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    At what point is an O-linman too fat?

    Yea, yea, you want your OL-men to be big. And they won't have super thin waists, no matter what. But at what point is fat too fat? I ask this because Colon can barely walk; can that really be a benefit when playing O line? Really? Like there is no limit to how much fat is too fat? I say the dude is too fat and it's hurting his play. You can't convince me that he wouldn't be better if he dropped 30 pounds, at LEAST. If you can barely walk, how mobile are you going to be? Don't you need to "move" at some point in order to block? Run Block?

    And regardless of whether I am right about him being too fat, he stinks, regardless. That guy needs replaced, big time!

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    I would say OT Andre Smith of the Bengals is too fat, when your man boobs are bigger than a lot of women's would be a good clue:


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    HS, that is just nasty. No wonder why dropped in the draft so far. Is that from when he was a rookie? He isn't that fat anymore is he? Looking at that, I feel as thin as a waif super model.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NoCgC-41Qv...sy_xin_370.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    HS, that is just nasty. No wonder why dropped in the draft so far. Is that from when he was a rookie? He isn't that fat anymore is he? Looking at that, I feel as thin as a waif super model.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NoCgC-41Qv...sy_xin_370.jpg
    yes, this pic is of Andre Smith working out at the Combine. how could any team draft him after seeing how out of shape he was?

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    You guys know he was still taken 6th overall, right?

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    I'd have to think that Colon could give birth to the triplets that he appears to be carrying and still be an effective run blocker, while also gaining some quickness and agility to help with pass blocking.

    Lineman can be effective with a few extra pounds - look at Casey Hampton for most of his career. Justin Strezlyck (sp?) was a guy that was effective despite looking out of shape. But for Colon, I'd have to think that dropping weight would help. Same for Hampton at this stage of his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    I'd have to think that Colon could give birth to the triplets that he appears to be carrying and still be an effective run blocker, while also gaining some quickness and agility to help with pass blocking.

    Lineman can be effective with a few extra pounds - look at Casey Hampton for most of his career. Justin Strezlyck (sp?) was a guy that was effective despite looking out of shape. But for Colon, I'd have to think that dropping weight would help. Same for Hampton at this stage of his career.
    Given where Hampton plays and what he is asked to do, I would have to think that less weight would make him even less effective than he is now. If he was a rookie playing like he is now he wouldn't had made this team, but he got the veteran preference. His play to date in the regular season has indicated he is definitely past his "sell by" date.
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    Sounds like a good question for that sports science show.

    I saw one where they showed a fat guy being non effective as a goaltender. I think fat can work as long as you don't lose strength or speed. If you can maintain both of those, get as big as you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Sounds like a good question for that sports science show.

    I saw one where they showed a fat guy being non effective as a goaltender. I think fat can work as long as you don't lose strength or speed. If you can maintain both of those, get as big as you want.
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