Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/13/14

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Running back Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFL season opener game at Raymond James Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Peyton Hillis said many of the right things Thursday when he spoke to the media. He gave his best humble speech, talked of learning, talked of not wanting to let anyone down, talked of not being able to describe things that happen behind the scenes. Perhaps the most important thing he said, though, was that he was able to make it through Thursdays practice and he was pointing toward playing against Houston on Sunday. The NFL is an unforgiving world. If a guy is not out for an extended time and if a guy is able to do things like throw a football across the field before a game, then hes expected to try to play. Teammates want their main guys out there. Its a part of the code; the stars are stars because they play, but leaders cant lead if they dont produce. There was the time that former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau was asked during Ryan Leafs rookie season how a rookie earned respect, and he said: By feeding the families of the guys playing on his team. There was the time a fo...
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