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Vinny
02-10-2005, 12:24 AM
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Chad Stanley

Fitness Corner: Injuries
By Dan Riley
www.HoustonTexans.com Click for entire article (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/news_detail.php?PRKey=1532)

Itís time to kick it again with the latest installation of the Fitness Corner.

I have been fortunate to be part of four Super Bowls while with the Redskins. It is an honor and an exhilarating experience when you are part of the Super Bowl hype. There are only two teams left playing and everybody is pumping your tires and telling you, you are the best thing since sliced bread.

When Iím not in the Super Bowl I canít wait for it to get over with. The 2005 NFL season officially begins the day after the Super Bowl. This will mean every team in the NFL is undefeated with an equal opportunity to compete for the next World Championship. It is a tremendous rush to know it is officially time for 32 teams to begin a quest toward the next Championship and our chances are as good as any other team.

Many of our players use the day after the Super Bowl to jump start the beginning of their off-season training. In our stadium there is a new sense of urgency. There will be a new buzz around our facility and the tempo of everything we do will quicken. Suddenly I will hear less of my U2, Springsteen and Tim McGraw in the weight room, and more of the hip hop enjoyed by our younger players. I am eager and willing to make that sacrifice.

It hasnít exactly been quiet in the weight room since the end of our season. There have been players here every day getting treatment in the training room and rehabbing injured areas. For some players the season ended early and they have already started physically preparing for the upcoming season.

Three of those players include Jay Foreman, Seth Payne, and Chad Stanley. Chad had surgery at the end of the season and is well into his knee rehabilitation and has already started a total body strength program with some modifications until he doesnít need crutches to get around.

Jay Foreman also has had to modify some of the things he does in the weight room while he recovers from a season ending ankle injury. Jay is one of our most disciplined workers and was back in the weight room just a few days after surgery. The word from Jay Foreman is, ďIíll be back, and better than ever.Ē

Seth Payne also had surgery to repair his hamstring. Seth, like Chad and Jay, returned to training as soon as he was able. He currently wears a brace which prevents him from bending at the waist. He must remain in a supine (lying on back), prone (lying face down), or standing position. This limits the number and type of exercises he can perform, however it doesnít limit how hard Seth continues to train.

We continue to add new things he can perform in a safe manner. Seth and I both live on the edge a little bit so we try and make sure we donít get too crazy...

..Some athletes look for excuses skip work outs. I am fortunate to be part of this current Texans team. It is collectively the most disciplined team I have trained in my twenty-four years as an NFL strength coach. The three players listed above are testimony to this discipline.

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Jay Foreman and Seth Payne

Tailgate
02-10-2005, 07:44 AM
Nice read. That last little bit is a nice compliment to Dom Capers. I am confident that no matter what happens... his team is ALWAYS going to give 110% (give or take a few apples).

bckey
02-10-2005, 09:55 AM
Nice read. That last little bit is a nice compliment to Dom Capers. I am confident that no matter what happens... his team is ALWAYS going to give 110% (give or take a few apples).


I saw times this past season when they didn't seem to even give 50%. On the field that is. Indy, Denver, and home against Cleveland.

F-minus67
02-10-2005, 11:44 AM
What happened to Stanley?

texasguy346
02-10-2005, 02:33 PM
Chad was playing injured for a good part of the season. I believe he injured his knee somehow. It was a muscle tear or tendon tear or something like that.

red bull
02-10-2005, 08:37 PM
I saw times this past season when they didn't seem to even give 50%. On the field that is. Indy, Denver, and home against Cleveland.
How could you tell?

Texans Pride
02-10-2005, 08:50 PM
How could you tell?
:rofl: Because they blew harder than the North wind :rofl:

Ranger
02-10-2005, 09:56 PM
Thats Chad Stanley? At first I thought a redneck had broken into the Texans Weight Room.............

TexansTrueFan
02-10-2005, 09:58 PM
Thats funny he dont look much like a football player with out a uniform on !

Texans Pride
02-10-2005, 10:33 PM
Thats funny he dont look much like a football player with out a uniform on !


Umm, he's a punter, he doesn't look like much of a football player IN a uniform :)

Don't get me wrong, I love the guy, he's our punter. . . All in good fun here

TheTim5125
02-10-2005, 11:18 PM
Kickers are football players... hmmm.. this may start a topic in the NFL forum