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Brian Cushing takes a seat in this 171st podcast episode of Dave Tate’s Table Talk.
Brian Patrick Cushing (born January 24, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. He played high school football at Bergen Catholic high school in New Jersey. He played college football at USC, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft and played his entire 9-year career for the Texans from 2009 to 2017. He became the team’s all-time leading tackler. He was all-pro, pro-bowl, 7x captain, and 2011 team MVP.
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Dave Tate is the founder and co-owner of elitefts.com. He is the author of twenty books and has logged more than 40,000 hours of training and consulting. Dave is married to elitefts co-owner Traci Arnold-Tate, and they reside in London, Ohio, with their two sons. Personal Credo: Live, Learn, Pass on™.
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6:00 Who is Brian Cushing
17:15 Brian starting with Joe Defranco and seeing the S&C carry over to the field
22:10 Coming into a leadership role
25:15 Where is Brian’s work ethic come from
41:45 Dave and Brian’s children overcoming adversity
49:30 Going from Defranco’s facility to USC facility
1:00:00 Getting drafted and the possibilities
1:09:40 Recovery techniques
1:24:00 Quality of athletes going from college ball to NFL
1:29:00 Gameday mindset
1:40:15 Advice to younger playing now being a strength coach
1:47:30 Nutrition advice and how Brian trains now
1:51:10 People that made an impact
2:01:15 A moment when things we not going right and how Brian handled it
2:05:20 Highlights to remember
2:19:50 Post-career life
2:23:55 Additional topics
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