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Learning from Mistakes: Newbie Raiders Can Gain Valuable Lessons from Vets

The New York Times recently reported that for the first time, NFL teams—namely the Ravens and the Giants—have started mentorship programs for their rookies.

William C. Rhoden of the Times wrote, “The idea is that the veterans will shepherd young players through the minefield as if they were younger brothers and even sons.”

The program, Rhoden reports, started last year when Ravens’ veterans took the initiative to develop their teammates by taking younger players under their wings, preparing them for life in the NFL both on and off the field.

The article quotes Baltimore’s director of player development Harry Swayne as saying, “We are clueless as far as what manhood really is.”

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