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Offseason is a wonderful time of year

For NFL players, precious downtime is greatest perk of grueling occupation

Originally Published: February 15, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

With all due respect to singer Andy Williams, the holidays are not the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" -- at least for NFL players. Not by a long shot. For NFL players, the best part of their job is right now.

The offseason.

My guess is that most fans won't want to hear that. They want their players to be foaming at the mouth and excited about the start of the season in September. Or as pumped up about making a playoff run in January as they are.

Understandable. And, ...

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