An inside look at the training, workouts and lifestyle that keep the NFL's most famous agency at the top of its game.
The words hang in the air, feeling less like a quote and more like a company motto. It explains why behind the east end zone of the field Drew's brother Jason, the vice president of Rosenhaus Sports, is sparring with pro MMA fighter Brent Carraway. It explains why Director of Client Services Danny Martoe is fighting through football conditioning drills near the goalpost. And it explains why a few miles away, former NFL standout and Director of Marketing Robert Bailey is putting himself through the paces of a mile swim followed by weight training and basketball.
"We're successful for two reasons," Jason says. "We outwork and we outsmart. It takes a great deal of energy to work hard from dusk to dawn. Exercising like we do gives us the strength to do it."
That strength is on display a second later as Jason flips and then ground and pounds an MMA grappling dummy in a 30-second burst. As he unleashes a barrage of strikes on the dummy, Carraway explains that Jason and Drew are both fourth-degree black belts. Verbal combat is clearly a walk in the park once you've worked your way up the ladder as a martial artist. When Jason's done, he gets up, breathes deep and gathers his thoughts.
"Being physically fit gives us a sense of confidence," he says, wiping his brow with a Rosenhaus Sports T-shirt. "It gives us a little machismo when we walk into the lion's den, whether we're competing with a rival agent or negotiating with a team."
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