On Tuesday, August 11th, Will Fuller V sat down and spoke with the media. One of the first things that Fuller touched on was his health and the prospect of playing all 16 games this year.
As far as my health, I’m feeling good. The surgery I had at the beginning of the offseason, it’s not bothering me anymore at all. If I can play 16 games, which I believe I will this year, the sky is the limit. I say the same thing all the time, when I’m out there, I just try to do my best to help the team win and wherever that lands me, stat wise or whatever, at the end of the season, we’ll see when we get there.
A player will never bet against themselves health-wise, but maybe this is the year that we finally see Will stay on the field. Interestingly enough, he credits posture and working with sports trainer Ben Fairchild.
It was very important. Like I just said, [Ben Fairchild] really broke it down to the simplest things that I really overlooked. Like I just said, little things that were off like my posture, that can go a long way just fixing things like that. Like I said, I’m feeling really good this season and I’m ready to get out there and start playing.
More Will Fuller RE: Fixing posture: "Just standing up ... my lower back would always tighten up or bother me. So just, I walked with my back extended. Trying to get that to a normal posture could fix a lot of lower extremity injuries that I've been having." pic.twitter.com/jE8TZ0OAgf— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) August 11, 2020
According to Harvard Medical School, good posture can “help maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains”. I’m no doctor, so I’m going to take their advice.
Q:When you look at the speed of you, WR Brandin Cooks, WR Kenny Stills, and some of the other guys, how difficult do you think it will be for some of these defensive backs to keep up with you guys?
A:“I think DBs, they’re always going to fear speed, so having all that speed on the field at one time, I don’t know what they’re going to be able to do. We’ll see when we start playing all together.”
Q:How does it feel to have a former All-Pro like RB David Johnson on the team and how does that open up the offense for you this year?
“It’s great having him there. He’s able to get it done in the backfield and in the passing game so that just opens up our offense even more, especially with all the speed at receiver. That’s going to open up him and get him matched up against linebackers one on one. I feel like he brings a lot to our offense.”
One of our newest additions to the staff at BRB, Joe Critz, did a great write up on why Will Fuller V is primed for a breakout season. I’ve personally turned a bit of a corner on this offense; the vibe has certainly turned a bit more optimistic, as hopefully the team will take advantage of the speed that currently resides on the roster. Plus, having Duke Johnson Jr. hopefully taking on a larger role can only help the passing game. One interesting take that Fuller had was the impact of DeAndre Hopkins no longer being with the team.
Obviously with Hop not being here anymore, that’s going to open up things for everybody. He had a lot of targets, so those targets have to be filled up with other guys. We all are going to be able to get it done and I feel like it’s going to be a great season this year.
Dead horse, meet club. Finally, what everyone was sitting on pins and needles waiting to find out, Fuller explained his new haircut.
I just feel like I needed a new start. Just cutting off my hair, that was a good start to that. Like I said, I’m feeling good but I don’t really know what I want to do with my hair. I’m just taking it day by day.
Maybe this is going to end up being a reverse Sampson situation. Will shed his locks in order to become an unstoppable force of nature. Or maybe it’s to deal with the Texas heat. Who knows? If you’ll excuse me, I need to call an ambulance for my broken spine.