Local NFL players work out together at Blue Ash gym

NFL facilities have opened back up for coaches but not so much for players, only allowing those rehabbing from injuries back inside. But local pro athletes, including a couple of Cincinnati Bengals, are still gearing up for the season. They’re working out together at a Blue Ash gym.“To have the ability to get back in the gym and get back in a routine for football, gets their mindset rolling back for the season so they have a chance to get mentally ready,” said Patrick Coyne, owner of Black Sheep Performance.Coyne is the mind behind these local NFL players’ workouts.COVID-19 closed down league facilities, so Bengals Sam Hubbard and Drew Sample, along with former University of Cincinnati lineman and current Arizona Cardinal Justin Murray, are making the most out of gyms like this giving them a place to better their game while they can’t work out with their teams.“It’s a peace of mind thing. I know no matter what, Pat and the guys at Black Sheep Performance are going to be able to find a way to get the work in we need to, to get ready for the season,” said Hubbard. “I really enjoy it and think it’s the best way for me to develop my game, although we do need that time together in the facility where we are working out together and putting in defenses. But we are doing everything possible to get ready for the season and I’m excited.”“You see them build chemistry and it turns into them pushing themselves,” said Coyne. “So I can kind of take a step back and they end of pushing themselves sometimes harder than I actually can because you are competing against an equal versus someone who isn’t playing football anymore. And then you get to watch them trash talk each other and have fun.The NFL players plan to continue training at the Blue Ash gym until training camp begins later this summer.

NFL facilities have opened back up for coaches but not so much for players, only allowing those rehabbing from injuries back inside.

But local pro athletes, including a couple of Cincinnati Bengals, are still gearing up for the season. They’re working out together at a Blue Ash gym.

“To have the ability to get back in the gym and get back in a routine for football, gets their mindset rolling back for the season so they have a chance to get mentally ready,” said Patrick Coyne, owner of Black Sheep Performance.

Coyne is the mind behind these local NFL players’ workouts.

COVID-19 closed down league facilities, so Bengals Sam Hubbard and Drew Sample, along with former University of Cincinnati lineman and current Arizona Cardinal Justin Murray, are making the most out of gyms like this giving them a place to better their game while they can’t work out with their teams.

“It’s a peace of mind thing. I know no matter what, Pat and the guys at Black Sheep Performance are going to be able to find a way to get the work in we need to, to get ready for the season,” said Hubbard. “I really enjoy it and think it’s the best way for me to develop my game, although we do need that time together in the facility where we are working out together and putting in defenses. But we are doing everything possible to get ready for the season and I’m excited.”

“You see them build chemistry and it turns into them pushing themselves,” said Coyne. “So I can kind of take a step back and they end of pushing themselves sometimes harder than I actually can because you are competing against an equal versus someone who isn’t playing football anymore. And then you get to watch them trash talk each other and have fun.

The NFL players plan to continue training at the Blue Ash gym until training camp begins later this summer.

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