Originally Posted by Drek
I doubt anyone is allowed to skate without showing up in the weight room, including Lelie. This organization has a history of never beign shy about telling guys if they should or should add or loose some weight. In fact, I seem to recall them asking Ash to do just that for the start of camp last year and he did so. He was more of a stick than Watts when he first showed up here, now he's about 10-15 pounds heavier, a hell of a lot stronger, and still just as fast.
I remember being pissed off when we drafted Lelie. First off, I had my heart set on Ed Reed. Second, I never understood why teams use first round picks on guys who have obvious physical shortcomings. For example, undersized linemen, weakarmed quarterbacks, any skill position player who's slow, small or skinny
Of course the first goddamn words out of Shanahan's mouth were, "we're going to put some weight on him". Unknown is why we didn't draft a complete player (Reed) at a position of equal need instead.
I predicted leg problems in Lelie's first training camp and wasn't surprised to see him struggle with hamstring trouble. If you wanted a big receiver, you should have drafted one, Mikey. Some guys can't add weight easily and still play.
In the first round we chose the laid back kid who didn't feel the need to lift weights seriously until his third year in the NFL instead of the totally driven football junkie who studies gamefilm at home.