I really have no reason to doubt him and there has been no evidence to ever question the man's ability, but do any of you think that Jeff Saturday's performance is going to decline this year because he has spent his entire off season, not preparing for the season but in negotiations.
I'm sure he takes every minute of time he has to workout and get ready but there hasn't been an enormous amount of time for him to do so anyway. I know he is one of the most respected professionals in the game, but he is right behind De Smith in leading these negotiations, spending hours upon hours in a board room instead of in the weight room, PT lab or football field. There is only so much time in a day.
Maybe its really no big deal because we know that the negotiations, for some unknown reason, haven't been on urgent status until the past couple of weeks, so hopefully Saturday was diligent about preparations when he was given the time.
I know this is a far-fetched speculation, but just some thoughts I had. Especially with Training Camp being shortened more and more. He has been a bed-rock for year and the only sense of consistency on the line, any drop off would be detrimental to the team. What do y'all think?