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- This academy is great in helping the players transition from kicking the rugby ball to kicking an american football.
- It allows them to prepare and get an education here in the U.S.
- While it teaches the rules, it does not necessarily teach the strategy in relation to the rest of the game.
- Finally, it also does not teach some of the "what if " scenarios and stress plays that could happen....like what occurred Saturday. His departing comment was that since this was such a big deal and made huge headlines, he would not be surprised if this sort of training was added to the "curriculum".
|2 weeks 2 days ago||33-28 Michigan||
for the win!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Our FB's will be runaway beer trucks......||
Like Owen Schmitt was at WVU!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The funniest part was Spielman and McDonough laughing...||
and then McDounough said something like.."He is letting everyone know who is #1."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I Live Down Here in Atlanta||
and they had somone on the air during a radio segment yesterday that essentially addressed this same issue. Apparently this guy was familiar with the Kicking Academy that most of these Aussie players attend in preparation to come and play in the U.S. I am paraphrasing here, but in summary, this is what he said:
Again this is a brief summary of what was discussed yesterday.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone Know what Kind of Play We Ran...||
when the H-back trapped the NT? In the video imbed, it is the first play we run after Harbaugh is banging on Rudock's pads. We ran it a couple of times and got some nice chunks of yardage. Just curious.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Reminds Me of A Band in A2 back in the late||
80's - early 90's called Pete Moss and the Fun Guys.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed -- I live in Atlanta||
and Randy Cross (Former 49'er All Pro lineman) is part of a morning sports talk show here. He commented on this extensivley this morning. He said he has friends in the Jets organization that talked about Bryce Petty not being able to identify pro defenses and couldn't pick out the Mike linebacker when he first got to the Jets camp. He said that instead of being taught to read defenses, some of the college "systems" only teach how to read the receivers in relation to their space on the field ( I am paraphrasisng a 10 minute conversation). He believes this is also one of the reasons RG III has had such a tough time in the NFL. He said that while these are very effective offenses in college because they get playmakers in space, they don't necessarily teach the required nuances of the NFL quarterbacks. He emphatically stated he is not "anti-spread" because the offenses are fun to watch and make the game exciting -- but feels they don't adequately prepare QB's for the NFL.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Could not agree more...||
To me this was the most glaring aspect of the whole game.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Thumbs up to this......||
plodding is the word that comes to mind
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Could not agree more...||
the lack of speed is painfully obvious.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||We were watching the game and kept asking...||
Why do ALL of our RB's look so slow? I know none of them are "burners" per say, but they looked like they were plodding out there. Is it the indecision hitting the hole? TO me that was one of the most glaring aspects of the game.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe how slow our RBs look.....||
Is it a lack of speed or indecision hitting holes? They look like they are in slow motion.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||God - our lack of speed at RB||
Is painfully glaring
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks All For The Responses....||
I live down here in Atlanta and want to get one ordered!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||The entire '97 offensive line played||
in the NFL, had 2 All-Americans and 1 HOFamer.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||28 - 22||
28 - 22 Michigan
|12 weeks 4 days ago||FYI - Not Sure if OT -- Countess is on Auburn's||
2 deep that was released about an hour ago.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Suddenly got a little dusty in here...||
while reading at work.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Daddy Needs a New Pair of Braylons.........||
and "crying need for anyone that can outrun a traffic cone on offense....classic! Can't wait to see this guy on the field!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Lived In Minneapolis for a Few Years....||
The Metrodome was aweful for Twins games. However, for Vikings games it was a different story.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yes it was --||
I thought we actually outplayed them and got homered on a couple of calls.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Ughhhh - This Was My Sophomore Year||
and we road-tripped down for the game. Still remember Grbac's interception like it was yesterday - we had them on the ropes and could have put the game away there if we scored.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Rumor down here is that he was very close with Mike Bobo,||
his QB coach and OC at Georgia. With Bobo now the HC at Colorado State, there is talk he may follow him there or go to a JC for 1 year and try to transfere elsewhere.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly - we had a number of kids from Louisiana||
and other places where the local programs were down. If you remember - LSU, Texas, and Oklahoma were all going through down periods and our recruiting benefitted from that. Anthony Thomas, Russell Shaw, Jeremy Tuman, James Hall, Marcus Knight,Tommy Hendricks, etc. all came from "the south". Sure, we had our share of midwestern kids, but the roster was supplemented with studs from around the country.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||1 Question - Where Did You Get the Mancave Flag???||
I want one for mine!
|43 weeks 3 days ago||+1 to you, sir....||
I thought the very same thing when I saw the flag.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly....if you've never||
Been to Westwood, it is a pretty amazing place - especially in late January for a kid from the Northeast. But in Harbaugh we trust!
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Excuse the ignorance here, I've been traveling...||
Is the Zordich hire official? I did not see anything.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Except he did bring us||
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Don't Let it Kill You Babe,||
Don't Let it Get To You.....
Upvoted You for the TP reference!