Originally Posted by Cowboys22
People need to quit getting caught up in phrases like "Ratliff beat Rivera". Its early in camp and these guys are going after each other dozens of times each day. Everyone is bound to lose some of these battles. It means absolutely nothing. It especially does not mean the player getting beat totally sucks and will obviously get beat on every play from now on. Thats like some Cleveland Cavaliers fan going to practice and then posting that Lebron missed a shot today so he sucks now.
I agree with this. Going against your own teammates can be counter productive as you learn their tendencies and habits which on a whole do not apply to the rest of the league. Guys on the defensive line can get familiar with the techniques of the OL they go against on a daily basis and exploit them to impress the coaching staff.