I LOVE threads like this.... Such a space filling thread during a blank period in the offseason.
Being 225 in MARCH just shows either 1 of 2 scenarios:
1.) He's been hitting the gym
2.) He's getting fat on McDonald's.
Seeing that HE is saying that he weighs in at 225, probably is stating the first. That he's hitting the weights.... and for what is being reported... he's up 8-10 pounds. That's going to happen pretty easily in 3 months of not being on the practice field.
I wouldnt be surprised if he showed up for OTA's at 230. Big deal.... practicing in pads in August will bring him back down to the low 220's.
Will it backfire? Sure you can make the case for that. that 97 yard run he looked slower than his college speed.... and big deal. I'd rather have a back with burst for 10-20 gains, than a home run threat.
Lets not read too much into this. Didn't Moreno show up in August like 10 pounds over his playing weight? And he looked fine in week 1. Let's worry about RB weigh in's come August.
For now. Kudos! Grats Lamar.... put the time in. You are our lead back, and it looks like he wants it. Im excited to see him get 20 carries a game.
Lamar is the one stating he gained the weight, so I don't think he would be boasting about it if he was throwing down Big Mac's.
He looked pretty fast to me on that 97 yard TD run as well, but I guess we see things differently.