The Linebackers Had Good Winter Workouts

March 1, 2013 at 6:15p    by Alex    
59 Comments
Bodies by MarottiLeft to right: Curtis Grant, David Perkins, Luke Roberts, Ryan Shazier, Cam Williams, Joe Burger and Craig Fada

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Man of Scarlet and Gray's picture

Is that Curtis Grant on the left?

 "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault."
--Jack Tatum

BrooklynBuckeye's picture

It's a little concerning that the one who looks nothing like the others in terms of build, is by far the best and is gonna be an All-American next year...

Nick's picture

Yeah Curtis Grant's bicep is almost as big as Shazier's torso. Looks like a young Vernon Gholston. 

dbit's picture

I don't always stare at dudes without shirts, but when I do, they're OSU linebackers

cajunbuckeye's picture

That's an instant classic. +1

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dubjayfootball90's picture

now that is pure gold

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

gumtape's picture

your quote works even better as a meme.

High and tight boo boo

OSUAndy07's picture

That's a sweet bike

"But I'm tryin' Ringo. I'm tryin', real hard, to be the shepherd"

buckeye4life7's picture


I don't know if you heard but I was doing over a thousand..

Hovenaut's picture

Tuesday's arms and back.....

I am not very smart, but I recognize that I am not very smart.

buckeye4life7's picture

Ohh, it's the deep burn. Oh, it's so deep. Oh, I can barely lift my right arm cause I did so many.

bodast67's picture

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Idaho Helga's picture

would like to know, left to right, who's who.  Not sure of all the players there.

Brutus's picture

I think it moved.

tdible2132's picture

Grant, Perkins, Roberts, Shazier, Williams, Burger, A Walk-on (don't know his name)

tennbuckeye19's picture

From what I can tell Curtis Grant is not in the picture. I actually think that's Jamal Marcus on the far left.
I believe from L to R, it's Jamal Marcus, David Perkins, Luke Roberts, RDS, Cam Williams, Joe Burger, Craig Fada. 

blazers34's picture

Far left is definitely grant

harp35's picture

Rds has his arms around the other guys shoulders, why he doesn't look as cut. Dbit that was awesone.

Poison nuts's picture

Directly after this photo was shot, several high-fiving, fun-loving, liquored-up ladies took turns getting crazy with the boys on that Harley & stuffing ones...
#Chippenbucks.

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bedheadjc's picture

"Mickey Marotti did some work on these boys."
 
PHRASING!!

BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

This is motivating me to go to the gym, as soon as I finish this jumbo bag of Lays potato chips, and 1 or 3 more beers.

Boom777's picture

Keep up the 12oz curls and you'll be there in no time!

Wherever you are, there you be!

Buckeyejason's picture

Grant is yoked. The guy next to him is pretty jacked. Shazier is still a twig. Def not 230..or even close for that matter.

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BuckeyeLurker0509's picture

Lol I wouldnt call him a twig lol, but he is definitely smaller than the others.
I was always amazed at how hard he hit for a guy his size. Hopefully this year, he goes for the big hit less and wraps up more.
Still a beast though, and will probably be a first rounder after his JR year.

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Shazier is more like 6'0" 215 lbs; like Ed Reeds size playing LB. Still a dog and my favorite player on OSUs squad. If he could bulk up to a legit 230-235 he'd be down right unstoppable.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

tampa buckeye's picture

Look like Tarzan play like Jane.  

b_pbucksfans's picture


Shazier is bigger than 215. Def bigger than Ed Reed!

Buckeyejason's picture

Everyone looks jacked when they are sprinting in a picture. I will say he's over 215 though..prob 220 give or take.

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Buckeyejason's picture

Shazier is more like 6'0" 215 lbs; like Ed Reeds size playing LB. Still a dog and my favorite player on OSUs squad. If he could bulk up to a legit 230-235 he'd be down right unstoppable.

 
That's a little too small for him. My money's on 6'1" 220 or so. Ed Reed goes about 5'11 205 by the way.

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Buckeyejason's picture

If he could bulk up to a legit 230-235 he'd be down right unstoppable.

I don't think a certain weight will dictate his potential. He's already All-American caliber at 220 or whatever..so what's 10-15 pounds going to do for him when he already stops dudes dead in their tracks when he hits? Just slow him down a little is all.

BUCKEYES BABY!

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Let's say at 235 he'd add bulk to his legs and chest. It would make him that much more powerful getting off blocks, and a better run stopper up the middle. The guys my favorite players on the team because of his tenacity. He gets knocked around but always manages to find a way to the ball. The speed and instincts will be there, even if he adds weight his frame needs for the next level. I don't think he'd slow down much, if at all. James Laurinaitis was listed at 6'3" 240 while at OSU. He was more like 6'2" 230 in his OSU days. Now he's listed at 6'2" 250 for the Rams which is legit. When these guys jump from college to the pros they're always adding weight at the LB position. 
May have overstated comparing to Ed Reeds measurements. I do agree that he's most likely around 6'1" 220 area. They always list these guys bigger than what they are. Hell, they start doing that in high school.
 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

Buckeyejason's picture

You make good points. Laurinaitis was actually about 244 lbs at the combine..so he was actually pretty big in his OSU days. He was probably 230 as a sophmore maybe.

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buckeyedude's picture

Holy Shiite. That pic is cool as #$%*.
Send that to Brady Hoke so HE CAN POST THAT SHIT ON TTUN'S BULLETIN BOARD. Let Kyle Kalis poop his panties.
 

 

 

causeicouldntgo43's picture

I guess you CAN  photoshop abs......

nickma71's picture

That is how the Greek "Warriors" were created in the movie 300. They had their abs spray painted on.

flipbuckeye's picture

Perkins is a freshman? Jesus.

buckeyestu's picture

Kalis wears panties? So that is not a rumor huh? Wow

Knarcisi's picture

If there is no blood on the field, he must be on his period. 

harleymanjax's picture

When they are done polishing that Sportster they can come and do mine!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BuckeyeVet's picture

Ummmm.........NSFW comments? 

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

harleymanjax's picture

I was referring to my Harley......get your mind out of the gutter man!..........lol

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

BuckeyeVet's picture

I know, fellow Buckeye - thanks for getting the humor! Couldn't resist poking you, lol.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

 

harleymanjax's picture

Poking me?................Now who is NSFW?

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

73buckeye's picture

As pumped as these guys appear, they should be standing behind a V-Rod "Muscle" instead of a  Sporty !!
 
 

ernie

Notor's picture

Man Shazier looks like a little kid in that picture, and he's huge. Curtis Grant looks like a monster, let's hope he plays like one this fall.

Poison nuts's picture

Shazier is no twig. He has his arms up & he's farther back than the others...sort of an illusion, although, no doubt, he's is a bit smaller. As long as he continues being the best damn LB on the team, doesn't matter to me what he weighs.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

MN Buckeye's picture

Shazier has clearly been my favorite player for a while now.

Buckeyejason's picture

Grant has world class bodybuilding type potential from what I see...crazy upperbody for a 19/20 year old.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Statutoryglory's picture

He's probably too tall.  Being over 6'0 is a hindrance to those guys.  

Buckeyejason's picture

Generally speaking, yes..but some of the best bodybuilders of all time like Arnold and Ronnie Coleman are 6'+.

BUCKEYES BABY!

Alex's picture

It's Grant-Perkins-Roberts-Shazier-Williams-Burger-Fada....Marcus isn't in the pic for some reason

and the goal for Shazier is 235 this year

Statutoryglory's picture

Funny how the LB pic there is not a single shirt to be found but in the OL pic, every dude has a shirt on.

jbarnes2105's picture

Perkins is f*ckin huge wow!