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Croom Energized at Wednesday Workout

Croom Energized at Wednesday Workout

It might have been the most animated Coach Sylvester Croom had been all month. Midway of an interior block-and-tackle drill, where the offensive line and tight end took on three D-linemen and two linebackers, the coach liked one particular hit so well he ran to congratulate the tackler. But he also tried to skip over a prone Carlton Rice, who rose off the turf just in time to give Croom an unexpected bareback ride.

Not that the head coach minded. For much of that contact drill and others Croom was jumping right into the middle of things, cheering good execution and correcting mistakes. After the two-hour session ended Croom smiled about his energized behavior. "You saw me sitting in that cart the rest of the day, though! I'm too old to do that stuff, that's what I used to do 24, 25 years ago, every day...

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