By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on March 14, 2014
Rashard Mendhall announced his retirement recently, which led the PTI crew to compare the timing of it to Ricky Williams' retirement. Here are five reasons why Mendhall should not hang them up yet; this is just a lyrical exercise though, so do not take it personally. Thanks as always for reading though, and b-ball fans should be sure to stop by Rant Sports Prep.
There are a lot of teams in the league who could use a quality running back; it seems that desire is no longer there for Mendenhall though, so they might as well hang up the phone. He could end up changing his mind down the road, but just feel like this retirement is pretty final.
He could make a lot more on the field than anywhere else, but I also enjoyed the post he wrote for Huffington Post. Mendenhall should hit me up on twitter, that is, if he wants to try out a writing gig with Rant Sports.
The piece addressed a dream he had the day after tearing his ACL; he was wading out into a pool, and the running back's writing has almost a haunting quality to it. Truly fascinating stuff, and I am quite excited to see what Mendenhall's post-football career holds.
He might re-visit the game in a couple years if he finds that he is missing it. He is young enough to be able to consider that, but youth is fleeting as we all know. Something tells me this is it for Mendhall's football career.
In the end, we can only go with our instincts, and the running back is probably doing the right thing by retiring. It never hurts to play devil's advocate though, right? Thanks as always.
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