Tarik Cohen “really slacked” on physical fitness last year

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While discussing the downturn of the Bears Offense in 2019, running back Tarik Cohen said last week that the unit was too predictable and made things hard on themselves as a result.

That would address the shortcomings of the offense as a whole, but it may not tell the entire story of Cohen’s own slide from the heights of 2018. Cohen was less productive as a runner and a receiver, which might have been at least partly due to his self-admitted lack of attention to his own physical fitness.

“I’ve been doing yoga now, stretching more often and just like the small training room — in-house things you do to keep your body durable,” Cohen said, via NBCSportsChicago.com. “And to keep the wear-and-tear of the season off of you longer. I really slacked on that. I always had older guys that would keep me on that, keep me in line.”

It’s a big year for several Bears players as they try to bounce back from a down year. With free agency looming in 2021, Cohen’s at the top of that list.

9 responses to “Tarik Cohen “really slacked” on physical fitness last year

  1. The Bears are a mess from top to bottom, time to rip it up fire everyone and start over.

  2. The Bears are a poor mans Buffalo Bills, we have a better defense and better QB, even our town is nicer than yours.

    Go Buffalo!

  3. “joetoronto says:…”

    Your allegiance to 2 different teams is too strange for me to follow. Why exactly do you troll the Bears? Is it because – no matter how bad the Bears are – they always beat the Lions? Or is it because the Bears took Mack from the Raiders and you guys did nothing with the picks?

  4. It is odd how someone who considers himself as a professional, that he could “slack” off on the very parts of his profession that allows him to play in the league. He should be out of the NFL – there is no excuse for such lax preparation.

  5. You guys not even bears fan smh and don’t know anything about the bears starting the roster over lol bears are literally a QB away from winning a superbowl, tarik said he slacked in yoga not everything else as a former athlete myself you tend to focus more on working out and running I never did yoga doesn’t mean I don’t deserve to play smh learn football ppl

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