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Stallworth, Oxygen Chambers and Ice

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Saints are thrilled with the new-look Donte' Stallworth. In the past two seasons, Stallworth has been slowed by injuries, particularly with a hamstring. The team felt part of that problem stemmed from a lack of commitment to his body. ...

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Old 05-21-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
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Stallworth, Oxygen Chambers and Ice

The Saints are thrilled with the new-look Donte' Stallworth. In the past two seasons, Stallworth has been slowed by injuries, particularly with a hamstring. The team felt part of that problem stemmed from a lack of commitment to his body. But Stallworth has made major strides in that area this offseason. He has lowered his body fat from 9 percent to 3.5 percent and has dropped 10 pounds from 205 to 195. He is also spending a lot of his time away from the team's facility taking care of himself, doing things like going to special oxygen chambers and spending time in ice. Stallworth has moved into the starting lineup ahead of Jerome Pathon, and the Saints are expecting big things from him. In his two seasons since being a first-round pick in 2002, Stallworth has started just 10 games, playing in a total of 24 because of injuries. He has 67 catches for 1,079 yards and 11 touchdowns, but only three of those touchdowns came last season, when he started just three games because of hamstring troubles. The Saints coaches feel they are a different team when Stallworth is on the field, his speed allowing them to use the deep ball more. Stallworth averaged 19.4 per catch last season on his 25 grabs, which shows how much of a big-play threat he can be. He also had six catches of 20 or more yards and three of 40-plus yards. "He never has been a guy with a muscled body, but he has it now," said one Saints coach. "He's going to have a big year." The Saints drafted LSU receiver Devery Henderson in the second round this year to get even more speed, but he has had trouble catching the football. He has had a few good days, but he has been inconsistent, which led to his spending time after practice working with the Jugs passing machine.


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Old 05-21-2004, 11:24 AM   #2
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3.5% bodyfat? He is gonna have to eat a plate of spagetti at half - time to make it through the fourth quarter !
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He is also spending a lot of his time away from the team\'s facility taking care of himself, doing things like going to special oxygen chambers and spending time in ice.
I didn\'t know he was dating my old girlfriend! I wish him luck! LOL

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