Who is our strength and conditioning coach?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Arik2, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Arik2

    Arik2 Member

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    Does it seem like the past couple of years, there has been ALOT of hamstring issues with our team???? Who is running our strength and conditioning? I gotta believe that this program they're following isn't working... This is getting ridiculous...
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  2. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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  3. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    Wow I came here to post this exact thing. Beat me by a few minutes. This team is flat out soft. I know injuries happen but these are ones that can be avoided. Hamstrings is something you can avoid. Yet we never do. And when Newman left, don't think he had any groin issues with the Bengals. It's always something with this team. We are 2 days into camp and we have a ton of guys that are not out there. And then we wonder why when the season comes along, they are rusty.

    Don't worry, Miles, Lee and Murray will be next. Spencer already hurt and may need knee surgery that could put him out up to 3 weeks. Ratliff can't even pass his conditioning test.

    Different season, same story. It's getting old.
  4. BoysFanInAustin

    BoysFanInAustin Active Member

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    The guy has 6 rings. IJS
  5. popp1234

    popp1234 Well-Known Member

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    His former players give him much props for playing a significant role in them getting their rings, so......
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    Well to be fair it does seem like there are a lot of hamstrings. Having said that it is one of the more common injuries. Never did football but some hockey which had its share. I'll bet if you look at all the lists on all teams you'll see a common pattern.
  7. popp1234

    popp1234 Well-Known Member

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    I'm more inclined to focus on stretching and hydration more than conditioning, with regard to these hamstring injuries.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    There was a time when having a balanced hamstring and quads were important. But I agree with the hydration and mostly the stretching. You must also warm your muscles before exercise as well no matter how well stretched. So a good bit of this is dependent on the players as well as the trainers. You have to watch some like a hawk.
  9. popp1234

    popp1234 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, some individuals need more attention during pre-practice/game activities. Obviously, this will never completely eliminate hamstring injuries, but I think it will go a long way in minimizing the aforementioned usual causes of the injury.
  10. DandyDon1722

    DandyDon1722 It's been a good 'un, ain't it?

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    Maybe I shouldn't be surprised some of you didn't know who Wociak was because you're young but the guy is probably the premiere strength and conditioning coach in the league and yeah he has six rings.

    He has dedicated his entire professional career to his craft so he knows what he's doing. I'm sure he has gone over every aspect of every injury -- sometimes it's just bad luck and yep we've had more than our share.
  11. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    There were plenty of injuries before Woicik returned to the Cowboys. People wanted to blame that coach as well.
  12. unsportsmanlikeconduct

    unsportsmanlikeconduct Active Member

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    Probably more to do with the new restrictions in the current CBA. Those that choose to be lazy in the off-season can be and then they will suffer injuries due to not being in prime shape. Maybe the coaches try to make up for the lack of off-season work by going too hard at the beginning of training camp.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I wish we followed a team with a lot tougher hamstrings. I want hamstrings like rawhide on every player we draft from here on out. Also, I think we're mentally weak when it comes to hamstrings. And I think Garrett's long snap count might have something to do with this, too. Also, Jerry should have drafted some guys with a history of strong hamstrings in college.
  14. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    He also had Jimmy Johnson and Bill Belichick as his coaches...
  15. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Oh good lord.
  16. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Every team has these issues. You just happen to follow the Cowboys, so the situation is exacerbated in your eyes.
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  17. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    So he was hired by two of the best head coaches ever? Man, he must suck at what he does..
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  18. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I'm just saying, you can't correlate that he's one of the greatest strength coaches in the history of the NFL because it takes a collaborative effort and Woicik has been surrounded by plenty of Hall of Fame players and coaches.
  19. cbow44

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    Mickey and Bryan speculated that the soft field might have something to do with the hamstring issues. On a side note Rat passed the conditioning test even with his hammy and Spencer has a bone bruise. Not sure how a bone bruise can be laid at the feet of the strength coach.
  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    If you've held a job in the NFL for over 20 years straight and counting and you've won more super bowl rings than you can fit on one hand, becoming the coach who's won more super bowl championships than any other, winning multiple awards in the process.. i think you're probably doing a pretty good job.

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