NFL players face ‘excruciating’ choice to step down due to Covid-19 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL
And missing the season, if there is a season, could prove to be detrimental to anyone.
“It is excruciating to make a choice that could set the tone for the rest of your career, if you are not able to return to that status after this year of retirement,” said Chris Siuta, Clinical Director of SportsMind. Counseling at Orchard Park.
“The concern is that you could miss your shot, which makes the choice even more difficult. It may be easier for a veteran to come back, but someone who is a rookie or has been on a training team for a while, turn down the chance to be a full time member of the team. could be very difficult. And that only compounds the problem of the question and making the choice that is best for you.
Siuta, who has a doctorate in psychology, has worked as a mental performance coach with players from virtually every professional college and Division I team in Western New York, including the Bills, Sabers and Bandits.
While every player has their own career, family, and finances to consider, most have at least one thing in common: they’re not only talented but wired to compete, otherwise they wouldn’t have reached the top level. of their sport.
Plus, for many, a mindset had been ingrained from childhood that you sacrifice yourself for the good of the team. Choosing to stay out of the season is antithetical.