through the week - tired of having people treat him like a kiddo student-athlete and not a "man" (to quote Gundy) - tired of having to answer to coaches who can bench him or play him to their content without having any leverage.
Looking to the NFL, players can have huge egos, especially receivers! Oh, and the money... you don't read about "after taxes," you just read about "SIGNING BONUS" in the millions. Coaches have less control and are less controlling. VACATION... but not just any vacation, PAID vacation.
So, you could say that MK came out a year early, but I don't think he did. He was tired of the hassles that go with college ball and wanted his paid vacation in the NFL. Seeing how his post-OU time has gone, he seems to have taken this "vacation" to heart. How exactly does a speedy guy like MK who makes insane catches and hardly misses a beat have such a slow 40 time, gain a few pounds, drop a few rounds and miss the start of preseason?!
Then again, he missed the Fiesta Bowl. I'm not upset with MK, I'm just kind of disappointed on how his pro days have turned out.
Ya he wanted the money, good for him. However, probably not a very good long term investment. Should have finished his last year up.
"He knew the job was dangerous when he took it!"
He made the right decision for himself, because I do not think that a senior MK back at OU would have been very happy. If, as he claimed in his bitter interview following the turfy 40 yard dash, he had played in the Fiesta Bowl and gotten reinjured and not be able to go to the NFL after his junior year, but return to OU, his bitterness wouldn't have been at his NFL tryout on OU pro day. Rather, it would have been with the OU football team in the 2008 season. MK was already bitter about the coaches before the Fiesta Bowl, so why would the OU team benefit from him staying? How would MK benefit from staying?
MK didn't want to be in Norman, so he made the best decision for himself.
Baj your so young .
How you get so smart ?
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i agree with everything if he had been playing in stoolwater.
yes, mk doesn't seem to have a tremendous work ethic but he's never had to with his talent. he could pretty much show up on gameday and make circus catches.
alot of athletes make up for lack of talent by outworking everybody. if mk can get fit and buy into the system in washington, he'll be fine because he has more talent than most everybody. there are very few athletes that have the best talent and the best work ethic. those guys become hall-of-famers.
As I look at it as, he's more like his idol as each day passes. I'm glad he left early.
Yup . If a Kid is ready to Move on . let him Go and wish him luck .
Uh... we knew back in December his knee was going to be a problem until he had an operation. Question is with his signing on for bigger bucks... why the HELL is he just now getting his knee scoped?
I don't know about the rest of you but I'm stunned about the latest developments regarding MK.
I say good riddance.
I know this will not be popular with some, but I thought MK slacked on his blocking assignments. He did a great job catching the ball, but I was not impressed with his effort when he did not get the ball.
Easy....longer vacation....and no 40's to run.
Yeah, but did he tell MK ahead of time what kind of turf he'd be running on?
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