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Lions had no offseason lifting program - Roy Williams work ethic angle


The column is from nflfanhaus, the link is below.  The basic premise is that the lions never had a weight conditioning program during the offseason.  A source who is listed as an acquaintance to RW said that he never lifted during the offseason.

The article is defintely news during one of the slowest periods in the sports calendar, couple that with the fact that it is the cowboys, and the last one would be that this feeds the TO/RW connection that is going to be driven like a tent stake, mercilessly into the ground even after the season starts.  Read the article and see what you make of it, it will most likely be one of three camps: RW is not going to work out and this is a sign of that, he was in detroit which is a den of FAIL so this is the result, and now that he is in dallas he knows that this is his chance to prove how good he really is.  I am sure there are other thoughts that this article may spark but those are probably the main three.  I will say that sofar this offseason he has taken the right approach in getting in his work with TR a full month before the OTA's and mini camp started.  I do believe he is taking this opportunity seriously, that he has a lot of pride to show what he can do.  I wonder how much being in Det affected his attitude, because if this story is true then he was not given a disciplined structure to develop behind.

I will make the point that the article utilizes a source listed as an aquaintance, so he could be the janitor for all we know.  RW weighed 220 lbs in 08 and is trying to get back down to 212; I have no idea if 8 lbs is a lot of weight for a WR to have, or if that weight was an indication of a lack of conditioning.  Personally, I am going to give RW a pass for his past from Det and focus on what he is doing in this offseason with dallas and hope that he can be a very productive WR and build a strong connection with Romo.

 

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/06/22/mmqb-williams-didnt-lift-as-a-lion/

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