Thought I’d take a break from the norm and make a post with less of me yapping, for once.

Today, I compiled some videos from your fellow football players discussing both how they transition”ed” to the NFL, or how they anticipate the transition to be for them.

…just a little change in pace.

If you’re lucky enough to get a shot in the league, maybe a tip or two will stick with you to help you make the transition yourself here in the near future.

NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice with some advice for rookies.


Linebacker Will Witherspoon, now of the Tennessee Titans, on the differences he noticed both on and off the field when he first got to the NFL.


Former NFL running back Tiki Barber on getting ready for the NFL.


Nothing too spectacular, but he says a few useful things.


NFL Rookies from the 2011 season on advice they received from vets.  Courtesy


Guard Will Blackwell out of LSU, on what he expects during his transition to the league.


Former NFL coach Brian Billick on how the coaching staff goes about getting to know new players and rookies.

He also gives some information on what to expect in mini-camp, from a playbook perspective.

In this video, he’s speaking about 2011’s accelerated offseason due to the lockout, but a lot of what he shares applies even in a normal year.

Around the 1:55 mark or so, he even gives some tips on the mindset you should have as a rookie coming in.


Just a lil’ somethin’-somethin’…  Hopefully you got a nugget of wisdom or two from these videos.

Catch you next time.

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