We should have known that former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski’s word isn’t necessarily his bond, given the whole steroids thing.
And so when Romanowski said Tuesday that he “wasn’t called in by the Redskins to be their Strength and Conditioning Coach,” the reality is that he wants the job.
“I’d cut off my right arm to be back in the building, in the locker room, around a team, helping a team win a Super Bowl,” Romanowski told Gary Williams of Sirius Mad Dog Radio on Wednesday.
It’s not a surprise, given that Romanowski did whatever he had to do — including taking steroids — to stay in the building, in the locker room, around a team, helping a team win a Super Bowl for 16 years in the NFL.
So it sounds like Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has opted merely to pick Romo’s brain regarding the non-steroids techniques available to make a guy better prepared to play football.
“You know, we’ve talked and I basically, he knows what I brought to Denver,” Romanowski told Williams. “When I got there I brought people with me — massage therapists, high-performance therapists, speed coaches – guys that are still working for the Denver Broncos. I implemented breakfast because I saw that guys were walking in in the morning either not having eaten breakfast or they were walking in with a McDonald’s bag.
“So, literally, I was about helping the team win Super Bowls. And the only way you can do that is by addressing weak links, OK? Weak links were, OK, guys were breaking down. We need to get them healthier. Biomechanically they need to be better. Nutritionally they need to be stronger. And I knew the experts. They needed to train better. I bought $10,000 worth of exercise equipment for the Denver Bronco weight room in the first couple months I was there because I didn’t like some of the equipment they had. So I wrote a check and said, ‘We need this stuff because this will help us win.’”
We assume he simply paid cash for his steroids.
On his Twitter page, Romanowski confirmed that he met with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, G.M. Bruce Allen, and the entire offensive staff “to present a Performance Plan.”
And in lieu of the elective amputation of any limbs, Romanowski has opted instead to attach his lips to Shanahan’s rear end: “Our meeting went well and with Coach Shanahan['s] leadership and Bruce Allen’s guidance the Redskins are the team to beat this year!”
So it looks like the Redskins have obtained some free information from Romanowski, that Romanowski has gotten some free pub, and that Romanowski can saw off every appendage on his body and he won’t ever get back into an NFL locker room.