to play football, not to play trumpet
OT But I won't tell this kid that...
Kid's like five times the size of everyone else on the field!
There is a hammer and a nail....
how does the story end???
I like the kid shrugging his shoulders at the end of the video.
But you hit that kids knees and ankles a couple times and he won't be so happy to always have the ball.
Exactly. We had a kid like this in our Tyke division a few years back. Let him break off a couple of long runs, he gets winded. Then put some shoulder pads in his gut. Don't take long.
To use an expression, "Mother of god"....
Dude just went full Refrigerator Perry
to learn "go for the legs"? I remember learning that in backyard football pretty damn early on.
So I was about 12. I also learned to put him in a body bag after taking out the leg.
Is that you, Johnny?
Did Charlie Weis decide to play football?
There are two weird things about this:
1. I was a foot taller than all my classmates when I was in 6th grade. I don't know if I would've gotten that jacked up about plowing through a guy half my size.
2. Although he looks like a hoss now, if I had to guess I would say this kid never pans out. He doesn't look particularly athletic and is not benefitting right now by playing against a bunch of normals.
In my kid's league, they call kids beyond a certain weight "stripers," (a stripe on their helmet,) and they can only play on the line, not be a ball carrier. My son is in 8th grade, and you have to weight less than 154 at the beginning of the season. If you weigh more, you are a "striper." Each team is also allowed no more than two "double stripers," which are kids weighing 201 pounds or more at the beginning of the season. They don't want a 200 pound kid bowling over (and injuring) kids who weigh about 120 pounds.
We had similar rules when I played. In the 6th-8th grade league If I recall correctly, no one over 115 lbs could carry the ball and no one over 165 could play at all. Of course, this was the early 90's. They're probably all that big now. Also, anyone that was any good (or really big) was playing for the school by 8th grade anyway.
I had those rules in 5th and 6th grade football. But once we got the 7th and 8th, anything was game.
Reminds me of the Andy Reid footage they always show from the Punt, Pass and Kick competition...
It shouldn't surprise me that the Lions lost in that picture.
That's no moon.
He looks REALLY young.
That back is huge, but the tackler made the absolute worst decision possible there: he stopped, stood straight up and, I don't know, just kinda tackle-dummied himself.
Just get Becky "The Icebox" out there, she'll take him down.
/ Little Giants reference
Lane Kiffin just offered...
I find it funny this kid is wearing the number 00. I don't know why, but it just seems very suitable.
I'm unimpressed with the line. None of them locked on and continued to run their feet through the defender. Who is their OL coach?
That's just unfair.