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    Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    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."

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    thats great but why cant he be ready to play when camp rolls around?

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    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.

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler
    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    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?

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by RussBII
    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....

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    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

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by frankthetank1
    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.

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler
    Quote Originally Posted by frankthetank1
    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?

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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler
    Quote Originally Posted by frankthetank1
    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).


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    Re: Hampton begins process of shedding weight

    Quote Originally Posted by frankthetank1
    Quote Originally Posted by NKySteeler
    Quote Originally Posted by frankthetank1
    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.

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