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  1. scout

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    Anyone else notice how small Bruschi is looking? I'm watching the NFL on ESPN and Schlereth looks huge next to him, the blond girl almost looks bigger. I googled Schereth and on a Q&A in 2010, he stated he was 215, tho his natural body weight was probably 230. At 215, Bruschi looks to weigh about 170. I know athletes have to work out after their playing days, I wonder if he's running. I vaguely remember a Viking defensive lineman who jogged after his playing days and lost an incredible amount of weight.
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    Once you have a stroke it makes sense to keep in shape and workout,Bruschi is not burning thousands of calories every week in practice and in games anymore and Spends time sitting behind an ESPN desk,so it's smart to lose some of those extra pounds and stay healthy.
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    He climbed Kilimanjaro earlier this year. Probably just a matter of going after a different type of fitness for post-football life than during his career; for example. "football shape" and "Kilimanjaro shape" are probably two very different things.
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    Even though he had muscle, it's still weight and the best "health" he can be in is to lose some of it.

    I forgot who I was watching (ESPN for sure), but the guy was a lineman and lost about haalf his weight from the playing days. He looked tall and thin like Herm Edwards or Tony Dungy. You would have swore he was an ex basketball player.
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    All you have to do is look at Schlereth. That guy was 300lbs during his playing days. A lot of players lose a lot of weight after their playing days. They just aren't trying to keep on the weight they needed to be successful during their playing days.
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    Maybe he was taking steroids and now he isn't taking it anymore? Anyone ever wonder how a young guy in great health could get a stroke? Steroid use has been medically linked to increased incidence of stroke.
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    That's the guy. Need a before and after shot as it was as different as you can get.
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    I hear ya, I was shocked when I saw him and they said his name.

    Gotta give the guy props, he probably feels eleventybazillion times better but he almost looks too skinny.
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    I wonder what Vince will look like 5 years after he retires. I'm glad Tedy is looking fit.
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    VW has a very poor family health history. I sure hope hes around 200 lbs when his playing days are over.
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    Didn't Bruschi have a hole in his heart which led to the stroke?
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    Quoted for truth. He is into marathon type of activities now which having all that extra weight would hamper that. I'm sure he's fine
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    My Doctor told me that Bruschi definately was taking steroids. I'm not being a jerk, I am honestly saying what my physician told me back in 2005.
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    OK. Let's presume this is true and your physician really said that. What evidence did he present?
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    Just about every guy named in this thread simply stopped performing heavy squats and/or dead-lifts and their body weight dropped in a few months.
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    He did say that. So your presumption is correct. Of course he had no evidense. He just made a judgment in his mind based on things he believes through his profession, his experience ,etc. At the time I was paranoid about heart attack and stroke at young ages, and perhaps he was trying to "comfort" me by saying Bruschi had other stuff going on. (I.e why he had a stroke so young) He basically said most of these current (at 2005 time frame) NFL players are on something. I'm not lying.
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    I heard he does p90x
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    Yes he is running. He is training for the 2012 Boston Marathon.
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    I did not imply that you are lying. You and your doctor are entitled to your opinions however that does not make such opinions facts. Personally I would be more cautious but that is just a suggestion.
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    How old are you now? 11? This sounds like arguing with a kid who says something because that is what their parents said.
    Jesus, my doctor said...? Worthy to be repeated in public? Really?
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    Look at Michael Strahan, that guy underwent a complete transformation after he retired. For most people the weight that they need to carry in the NFL isn't only unhealthy in the long run but it isn't their "natural" size. I'm not sure if it's something that players do when they leave football but it would seem like a good first stop would be to see a doctor to get on a diet / exercise regimen to get themselves back to where they should be. I'd bet Tedy is a lot more aware of what's best for him than a lot of his ex-teammates.
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    No 6 foot guy is naturally 250 lbs, he probably had to work harder at keeping the weight on than taking it off.
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    He has no evidence!!!! So he comforted you by slandering another person,without evidence?

    Has he ever treated an NFL player? Has he ever examined Tedy? 1% of all doctors finished in the lower 1% of their class in med school. Sounds as if you may have found one of those 1%ers.

    I did notice that Tedy had slimmed down, standing next to Schrerth, who's arms still look as big as a good sized mans thighs.
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    Half of the doctors folks deal with graduated in the bottom half of their classes, and half of them were in the bottom half of the bottom half. Not to mention the usual % of morons who slip through the cracks in any field. You would do well to keep that in mind when listening to their advice. Tedy had a hole in his heart that roughly 25% of us are estimated to have. It seldom is diagnosed unless you have an "event" like he did. The government doesn't want the medical community to dwell on such things lest millions of us little folks start lining up for expensive cardiac testing...
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    I found it amusing that you criticize the doctor for surmising, then turn around and surmise that the doctor is probably incompetent. Maybe he has quite a bit more knowledge than we all realize. Either way, is it really all that controversial to suspect steroid usage is rampant in football? Is it even that controversial to suspect that Tedy did roids at some point at his life?

    Maybe the entire conversation was taken out of context. If a guy's just shooting the ****, why lambaste him? Are we so litigious as a society that nobody can give their off the record opinion? It didn't sound like he was giving his official medical diagnosis here.
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    Hey now, lets just log on, use a straw man (alleged doctor) to throw a bomb onto Tedy, with no substantiation or proof, then ride off.

    So some doctor jumped to an alleged conclusion based upon a football player suffering a stroke. I thought MGH released report/statements saying Tedy had a hole in his heart which led to the stroke. I mean we all read that in the papers, right? Just some actual facts, but lets not let facts get in the way of a good straw man attack here :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Tedy's been running. Running trims you down if you're training for distance and that's what he's been doing. It's nothing more interesting than that.
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