Last week, some waves were made over the fact that Miles Austin told Men’s Health magazine that, following the lockout last year--which forced players to work out on their own, without team trainers or team facilities--that he felt not fully prepared for the season.
Austin has since clarified his remarks, saying he was prepared but not AS prepared as he would’ve been if he would’ve had the full offseason with the team. And now, quarterback Tony Romo is coming to Austin’s defense.
Romo said recently that he imagined Austin’s remarks were taken out of context.
"I haven't talked to Miles, but that would be my guess," Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I was around Miles and I saw him and he was running all the time. I think what he probably meant to stress was - once again I probably don't even want to go there because I haven't talked to him about it - but after seeing it, it's probably just the football metabolics. You can't duplicate it.
"Miles is a guy who goes 100 miles per hour or nothing. He's not a guy who just coasts because it's the 13th rep. And, so, his greatness is that he never gets tired. He goes and goes and goes and then his body falls apart. That's what makes him so good, so gifted. From my perspective, he was in shape. He just has to probably understand his body a little bit sometimes. He's doing that. The guy works so hard. Anybody who talks about his work ethic has no idea about Miles Austin. That's not him at all."
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