Jamal Lewis said a whole bunch of stuff about head coach Eric Mangini and the way he runs practices. Most of it is likely to help reduce at least one player's Sunday workload: Lewis. From the AP:
"There's talent all over this locker room, young and old," Lewis said before practice. "There's talent everywhere, but that talent has got to be ready for Sunday, it's got to be fresh for Sunday. You can work all day, but if you're going to work like that, you're probably not going to get what you want out of your players."
While Lewis doesn't mind working hard, he said Mangini is wearing out his players. The team captain said he hasn't approached his coach about making changes.
"This is his show, not mine," Lewis said. "You got to take care of your crop. If you don't, when it comes time to harvest, you're not going to make no money because the crop is no good. That's that."
To continue the farm analogy, perhaps Mangini should also plant a new QB crop. And we're guessing Lewis might find himself out to pasture earlier than he expected.