This was a terrible, terrible week for the NFL! It started when Peyton Manning was knocked out of the playoffs. With no Peyton, no Favre, and no Redskins, what possible interest do I have in the postseason? And speaking of the Redskins, they had major layoffs this week and my favorite employee of theirs was among the casualties. Boooooooo! To top it all off, the Texans fired legendary strength coach, Dan Riley.
Dan was essentially the originator of modern strength training in the NFL. He supported the Redskins through three Superbowl victories and I first met him at Art Monk Football Camp back in the early 90’s. Even then he was way ahead of his time, constantly using science to produce better and more effective strength programs. His goal wasn’t to make his players stronger; it was to help them reach the maximum strength allowable by their genetic potential–and time and time again he achieved his goal.
He is simply the best and another team’s gain will be the Texans’ loss.