When Jets center Nick Mangold returned to practice on Wednesday, it would have been fitting for Nick to say upon entering the locker room, “What I miss?”
While Mangold was taking in Olympic weightlifting in London, the Jets engaged in an apparent blend of judo and Greco-Roman wrestling and WWE-style wrestling and boxing. And then they did the 100-meter dash, several times over.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Mangold said Wednesday upon his return, via comments distributed by the team. “I got back a little later than I wanted to. I was hoping to be back here Tuesday but to do that, it wouldn’t have been a smart idea to drive back from Newark [New Jersey], so I tried to play it safe. But for 16 hours on a plane and eight hours driving I’m feeling pretty good.”
It seems like it was more than a “pretty good” experience for Mangold, whose sister, Holley, participated in super-heavyweight weightlifting. “It was fantastic, it was a great experience,” Manogld said. “[I’m] very proud of her, she fought through injuries. She finished tenth in the world, [you] can’t be mad at that. Now it’s good to be back banging around a little bit.”
Or banging around a lot. Especially if the Jets haven’t gotten the message to quit banging around each other.