Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Interesting link, thanks.
What is Tomsula going for? Look at those wings. Hope it all works out.
Toughness and better angles. Look at the first couple picks, his head is still pretty high therefore he's not exploding out enough, with his giant legs he's gotta basically get his arms and head almost the same level when exploding into a lineman or else he will get out leveraged.
Yeah, seems like he's trying to toughen him up. My first thoughts on him even before we signed him were this guy is probably soft. He has no idea what playing in the NFL will be like and it seems to be correct with him saying it's been the hardest thing he's had to do so far. And that's before even playing a game; heck he said that before training camp began. There are lots of guys out there with big bodies, even some who are mostly muscle who are soft. Like 5280 said even with those huge thighs if he's not low enough when the ball is snapped he will just get stood up even if the guy is a lot lighter. It's all about leverage. He will have to learn leverage, he will have to learn technique, he will have to learn how to play the run and how to diagnose a play and he will have to learn to use his strength to his advantage and get more physical. I hope he works out and I won't write him off but my first thought when signing him was he isn't worth the trouble.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Aug 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM ]