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    Hovan's Weight

    Any word if Hovan came to camp any lighter than last year? I recall he claimed his "bulking up" for last season hurt his performance. :?:
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    Hovan's Weight

    i heard he had lost his weight . But iam not 100% sure

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    Yea I think he is back down to the weight he was 2 years ago, and quicker than ever!
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    Found this blurb on Viking Update:

    DEFENSIVE LINE: Starters — RE Kenechi Udeze, T Chris Hovan, NT Kevin Williams, LE Kenny Mixon. Backups — RE Lance Johnstone, RE Nick Rogers, E Chuck Wiley, DL Billy Lyon, NT Steve Martin, DL Darrion Scott, T Spencer Johnson, T Brock Lesnar.

    A weakness only a few years ago, the defensive line should be a strength in 2004. Williams, a first-round pick in 2003, was outstanding as a rookie. A year later, the Vikings reinvested in their defensive front, drafting Udeze 20th overall to fill their most glaring weakness — pass rushing. Udeze has a lingering shoulder injury that scared away some teams in the draft. The Vikings cleared him and anointed him their starting right end immediately, although he was a reserve during spring camps. Hovan is 10 pounds lighter, in a contract year and frothing at the opportunity to prove his subpar 2003 season was an aberration. Mixon is a solid left end but could face a two-game league suspension for substance abuse following his latest a drunken-driving conviction. Scott has a mean streak and can start in place of Mixon. The added depth also will allow pass-rushing specialist Johnstone to play about 15 snaps a game, keeping him fresher and more effective, if Udeze does indeed get the starting role.

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    Hovan's Weight

    I heard him say he was about 7-10 pounds lighter, and he said he feels SSOOOOOOO much quicker! I can't wait for him to tear it up!
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    "shockzilla" wrote:
    I heard him say he was about 7-10 pounds lighter, and he said he feels SSOOOOOOO much quicker! I can't wait for him to tear it up!
    Hey shock, I never realized we have the same sign-on date... cool.

    It was always Hovan's high motor and quickness that made him good (aka John Randle). I guess the extra weight just bogged him down.

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    Hovan's Weight

    I could be wrong, but I think he's at 295 pounds, and last year he played at 305. Those numbers could be off, but I know he lost 10 pounds. He said that he got too involved in working out. He became somewhat obsessed with how big he could get, when in reality, it slowed him down last year. So now he lost that extra weight and expects to be much quicker, as he was the previous year when he was a much more consistent disruption in the middle of the line.

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    yeah, he did lose some weight, should pick up on his acceleration. Hopefully he didn't lsoe much muscle.
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    If he's quicker, it should be interesting watching the O Line interior trying to pick up both Williams and Hovan's attack.
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    Hovan trained with Junior seau and some other guy... cant remember who... this summer. They were training in conditioning and some martial art form too so lets hope that adds even more quickness than before he decided he needed to look like the hulk

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