There are lots of former players now coaching in the NFL, and it makes sense. There’s no better person to coach than a person who has experienced life in the NFL firsthand.
Once a player has experienced retirement for a few years, the itch to get back to life in the NFL probably rises to the surface. That’s why coaching is a viable option for many guys.
Terrell Davis scratched his itch last summer when he was an intern for former coach Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins. However, he knew that coaching in the NFL wasn’t for him after just a week.
I knew after a week and a half that it wasn’t for me,” Davis told Denver Post readers. “I think I knew that going in, but I wanted to make sure. I appreciated the opportunity, but the hours are very long. I had heard coaches talk about how they stayed watching film long after the players all went home. Man, I have seen it now. they are there for a long time. You have to love what you do, and for me, coaching in the NFL would have just been a job. It wasn’t for me. – National Football Post
For those of us wishing Davis would come back to the Broncos’ backfield in the form of coaching, it doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon.
After an interim head coaching position, running backs coach Eric Studesville has returned to coaching the Broncos backfield. Hopefully, he will have more options to work with in terms of running backs. With Davis in the banks of our memories, and the never-ending search for a Davis-like guy in the backfield, the Broncos will look to the past for some help in the future.
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