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How Merriman's trying to turn back the clock

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08:05 AM ET 07.19 | At one point, Shawne Merriman was the most feared pass rusher in football, and he has seemingly fallen off the map since the turn of the decade. The former University of Maryland and San Diego Chargers star, now with the Buffalo Bills, has played in eight games in the past three seasons, making just 15 tackles. ... But now, Merriman is trying to get back to his old ways, and high-intensity, heavy weight training is the route he's taking. "The key to any position and any part of the game is all about explosion," Merriman said in [a YouTube video series]. "How fast can you get off the ball. That's what I'm going to be working on this offseason. Getting my explosion back."

The Baltimore Sun

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July 19, 2012  08:14 AM ET

I think we all know how the only way he could turn back the clock is.

July 19, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think we all know how the only way he could turn back the clock is.

Yep...

July 19, 2012  08:22 AM ET

He could really help this team out if he can reach back in time!

July 19, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He could really help this team out if he can reach back in time!

Not to mention win the Nobel prize in physics

July 19, 2012  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He could really help this team out if he can reach back in time!

as in reaching for a PED.

July 19, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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That's what I'm going to be working on this offseason. Getting my hair back."

Check out the picture in his Wikipedia article. He's got a Mohawk. I think he rubs Viagra on his scalp to get it to stand up like that.

July 19, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He could really help this team out if he can reach back in time!

He could join Robin Hood and his, uh, Merry Men.

July 19, 2012  08:34 AM ET

brings to mind the Springsteen song.."GLORY DAYS"

July 19, 2012  08:37 AM ET

The dude's only 28, but it seems like he's been a has-been for years.

July 19, 2012  08:42 AM ET

He must have a new masking agent.

July 19, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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He must have a new masking agent.

You can't mask stupid.

July 19, 2012  08:46 AM ET

We all know the only way he is going to go beast mode again is with ped's.....this time it will prob be with hgh....notice how small he looks now...just google "shawne merriman steroids before after"

July 19, 2012  09:07 AM ET

So glad we took D. Ware instead of this bum...

July 19, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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I think we all know how the only way he could turn back the clock is.

He would if he could, but he can't so he aint.

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July 19, 2012  10:19 AM ET

This must be a contract year for him...

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July 19, 2012  11:41 AM ET

We all wish we could get our "explosion" back...just wait til u hit 30 buddy! Its all downhill from there...

 
July 19, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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You can't mask stupid.

:) Silence helps, sometimes.

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