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Old 11-06-2013   #1
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. John Moffitt wasn't unhappy with a lack of playing time in Denver. He quit the NFL because he'd lost his love for the game and was tired of risking his health.

The third-year guard from Wisconsin called the Broncos from his home in Seattle this week to notify them he wouldn't be returning to the team following its bye.
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Now, I've never been on a football team, but my understanding is that it tends to be a very close-knit group. Issues of health and career satisfaction aside (I won't knock him for those), he could have at least told them in person or finished out the season.
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Now, I've never been on a football team, but my understanding is that it tends to be a very close-knit group. Issues of health and career satisfaction aside (I won't knock him for those), he could have at least told them in person or finished out the season.
Meh - maybe he didn't want to give them a chance to talk him out of it. It's a huge life changing decision. Good for him.
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Default Re: Broncos guard walks away from the NFL

He should have manned up and punched them in the mouth!
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Default Re: Broncos guard walks away from the NFL

Sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do.
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Default Re: Broncos guard walks away from the NFL

I'm sure a lot of people here will consider him "weak" for walking away and wanting to be happy, but, I respect this guy. I like his comments. His heart wasn't it in. He wanted to do something else.
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Your choice

Good luck with the rest of your life.
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Nothing wrong with it. People change careers all the time.
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Default Re: Broncos guard walks away from the NFL

A little over 500 snaps in 2011 and a little under 500 snaps in 2012 with Seattle with 56 playoffs snaps. Just 9 snaps in 2013.

To each his own, but you have to think he's walking away from a most excellent chance at for a ring.
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A little over 500 snaps in 2011 and a little under 500 snaps in 2012 with Seattle with 56 playoffs snaps. Just 9 snaps in 2013.

To each his own, but you have to think he's walking away from a most excellent chance at for a ring.
Well, if he's lost his love for football, having a ring for a season in which he's averaged one snap per game may not mean very much to him anyway.
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