Sunday, April 20, 2008

Manuel Wright Becomes Part Of A Growing Trend

Former Trojan Manuel Wright was recently released by the New York Giants. Wright has struggled with weigh issues since he's appeared in the NFL. When Wright chose to come home for a birthday party, instead of attending the Giants voluntary workout, he found himself quickly in the unemployment line.

Work ethic is a reoccuring topic, when it comes to former men of Troy. Weight issues have caused former first round draft pick Mike Williams to be passed around the league. Lendale white struggled with his weight in his rookie season. And now we have Manuel Wright, who just couldn't seem to get it together. It's hard to believe that USC's weight training program is greater than any offered in the NFL, but somehow those players managed to remain focused while in college. I guess the key to it all is the word "voluntary", and the lazy man will always show up out of shape.

Scouts questioned the appearance of Sedrick Ellis and his new hanging flab at the NFL combine. He was in better shape for his spectacular Senior Bowl performance, and he was just a couple weeks removed from the USC football program. Hopefully Sedrick will be attentive to the consequences of Mike Williams and Manuel Wright, and see how much better Lendale's performance was, once he got fit in Tennessee.

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