No More Taco Bell?May 10th, 2012
At the height of Josh Freeman’s stud season in 2010, former Bucs center Jeff Faine revealed that Freeman was a Taco Bell junkie but predicted Freeman eventually would figure out he needed to change his diet.
Presumably, Faine was not referring to Saltines and anchovies, but rather Freeman switching to veggies and lean protein over Supreme Beef Gorditas and Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes.
It seems Faine was a sound prognosticator. While Joe’s already written about how Freeman has dropped some serious weight, now rockstar general manager Mark Dominik has weighed in on the body transformation of his franchise quarterback. Dominik detailed Freeman’s motivation during an NFL.com podcast.
Dominik said Freeman wanted more flexibility in his torso and launched a new fitness regimen on his own.
“You’ve seen a guy who’s completely committed to getting his season back on track and hitting the reset button and getting his game back to hopefully to more of what we saw in 2010 as a young 22-year-old,” Dominik said Wednesday on NFL.com’s “Cover Two” podcast. “The last couple years, he’s been playing around 255-260 (pounds). Right now, he’s sitting downstairs (at the team facility) weighing about 235-238.
“He’s getting his body right, working on getting more mobility and better conditioned and buying in, heart and soul, to how and what (the newly hired) Mike Sullivan is and wants to be as offensive coordinator.”
Dominik said that Freeman’s weight loss was completely voluntary, and no coach or trainer recommended he shed weight. Dominik added that Freeman has slimmed down mainly by changing his diet.
Joe figured there was a chance Freeman was still pounding the Chalupas, but apparently that’s out the window. Joe wonders whether someone inspired Freeman. Perhaps a young lady? Perhaps Raheem Morris’ fruit obsession was a factor.