The Pictures Of Tim Hightower Celebrating After The Saints Beat The Bucs Are Nothing Short Of Awesome
Sometimes you just need to see someone like Tim Hightower, who hasn't played meaningful NFL football in four years, celebrating all his hard work finally paying off to get some perspective. I know the NFL is a business. With non-guaranteed contracts and the constant threat of injury these guys have a very small to window to set themselves up financially for the future. As much a football is just a game, professional football is just as much about business, However, it's refreshing to be reminded that it's not always business. Occasionally it's nice to see a player not treating it like a job. With so many guys holding out, or complaining about touches, or getting in trouble with the law, or firing off misguided tweets, seeing Tim Hightower truly appreciate every opportunity he has to live his dream can't not put a smile on your face.
Far too often we question the work ethic of these guys, or doubt whether or not they are giving it their all on the field. That's just the natural reaction of a fan during a season like this in which things have rarely gone as expected. Well, I'll tell you whose will I will never question, and that is Tim Hightower. You don't stay in NFL shape for four years just in case you get another shot without realizing how much of a privilege it would be to get another shot. A lot of fans are rooting for losses in hopes of a better draft pick, but let these pictures remind you of one thing. These games still mean a whole hell of a lot to a majority of the players on that field, even if they may not be in New Orleans next year.
Though it is definitely safe to say that this isn't one of them....