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Players pumped that offseason workouts worth the weight

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by ATVZ400, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. ATVZ400

    ATVZ400 Senior Member

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    Dolphins football operations boss Bill Parcells made it pretty clear at his introductory news conference he was none too thrilled about the previous efforts of former strength and conditioning coaches Matt Schiotz and Brad Ohrt.

    Both were brought in by previous coach Cam Cameron and quickly were shown the door at the end of a season that featured 16 players on injured reserve.

    Parcells was fixed on making an impact in the weight room, and that apparently is happening already in Davie under the supervision of new strength and conditioning gurus Evan Marcus and Dave Puloka.

    Parcells wants the foundation of the Dolphins forged in the weight room.

    Several Dolphins have commented that this is the most strenuous weight conditioning program they’ve encountered in the NFL or college. One player, who said he always considered himself a workout fiend, admitted he had no right to think that way until now.

    But the program’s most inspirational aspect might not be the regimen set forth by Marcus and Puloka.

    It appears to be Parcells, who has made it a habit to quietly roam the weight room on a regular basis, not saying much … just watching.

    Parcells’ dreaded glare has created what many insist is a much-needed edginess.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/...season.html?cxntfid=blogs_inside_the_dolphins
     
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  2. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    I guarantee this article to be 1000% factual - we saw the horrible results in both preseason and the first half of the regular season last year of Cam's lax conditioning programs. Parcells is not going to stand for his players being unable to compete in winnable games late because they didn't put in the sweat necessary to earn their paychecks.
     
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  3. BuckeyeKing

    BuckeyeKing Wolves DYNASTY!!!!

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    Freaking awesome.
     
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  4. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    :hi5: tell um emo !
     
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  5. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    fantastic news! its about time we started making these guys earn their paychecks!!!
     
  6. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    You know it! Parcells has plenty of hallmarks - such as the "glare" mentioned in the article and his ability to motivate people. But another notable part of his legacy is that his players are tough as nails because they work for it. I went to the Redskins game last year and watched our team fall apart in the end because a) the Skins were smart enough to keep our defense moving and b) that was effective because our team was out of shape thanks to the offseason conditioning program. If that never happens again I'll be a happy man!
     
  7. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I love it. I can imagine Parcells roaming around the weight room just glarin at the players.

    "Better put one more plate on you girlie man, I ain't done with cuts yet."
     
  8. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Thank God ! That's the best thing I've heard in a long time. Now Ronnie will have some company in there.
     
  9. Sethdaddy8

    Sethdaddy8 Well-Known Member

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    music to my eyes. im getting excited for the draft and training camp!!!
     
  10. Fin-Omenal

    Fin-Omenal Initiated

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    Vernon Gholston would fit in just fine! :up:
     
  11. Superself

    Superself Season Ticket Holder

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    Hey I was at that game too! It was so obvious during that game that Miami's conditioning was lacking. During commercial breaks, Miami players were winded and some were taking a knee, while the skins were jumping up and down looking refreshed. It was easy to notice.
     
  12. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    And where is Jason Taylor?
     
  13. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Working his tail off. JT has never slacked in his life.
     
  14. cnc66

    cnc66 wiley veteran, bad spelur Luxury Box

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    excepting the first four or five games last year...
     
  15. ATVZ400

    ATVZ400 Senior Member

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    So would Jake Long ....:wink2:
     
  16. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    "The more you sweat the less you bleed !"
     
  17. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    I like what was being said about Parcells and that the guys "know" he's there and he's watching them closely I'm sure.I also understand they had a pretty lax camp last year.

    I just want to ask.How many of those injuries were due to not being conditioned enough?
    Ronnie and Zack you can't help,and some of our safeties came down awkwardly on their legs.Freak injuries that happen in today's game,but seem to have hit "us" all last season.
    Most of those injuries were bad luck IMHO,and conditioning and lifting weights would not have helped in those cases.
     
  18. SICK

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    Man i love to hear this. Bust these guys into gear, so they have NO excuses come game time....its just either they have the talent or not.....

    it wont be because they were not prepared....Tuna wont let that happen!
     
  19. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    :) You gotta change your sig URL. :up:
     
  20. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    To be fair, the whole defense slacked then ... or didn't slack but was ill prepared due to a certain someone who ran a club med and coincidentally indirectly slighted by this article ... :lol:

    And after his first game, he was on pace for 16 sacks ...
     
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  21. Roman529

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    I think we have been a very soft team for years. We need to get stronger and meaner.
     
  22. SICK

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    I want the old raiders mentality on defense......with finess offense....id like that
     

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