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Terrence Cody too fat for training camp

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerRay, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    And some of us wanted this guy.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/sh...ed-too-tubby-for-Ravens-traini?urn=nfl-258518

    Despite having first-round talent, but falling to the second round of the draft because of concerns about weight and discipline, this has to be about the worst way to start a career: Baltimore Ravens rookie Terrence Cody can't participate in training camp because he's not in good enough shape.
    It's a concern. How big of one? Well, you can believe, like the Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston, that it's a clear indication that Cody lacks discipline and is perhaps a sign of unshakable sloth. But Ravens head coach John Harbaugh seems to believe that this is just one of those things that happens to rookies. He told the Sun he wasn't surprised.
    “Every year certain guys struggle with that,” Harbaugh said. “Guys learn there’s a certain level of expectation in terms of conditioning that goes with being an NFL player, especially for this team. He’s going to have to get himself in the kind of shape he needs to be in.”
    It's not the first time Cody's weight has disappointed NFL personnel people. He showed up for the Senior Bowl tipping the scales 370, at least 15 pounds north of where scouts wanted him to be. A month later, he was back down to 354, right around his playing weight in college. No one's saying exactly what he weights right now, but higher than 354 is probably a pretty good guess.
    [Photos: NFL teams kick off training camps]
    If I'm a Ravens fan, I'm not sweating this one this too much. The guy's struggled with weight all his life — it would have been unreasonable to expect him to sign a contract and then magically put all those issues behind him. He's lost weight before, and he can do it again. It's a battle he'll probably fight his whole career, and he's not alone in that.
    He's still got a skill set that's rare and in high demand in the NFL. Let's get through training camp, see if he can get himself on the field, and see what happens when he does. If a month from now he's still not drawing double teams and wreaking havoc like he can, then it's time to be concerned.
    But let's let his career actually start before we assume he'll be a bust.
     
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  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Maybe I'm still a fan of his but yeah let's wait before we declare him a complete bust based on missing this
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    So far looks like AJ made the right decision.

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  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Isn't this thread something like deja vu all over again? I could have sworn someone already posted this...

    Pointy :icon_huh:
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    Terrence Cody passes conditioning test

    Posted by Michael David Smith on July 28, 2010 9:47 AM ET

    Ravens defensive tackle Terrence Cody passed the team's conditioning test on the second try.

    Cody, who was held out of the team's first training camp practice Tuesday because he had failed the test, took it again this morning and passed it, according to teammate Fabian Washington.

    "Big Cody passed his conditioning test. Woooooooooooo," Washington tweeted.

    Cody was a great defensive lineman at Alabama, but concerns about his conditioning arose when he showed up to the Senior Bowl at 370 pounds. Those concerns were magnified on Tuesday, but now the team has certified the rookie as ready to go.
     
  6. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Yep, we done plowed that field already...
     
  7. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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  8. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    That picture needs to be moved to the adult forum. :lol:
     
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  9. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    Someone get that man a "bro"...quick!!!
    (Ohh...that could cost me my dinner!)
     
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  10. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

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    I swear that's been photoshopped from an old National Geographic.
     
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  11. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

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    HOLY S**T! That is one Fat Bastard!!! He makes Phil Mickelson look flat chested with those man boobs!!!!! :lol:
     

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