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EJ put on 10 lbs of muscle in offseason

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#1 YoloinOhio

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

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Sal Pal reported E.J. Manuel added 10 lbs of muscle this offseason. 2013 Combine weigh-in was 6'5/237. He's now 247: http://www.rotoworld...manuel …

#2 KikoSeeBallKikoGetBall

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

I like it. It looks like working with Kaepernick this spring really did help him physically.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

Just looked up some big QBs to see how he compares. He mighe be the biggest starter in the league now.

Cam Newton 6'5 245

Kaepernik 6'4 230

Big Ben 6'5 241

Luck 6'4 239

Peyton 6'5 230

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

As long as be learned to dive and fall down. Otherwise all that weight is still just big and cumbersome.

Until he shows us he knows how to use his size, which is not using it all, I won't be satisfied

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:39 AM

It can't hurt, IMO, to have the extra muscle, simply in terms of staying on the field. Anything else? Who knows if it will help.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:49 AM

i hope the added muscle doesn't jack up his viper coil.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

Hopefully it was all around the knees!

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 21 July 2014 - 10:37 AM, said:

Just looked up some big QBs to see how he compares. He mighe be the biggest starter in the league now.

Cam Newton 6'5 245

Kaepernik 6'4 230

Big Ben 6'5 241

Luck 6'4 239

Peyton 6'5 230

Now if he can get us to the playoffs and have some of the success the last 4 have had...

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

if he's the biggest quarterback in the NFL then i want to see him using his legs more.  Cam and Kap run the ball all of the time and they are smaller than EJ apparently.  be smart about it sure, but no running around scared like he was at the end of last season.  break out of the pocket, grab an easy 10 yards, and slide or run out of bounds.  like taking candy from a baby.  eventually they will have to account for his running (LB spy) and then that will leave Woods open across the middle

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:11 AM

I hope this is a good thing.

Adding muscle isn't always a great thing for quarterbacks.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

View PostHandsome, on 21 July 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

I hope this is a good thing.

Adding muscle isn't always a great thing for quarterbacks.
Depends where it is. If it is in the arms, can affect throwing motion.  If it is in the legs, can help with durability and mobility. Most likely, it is spread around.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 21 July 2014 - 11:12 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:13 AM

View PostYoloinOhio, on 21 July 2014 - 10:39 AM, said:

It can't hurt, IMO, to have the extra muscle, simply in terms of staying on the field. Anything else? Who knows if it will help.
I agree. He's going to get knocked around in the pocket and take some shots when he's running in traffic. I hope that his off-season program involved strengthening his knees, because they are going to take some (intentional, see also Belichick,* Pats*) shots as well. Not direct hits, but fists and forearms as a DL is going to the ground beneath Cyrus' massiveness.

Edited: GO BILLS!!!!

Edited by Rivermont Mike, 21 July 2014 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:14 AM

EJ DA GREAT !!!!!

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

What is nice about it is he added size but you can tell its muscle not fat......you can see it in the arms and legs

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:24 AM

View Postover 20 years of fanhood, on 21 July 2014 - 10:52 AM, said:

Hopefully it was all around the knees!
That would be good.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:26 AM

I actually thought he looked "thinner/leaner" than last season so this is good - shows what an NFL strength and conditioning program can do in one offseason.

Edited by YoloinOhio, 21 July 2014 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Lets hope that was all lower leg muscles. I hope he also implemented yoga, and other stretching activities, so as to not compromise his mobility.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:40 AM

View PostKellyto83TD, on 21 July 2014 - 10:54 AM, said:



Now if he can get us to the playoffs and have some of the success the last 4 have had...

At the same time, only 2 of those guys made the playoffs as rookies.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

View Postkdiggz, on 21 July 2014 - 11:00 AM, said:

if he's the biggest quarterback in the NFL then i want to see him using his legs more.  Cam and Kap run the ball all of the time and they are smaller than EJ apparently.  be smart about it sure, but no running around scared like he was at the end of last season.  break out of the pocket, grab an easy 10 yards, and slide or run out of bounds.  like taking candy from a baby.  eventually they will have to account for his running (LB spy) and then that will leave Woods open across the middle

Look at injuries last year and rethink this.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 21 July 2014 - 12:22 PM, said:

Look at injuries last year and rethink this.
I understand but if EJ isn't a dual-threat QB then what is he good for?  there are better "pocket passers" out there.  EJ was successful in college because he was dual-threat