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Is Devine really 370?

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  1. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Tried to find a picture to at least suggest this might be accurate and all I could come up with is this:

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    #75 standing on the near sideline on the 35 yardline is Errin Joe who is listed at 326. Standing next to him on the same yard line is Devine #71. He doesn't look any bigger than Joe (visual perspective accounted for.)
     
  2. Longestday

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    I did a cut out of each player and weighed. They are the same : ) and yes I did account for the 10 feet of depth perspective (not really, but it sounds like a Tech thing).
     
  3. 00Burdell

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    He's tilting the whole practice facility - the other players are shifting to one leg just to keep from tipping over.
     
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  4. Jerry the Jacket

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    If you go on facebook to the GT Athletic site there is a good picture of Shamire. Unfortunately he looks very much out of shape as does Erin Joe and a walk on who I think is Tim Seager. I don't know what these guys did in the off season other than eat. I'm afraid everyone's hype about Shamire being the next great offensive lineman at Tech are unfounded. Unless he drops another 40 or so lbs. and builds up his strength he will most likely be on the scout team.

    Go Jackets!
     
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  5. jayparr

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    nonsense, in fact I hope you are wrong with due respect!
     
  6. PowderSpringsJacket88

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    He does need to get in better shape and so does Joe. However, Shamire has lost a good deal of weight already and has muscle underneath all that "padding"lol

    Kid has ton of potential but he needs to keep working and get in better shape. Also, he was hurt for a couple of months in the fall which prevented him from working out.
     
  7. alaguy

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    I wonder if they might go onto the Goal-line def? Make some use on that bulk.
     
  8. 00Burdell

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    I'll take that bet.
     
  9. 33jacket

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    Jerry come on...our best OL looks out of shape compared to the rest, both with Shaq and Uzzi. There are a ton of OL who look just like Joe and Devine that are awesome. Lets not totally discredit them.
     
  10. DuckGT

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    What was he before? Over 400?
     
  11. PowderSpringsJacket88

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    I heard he hit close to 400.
     
  12. Rodney Kent

    Rodney Kent Ramblin' Wreck

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    I agree with "JerryTheJacket", it sounds iffy at this time at 370lbs. However, the Depth Chart at the end of Spring Training will tell the tale as to his progress.
     
  13. PowderSpringsJacket88

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    He currently weighs less than 370.
     
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  14. ATL1

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    where is his recent weight listed?
     
  15. takethepoints

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    Back in the Dark Ages when I was young, the Jets had an OT named Sherman Plunkett. He was 6'5" and weighed right at 380. He was a great football player, nonetheless, and for the same reason Devine will be: quick feet. I remember an opposing DL saying that trying to get around Plunkett was like "… hitting a giant, dancing marshmallow." He was so big that, as long as his legs held up, muscle mass was completely irrelevant. When his legs gave out, his career was over.

    I don't think Devine - or Joe, for that matter - is anywhere near as chubby as Plunkett was; he may have been the fattest good football player since Fats Henry. But I also think that, as long as Devine's legs hold out, we don't need to worry too much about his effectiveness. I think he starts next season; shoot, if he had stayed healthy, he would have started last season.
     
  16. ATL1

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    Where are yall getting this from ??
     
  17. PowderSpringsJacket88

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    Unfortunately, all teams do a horrible job updating physical stats on their roster.

    However, I know that Shamire was near 400 lbs and lost over 45 lbs at least. I believe he is under 350.
     
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  18. ATL1

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    Google says;
    1. 355 lbs (161 kg)
      Shamire Devine, Weight
     
  19. Techster

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    Is this a real thread? Dude is 6'7 and an OL...he's not going to be a skinny guy. I swear, all these threads questioning the validity of listed weights is starting to get stalker creepy...
     
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