Posted by Rick Laughland Posted on 4:43:00 PM with No comments
Vladimir Ducasse is a man on a mission. With the release of veteran Damien Woody this offseason, the competition for starting jobs along the offensive line is wide open. A second year left guard out of UMASS, Ducasse has shed eight pounds this offseason working his way down to a spry and limber 317. Ducasse was quick to credit the training program developed by trainers at TEST.
“I’m doing everything: working on strength, speed and agility and trying to gain more flexibility,” said Ducasse. “We are doing exercises over and over again until it becomes muscle memory.”
Ducasse saw action in two games during his rookie campaign with Gang Green. He understands the key to securing a starting job will rest with his ability to live up to the team’s mantra and “Play Like a Jet.”
“I want to be more physical and play faster,” declared Ducasse. “The most important part for me is to be more confident in my game."
Ducasse is motivated and ready to actively contribute in 2011. The man they call Vlad reflected on New York’s superb 2010 season giving special notice to the fact the Jets have some unfinished business.
"The whole season was enjoyable, noted Ducasse. "Starting in training camp and then at the end of the season coming so close to meeting our goal. Right now, I’m trying to amp up my workout to get ready for this upcoming season and help us reach our goal."