Rey Maualuga’s Weight Loss Attempts to Bolster Cincinnati Bengals Defense

October 13, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There have recently been reports out of the Cincinnati Bengals camp that middle linebacker Rey Maualuga had been told to drop 10 pounds by linebackers coach Paul Guenther.
Maualuga is currently listed on the roster at 260 pounds. This past Monday, Maualuga stated that he is currently down to 254 pounds and should be able to get down to 250 by Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Guenther had this to say about his decision to ask Maualuga to drop the weight:
He feels the difference and I went back and showed him some clips from when he was a rookie and you can see the difference in his foot speed and some of the things that he was doing. I think that Rey knows exactly what to do. I think when he gets fatigued, that’s when he misses tackles. He knows what to do and he wants to do it as well as anybody on our team.
Many coaches, pundits and fans are claiming that this weight loss will help Maualuga as it did Ray Lewis, the 13-time Pro Bowl linebacker...

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