By Tom E. Curran
The Patriots have named Moses Cabrera their assistant strength and conditioning coach. Cabrera fills the spot vacated by Harold Nash who was elevated to the position of head man after longtime strength coach Mike Woicik went to the Dallas Cowboys. Cabrera was at Fresno State working for Bill Belichick's buddy Pat Hill from 2004 to 2009. Cabrera was at Colorado last year. Given the current labor situation, this could be a very critical year for strength and conditioning coaches. While most players will stay in shape, some figure to let things get away from them without the team checking in. The teams whose players are best able to work independently and - upon returning to the NFL - perform effectively without training injuries will be setting themselves up for 2011 success.