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|Coaches would like Marion Barber to avoid unnecessary risks with his body.|
"We talk to Marion all the time," said Peete following Tuesday's OTA session. "You probably didn't need to take that hit. It would have been smart to get down. You are not going anywhere with one guy on your ankle. Be smart."
"I remember talking to Barry Sanders about why he ran out of bounds when he was close to the sidelines, and he said, 'Why should I take that hit if it was unnecessary?' Peete said. "I feel the same way. You see a guy lower his shoulder to get the extra yard, but why do it if it's not going to benefit the team. It looks good on TV but you chance losing him. What does that do if it's only going to be second-and-7 instead of second-and-8? You didn't need to take that hit. If it's third-and-5, then you drive for the first down. You have to be smart."