Mar 29, 2007 5
Yahoo! Sports reported yesterday that Titan RB LenDale White weighed over 260 pounds earlier this month at the start of the team’s off-season conditioning program.
I have mentioned several times how White is nowhere near being ready to be their guy, but this is ridiculous. This guy was considered a top-15 overall pick right after the national championship game last year, yet concerns about his weight, among other things, caused his stock to drop. The Titans couldn’t pass on him in the 2nd, but that’s still a big drop from where he was projected to go right after his college career ended. From Day One, head coach Jeff Fisher was concerned with his weight and his conditioning, and the concerns lasted quite a long time. It’s not exactly a good sign when a coach is talking about the conditioning of a kid in his early 20s, and in the middle of the season, but that was the case with White last year. People were all over Chester Taylor last year, when he was reportedly a little out of shape in like April; White wasn’t where he needed to be in like October.
You would think, given all the problems teammate [...]