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Big Red

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Well, I believe the rookie wall -- especially for a team that is not in the playoff hunt -- is a reality. (Rookies on good teams I think can be affected too, it's just that there is a certain adrenaline around a locker room when the playoffs are a possibility.) It is a long season, and the rookies have basically gone non-stop from the start of their final college season, training for the draft, the combine, draft visits, a new team in a new state, offseason work, extended time with the team (they basically get about two weeks before camp) and then training camp and the season. Has it been obvious? No. But it's naive to think guys aren't feeling it.

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