For the Packers Tight Ends group, things might be a little crowded as they have six guys trying to make the cut.
One hopeful, DJ Williams took to training a different way to stay in shape, as well as catch the eye of the ladies. He claims to have wrestled cows in the offseason:
“That works out real good, especially if you get them with the baby calf; they’re really aggressive,” Williams said, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “That really helped. It starts out as cow-tipping but once they start charging, you have to go to defense mode.
“I guess it’s three things: for a good time, for football, obviously, and it’s a good way to impress a girl. It’s very impressive. Usually, you say, ‘Let’s go cow tipping,’ and they feel it’s a good rush when the cows start chasing you and stuff. They think it’s to impress them, but I’m really working on my football stuff at the same time. Two birds, one stone.”
If this is true, I give the guy credit. I’ve attempted this cow-tipping thing a few times in my late night endeavors and it’s not the easiest thing to do. I found it hard to believe at first, but the country boys know how to do things like that pretty well and a lot of them did it growing up.
I’m not sure where it helps in terms of football, but I can see the pros and cons of doing it. Could be great conditioning, but it could also be a way to end up on the NFI list pretty quick if you aren’t careful.
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