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geaux tigers
05-23-2007, 04:57 AM
King rags on Meachem

"I think the rookie who's made the worst first impression in the three weeks since draft day, easily, is New Orleans wide receiver Robert Meachem. How on God's green earth can a rook be 19 pounds overweight at the team's first mini-camp? And what kinds of red flags must that send up to the coaching staff and front office about to make the man a jillionaire? "I think I had like nine [pre-draft] visits to teams,'' Meachem said after injuring an ankle at the Saints' minicamp last week. "And every visit they gave you a big old meal. I tried to work out when I could, but I don't think I got enough workouts in.'' Uh-oh.

Caddy
05-23-2007, 07:42 AM
I wouldn't read too much into it. As soon as he begins working out for the team I think you will find any extra weight he is carrying will disappear and he will be back to his match weight in no time.

draftguru151
05-23-2007, 07:44 AM
That's a bit vague, because he could be 19 pounds over what the Saints want, but only 5-10 over what he was before. Still it is a bit of a concern.

constant cough
05-23-2007, 08:51 AM
As a Saints fan I prefer to think of it as 19lbs of muscle.

Flyboy
05-23-2007, 11:12 AM
"My ankle is not 100 percent, but I did a lot more than I thought I would do," Meachem said. "It's about 90 percent. I've been having to ride the bike about 30 minutes a day. I dropped a lot of weight; almost 11 pounds the first day. I weighed in about 218 today. I've got a long way to go, but I've got to start somewhere."

*yawns* Next plz.

Acreboy
05-23-2007, 12:29 PM
Colston was overweight and dropping more balls than Meachem is this time last year.

Nothing to worry about.

Moses
05-23-2007, 12:44 PM
Gotta know his actual weight. Plus, pre-training camp guys are always going to be bigger than they will be during the season.

Geo
05-23-2007, 12:49 PM
If I cared what Peter King thought, that might mean something I suppose.

*shrug*

Acreboy
05-23-2007, 01:01 PM
Gotta know his actual weight. Plus, pre-training camp guys are always going to be bigger than they will be during the season.

He's listed at 210 on the UT website and 214 on every other draft site also on NO Saints dot com

http://utsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/meachem_robert00.html

Moses
05-23-2007, 01:08 PM
He's listed at 210 on the UT website and 214 on every other draft site also on NO Saints dot com

http://utsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/meachem_robert00.html

That's not his current weight though. If he's under 230, I don't see it as a big issue because the pounds will melt off once training camp starts.

LonghornsLegend
05-24-2007, 03:06 PM
season starts in september...id like to think he could drop 10 easy by that time, with training camp, mini camp, and pre season

i hope he realizes his position, because he has a chance to put up crazy numbers and produce right away

Acreboy
05-24-2007, 04:52 PM
season starts in september...id like to think he could drop 10 easy by that time, with training camp, mini camp, and pre season
He dropped 11 lbs in 3 days.

theogt
05-24-2007, 04:53 PM
Payton is just pulling a Parcells -- i.e., taking a player's biggest asset and complaining about it to motivate him. In this case, Meachem's asset is speed, so he tells him he's too fat.

Xonraider
05-24-2007, 05:21 PM
I dropped 20 in 2 1/2 weeks. He will have personal trainers and nutritionists to help him.

ninerfan
05-24-2007, 05:43 PM
Too early to tell

no love
05-24-2007, 11:35 PM
With Henderson and Colston he probably wasn't going to start right away anyways. Wateve, he's a rook you live and you learn at least he didn't show up with any prior arrests...yay

wogitalia
05-24-2007, 11:37 PM
He'll be fine. I mean if he drank a lot of water pre camp then thats probably 10lb right there. Extra 9 will burn to muscle quick like with what he will be doing at camp.

Gotta be more worried about guys who come in out of shape, overweight and out of shape are very different terms and dont give me the old Barkley "Round is a Shape" thing.

jbeans187
05-24-2007, 11:51 PM
Im more than 19 pounds overweight