I guess we can't call him up with our need at center. He's WAYYYYY below playing weight now!
All joking aside, congrats to Birk for staying on top of his health. It's tragic to watch so many retired players go drastically the other way on the spectrum and die young with weight-related health issues.
Linemen usually lose weight.
Skill guys end up getting fat.
The workout regime alone during the football season would make linemen fit....they have to eat a certain amount of calories to be fast-fat guys. Marcellus Wiley on sports nation said he ate a whole pizza and drank milk at night to keep on weight. More weight behind an arm gives you more power even if its fat...if athleticism is equal. hence a regular 300lbs dude in the street would get crushed in the NFL cause muscle is needed under the fat.
Edited by RedFire, 16 October 2013 - 12:48 PM.