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I'm with the OP on this one. Especially on Garcia since his was more mechanic based rather than Alshon which is just an effort thing IMO. SG was here for pretty much 5 years and if he has, in fact, changed his motion so drastically then I am concerned why they couldn't change it up here. There was plenty of time to do so.
This post was edited by CharacterZero 2 years ago
What article said that SG had changed his mechanics?
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you should bring up the topic with spurrier, brother.
sos says alshon is better when bigger.
he lost weight to address dumb nfl concerns and shave some 40 time off. After he gets paid he'll get back to his optimum playing weight, which is where he stayed while at USC.
"Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?"
I can't speak to the specifics as to what SOS tried to change with Garcia, but I'd be willing to bet he did make some changes. With every QB that has come through here we always hear that the new guy(currently McEvoy) has some flaw in his natural throwing motion. With McEvoy its that he has a big windup. I seem to recall something similar with Garcia, but dont quote me on that. Though I think its safe to say that SOS and company made tweaks to Garcia's motion. And one thing we all know about basic mechanics is Garcia constantly threw off of his back foot and off balance. Something SOS always criticized him about. I do not know what his new coach has done to change, or tweak his throwing motion. But Im not so sure its the only reason why he looked so well at pro day, according to some. He is in the best shape of his life, and he is the most focused he has ever been about football. Had he shown those traits while at USC, who knows how the story would have unfolded.
This post was edited by MrNiceGuy 2 years ago
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With Alshon's hands, body control, leaping ability, I think it can only benefit him to be faster in the NFL. He will be going against bigger cornerbacks consistently and I don't think he can rely on all the things he did in college. I could be wrong on this one and I guess we'll find out if he keeps the weight off. We've never seen him play at that weight but logic seems to say he would only improve as his speed and agility would have to improve by being lighter, quicker and faster. He wouldn't lose the 3 things that make him special (hangs, body control, leaping ability) so I would think by losing weight that would only help.
I don't believe everyone really understands the difference between having good meals prepared for the athletes at a school and having a nutritionist design a plan specifically for each individual. The school nutritionist can't tailor a plan each of a couple hundred athletes. That is completely unrealistic.
The difference is huge. I can't stress enough how much diet factors in to someone's shape. It's as important as working out for many folks.
He also has millions of reasons to make a concerted effort over 3-4 months to get in the best shape of his life.
Nearly every player is in better shape for the combine than they are during school. Almost every single one gets in better shape. It's not a conicncidence.
Yup. I believe a diet is more important, considerably more. Good post
I do think the OP raises a legit opportunity for the coaches. They probably could do a little better job of selling pro football to the guys who can actually make it there. By selling pro football I mean letting the players know this is what NFL scouts will be looking at, and they'll look at your entire career from HS to college before deciding if thy want to pay you big bucks for a high draft pick.
Character is what you do when no one else is looking.
The coaches, nutritionist, strength coaches academic folks, etc. already do this. Trust me. However if you know how to make young people listen all the time go help them out.
Good point... please post any information that could help young people and or kids listen all the time and make good decisions at all times.
I'm all ears.
Yeah, no reason for the OP to be offended by that.
You really meant to say...."Please don't be offended when I offend you."
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