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Bryant McKinnie Work Ethic

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I Ifollow him on twitter he partys all night every night.How does he have the energy to workout like a professional football player when hes up partying all night?
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As long as he's not partying during the season, drinking and driving, or doing something else illegal he can do whatever he wants.

edit - maybe dancing is part of his workout routine
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333336403' post='1040045']
I Ifollow him on twitter he partys all night every night.How does he have the energy to workout like a professional football player when hes up partying all night?
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Just cause some one parties doesn't mean they don't work hard. It's also the off season, are these people suppose to make football their entire life? If someone works at McDonald's do you think they practice grilling at home? Even the great Ray Lewis takes time off... I think. But another reason Twitter is a bad idea.
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[quote name='redrum52' timestamp='1333336731' post='1040048']
Just cause some one parties doesn't mean they don't work hard. It's also the off season, are these people suppose to make football their entire life? If someone works at McDonald's do you think they practice grilling at home? Even the great Ray Lewis takes time off... I think. But another reason Twitter is a bad idea.
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i dont care what he does either im just asking how he works out during the day after getting 0 sleep thats all
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333336960' post='1040052']
i dont care what he does either im just asking how he works out during the day after getting 0 sleep thats all
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Working out at 1 PM is the same as working out at 8 AM. What else does he have to do during the day?
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The answer is clear: he's a machine, jerk.

I wouldn't worry too much about McKinnie partying. At least he isn't raping any girls or anything.
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1333341519' post='1040063']
The answer is clear: he's a machine, jerk.

I wouldn't worry too much about McKinnie partying. At least he isn't raping any girls or anything.
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I was very tempted to use said quote, nicccce. On to the next part, shots fired?
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Doesn't really bother me. People act like just because they play football that they can't go out and party. This guy is a natural talent and sometimes that overlaps anything else. I read somewhere, that when Ogden played that he would watch 45 minutes of tape a week and thats it. Natural ability allows a person to get away with a lot. He also plays a position where he needs to stay a consistent weight and not get hurt, and he will have another solid season. He has been in the NFL for years, and he knows his body better than any of us.

McKinney is on the back half of his career and at this point he is what he is. No one is going to change him. And for that we will get our moneys worth, but he will never be the elite player he was.
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[quote name='lowrider' timestamp='1333351699' post='1040075']
Doesn't really bother me. People act like just because they play football that they can't go out and party. This guy is a natural talent and sometimes that overlaps anything else. I read somewhere, that when Ogden played that he would watch 45 minutes of tape a week and thats it. Natural ability allows a person to get away with a lot. He also plays a position where he needs to stay a consistent weight and not get hurt, and he will have another solid season. He has been in the NFL for years, and he knows his body better than any of us.

McKinney is on the back half of his career and at this point he is what he is. No one is going to change him. And for that we will get our moneys worth, but he will never be the elite player he was.
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^this.
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U would think if someone followed someone on twitter they'd be able to spell said persons name
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[quote name='codizzle' timestamp='1333369293' post='1040086']
U would think if someone followed someone on twitter they'd be able to spell said persons name
[/quote]LOVE IT! lol haha
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So, since when does partying automatically mean that he isn't working hard in the off-season? I really don't understand that one. And, I guess you didn't hear that when McKinnie met with Harbs, Harbs was very pleased with McKinnie's progress and said he was in good shape.
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[quote name='arnie_uk' timestamp='1333369736' post='1040087']
LOVE IT! lol haha
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That's what I'm here for.. Well that and destroying the NFC south with my dirtybirds
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1333370278' post='1040091']
So, since when does partying automatically mean that he isn't working hard in the off-season? I really don't understand that one. And, I guess you didn't hear that when McKinnie met with Harbs, Harbs was very pleased with McKinnie's progress and said he was in good shape.
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Shush with that logic
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I think it is foolish to be doing a lot of partying, especially with the potential mistakes and idiotic decisions alcohol bring on. That being said, its his life, and as long as he produces on the field, who am i to judge?
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i see nothing wrong with this at all. Hes a grow man and can do what he wants, at the end of the day its his life and needs to do what makes him happy. As a fan i just hope he knows how to moderate it, another reason why i hate social networking sites.....
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1333375902' post='1040123']
I think being upset McKinnie is partying is akin to being upset over Flacco skateboarding.
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lol. Yeah, but wasn't he LEARNING to skateboard during our bye week in the playoffs? Not really smart IMO.
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Terrible...his not anything i expected (on field) when we picked him up. I dont really care what he does off field, but his suppose to get better this upcomming offseason considering how bad he was last year. I cant even fathom how oher&bryant will do in few month
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Man, you guys are animals. The topic starter asked a simple, logical question and he's met with some big ol' meanies. I think it's a pretty legit question when asked about a guy who came into last season with some question marks as far as work ethic and football shape goes and Minnesotans saying, 'Haha, good luck with that guy..he'll work for you when he wants and coast the rest of the time,'. I didn't see it as a slight on McKinnie himself or partying. We all loves to party! Meh. As y'all were.
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1333370278' post='1040091']
So, since when does partying automatically mean that he isn't working hard in the off-season? I really don't understand that one. And, I guess you didn't hear that when McKinnie met with Harbs, Harbs was very pleased with McKinnie's progress and said he was in good shape.
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[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/02/ravens-want-bryant-mckinnie-to-get-in-better-shape/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/02/ravens-want-bryant-mckinnie-to-get-in-better-shape/[/url]
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Why is there always an assumption that somebody out partying is getting drunk?! There's a possibility that he's hosting or attending these nights out but staying teetotal or drinking very little.
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1333375902' post='1040123']
I think being upset McKinnie is partying is akin to being upset over Flacco skateboarding.
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where did i say i was upset about him partying? you think i care what the fat guy does with his life the guys been a raven for a year i dont care what he does all i asked was how he works out on 0 sleep? have you ever partied in your life do you understand how hard it is to work out after a long nights partying?
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333403674' post='1040404']
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]where did i say i was upset about him partying? you think i care what the fat guy does with his life the guys been a raven for a year i dont care what he does all i asked was how he works out on 0 sleep? have you ever partied in your life do you understand how hard it is to work out after a long nights partying?[/font][/color]
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Some people don't need as much sleep as others or maybe be just works out middle of the day. By the way, was never tying to attack you just answer so I apologize if it came off that way. I see people trying to take shots when you asked a simple question, tough crowd.
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333403235' post='1040396'] [url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/02/ravens-want-bryant-mckinnie-to-get-in-better-shape/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/02/ravens-want-bryant-mckinnie-to-get-in-better-shape/[/url] [/quote]

[i]“He had done a good job, he’d been working in the offseason, he’s training,” Harbaugh said. “He’s in the same shape he was in when he left. We want to improve that from now until the start of next season.”[/i] - [url="http://blogs.baltimoreravens.com/2012/03/31/ravens-monitoring-mckinnies-weight/"]LINK[/url]

He's doing some training between all the partying.
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Lets say he parties 6 hrs sleeps for 8 that still leaves 10 for training.
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One thing is for certain. McKinnie is so strong right now that the Steelers are worried about how to get around him next year.
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[quote name='Tiz' timestamp='1333411791' post='1040518']
Lets say he parties 6 hrs sleeps for 8 that still leaves 10 for training.
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he doesnt sleep for 8 hours lol he doesnt sleep at all follow him on twitter youll see
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333413610' post='1040539']


he doesnt sleep for 8 hours lol he doesnt sleep at all follow him on twitter youll see
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That much is true.. Dude is always on twitter.. Prolly sleeps less than I do
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Big Mac is probably staying up all night lifting weights...20 oz steaks and 12 oz beers...lol. Don't hate the playa.
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[quote name='ryanpatt28' timestamp='1333403674' post='1040404']
where did i say i was upset about him partying? you think i care what the fat guy does with his life the guys been a raven for a year i dont care what he does all i asked was how he works out on 0 sleep? have you ever partied in your life do you understand how hard it is to work out after a long nights partying?
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I wasn't attacking you regarding your comments. Sorry if you feel like I did. Anyway, I was just remarking that people said the same thing about Flacco spending too much time skateboarding & not getting ready for the playoffs. My point is that don't worry too much. These guys are professionals. Sure, McKinnie has had issues with weight & the like, but I have faith that won't be an issue.

All of those Miami Hurricanes from Ray Lewis' era were machines, man. That's how they do it on 0 sleep.
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As much as I'd like for McKinnie to be working harder than he is, I'm not going to hate on him just yet. He's not in bad shape right now, and it's still only April. Obviously, I would have liked for him to be in better shape by now, but let's not pretend that the season starts tomorrow. OTA's haven't even started, have they? Bryant will be fine, there is plenty of time for him to get in better shape. I still would like for that to be sooner than later, but it is not yet panic time to worry about his weight and conditioning.

He weighs 360 right now, what do y'all think the target weight is? I think 345 would be a solid playing weight for him.
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Hahahaha. Flacco skateboarding. I'm not sure it's the same thing, but that was pretty absurd, wasn't it!
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[quote name='Purple Nurple' timestamp='1333377588' post='1040133']
lol. Yeah, but wasn't he LEARNING to skateboard during our bye week in the playoffs? Not really smart IMO.
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I skated for over 10 yrs and have nothing to show for it but 2 bad ankles , 2 bad knee and messed up left wrist, serious Arthritis in my back 3 bulges in my back.

Was sponsored and got to travel the East coast but other than that, it wasnt worth it. Wish i started golfing when i was young instead of 3 yrs ago. Maybe could have done something with that and not have so many injuries.
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1333486138' post='1041308']
As much as I'd like for McKinnie to be working harder than he is, I'm not going to hate on him just yet. He's not in bad shape right now, and it's still only April. Obviously, I would have liked for him to be in better shape by now, but let's not pretend that the season starts tomorrow. OTA's haven't even started, have they? Bryant will be fine, there is plenty of time for him to get in better shape. I still would like for that to be sooner than later, but it is not yet panic time to worry about his weight and conditioning.

He weighs 360 right now, what do y'all think the target weight is? I think 345 would be a solid playing weight for him.
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He will show up at 380 and get down to 365 by the start of the season.
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[quote name='rlh445' timestamp='1333486901' post='1041315']
Hahahaha. Flacco skateboarding. I'm not sure it's the same thing, but that was pretty absurd, wasn't it!
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Flacco is way to tall to skateboard.
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[quote name='CapoRocky' timestamp='1334185912' post='1047309']
He will show up at 380 and get down to 365 by the start of the season.
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15 pounds in 4 months? I'm sure he could lose more than that in that time period, especially while doing OTA's and the offseason strength/conditioning program.
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Looks like he is in some financial trouble now

[url="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/12/bryant-mckinnie-owes-4-3-million-after-taking-out-lockout-loan/"]http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/12/bryant-mckinnie-owes-4-3-million-after-taking-out-lockout-loan/[/url]

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Ravens offensive tackle [url="http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1210/bryant-mckinnie"]Bryant McKinnie[/url]has been ordered to pay $4.3 million to a company that gave him a loan before last year’s lockout.[/font][font=Georgia,]
Pro Player Funding, a company that specialized in “lockout loans” last year, has[url="http://www.tmz.com/2012/04/12/nfl-star-bryant-mckinnie-lockout-loan-lawsuit/#.T4bPEZpAZvY"]obtained a judgment against McKinnie ordering him to pay $4.3 million[/url], TMZ reports. McKinnie got a loan for $4 million just before the lockout began, and he’s been ordered to pay it back in full, plus fees and interest.[/font]
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[quote name='GrimCoconut' timestamp='1334244171' post='1047599']
I guess McKinnie will be playing for a few more years, lol.
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This could be a bigger issue. He's been ordered to pay the entire thing back, and then 229k more. He's only set to make 3.2m, plus his roster bonus.
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i started a thread on his finicail trouble about a month ago wondering is that the only reason hes got in decent shape early, to pick up that roster bonus he was due a few weeks back (500k) knowing the team would be hard pushed to cut him after that with the cap restraints. i was then worried he could show up out of shape again, once he passed his weigh in.
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McKinnie will need to play to pay off that big settlement. This is in our favor because he can't afford to balloon up to 400 lbs. I see him being very motivated in training camp.
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[sup]Its so sad to see these guys that make millions of dollars that live paycheck to paycheck. There should be a nfl program to help these guys with finances, most of these guys come in as young guys whose never had money, no suprise they cant manage their money and im sure it doesnt help when they appoint their buddy tyrell that never finished 9th grade as their accountant[/sup]
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[quote name='usmccharles' timestamp='1334332197' post='1048060']
[sup]Its so sad to see these guys that make millions of dollars that live paycheck to paycheck. [b]There should be a nfl program to help these guys with finances[/b], most of these guys come in as young guys whose never had money, no suprise they cant manage their money and im sure it doesnt help when they appoint their buddy tyrell that never finished 9th grade as their accountant[/sup]
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That's one of the main things they do at the rookie symposium.
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[quote name='usmccharles' timestamp='1334332197' post='1048060']
[sup]Its so sad to see these guys that make millions of dollars that live paycheck to paycheck. There should be a nfl program to help these guys with finances, most of these guys come in as young guys whose never had money, no suprise they cant manage their money and im sure it doesnt help when they appoint their buddy tyrell that never finished 9th grade as their accountant[/sup]
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As the poster above me, noted: that is exactly what the rookie symposium is all about.

Furthermore, I find it to be tremendously surprising... or at least I used to before there were reports about this happening every year.

When I was very young I knew that I should save my birthday money and not spend it all at one time. I was only 9 so why can't a 19 year old be expected to learn this basic concept? I don't buy the age excuse at all.

To me, it's more unusual that their parents (okay, many of these players only seem to have contact with their mothers, but still) grandparents, and spouses don't intervene before it's too late.
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[quote name='darklight1216' timestamp='1334359805' post='1048279']
As the poster above me, noted: that is exactly what the rookie symposium is all about.

Furthermore, I find it to be tremendously surprising... or at least I used to before there were reports about this happening every year.

When I was very young I knew that I should save my birthday money and not spend it all at one time. I was only 9 so why can't a 19 year old be expected to learn this basic concept? I don't buy the age excuse at all.

To me, it's more unusual that their parents (okay, many of these players only seem to have contact with their mothers, but still) grandparents, and spouses don't intervene before it's too late.
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To be fair, the fact that you got birthday money at 9 is what separates you from many of them.
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