The Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Bob Wylie is a bit of a character. According to the NFL club's website the man has 25 years of professional experience in American football, but oddly the Rhode Island native does not care much for stretching.
The coach appeared on HBO's Hard Knocks series and revealed that he would rather watch a plant grow than stretch, before a clip surfaced of Wylie ranting about how useless he thinks the practice is:
Did you know, World War I and World War II, all those guys that fought in that war ... they did pushups, jumping jacks, situps, climb the rope and ran. None of this fancy shit. And they won two World Wars. Do you think they were worried when they were running across Normandy about fucking stretching? Are you kidding me?!
Early running for Football Guy of the year right here pic.twitter.com/MNpONrkktE
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 22, 2018
According to his Browns bio Wylie is a licensed pilot, an amateur magician and an accomplished musician. As well as that he acts as a consultant for EA Sports’ Madden NFL video game, advising in the area of offensive line play. So his cartoonish hatred of stretching is merely one aspect of his multi-faceted personality.