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Like idea of 2 strength coaches

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2010 – 4:49 pm

With the Bills announcing the hire of co-strength and conditioning coordinators in Eric Ciano and John Gamble, I think head coach Chan Gailey is onto something here.

Based on his comment where he stated that each of them will specialize in specific areas of strength and conditioning leads me to believe that the two new coaches will be working with different position groups. Obviously strength and conditioning for offensive and defensive linemen, which involves short area power and explosion is different from the training for receivers and defensive backs who cover more distance, with the cornerbacks doing it in reverse a good portion of the time.

I don’t know this, but in looking at Gamble’s powerlifting background (dude was #1 ranked powerlifter in the world from 1981-83 in 275-pound class) my guess is he’ll be working with the linemen.

What impresses me about Ciano is he was responsible for the entire Georgia Tech athletic program in terms of strength and conditioning, though he did work primarily with the football team. When we get to September a 53-man roster and eight-man practice squad will seem like a small group to him for sure.

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