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Approach to meaningless games varies

If struggling teams lack strong leaders, lack of urgency can be infectious

Originally Published: November 10, 2010
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

How does an NFL player get up to play in games that are meaningless? It's not easy, and it varies greatly depending on the leadership of the team in general and mindset of the individual player in particular.

I was unfortunately in this situation a few times, and there are several directions a player can take. So if you are a fan of the Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills and, yes, even those Dallas Cowboys, pay attention and try to identify which players on your team go in which direction.

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