The unquestioned star of last night’s episode of Hard Knocks was Browns Offensive Line coach, and old school football guy, Bob Wylie, who railed against all the fancy stretching players do nowadays in a now viral clip that you’ve probably seen making the rounds on social media. In the clip, Wylie can’t wrap his head around why players need to stretch when America won two World Wars by just doing push ups, sit ups, and jumping jacks.
“World War I and World War II… they did push-ups, jumping jacks, sit-ups… they won two World Wars! You think they were worried when they were running across Normandy about fucking stretching?”
— Jeff D Lowe (@JeffDLowe) August 22, 2018
In addition to the little piece of gold above, Wylie – who has coached offensive lines since 1980 from the NFL to Winnipeg – also made an old instructional video on o-line technique that is so awesomely weird, it might be better than his Hard Knocks performance. The video, narrated in Wylie’s hard edge northeast accent uses sumo wrestlers, rhinoceros, and pigs to teach the position. He points out that gorillas naturally have perfect lineman posture, and criticizes God for sticking them in a jungle instead of blocking sweeps.
Bob Wylie is a national treasure treasure after last night’s Hard Knocks, and this video will only add to his rapidly growing legend. Hard not to like the Browns chances with Bob Wylie on the staff.