LA Rams OL Max Pircher is not just here to check out the sights
Take the long way home
Learning the football fundamentals is key to a successful NFL career, but ensuring a strong foundation takes a lot of time and effort. While it’s a 99.9 percent certainty that Pircher won’t make the team’s 53-man roster, there is virtually a 100 percent certainty that he will be signed up to the Rams practice squad. The program provides the host NFL team an exempt practice squad slot. It’s meant to be a multi-year program.
In a world of instant opinions, fast food meals, incredible processing power, and monumental technological breakthroughs, we’ve somehow strayed away from the basic fundamentals that have been the building blocks of society. There is a grounding effect in our lives that gives tremendous health benefits when we take our time. Some call it a vacation. Some choose to interweave riding a bicycle to and from work or taking long walks over the lunch hour.
Max Pircher is a pioneer of sorts, a courageous young man who is not strolling up a gradual path to a professional football career over the course of his life. Rather, he’s scaling the face of the mountain. That route requires a slow deliberate pace, sure footing, and lots of preparation. You can’t just run up the side of a mountain.
No, Pircher is not in Los Angeles to see the sights, become the latest athlete linked to one of the Kardashians, or get signed up to his own Netflix documentary. He is here to become an NFL offensive lineman. While that will take time, he’s off to a great start. He is already learning all he can from the venerable Andrew Whitworth.
He’s come halfway around the world. He’s committed to learning a profession with the odds stacked against him. The best banquets take time to prepare and enjoy. Max Pircher is preparing a banquet with the help of the LA Rams.
Il pasto sembra delizioso. Non vedo l’ora che arrivi la cena.