We all remember Casey Hampton eating his way out of the Steelers lineup in training camp a few years ago. Mike Tomlin put him on the PUP list and for those that visited training camp,it was a regular site to see him working off to the side with one of the team trainers, or riding a stationary bike alone.
Now with Alameda Ta’amu on the roster, the Big Snack II or The Coliseum or “The Big Ketchup Bottle” as some are starting to call him, you start to think if we could see an issue in the future with his weight being a problem. These huge tackles are trained athletes too, don’t let their size full you. These players still run wind sprints in camp and they still do the same workouts as other players, allbeit not quite as fast as say a Mike Wallace does necessarily but they are still held to a standard based on their position on the team.
For Ta’amu, he recently talked about his past problems with keeping his weight under control and how all of that is behind him now.
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