It may not be required for NFL players to be participating in voluntary workouts, but Domata Peko, DL, Bengals, and the rest of the Cincinnati team are putting in the effort now, knowing that it will pay off in the long run.
“Shoot – we’ve got like 100 percent participation, pretty much,” said Peko, who is entering his 10th year with the team. “That’s really good to see, especially when it’s voluntary. That just shows that our team’s hungry.”
In the past few years the Bengals have consistently been a playoff team, but in order to take the next step in the postseason the team knows they need to find a new sense of urgency.
“There’s a great need because of going so many times and just being one and done,” Peko said. “It gets tiresome. But yeah, I could feel it in our locker room. They did a great job upstairs of keeping everyone together. That doesn’t happen much in organizations. There’s a lot of guys that come in and out. But it seems like they kept the core group of guys here together and we have that experience.”
The Cincinnati Bengals will open the 2015 NFL season on Sunday, September 13th at the Oakland Raiders.
Read more on the Bengals offseason workouts at Cincinnati.com.