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KevinJames
04-20-2012, 02:14 PM
Garland Granted New Opportunity
April 20th, 2012 - 2:06pm by Stuart Zaas
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Broncos defensive lineman Ben Garland, who participated in the team’s training camp in 2010 before returning to the Air Force, has successfully applied to the Air Force’s Palace Chase program.

Defensive Line Coach Wayne Nunnely said he’s happy to have him back.

“His work ethic is outstanding,” Nunnely said. “And I told him this, if he is a representative of our Armed Forces, we are in great shape. Because he exemplifies all of the great qualities – the great work ethic, the great discipline, all those kinds of things that you want in people who are guarding our country. It’s those same attributes that you want in an athlete and he has all that. I don’t know in my 36 years of coaching if I’ve worked with anybody more disciplined, with such a great work ethic, than Ben.”

After two years of service, airmen that have the opportunity for a career that will benefit the Air Force in recruiting or public affairs can apply for the program, which grants them an early release.

more at:
http://blog.denverbroncos.com/denverbroncos/garland-granted-new-opportunity/

crush17
04-20-2012, 02:20 PM
I will be rooting for him!

oubronco
04-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Woohoo

Gerry Mandering
04-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Hopefully, Garland will have more of a Chad Hennings-type impact with us rather than a Steve Russ or Chris Gizzi career path.

broncos-rock
04-20-2012, 02:22 PM
6'5 and 275 seems like he needs to add about 25 lbs

Gcver2ver3
04-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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Ziggy
04-20-2012, 02:40 PM
6'5 and 275 seems like he needs to add about 25 lbs

I can't seem to find the article, but I read somewhere that he was working hard in the weight room over the last year and was up in the 290's.

peacepipe
04-20-2012, 02:45 PM
6'5 and 275 seems like he needs to add about 25 lbsfor DT. not if he's playing DE.

bronco militia
04-20-2012, 02:46 PM
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Drunken.Broncoholic
04-20-2012, 02:46 PM
I can't seem to find the article, but I read somewhere that he was working hard in the weight room over the last year and was up in the 290's.

Ya the air force likes to keep their men at a certain weight. They don't want any fatties. If he's already up in the 290s he should have no problem puttin on a bit more.

Ratboy
04-20-2012, 02:49 PM
I was thinking about applying for Palace Chase.

Beantown Bronco
04-20-2012, 02:52 PM
How long before we cut him?

Tombstone RJ
04-20-2012, 02:54 PM
It will be great Ben Garland is the next Chad Hennings. I absolutely hated it when Dallas got Hennings. He was a solid DT and was on their SB winning teams.

Archer81
04-20-2012, 03:47 PM
Preseason needs to hurry up and get here...


:Broncos:

Shananahan
04-20-2012, 03:49 PM
I was worried about the lack of attention to DT in FA, but I get it now.

Rohirrim
04-20-2012, 04:09 PM
There goes all those mocks with the Broncos taking Brockers. ;D

Pony Boy
04-20-2012, 04:24 PM
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DBroncos4life
04-20-2012, 04:29 PM
I was worried about the lack of attention to DT in FA, but I get it now.

I like when people bitch about no moves and any move we do make. Sounds like the staff is happy about the news and I'm sure he is as good as McBean ever was.

elsid13
04-20-2012, 04:47 PM
I can't seem to find the article, but I read somewhere that he was working hard in the weight room over the last year and was up in the 290's.

There is no way he was up to 290, that above the Air Force Weight/Height standards

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
04-20-2012, 05:02 PM
There is no way he was up to 290, that above the Air Force Weight/Height standards

I thought weight/height standards could be waived if service member met body fat and physical fitness requirements?

enjolras
04-20-2012, 05:03 PM
This is really good news. He did really well in the brief period in camp a couple of years ago. Hard worker, great motor... could definitely be a really nice rotation guy up front (which we badly need).

elsid13
04-20-2012, 05:05 PM
I thought weight/height standards could be waived if service member met body fat and physical fitness requirements?

Maybe they have changed but I don't think so. Max weight was around 250 for someone over 6'6'.

Mogulseeker
04-20-2012, 05:07 PM
Remember the Marine Rulon Davis?

I remember the team raving about Rulon Davis's work ethic as well.

Shananahan
04-20-2012, 05:08 PM
I like when people b**** about no moves and any move we do make. Sounds like the staff is happy about the news and I'm sure he is as good as McBean ever was.
It was just a joke, dude. I have no reason to really be upset over any story like this and no reason not to hope the guy turns out to be a superstar.

I remember when he was competing in camp the first time and they were talking about him winning wind sprints and working his ass off nonstop.

Lestat
04-20-2012, 05:08 PM
interesting, definitely helps with depth and hopefully he develops into a very nice DT.

Shananahan
04-20-2012, 05:10 PM
Remember the Marine Rulon Davis?

I remember the team raving about Rulon Davis's work ethic as well.
Remember the sailor from the Navy a few years back?

Me neither.

Tombstone RJ
04-20-2012, 05:43 PM
Remember the sailor from the Navy a few years back?

Me neither.

what are you a shore leave whore? three dolla!

Dr. Broncenstein
04-20-2012, 06:14 PM
He'll be flying cargo jets full of rubber dog shiat out of Hong Kong if he doesn't get his act together.

baja
04-20-2012, 06:33 PM
He'll be flying cargo jets full of rubber dog shiat out of Hong Kong if he doesn't get his act together.

I hear he has cornered the market on Netti Pots while in China. He will never have to work again. He is playing football for love of the game.

orangenblue2
04-20-2012, 06:41 PM
He'll be flying cargo jets full of rubber dog shiat out of Hong Kong if he doesn't get his act together.

Haha..."and You...Your'e just lucky to be here"

Dr. Broncenstein
04-20-2012, 06:43 PM
Too close for missiles. I'm switching to guns.

That One Guy
04-20-2012, 06:44 PM
Maybe they have changed but I don't think so. Max weight was around 250 for someone over 6'6'.

I know Army still does and for some reason I'm thinking Air Force just doesn't do a body fat for new applicants. Once you're in, I'm thinking they all do a body fat test.

orangenblue2
04-20-2012, 06:51 PM
Too close for missiles. I'm switching to guns.

ha...Talk to me Goose

DENVERDUI55
04-20-2012, 09:27 PM
It will be great Ben Garland is the next Chad Hennings. I absolutely hated it when Dallas got Hennings. He was a solid DT and was on their SB winning teams.

I hope so too but I think that is wishful thinking. Hennings was an animal in college and won the outland trophy while being on the first team all american team.

Ziggy
04-20-2012, 10:55 PM
There is no way he was up to 290, that above the Air Force Weight/Height standards

Here we go. This article is actually from 2010, but it verifies that he bulked up.

The 6-foot-5 Garland has bulked up to 292 pounds to play on the defensive line.

To fly, he must to hover around 245, which would still make for a tight squeeze.

"You get creative to fit in," said Garland, who has logged air time over the past few summers and is working on his private license. "When I would take off, I had to reach under my leg to start the ignition."

Hennings remembers that feeling all too well.

"If I climbed in now, I'd probably get claustrophobic," Hennings said, laughing. "They're not meant for someone who's 6-6, 290 pounds."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/05/ben-garland-broncos-rooki_n_601805.html

2KBack
04-21-2012, 08:36 AM
I know Army still does and for some reason I'm thinking Air Force just doesn't do a body fat for new applicants. Once you're in, I'm thinking they all do a body fat test.

I talked to a guy about this recently(AF recruiter). The Air Force is stuck in ancient times when it comes to body mass and fitness. They've used the same weight to height ration chart for 30 years...and that is all they use. It doesn't matter if you can ace the Seals fitness test, it's all about the height to weight ratio. This is to get though....once the investment is made they seem to give you a hard time...but fitness tests will suffice. My dad struggled with this (retired AF Lt. Col).

bronco militia
04-21-2012, 09:16 AM
I talked to a guy about this recently(AF recruiter). The Air Force is stuck in ancient times when it comes to body mass and fitness. They've used the same weight to height ration chart for 30 years...and that is all they use. It doesn't matter if you can ace the Seals fitness test, it's all about the height to weight ratio. This is to get though....once the investment is made they seem to give you a hard time...but fitness tests will suffice. My dad struggled with this (retired AF Lt. Col).

For the air force, it has nothing do about fitness. It has everything to do with size. Guys this big and tall do not fit in cockpits or missile silos. They do get waivers while they are at the academy.

Navy Broncos Fan
04-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Reminds me of a video I saw awhile ago. Silly Air Force and the waist measurement.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHuixFxFtR4 not work safe.

DENVERDUI55
04-21-2012, 10:56 AM
Height weight requirement is to probably actually fly. Only 10 percent or something close in airforce even fly planes.