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FWST JFE Blog: What are you thinking, Flozell?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Injuries are a part of football. Almost never is a player held responsible for a season-ending injury.

    What is the player's responsibility is to dedicate himself and his off-season to coming back in better shape than ever, which is why Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams and his failed conditioning test is unacceptable.

    What was he doing this off-season? Does he really care that little about what coach Bill Parcells thinks about him? Doesn't he know that just such a failed test added further fuel to the fire between Parcells and former Cowboys lineman Larry Allen last season?

    Beyond that, though, is Flo's seemingly lackadaisical attitude since his first year under Parcells. If you will remember, he had a great year and Parcells came into camp before Year 2 talking about how he thought Adams could turn himself into one of the five best players in the game.

    Instead, he has gone the other way.

    He had a disappointing 2004. He was injured in 2005. And now he shows up for 2006 unable to pass a simple conditioning test. Am I alone or does this pattern drive anybody else nuts as well?



    Posted by Jennifer Engel on July 31, 2006 at 01:03 PM in Cowboys | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
  2. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Active Member

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    I don't care about all of that. I just want him to keep Drew's backside safe.
  3. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    Flozell is only 8-9 months removed from surgery. I really don't think conditioning has been his focus in rehab. In the pictures I have seen he does not look overweight. I really don't think this is a problem.
  4. Dangerous Dave

    Dangerous Dave New Member

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    you're not alone, JFE.....
    bbgun & badattitude concur.
  5. Deane62

    Deane62 Member

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    LA never in his entire career passed a conditioning test. WAY too much is being put into this.

    Just look at Flo and you can tell that he looks leaner than he has in the past.
  6. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    JFE has really taken a slide in my eyes. I think she has been hanging w/ Hansen too much. Too bad she isn't at least something worth looking at.
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Flo needs to act like the highest paid lineman on the team!
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Flo will be in shape and ready to go for the reg season. For vets this is what training camp is all about, getting yourself ready for the season.
  9. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Completely ignored in this is the fact that he is palying well, and ran 86 50 yard gassers in a row the other day.
  10. Shuttemdown41

    Shuttemdown41 Member

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    Her husband must be taking a whiz in her cereal every morning when she's not looking. Talk about bitter and clueless.
  11. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Oh, brilliant, JFE.

    The guy has a torn ACL and should come into camp in top shape? How, exactly, do you propose he should do that?

    Half the battle with an injury like this is healing. The other half is getting back in shape.

    JFE has really fallen off as a writer.
  12. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Or could it be that she has watched Flo spend most of his career half stepping it and thinks this is more of the same. Flozell became a hell of alot better player in Cowboys fans eyes the day after he got hurt. I don't remember anybody on this forum talking up Flozell for the ProBowl before he got hurt last year. This guy has always gotten by on athletic ability and now that may be gone somewhat with the knee and I don't think anyone can say that based on past history they KNOW Flozell will put in the effort to get back to where he was.
    86 50 yard gassers in a row? Does anybody actually believe Flozell could have done this in his best days?
  13. CIWhitefish

    CIWhitefish Member

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    JFE just slays me. She should be writing for the Chicken Little Times.
  14. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    It is very hard to maintain conditioning without being able to run or ride a bike or treadmill. What drives me crazy is sportswriters who have never played any kind of organizied sport and then comment on pro athletes.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I guess she missed the part where Bill was being cautious with Flo.
  16. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    I like how she complains about a "simple conditioning test". Hey JFE, let's see your potato sack looking self go pass the "simple conditioning test". running 86 50 yard dashes is not easy. Hell I remember in college when I was in great shape we had to run 40 40's the first day of practice. We were beat by the time we got done, and I was a 170 lb WR at the time. She has no idea what the conditioning test entailed.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    JFE as usual is clueless- just like some on this board. Dumb and Dumber.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I wish JFE would just SFU.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    :lmao2: and :bow:

    Sometimes you just say the sexiest things and makes me forget all about the hurtful things you say to me in PMs. :p:
  20. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I have to admit that I have been concerned about Flo and the way he fell off after his big year in 2003; he was sucking mud in 2004. He did seem to be on a pretty even keel in 2005 before he went down; he was holding his own but was not truly impressive. That much I will agree with JFE on; I was concerned about him before he was injured and that hasn't changed.

    However, that crap about him coming in out of shape after his rehab was not well thought out. A 340 pound guy who for much of the last 9 months could not do a lot of work on his feet is not going to be in top shape. But if he can run 86 50's in one day of practices I can't see that it will be a big step for him to BE in top shape. I fully expect his conditioning to be a non-issue.

    The issue for him now is can he move on the repaired knee? How much of his athleticism will he have lost? Will his knee hold up for the season? And perhaps most importantly can he fix the problems that he was having BEFORE the injury? I know that knee surgery has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years but having a 340 man running with that kind of knee has got to be a lot of stress on it.

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