Now that the NFL season is over, the majority of players should take advantage of the off-season to rethink what they are being paid for.

What I refer to is the way they act on the field. They should be reminded that they are being paid to be professional athletes and not showmen. The way some act a person is led to believe that immaturity is still a big part of their lives.

True professionals like Wes Welker, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and others do not kiss their biceps, slam-dunk the ball over the goal post, or dance around the field as if they are walking on hot coals. I have yet to see a basketball player kick the ball over the hoop after scoring.

Showmanship should be left to the showmen, and professional athletes should do their jobs, for which they are paid extremely well.

Joseph RoyWaterville

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