Donald Penn: Man Of Fitness

July 25th, 2013

First, it was the Tampa Bay Times last year taking all kinds of unsourced shots at Donald Penn’s weight control, or lack thereof. Joe suggests that if you run into Penn at the mall, you don’t ask him about the infamous rubber shirt.

Then, the colorful fellows at Pewter Report took a questionable shot at Penn’s work ethic two months ago, one that got Penn furious.

It seems that Penn is having the last belly jiggle, as he looks to build on his streak of 96 consecutive starts.

NFL Network cranked out a feature that highlighted Penn’s workout regimen and his quest to reach a new level of fitness — 320 pounds on his 6-5 frame.

As the once undrafted Penn says in the video, “I worked too hard to get here. I ain’t about to give it up.”

7 Responses to “Donald Penn: Man Of Fitness”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Lots of young guys wanting to take my place and I’m not going to let that happen”…..
    Penn is a “Buccaneer Man” and a guy I want on my side in a fight!!
    This also may show some Schiano influence. Everybody showed up & everybody passed yesterday.

  2. REDDMAN Says:

    Way to go Penn, Be a Leader and become a great LT not just a good one. Maybe you can get your name up there in the Ring of Honor next to Paul Gruber someday. Go Bucs!

  3. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    At this point it appears Penn is on a mission. There is electricity buzzing through the Bucs camp and they are beginning to show more swagger. A light has came on, and I think it was Schiano, who controlled the switch. Penn has obviously recommitted and bought into what Schiano is selling.

    I think Schiano has reiterated to Donald how demanding his position really is and how he should be in the best shape of his life. He needs to be, if we are ever to make it to post season. Penn will be facing a lot of really good RDE’s this year and it’s imperative to protect Josh’s blindside.

  4. tonytwocents Says:

    gotta respect a player that came from nowhere, undrafted, practice squad…..but he’s not done yet.

    but yeah, I wouldnt want get on his bad side. if you see him, for the love of God, do not tell him to do the “truffle shuffle”!

  5. McSiD Says:

    I love it ! Penn is in beast mode.

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    Glad you got this story up Joe, I was amazed when I learned he lost 35 pounds and at how hard he was working to continue his reign at the Bucs LT position the other day.

    Was beginning to think it was a nonstory to you or something.

  7. teacherman777 Says:

    I love this dude!