Is missing several days of training camp really that big of a deal?
As you can all probably guess I am mainly referring to the Barron situation.
Martz claims that one day of camp missed puts a player light years behind. I think we all know that is another gross exageration by Martz.
Sure, I imagine it puts a player a tad behind, but I hardly see how it is going to make or break an upcoming season for a rookie. We have all heard of many rookies hitting the wall towards the end of their first pro season. If a guy is there from the beginning then what good is it when he hits the wall at the end or shortly before the end?
If the player has talent and a good attitude then those attributes, along with the knowledge of the system, should come forth and lend themselves to production on the field.
I think the biggest issue here is general continuity along the offensive line. Having a chemistry form early on amongst the projected starters is always a good thing. But even if Barron were there right now the Rams still have Timmerman sitting out.
I dunno, I really don't think it is that detrimental having Barron missing at this point. Of course if it continues on much longer then there could be cause for major concern.