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Old 06-20-2009, 03:30 PM   #256
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I am kind of suprised that there has not been more national attention payed to this story. It is truely amazing and alot better than another Bret story.
If he plays at all there's sure to be an E:60 or sportscenter story on him.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #257
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Let's watch this guy play a snap before we get too carried away. But yes, the Redskins are due for a guy to come out of nowhere.

It would be nice if that guy was already on our roster. We are also due for another teams star to be a star on the field for us too. There's always hope, but boy am I starting to believe in football karma.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #258
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Yeah, I love the story, but I'm still skeptical about the guy. He sure has the drive - to lose close to 90 lbs over 3-4 months is like losing an entire person! I worry about two things:

1) If you lose that much weight, isn't he losing MUSCLE at the same time? We need him to hold off big DE's and not get tired quickly. Let's see how he does in preseason.

2) One of his problems in the NFL was recurrent back problems. Maybe with less weight now he may be better off, but I hope he doesn't kill his back again through the season.

I'm crossing my fingers but trying not to get my hopes up..
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:37 PM   #259
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Yeah, I love the story, but I'm still skeptical about the guy. He sure has the drive - to lose close to 90 lbs over 3-4 months is like losing an entire person! I worry about two things:

1) If you lose that much weight, isn't he losing MUSCLE at the same time? We need him to hold off big DE's and not get tired quickly. Let's see how he does in preseason.

2) One of his problems in the NFL was recurrent back problems. Maybe with less weight now he may be better off, but I hope he doesn't kill his back again through the season.

I'm crossing my fingers but trying not to get my hopes up..
Not at all. While muscle tissue is more dense (thus heavier) than fat, the regimen they have him on no doubt includes plenty of weight training to accompany the cardio and strict diet. He's not starving himself. And from what I read, he's working directly with a nutritionist as well. He's probably eating nothing but lean protein (fish, chicken) and veggies with really simple starches like brown rice and sweet potatoes.

Ever watch Biggest Loser? They build plenty of muscle while shedding those pounds. I really tip my hat to Williams for what he's doing. I'm sure it's tough to learn a new offense, a new team, a new coaching staff, a new town, all while completely transforming his body. It's admirable. He's one of the guys I'm really pulling for.
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Mike Williams is really hungry to return to the NFL. I think it was good for him to be out of football to realize that he missed the game. I understand he had a back injury but did he really workout hard during the off season. How much time did he put into taking care of his body when he was with Buffalo. Hopefully now he knows he has to work hard all year long to play at a high level in the NFL. I'm pulling for him but come backs dont always have a happy ending. Just recently Andre Wadsworth ( former #1 pick of AZ Cards) made a come back with the Jets. He went to camp and didn't make the 53 man roster. Keep working hard Big Mike we need you to push our O-line this season.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #261
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Mike Williams is really hungry to return to the NFL. I think it was good for him to be out of football to realize that he missed the game. I understand he had a back injury but did he really workout hard during the off season. How much time did he put into taking care of his body when he was with Buffalo. Hopefully now he knows he has to work hard all year long to play at a high level in the NFL. I'm pulling for him but come backs dont always have a happy ending. Just recently Andre Wadsworth ( former #1 pick of AZ Cards) made a come back with the Jets. He went to camp and didn't make the 53 man roster. Keep working hard Big Mike we need you to push our O-line this season.
I think he is motivated to prove that he was not a bust. I think, like Leonard Davis who came out of Texas the year before were so dominating in college, they need some motivation to push them to meet a certain level of expectation. That motivation and docks presence will help him, and i think he will be our starting rt this year.
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Not at all. While muscle tissue is more dense (thus heavier) than fat, the regimen they have him on no doubt includes plenty of weight training to accompany the cardio and strict diet. He's not starving himself. And from what I read, he's working directly with a nutritionist as well. He's probably eating nothing but lean protein (fish, chicken) and veggies with really simple starches like brown rice and sweet potatoes.

Ever watch Biggest Loser? They build plenty of muscle while shedding those pounds. I really tip my hat to Williams for what he's doing. I'm sure it's tough to learn a new offense, a new team, a new coaching staff, a new town, all while completely transforming his body. It's admirable. He's one of the guys I'm really pulling for.
Just to add to that the ratio is different for someone thats Mike Williams size. While normal people can't loose more then 2 pounds of fat per week a guy thats Williams size can loose 4-6 pounds of fat per week. Of course he probably is loosing SOME muscle in the process but it's not enough at this point to be of any real consequence.
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:39 AM   #263
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It would be great to see him live up to expectations , because he was expected to be a pro bowl lineman
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #264
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It would be great to see him live up to expectations , because he was expected to be a pro bowl lineman
I think to expect a probowl performance out of this guy is a little much. I am happy if he can be a solid back up. Lets not get too ahead of ourselves here.
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This dude is WAY outta shape...he currently weighs about 410 pounds, according to Zorn. When he last played in the NFL, he was 360 pounds.

This is really bad news...there is no way this guy can drop 50 lbs in 2 months.
It is a shame...to bad he didn't get his lazy butt into shape over the winter.
I really doubt he makes the team
I shall now eat my words.
Apparantly he is 365.
Unbelievable.
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I shall now eat my words.
Apparantly he is 365.
Unbelievable.
Yup, he's at 365 lbs. Good to hear this...

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I think to expect a probowl performance out of this guy is a little much. I am happy if he can be a solid back up. Lets not get too ahead of ourselves here.
No screw this not getting ahead of ourselves business. Just once lets enjoy it and go so ahead of ourselves as to say that Mike Williams ends the season as a pro bowl snub.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:37 PM   #268
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I'm real happy with his progress, I always had a good feeling about him from the way he talked.
No longer the largest man in the NFL. Langston Walker listed at 368, although Langston has a couple inches on him.
I wonder if it's like a boxer, whether he can keep the strength (punching power) of a bigger guy after he loses the weight. Definitely one of the guys I'll be following most closely this pre-season, can't wait 2 see him on the field.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:53 AM   #269
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I don't expect MW to start by week 1. Just making the team will be a major accomplishment for a guy that's been out of it & has to work so hard just to get his weight down.

If we're lucky he'll be in top form by mid season, both in terms of his conditioning/weight, and adjustment to the nuances & speed of the game. By then he could be valuable depth if somebody's hurt. I wonder if guard is more realistic for him long-term? They might be playing him at tackle simply so he doesn't have to deal w/the added burden of a learning curve, he's got plenty to overcome w/his weight & time away.
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I don't expect MW to start by week 1. Just making the team will be a major accomplishment for a guy that's been out of it & has to work so hard just to get his weight down.

If we're lucky he'll be in top form by mid season, both in terms of his conditioning/weight, and adjustment to the nuances & speed of the game. By then he could be valuable depth if somebody's hurt. I wonder if guard is more realistic for him long-term? They might be playing him at tackle simply so he doesn't have to deal w/the added burden of a learning curve, he's got plenty to overcome w/his weight & time away.
He's not known for power blocking...more pass blocking...so ideally he'd be a LT not a guard..RT is probably perfect for him since he is far from elite
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