One Bills Drive - After ending last season with 19 players on injured reserve, theBuffalo Bills had to change something about their strength andconditioning. As their offseason workouts began this week, itbecame pretty clear--they've changed a lot.
It's a whole new world in the Bills weight room with twostrength and conditioning coaches for the first time. John Gamblehandles the big men while Eric Ciano oversees the smaller, speedierplayers.
New Head coach Chan Gailey hired both of them, as Co-Strengthand Conditioning Coordinators.
“John handles more of the linemen and Eric handles more ofthe fast, outside guys,” Gailey told News Four Sports.“And then you’ve always got those tight ends andlinebackers that you’ve got to fit into one or another, andwe’ll do that by position.”
It's a new atmosphere in the weight room also with free weightsreplacing some of the workout machines. And the flat-screen TVs aregone.
“Yeah, it’s completely different,” second yearguard Eric Wood said. “We went from 12 TVs to zero. Weupdated the weight room; we’ve got a pretty advanced weightroom now, a lot more free weights."
“No TVs,” running back Fred Jackson said.“That was one of the things he (Gailey) said to us yesterday.He thought like it was a spa in there. He wants guys to go in thereand work hard; a lot of guys have already bought intothat.”
Gailey says it’s all part of an effort to make the weightroom a work room for the Bills.
“I think what we’ve tried to do is create a workatmosphere,” he said. “We want to make sure that weunderstand that when we walk into this facility, it’s allwork. We’ve got something to accomplish. We have not beenwhere we’ve needed to be in the last few years, andwe’ve got to get back there, and I only know one way toaccomplish that, and that’s through hard work.”
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