Sam Darnold’s key to getting in shape training camp is easy: avoid doubles.
“I’m making sure I’m not eating everything I want to eat. I’m not doing In-N-Out every single day and making sure I’m eating good food,” Darnold said Wednesday. “Putting the right things in my body is a big part of it. I am working four or five days a week. I do not have to worry about how much work you decide. It’s really about what I’m putting on my body. “
The 23-year-old said he focused this season on a few things in his workouts.
“It’s making sure I’m doing everything I can to make my lower body as strong as possible and making sure my upper body stays loose, I̵7;m thinking about the lack of a better term,” Darnold said. “Making sure I’m still standing strong. I want to make sure my arm is ready to go. Keep my arm in shape and keep my core properly.”
Darnold will not have to worry about In-N-Out in New Jersey. When he returns to California, he may pay a visit. He gave his order: “Number 1, grilled onions, neopotanic shake. Easy “.
Coaches and teammates say they see a change in Darnold in Year 3 in the NFL and Year 2 in the work of Adam Gase.
“Sam is much more comfortable,” said Le’Veon Bell. “You can only say by the way you are talking to the boys. More sternness towards him. . He knows he can hold the boys more accountable because he will not be destroyed. Even with coach Gase, he can call something and Sam is correcting it now. Sam is getting to the point where he has really started to understand the offense. It will be fun. I am excited.”
Offensive coordinator and cyclist coach Dowell Loggains said Darnold’s understanding of the offense is clear.
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“The biggest thing I see with him is the command. “He can speak with more confidence,” Loggains said. “It simply came to our notice then. We need to see the command from him now to be an extension of the training staff. “
The planes accelerated practice Wednesday, according to NFL guidelines. They were able to do some field work with helmets. It is similar to the phase 2 practices they have in the spring. They will do more of that on Thursday and then move on to an OTA-type practice on Friday, where they can do even more on the field. They can put pillows on Monday and have a normal training camp practice.