And we finally know the AJ Green story?

Russ Smith

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Says he left 1000 yards on the field last year combination of not knowing the full offense and then coming back from Covid he just wasn't the same guy. I asked about the Covid thing several times there were several games where after he came back you could see him taking plays off where he just looked gassed, turns out he was.

“I left 1,000 yards on the field. I feel like the first half of the season I played well and the second half coming back from COVID hurt me from a fatigue factor. I wasn’t as sharp and didn’t have the same attention to detail.”
 

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Now I feel horrible for criticizing him so. So sorry to read that. May he RIP.
 

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DJ looked bad after coming back too. It's hit everyone differently. I remember my first workout after my bout. It was 7 minutes on my bike trainer at level 1 and I was gassed.

Miles Garrett was really bad after.

I agree..never been a smoker, but first few workouts post Covid I’d imagine how that’s what it feels like it from smoker friends that always expressed the lung pain when working out. I will say it didn’t take more than a week or 2 to get back to previous stated cardio. Def could be different folks and I surely wasn’t working out as intense as pro athletes.
 

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I will say it didn’t take more than a week or 2 to get back to previous stated cardio. Def could be different folks and I surely wasn’t working out as intense as pro athletes.

my covid symptoms were mild and only lasted maybe four days -- but the fatigue lasted three more weeks in varying degrees -- and workouts were a grind

now imagine a world class athlete: at that level, a 5% difference in performance is a giant gap.

you or i wouldnt notice such a change. i think it would matter and be noticeable for an NFL player
 

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I had Covid in January and it's only been in the last month or so that I am feeling fully normal. And, I didn't even have it that bad. That first month of going back to the gym i could only do 15 to 30 minutes of very light stuff.
 

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I had Covid in December 2020, before the vaccine was made available. Being in my 60’s and being asthmatic, I didn’t hesitate to have the antibodies treatment. Probably saved my life. Even with the antibodies, it took me a full year to fully recover. And that was by adding a couple of meds to my daily list to keep my lungs open. Granted I’m much older, but I was in good shape at the time, so I don’t question it a for a second that even these professional athletes struggled.
 
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