In particular, I think the team "optional" activities are archaic and ridiculous. Why do we still have this "optional" stuff for professional athletes? Either it's a required team practice, or it isn't. Why risk injury at some optional team event? Just make it required or not required. Why is it always the assumption that a player trains/learns the best by working out with other players? I think certain players can train better on their own than within optional team activities. And Pre-season... forget it. I'd rather see a "pre-season" of individual player competitions, like the "QB Challenge" then these meaningless games where some superstar around the league gets hurt every year.