Starting at 7:00pm (ct) the Arrowhead (Bredeson's school) will be facing Homestead tonight to kick off the high school season in WI. You can watch live on My24 Milwuakee's Thursday Night Lights (channel 24.1 for non-cable subscribers).
There's a nice writeup on Grantlad today about college tackles who move to guard in the NFL.
Lots has been discussed here with Mags and Braden switching around, I highly recommend the whole writeup and would love input from those who know more about football than I do.
Like the physical requisites, there’s a specific set of mental attributes that separate whether players are suited to play inside or out. Joe Thomas, the best left tackle in football, has famously short arms, but no lineman alive is calmer and more unflappable when pass blocking. “The key to playing on the outside is understanding angles,” Bentley says. “It has nothing to do with how tall you are. It has nothing to do with how long your arms are. Does that help? Yeah, it can help, but that’s not the no. 1 requirement.”
Kelvin Beachum, who stands a relatively paltry 6-2 and manages to play left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, gets by the same way.
When Birk, a taller-than-average center who played tackle at Harvard, made the move inside during his rookie year, his interior education came courtesy of Jerry Ball. By 1998, Birk’s rookie season, Ball was 34 and seven seasons removed from the most recent of his three Pro Bowls, but still, dealing with the 330-pound nose tackle was a daily chore. Ball would torment the rookie, inching farther inside before the snap, baiting Birk into thinking he meant to crash hard across the center, only to dart back toward his original gap as the ball was snapped. “He really made me realize it’s about more than just power,” Birk says. “There’s a lot of thinking that goes on in there.”
Not much new information in the article, more of a summary of things we already know.
I really like that Drevno plans to organize the offense around the strengths of the QB, instead of putting a square peg into a round hole like we've been doing since 2008.
Here is the video of Drevno working on the OL.
Experts can let us know if he is doing anything different than Funk.
I really liked the statement that every detail is planned and that no time is wasted.
Credit to olsont, who mentioned this in the Greg Harden thread but didn't have the requisite points to post.