In light of the recent Kyle Kalis commitment, and the ensuing debate about whether his future lies at Offensive Tackle or Offensive Guard, I once again became curious about what the "ideal" physical attributes of various positions are. I think most people have a very good idea about what different skill position players need to have to be successful, but I for one am completely lost when it comes to the Offensive Line and much of the defense. So satisfy my curiosity, what separates a cornerback from a safety? A strongside end from a weakside end? The various possible linebacker positions? You get the picture. Obviously there are notable exceptions to any rule, and as we saw in the Rich Rod era plenty of potential tweener positions, but I'm curious what the general "ideal" is.
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.