Guys are having to adjust to what is basically a different game than it was even a couple years ago, let alone when they initially learned how to play 15-20 years ago.
I'm actually pretty amazed that defenses have been as successful as they have at adjusting to what is a shrinking tackling target. Can't hit guys high, can't hit guys low, can't crack-back block, can't touch the QB, essentially, can't attempt to tackle a defenseless receiver...
This is a different game from the one we all grew up watching.
Yesterday a Cleveland Browns groundskeeper committed suicide at the team's practice facility.
Earlier this afternoon, Jay Glazer passed along news about a Cleveland Browns employee's apparent suicide at a team facility on the same day Javon Belcher took his girlfriend's life before taking his own—also at his team's facility.
Since then, it's been discovered that Eric Eucker, a 30-year-old groundskeeper for the Cleveland Browns, was found dead at the team's facility Saturday morning. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner office confirmed that they were called to the Browns facility Saturday when a body was found hanging in an equipment shed.
The Browns released a short statement earlier in the day.
"This is a terrible tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to Eric's family. Eric was a good friend and colleague, and an outstanding employee. He will be missed by everyone in the Cleveland Browns organization[.]