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Football and men at work

Updated: January 9, 2013, 3:39 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

In America we are what we do. Our work defines us.

So what does it mean to be a farmer? What does it mean to be a nurse, a schoolteacher, a machinist? What does it mean to be a football player or a football coach?

You take the job and you take your chances.

On the sad, unsurprising news this morning of Robert Griffin III's knee surgery, we're reminded of the truth that football players will do what football players do. And that football coaches ...

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