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Old 05-21-2019, 02:14 PM   #54
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Re: Reuben Foster carted off with apparent leg injury

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Originally Posted by los panda View Post
Weren't there still players working second jobs during the offseason up into the 80's? I feel like the players now do not give their bodies the rest they need.

They push their bodies to the limit year round and that can't be healthy. It's like redlining your engine every single moment that you're driving. How long before your car suffers a setback?

Take the spring and summer off, drink some beer, eat some bbq, chill the fuck out. Get healthy and come back hungry.
Right! I'm starting to think that players are trying to get so much bigger and faster that it's starting to wear down their bodies. John Riggins never lifted weights. He was a part of the "5 o'clock club" where he drank beer after practice. Not saying that drinking beer and not working out is the healthier thing to do, but like you said, some of those players worked other jobs and didn't spend every waking minute on football. I mean, there were some big, strong dudes back in the day, but nothing like what we have today.
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