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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think he'll be okay playing around 340-350. He is going to be put thru our conditioning program so I don't think getting there will be a problem. We need a space eating run stuffer... it's not like he's going ...

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:51 PM   #11
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I think he'll be okay playing around 340-350. He is going to be put thru our conditioning program so I don't think getting there will be a problem. We need a space eating run stuffer... it's not like he's going to have to drop to 320 -330. Look at Hollis, he's well in that 340-350 range.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:04 PM   #12
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John Henderson is 3 inches taller and weighs about 40 pounds less than Thomas. Let's not kid ourselves, he needs to lose 30-40 pounds... that's a given.
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:49 PM   #13
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please tell me where this guy is going to lose even 10 lbs from? he is in amazing shape and can do flips. just because one is big doesnt mean they need to lose weight.


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Old 05-01-2007, 02:16 PM   #14
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He's 6'4 373... and there plenty of places where weight can be lost. You've got to be on something to say he's not overweight and couldn't stand to lose 20-30 pounds. Who cares if he can do flips? It's unhealthy to be that size at that weight.

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not at that height and with that muscle mass...look at him...he's ripped and toned. he's just a big guy. big doesnt always equal fat and unhealthy.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:55 PM   #16
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What's his body fat ratio then? Even scouts and analyst say that he needs to lose some weight... people who've seen him in person and scouted him. All you're going by is a photo.

I can guarantee you Shaq looks bigger in person than in a picture... which can be said also about a lot of athletes.

I agree Chippy... big doesn't always equal fat and unhealthy. 6'4 374 pounds does.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:05 PM   #17
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At 373, some OG or Center is going to have to generate a lot of force to push him off the ball on a run play. If all he does is keep things from going up the middle or disrupting the blocking schemes, he'll be worth keeping in the rotation. He could be a swamp monster.
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Hey, at 6'2" 330 you could say I was fat but i'm not......i'm just short for my weight! If I were 9' tall i'd be perfect!
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Well some of the quotes I recall reading about him...

"um-moveable"

"you can't run at him, you can't"

Oh the possiblities here.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:28 PM   #20
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I suppose if he played college ball in MS then he won't drop dead in Jackson during two-a-days.

Sounds like a fridge bulb, intelligence-wise. Whatever, he's a DT. Certainly seems like someone worth bringing in to camp. If he turns out to be Jonathan Sullivan at least you didn't trade two first-rounders to move up to get him.
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