Marcedes Lewis: The Jacksonville tight end says this--"I'm in the best shape of my life." More on that in a moment. But first his words about the lockout are interesting. "I think every player is in wait and see mode right now," he told the Shoutout. "There are encouraging signs it will end sooner than later. Players just want to get back on the field."
Lewis also had the most unique take I've heard from any player regarding the team lockout workouts that have sprouted across football. "Whenever you do something as a team with no coaches, and it's on your terms, the players' terms, it's a good thing. We're the ones that play the game, not the coaches." Wow. I'm not sure what to make of that. I just know I was fascinated by it.
While Lewis prepares for his one day free football camp in Long Beach, California to help disadvantaged youth, he's spent much of the lockout getting in what he calls the best shape of his football life. Many of his workouts have been MMA-styled, a trend among NFL players. The benefits of these workouts cannot be overstated. "When the lockout is over I'm going to return to football stronger and faster than I've ever been," Lewis said.
I believe it.
See you next week.