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NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 04:48 PM
Maybe it's just me, but the bolded comments seem as though he's not taking this seriously....."Practice?! .... You're talking about practice?!"
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Hampton begins process of shedding weight
By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

After working out while his teammates practiced without him Monday morning, Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton reiterated that he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

The Steelers placed Hampton on the physically unable to perform list Sunday after he showed up for training camp overweight and then failed a conditioning test.

"I'll gradually work my way into it," Hampton said after walking and running around an idle field at St. Vincent. "You're all making such a big deal about it. This ain't the end of the world."

Hampton is listed at 6-foot-1, 325 pounds, but he appears to be much heavier.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said there is no timetable for how long Hampton will stay on the PUP list. A player that is on the PUP list at the start of the regular season, however, has to spend at least six weeks on it.

"We have a plan that we believe that's conducive to him getting right, provided he commits to it," Tomlin said, "and that's what we're in the process of doing."

Hampton's teammates have been supportive of him. Strong safety Troy Polamalu said, "(Even if) Casey's in the best shape of his life I don't expect him to pass that test because I doubt he'll ever run that far. That's more for guys like defensive backs and stuff like that."

The players had to run the length of the field eight times Sunday, jog halfway back and then walk the rest of the way. Hampton made it five times before bowing out.

He said he had no problem with Tomlin putting him on the PUP list.

"I respect it, he's the coach, whatever he wants me to do, I'll do it," Hampton said. "But come game time, when the season is ready to roll, I'll be ready to play."

fordfixer
07-29-2008, 04:54 PM
thats great but why cant he be ready to play when camp rolls around?

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 05:04 PM
thats great but why cant he be ready to play when camp rolls around?

Exactly.

...I'll say it again, I think it's embarassing.

RussBII
07-29-2008, 05:13 PM
thats great but why cant he be ready to play when camp rolls around?

Exactly.

...I'll say it again, I think it's embarassing.

This has happened before, right? Right. This is his way of getting out of some work. That's my guess anyway. I'm w/ Troy though why do the interior lineman have to do that workout?

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 05:19 PM
This is his way of getting out of some work.

How is his paycheck affected by this?

... I agree and disagree with the aspect that Troy made.... It's about conditioning... Late in a game, if a team has been moving on our D, I definitely want the line to be able to hold up....

frankthetank1
07-29-2008, 05:45 PM
its pathetic a profesional athelete can let himself get out of shape. why cant he wait till he is retired it wont be all that long. is there any general number of how overweight he is? maybe the steelers should hire richard simmons to come and work out with him :lol:

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 05:54 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.

frankthetank1
07-29-2008, 05:55 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.


holy crap 40 lbs?!?! how can anyone lose all that in a month and change?

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 05:57 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.

I read he was 365, which is 40 lbs over his listed weight of 325, and 25 lbs more than where they really wanted him to be (340).

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 05:58 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.


holy crap 40 lbs?!?! how can anyone lose all that in a month and change?

...It's either 40 pounds, or 25 pounds.... Damn, I wish I could find the article again!... Maybe he's 25 over where they want him and 40 over his listed weight.... Either way, it's still alot.

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 06:01 PM
Here it is, Frank....... From Dale Lolleys' blog "NFL From The Sidelines"...

According to Jim Wexell of SteelCityInsider.com, Casey Hampton weighed in at an impressive 365 pounds when he showed up at training camp, 25 more than the team wanted him at and 40 more than his listed weight.

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 06:03 PM
I read he was 365, which is 40 lbs over his listed weight of 325, and 25 lbs more than where they really wanted him to be (340).

Damn!.... You snuck that post in there and I didn't see it.... I could have saved myself some looking around for it.... :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 06:04 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.


holy crap 40 lbs?!?! how can anyone lose all that in a month and change?

The Hollywood 48 hour miracle diet, of course! All day, every day for a month. Or else liposuction. :HeadBanger

birtikidis
07-29-2008, 06:07 PM
instead of doing 8 sprints of 100 yds I'd rather see the lineman do 40 reps on the sled and I'd make them push it 20 yds each time. there's enough lineman on the team that it would be tough but not impossible.

birtikidis
07-29-2008, 06:08 PM
is there any general number of how overweight he is?

...I think I read somewhere that he's 40 pounds over where they want him at... I think.


holy crap 40 lbs?!?! how can anyone lose all that in a month and change?

The Hollywood 48 hour miracle diet, of course! All day, every day for a month. Or else liposuction. :HeadBanger
He's 25 pounds over what they want him. and trust me, they'll get it off him.

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 06:09 PM
I read he was 365, which is 40 lbs over his listed weight of 325, and 25 lbs more than where they really wanted him to be (340).

Damn!.... You snuck that post in there and I didn't see it.... I could have saved myself some looking around for it.... :lol:

Yeah, I'm kinda like the John Turturro butler character from Mr. Deeds (or the sidler from Seinfeld). Although I don't have an unnatural obsession with feet (or canker sores that would prevent me from being able to use Binaca). :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Why did Casey Hampton wear a throwback Sam Cassell Rockets jersey to training camp?

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2008-07-27/0728steelersarrive01-a.jpghttp://nballin.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/sam_cassell_et.jpg

He looked more like a different alien, though...unfortunately, I think he ate this one.

http://www.lakills.net/pics/hut.jpg

rpmpit
07-30-2008, 07:04 AM
Not defending Snack on this at all but Troy has a point. Hampton's job is to plug up holes and stuff the run, not drop back and cover wide receivers or tight ends. Having lineman do these drills is like asking the db's to bench 315 for 20 reps. What's the point?

But I agree with NKy that late in the game (and later in the season) conditioning will be a factor for everyone. I just hope it doesn't turn out like last year when a tough training camp led to the obvious fatigue the players were showing towards the end of the season.

As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

frankthetank1
07-30-2008, 07:16 AM
As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

really, you dont think it will be tough for casey to lose that much weight by the time the season starts? i know nothing about dieting or dropping pounds but it seems extremely hard.

rpmpit
07-30-2008, 07:21 AM
As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

really, you dont think it will be tough for casey to lose that much weight by the time the season starts? i know nothing about dieting or dropping pounds but it seems extremely hard.

People might call him fat, but Casey is carrying a ton of muscle under all that "insulation". And the more muscle you have, the more fat and calories your body burns off, even when relaxed. Now that he's back on on a conditioning program and (hopefully) eating cleaner, the weight will drop off. And again, I'm not defending Casey at all. He should have been doing this throughout the entire off season.

frankthetank1
07-30-2008, 07:25 AM
As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

really, you dont think it will be tough for casey to lose that much weight by the time the season starts? i know nothing about dieting or dropping pounds but it seems extremely hard.

People might call him fat, but Casey is carrying a ton of muscle under all that "insulation". And the more muscle you have, the more fat and calories your body burns off, even when relaxed. Now that he's back on on a conditioning program and (hopefully) eating cleaner, the weight will drop off. And again, I'm not defending Casey at all. He should have been doing this throughout the entire off season.

oh he definetly has a lot of muscle, no way any nt can play at that level and not have a lot of muscle. well that is very reassuring. it sounds like a lot but i guess 25 pounds in a month and a half or so isnt too terrible.

stlrz d
07-30-2008, 07:32 AM
On a person that big 25 pounds really isn't as daunting to lose as it sounds to those of us who are "normal" weight.

Oviedo
07-30-2008, 08:58 AM
its pathetic a profesional athelete can let himself get out of shape. why cant he wait till he is retired it wont be all that long. is there any general number of how overweight he is? maybe the steelers should hire richard simmons to come and work out with him :lol:

I agree 100%. These guys get paid millions of dollars to do nothing but keep themselves physically fit. It's not like Casey had to go work a regular job in the off season and didn't have the time. Being in peak physical condition IS THEIR JOB!!!!!! It is their only job. I just don't get some of these guys views.

MeetJoeGreene
07-30-2008, 09:36 AM
On a person that big 25 pounds really isn't as daunting to lose as it sounds to those of us who are "normal" weight.

He probably loses 10 pounds each morning via a constitutional :shock:

RuthlessBurgher
07-30-2008, 09:38 AM
As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

really, you dont think it will be tough for casey to lose that much weight by the time the season starts? i know nothing about dieting or dropping pounds but it seems extremely hard.

People might call him fat, but Casey is carrying a ton of muscle under all that "insulation". And the more muscle you have, the more fat and calories your body burns off, even when relaxed. Now that he's back on on a conditioning program and (hopefully) eating cleaner, the weight will drop off. And again, I'm not defending Casey at all. He should have been doing this throughout the entire off season.

oh he definetly has a lot of muscle, no way any nt can play at that level and not have a lot of muscle. well that is very reassuring. it sounds like a lot but i guess 25 pounds in a month and a half or so isnt too terrible.

Just carrying around 365 lbs every day will build up some muscle beneath the blubber too. Imagine if you are about 180 lbs...you would gain some muscle if you had to carry your 180 lb twin on your back all day every day.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
07-30-2008, 12:09 PM
As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

really, you dont think it will be tough for casey to lose that much weight by the time the season starts? i know nothing about dieting or dropping pounds but it seems extremely hard.

People might call him fat, but Casey is carrying a ton of muscle under all that "insulation". And the more muscle you have, the more fat and calories your body burns off, even when relaxed. Now that he's back on on a conditioning program and (hopefully) eating cleaner, the weight will drop off. And again, I'm not defending Casey at all. He should have been doing this throughout the entire off season.

oh he definetly has a lot of muscle, no way any nt can play at that level and not have a lot of muscle. well that is very reassuring. it sounds like a lot but i guess 25 pounds in a month and a half or so isnt too terrible.

While they wanted him in at 340, I'm sure they will be okay if he gets close, say 350. 15 pounds is only about 4% of his current weight (365). By comparison, if you are thinking 15 pounds to the average guy - say about 180 pounds, that is more than twice as much - about 8%.

Also remember, this is not the 180 pound office worker dieting by bringing fruit to work while he sits at his computer. This is a professional athlete working out all day at a training facility. He will shed 15 pounds within 1 1/2 weeks easily, and the next ten within another week. He should be back in the starting lineup by the time I watch him play against the Bills at the Rogers Centre on August 14th.

calmkiller
07-30-2008, 02:32 PM
I read he was 365, which is 40 lbs over his listed weight of 325, and 25 lbs more than where they really wanted him to be (340).

Damn!.... You snuck that post in there and I didn't see it.... I could have saved myself some looking around for it.... :lol:


You are the FAIL

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NKySteeler
07-30-2008, 03:13 PM
You are the FAIL

Hey, don't you have some furniture to burn, or something?......... :mrgreen: j/k

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BTW, congrats on receiving top-honors in the conference pre-season poll.... Let's see how you do on November 28th... :twisted:

RuthlessBurgher
07-30-2008, 03:36 PM
I read he was 365, which is 40 lbs over his listed weight of 325, and 25 lbs more than where they really wanted him to be (340).

Damn!.... You snuck that post in there and I didn't see it.... I could have saved myself some looking around for it.... :lol:


You are the FAIL

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RuthlessBurgher
07-30-2008, 03:57 PM
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I apologize for my obsession with humorous failure. Carry on with the thread as intended.

RuthlessBurgher
07-30-2008, 04:23 PM
Okay, I lied. One last one from all us Pennsylvanians to all you Buckeye fans out there. :lol:

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Jom112
07-30-2008, 05:06 PM
This has always been my favorite:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/Jom112/image010.jpg

BURGH86STEEL
07-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Not defending Snack on this at all but Troy has a point. Hampton's job is to plug up holes and stuff the run, not drop back and cover wide receivers or tight ends. Having lineman do these drills is like asking the db's to bench 315 for 20 reps. What's the point?

But I agree with NKy that late in the game (and later in the season) conditioning will be a factor for everyone. I just hope it doesn't turn out like last year when a tough training camp led to the obvious fatigue the players were showing towards the end of the season.

As far as Casey losing 25-40 lbs, it won't be a big deal. Speaking from experience, weight loss is all relative. Snack losing 25-40 would be like an average sized guy losing 10-15 lbs. No problem.

I am not defending him being over weight. I agree with you comments and will add. Considering the way some players are injured or getting injured, maybe it is not such a bad thing that he is not participating in the practices. Not the first time he's stuggled with his weight problem. I think he will be fine to start the season.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
07-31-2008, 10:11 AM
This has always been my favorite:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/Jom112/image010.jpg

Come on Jom, thats unfair.

The $100 question is always a tough one!! :lol:

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
07-31-2008, 10:12 AM
This has always been my favorite:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p307/Jom112/image010.jpg

Come on Jom, thats unfair.

The $100 question is always the toughest. :lol: