Apparently, the current Miami Dolphins don’t know what it is like to be involved in a real weight training program. In fact, according to a recent Palm Beach Post article, the Dolphins players are more than surprised at what is being laid out in front of them. So, in this drab off season of boring rumor scrounging, I’ll give you something to “pump” you up.
Gone are last years strength and conditioning hires of Cam Cameron. They managed a workout regime that tallied 16 players on IR by years end. Not to mention of course that the team looked like a ball of recycled wax at the end of the 3rd quarter. So what is it about this year? Is it the two new guys, Evan Marcus and Dave Puloka that have stepped up the rigors of off season workouts? Sure, to an extent. They do after all design the programs and see to the results. But, I didn’t put that here to get you pumped up. No. I can do better than that. In fact, I can do a whole lot better.
According to Tim Graham of the post:
“several Dolphins have commented that this is the most strenuous weight conditioning program they’ve encountered in the NFL or college. One player, who said he always considered himself a workout fiend, admitted he had no right to think that way until now.”
Not pumped up yet? Although the above gets you a little juiced, the real desire to feel as though someone running the show down there finally gets it comes at the end of the Graham article.
“But the program’s most inspirational aspect might not be the regimen set forth by Marcus and Puloka.
It appears to be Parcells, who has made it a habit to quietly roam the weight room on a regular basis, not saying much … just watching.
Parcells’ dreaded glare has created what many insist is a much-needed edginess.”
Now you know what Bill Parcells means to a franchise.