Wilson and working away from work

Posted by Darren Urban on July 14, 2011 – 4:47 pm

While things get — in theory — a little bit closer to resolution thanks to a reported understanding on the rookie wage scale, there has been some talk about what will the players look like when they finally are allowed to come in. After an offseason of being on their own, it’s tough to know exactly what that will mean for each player. So I was mulling that over — you have ideas of which players would do well in their own environment, and who wouldn’t. Clearly, Adrian Wilson is a guy who you really wouldn’t worry about. He’d stay in shape.

Then Wilson tweeted out a video from today’s workout. Narrated by wide receiver Stephen Williams (and with a cameo from Beanie Wells), Wilson shows his ability to rep four big plates on each side of the bar on the incline bench press. Crazy. Say the bar is 45 pounds and the plates 45 pounds each, that’s 405 pounds. Yikes. Not that it’s a shock, really. Wilson lives for the weight room. As an aside, safety Rashad Johnson, who is spotting for Wilson, looks like he’s put on significant muscle.

And yes, I am running out of things to talk about when I am analyzing A-Dub’s incline press reps.

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25 Responses to “Wilson and working away from work”

  1. By Ryan w on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with you, A-dub is a savage! On a side note, your blog was hard to read grammatically.

  2. By Chris R on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    One other thing to take note of, having been a gym rat myself, that’s the “incline” (as said in the video). For anyone who doesn’t know, you generally do less weight on incline than you can bench press because incline works your upper pectoral and incorporates a good deal of shoulder in there as well.

    Very impressive!

  3. By this guy on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    That’s awesome, can’t wait to see how Horton uses Wilson this year

  4. By Big Al on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    Now that serious grind! 405 on the incline is like 500 on a flat bench. Looks like Rashad Johnson has taken to Adub’s mentoring, he’s looking buffed. It was good to see Sam Acho looking smaller there as well. I think we will see alot of that kid this season. Beanie has alot to prove this season. Who was the last kid that walked by that they asked, “whats up tre?’ Maybe just working out, and not on the team?

  5. By tom on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    that was beast. yea johnson looked good too. maybe he can play a nice role this year. i liked the acho appearance too. nice to see hes assimilating into the group. beanie looked in good shape too. i hope he has a break out year this year.

  6. By AndyStandsUp on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    The guy is a freak of nature.
    For the one person in the world who hasn’t seen him jump over a bar the height equivalent to Micheal Adams:

  7. By cardsalltheway on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    Given A-Dubs lacking ability to cover last year I’d rather he limit his time in the weight room and focus on toning rather than maxing. Unless he has changed something, he’ll probably have the same difficulty covering WR’s and TE’s again this year.

  8. By Jesse Robles on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    Good to see guys in the gym, including Acho…we need him to step in this year, and do some things. Excited to see our D. Lets go Cards, it’s getting closer.

  9. By tom on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    big al, they said “whats up shay?” that is marshay green who played some good special teams last year and was on practice squad. hes a cornerback

  10. By Joe-B on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    Be scared rest of the NFL.

  11. By brad oneill on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply

    andy- holy crap that was the most awesome jump ive ever seen!!! wow and although i dont agree that incline press is harder than bench if someone works those particular areas. but 405 pounds is phenomenal for a safety. hell its impressive for a lineman.

  12. By Andy on Jul 14, 2011 | Reply


    Surgery to fix the problem would be the necessary change you are looking for.

  13. By Joe Holst on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    off the topic but please dont give up draft picks for a qb, instead save those and use them to go after Andrew luck..

  14. By CZarr on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply


    I’m hoping the DRC / Kolb trade is just media members with too much time on their hands, however, I’m going to need a new personalized Card’s plate if he does get traded. Any ideas? >.<

  15. By Big Al on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    Given A-Dubs lacking ability to cover last year I’d rather he limit his time in the weight room and focus on toning rather than maxing.
    All the toning in the world wont help with the hip injury he had last year. Some stretching and flexibility exercise would, and I’m sure he’s doing those. Get your mind right! 🙂

  16. By Nick Pepe on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    WIP in Philly is reporting lockout is 24-48 hrs from coming to an end? Do you an opinion on that Darren?
    I will miss the tour, it’s on hiatus during the dates that I am out there. Appreciate your help nonetheless.
    Let’s get this season started. And please don’t give up DRC for an unproven Kolb!

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member.

  17. By Darren Urban on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    Nick —

    RE: Timeline

    I have no opinion. It’ll be over when it’s over. Hopefully that is soon.

  18. By Jesse Robles on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    WE WANT PALMER!! Hopefully Carson Palmer will retire so he can come play here!

  19. By Chris R on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    Jesse Robles —

    RE: Palmer

    If Palmer retires and comes back, unless I am mistaken, he will still be under contract for the Bengals. He would have to stay retired for the length of time remaining on his contract.

  20. By Austin on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    A-DUB is a true professional. I love the fact that even though he could have admitted his injury slowed him down, he refused to take the easy out. I agree with Joe-B. They should be afraid. Oposing offenses, you’ve been warned.

  21. By Cards Fan 4 Life on Jul 15, 2011 | Reply

    Naw the last guy at the end was Marshay Green i think so ” Shay” is what Stephen williams calls em’.

  22. By Jesse RObles on Jul 16, 2011 | Reply

    Chris R.
    Thanks, I just read that, talking about Barry Sanders, and Jake Plummer. I do not want to trade for anyone, especailly Kolb, veteran free agent is the best way to go.

  23. By Scott H on Jul 16, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, the fact is that you ran out of things to talk about long ago, but you somehow kept this thing going and gave us fans a place to go while the NFL was giving us nothing. Bravo to you, sir. Excellent job.

  24. By clssylssy on Jul 17, 2011 | Reply

    Everybody has run out of things to write about and I give you kudos for not grabbing sound bites and sensationalizing them into blogs that are purely speculative for the sake of a catchy, eye-grabbing, headline. I have enjoyed all of your historical articals as well as, anything showing the “human” side of our players and coaches whether it be Whiz’s trip to see the troops, A-dubs benchpresses (yikes!) Fitz vacationing in Africa, etc. You have done a EXEMPLARY JOB representing the Cards during this very difficult time for everyone. Hopefully, we will soon be reading what we have all been waiting for…who we are signing in the draft, team training camp and the normal stuff we thirst for this time of year.
    You are a credit to the organization and your profession as a journalist!

  25. By VoiceofReason on Jul 18, 2011 | Reply

    Now that the lockout is on its last legs, the question is simple. Has Rod Graves used this time to get his FA strategy in order? Or has he spent the time on vacation? We’ll see in two weeks.

    As a huge fan (and long time season ticket holder), I’m hoping for the former. But as a huge fan (and long time season ticket holder) I’m nervous about the latter.

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