Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

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Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing in front of boisterous crowds on the big NFL stage,wholesale nfl jerseys  Borland spends his time now helping other football players and military veterans make that adjustment to their new lives that often lack the thrill and competitiveness of life in the armed forces or professional sports. ''One healthy thing I'd like for players to know, whether they're active or former, is you likely can't replicate the thrill of playing before 100,000 people and big hits and making that much money,'' Borland said. ''We can get ourselves into trouble trying to. Coming to terms with transitioning is one of…
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Notre Dame’s Kelly likes progress made by Lea’s defense

Notre Dame’s Kelly likes progress made by Lea’s defense

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So despite surrendering 913 yards on 123 plays in Saturday's spring game, Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly showed little concern with the progress on that side of the ball. ''They're going to be attacking the football at the authentic nfl jerseys back end of the defense, which at times (last year) was frustrating,'' Kelly said. The defense has a new coordinator for the second straight season. Clark Lea follows Mike Elko, who left for Texas A&M after one successful season in South Bend. Lea arrived with Elko from Wake Forest last year, and then got a promotion to replace his mentor. Lea's linebackers have run everywhere this spring just to keep up with their 36-year-old coach, who seemingly is in motion from the moment he wakes up. Elko's basic 4-2-5…
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