Quarterback Posted September 20, 2010 Share Posted September 20, 2010 Norwood has NFL speed, NFL quickness, and a good attitude; Norwood, unfortunately however, wasn’t born with the body to take the pounding in the NFL. Turner, who was born with such a body, is still in my opinion carrying about 10-15 extra pounds of fat that makes him a step slower than 2008 and more prone to injuries common to NFL skill position athletes. He still has good open field speed when he gets through the line but that first step burst we witnessed in 2008 is now absent. I think it's the extra pounds.Two years ago Turner easily wins a foot race over Snelling, who has average NFL speed for a tailback. From what I saw at the game yesterday, Snelling actually looked quicker than Turner! That’s what being 30 pounds overweight in 2009, 10-15 pounds overweight this season, and the associated injuries can do to a previously really good NFL running back. I'd like to see Snelling's heart yesterday in Turner's well conditioned body!Turner should be ashamed of himself for taking all of his most generous paycheck while not reciprocating with all of his dedication and commitment to conditioning his body for optimal performance. His fans and teammates deserve such! Next Sunday we will be facing a bunch of gazelles at the skill positions whose coaches demand optimal conditioning to compliment Drew Brees.Please understand that I genuinely like Turner, how he conducts himself on and off the field, and certainly appreciate his value to this team's success; it is this value that when not optimized through personal and professional dedication that I find disappointing in a teammate that must certainly understand his significance to the Falcons' offensive philosophy that places a heavy dependence upon his production. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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