Interesting tidbit

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  1. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    I found this posted at Patriots Insiders so take it for what it's worth, but I sure hope that they are right.

    Apparently, Matt Light was dealing with an illness last year that caused him to lose a lot of weight. The Pats did think about drafting a replacement for him, but supposedly, Light has regained the weight and is now Completely Healthy. Again, FWIW, I hope that they are right, because I fear for Brady's health behind that line after the assault that I witnessed in that Super Bowl.

    Unfortunately, I can't post any links. You all know how PI is about that. I came as close as I could to the article without breaking rules. If this is true, I wonder what was wrong with him. I know the flu was running rampant on the team during the playoffs, but I didn't think that it would cause so much damage that it would render our Left Tackle almost "useless". I wonder if the rest of the OL were sick too because they didn't look that good either.
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  2. miDeuce

    miDeuce Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Re: Interesting Tid Bit

    I heard he lost so much weight he almost had to switch from pitchman of Casual Male XL to pitchman for Casual Male M.

    But seriously folks, I hope he's okay...
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  3. Lakesidepatsfan

    Lakesidepatsfan On the Roster

    Re: Interesting Tid Bit

    he could have had(if so, still does have) diabetes like jay cutler( broncos QB)--he lost a load of weight etc for a while before he found out he had diabetes.
  4. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Re: Interesting Tid Bit

    True, but (A) it's unlikely, and (B) if it were DM, it's unlikely that Light would be able to regain the weight and keep it on.
  5. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Re: Interesting Tid Bit

    It's true you can't eat to your hearts content and you have to count calories. You can't have an out of balance diet.

    On the other hand, many people have severe weight drops when the body suddenly starts rejecting itself as with such a case of diabetes. You can't retain any water, for one. You're drinking gallons like a horse.

    So, it's natural that you'd come back to a more normal weight AFTER being diagnosed. You just can't pack it on and achieve a weight goal without putting your life at risk.
  6. Lakesidepatsfan

    Lakesidepatsfan On the Roster

    Re: Interesting Tid Bit

    if he would want to put on weight he would have to take greater intakes of insulin(which would lower that persons his sugar level) which would mean that he would have to eat more, and so would gain more weight. he wouldn't be putting his life at any risk at all--except if he didn't eat at all!
    complicated stuff
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  7. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Yeah, there had been talk over the past year or so (ProFW?) that Light had problems keeping on weight.
  8. puffyme

    puffyme On the Roster

    Might explain why a good to great line all year played like dogmeat or it could be that the Giants line played out of their minds
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