It takes a lot of food for an NFL offensive lineman to stay over 300 pounds, but Trent Williams isn’t convinced that has to include meat and animal products. After watching a documentary, the five-time Pro Bowler decided to go vegan and he’s convinced some other Washington offensive lineman to join him.
Williams, 29, told Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post that Netflix’s What The Health gave him a better understanding of the link between diet and disease. The documentary also convinced guard Arie Kouandjio to go vegan and tackle Isaiah Williams to commit to a pescatarian diet.
I didn’t see a chance for them to win a Super Bowl at the time, and for the work I was putting in, it wasn’t worth my time to keep on beating my head against the wall and not going anywhere.
Where have we heard all of this before? Go back to 1999 when Barry Sanders retired, perfectly healthy and probably with another season or two of greatness in his legs.
The Lions actually sued Sanders to recoup $5.5 million of bonus money from his contract, which is probably the same amount of money the Ford Family spent on Thanksgiving dinner that year. Sanders offered to pay the money back if they would release him, and his agent tried to get them to trade the legendary running back. But it was fruitless. The Lions held fast in their shittiness; Sanders’ NFL career was over.
Megatron’s career is over too. Thanks, Lions.
But the good feelings couldn’t last, because Dan Snyder’s operation is driven to drama and dysfunction like flies to trash. McCloughan got fired amid an ugly power struggle, leading to Bruce Allen taking the reins. Cousins is almost certainly on the way out after the team failed to sign him to a long-term deal he’s stuck playing under the franchise tag for the second straight year. Several key pieces are left in free agency, and offensive coordinator Sean McVay took the head coaching job with the Los Angeles Rams.