check-in

spring training is officially over. it was a productive offseason filled with improvements. now i have 6 or so weeks to fine tune my craft and be ready for the start of training camp in late july. right before leaving the facility on the last day of veteran mini-camp i negotiated a new report weight,…

“they” notice

early on in my career, i used to get really bent out of shape when i felt the work i was putting in was in vain. but then i would get extremely frustrated with myself for even entertaining the idea that i needed affirmation to feel valuable. i hate the concept of affirmation because it…

control and peace of mind

week two of spring training has concluded and I’ve found a routine that I’ve really become rather fond of. 4 hours of quality film study, field work, and weight training followed by another hour in the sauna and recovery pool. by the time I leave the facility I feel like new man. unfortunately that only…

Part III

week one of spring training is over. still in denial that I am going into my third year in the NFL. how fast its gone by is unreal, and its been a hell of a ride. nonetheless, there is nothing else I'd rather be doing. the first week had its typical tribulations, body being sore,…

The Beauty of Wandering

I woke up this morning exhausted from the exploring of the day before. The night before, I had already told myself that today was going to be a day for relaxing. No arduous hiking trails or anything. Just a day to enjoy my immediate surroundings and catch up on some reading. When I first arrived…

Day 1: San Carlos de Bariloche

I woke up at 8am this morning and ran down to Le Pain, my favorite coffee shop in Buenos Aires, for one more cappuccino and Eggs Benedict before my 12:45 flight to the beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche. All day yesterday I was really stressing out about traveling within South America because of the language…

What is Flo? The Birth

    My favorite book is called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I began reading it while I was going through training for the NFL - a time that wasn’t all fun and games. The highs were high, but the lows were low. This book kept me level headed and allowed me to remain steadfast.…