Sunday, July 27, 2008

Casey Hampton: Not So Different
From You or I

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported online that Casey "Big Snack" Hampton was unable to run the required number of 100-yard dashes, quit the drill, and was promptly placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

We're the last ones to criticize someone for not being in shape, and 800 yards is a long way to run, but isn't being in some semblance of game shape year-round pretty much expected of today's NFL players?

With no time to waste in this year's training camp, saying that this is an inauspicious beginning for Mr. Hampton is an understatement.

More disturbing to us is the report that both Troy Polamalu (who made much of his SoCal training program) and Chris Kemoeatu also found themselves on the PUP list.

Precautionary perhaps, but not the start everyone had hoped for.

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