Originally Posted by TotallyScrewed
Could it just be that Ashley worked the conditioning end of strength and conditioning? Maybe he got the advise to keep lean and speedy? Maybe that's one reason why he's leading the league in TD's over thirty out? Wr's typically chicken box anyways and just get in the way, which is often enough to spring their teammate. The idea that he'd stick his nose in there against Al Wilson says volumes more to me than his bench rep's. On the other hand, three sets of 8-10 at 225 is pretty darn impressive to me for a WR.
I'll also be happier if he learns to NOT block from behind.
In Denver's system the WR's are crucial to blocking downfield, ie; Eddie Mac...so there's no question that being strong is important, not to mention that he's got to get off the LOS against big physical corners trying to jam. I'm glad he's mixing it up with Wilson, but he's probably able to do that NOW as a result of his increased strength, where he might not have previously. My point is simply; how did he get this far without being forced to get stronger? All NFL teams employ strength/conditioning coaches. What's taken so long for him to "get it"?