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06-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Seanahue View Post
Come on man. He asked for proof, not for fluff:
according to accredited Jets blogger Pete Tessier, the player's weight rose to 302 pounds by season's end.

If there's any truth to this number, Byfuglien is virtually untradeable.

The whole article is what if's and maybe's based on a BLOGGER!
This is far from proof

Come on now, whether Buff was actually 300 lbs or not is really irrelavent, the truth is that Buff is fat and over weight. YOUR OWN PRESS in the Win are reporting it. It is a VALID concern for ANY team acquiring him. Read the freaking article. Your own reporter has accepted that in his current state, buff is tough to move and if the Jets do trade him it's going to be for less than what it would be if he was in shape. Your own fans complained about his weight climbing during the season. Hell, I remember in one thread one of your posters on here said he was great for the first 15 games of the season but he seemed to wear down and be not nearly as effective after that. That's a very valid concern.

Buff HAS played at a very high level in the past but seeing how it's pretty evident he has a weight and conditioning problem (I admit that to what extent we don't really know but there is no hiding it in a trade, medical records MUST go along with the trade and the player must pass a physical) no team would be trading for the Buff of old.

Maybe Buff has a depression issue. Maybe he's lost his drive. None of us have a clue but the evidence of there being something wrong is right there and it IS something to be concerned about. It may be a biological issue, who knows. Buff himself may not know. He seems like a decent guy and I'd hate for him just to drop out of the league over this so I hope he gets the help he needs but you can't sit there and act like it's not an issue.

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