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BaconGrundleCandy

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Tom's the only one that consistently keeps that back foot down. Ive always likened it to a needle on a record. Stays on you get tremendous accuracy or sound. Comes off (usually to generate power - see Tua) and you'll get a scratch. Really begain throwing with all hips/core after working with house. Everything else was accuracy, strength.




... you can see it here with Mac


 
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BaconGrundleCandy

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I tried responding earlier this morning but was in work and lately I've actually been working and haven't had my phone with me.

I think this is as good time as any to say "thank you" to Bacon for all I've done if you live in Boston. Or even if you're just passing through. Guys like me, tough guys like me. Build this city for you to drive around in. Live in. Visit. Roads, hotels, condos, malls, schools, you name it. Bacon builds it and makes it happen. Someone has to get their hands dirty and it sure as shiit won't be most of you. You couldn't do it.

So its only nice to say "thank you" for make your life easier, more efficient and effective.

Hopefully it fit or you're probably still on the pot with no feeling in your legs.

can you expand on this "is it worse in the NFL" ?

College & NFL are the same but very different in some regards. I've talked about this a few times but the size of the field is the same, 53 1/3 but the hashes are much different. NFL is a little under 20 feet, I forget exactly but roughly like 18.5 - 19 feet. Whereas in college it's double that, like 40 feet.
That makes a big impact on where the ball is spotted. How you might line up. What you might call. Easier to run spread.

I've talked to enough players and read enough about it to know it affects certain players at least in the short term. Mostly WR/TE who work in the middle of the field. Spacing is a huge part of football so you can imagine it might mess with someone a little initially. The lines are a little blurred today with the rule changes, more teams running college stuff. Its still a man vs man equation in the NFL. Man vs space in college.

It matters a lot. It's something rarely brought up if at all that's a big difference.

As far as RPO. The NFL is still adapting and getting used used the RPO. Make no mistake there are some wonderful coaches in the league but it's a thick shell that's tough to penetrate in terms of change, new ideas, new coaches. We see a ton retreads with little change when you think about how vaste football is.
So basically in college you can take a few steps (3) while in the league it's one. You really have to be creative with design and on point with timing. Like we know why we wouldn't run any with Harry. So teams might be afraid of penalties but there's no evidence to suggest refs are looking for this. And even if the throw a flag make them throw it every time. We've seen DB's and DL take advantage of physical play outside and other things. you have something that works why not take advantage? It's not against the rules.

I have no stats on this but I would have to believe you have a higher % of a positive play with RPO vs a regular run, especially one between the tackles. There's just so much built in that helps you succeed vs a normal run. I mean how often do we see an "illegal man" downfield on regular runs not called.
Teams should run more rpo with slants bc of how easy it is to complete and the yac opportunity. Tua built a career around that play.

There's plenty of room for growth there and NFL teams should be pushing the envelope not dusting off the old playbook.

There's a lot of room for research in the draft space. You can use the AV score from pro football reference. The 33rd team just published something that shows only 31% of players sign a second contract with the team that drafted them.

I always welcome that stuff bc again there's a lot of room for insight, improvement in that space.

It's tough bc Bill has supreme job security. The NFL is a turnover machine. It's a little tough to compare and contrast between someone rebuilding from scratch vs Bill but definitely useful.

Again there should be a lot more talk, accountability and transparency in the draft space. Comparing GM's, media, draft geeks. I welcome an unearthing here.

There's so many layers here.

Coaching matters. A lot. Especially when the margins are super thin.

First off let me say how wrong I was about Tomlin. I admitted this last year when AB was going nuclear and that only grows stronger. AB, Ben, Harrison, Bell and on and on and he just kept winning. Hats off.

I'm still very much player > coach. You wont see a good or even great coach move the needle on a bad team but we've seen good-great QB's or teams drag guys like McCarthy, Pete, Rex and others to the playoffs. But yea they matter. Back in the day players were soldiers in some cases. Literally responded to orders. Today players would go into trigger tweeting crying from their mansion. The chemistry has to be there today.

Landing spot is also enormous. Especially for QB'S it's so crucial. This is such a big part of process though. Where you go matters a ton.

I remember Jared Goff talking about roster sizes in college. In the pros you get to know everyone. Everyone has a specialty and role. In college you have 7 of everything. You could be dealing with double the size. See someone a few times and never see them again.

One reason why the NFL is chess and college is more checkers.

ok so you did make it, nice.

Look into who's good drafting between RDS 4-7. Who's good in the media? Does any team draft one position better than everyone else (like Pitt and WR)

Almost anything would be useful bc there's still so much to learn in that space.
@Vindicate
 

BaconGrundleCandy

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Last I heard sacks killed drives almost 80% of the time. Like you take a sack on a drive and there's almost an 80% that drive is dead.


(yes the bar is supposed to bend)
Reminder that Chubb could absolutely enter strongman comps if he wasn't playing in the league. P4P one of the strongest dudes to ever play in the league.
 
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captain stone

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Last I heard sacks killed drives almost 80% of the time. Like you take a sack on a drive and there's almost an 80% that drive is dead.
Didn't some coach somewhere say that sacks are over-rated? Talk about the game passing someone by...

It also underscores how important our OTs will be for us this season; that's why Brown/Wynn are my #1 X-Factors on offense.

(yes the bar is supposed to bend)
Reminder that Chubb could absolutely enter strongman comps if he wasn't playing in the league. P4P one of the strongest dudes to ever play in the league.
But but but we got a 5th-rounder for Sony!
 

BaconGrundleCandy

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Didn't some coach somewhere say that sacks are over-rated? Talk about the game passing someone by...

It also underscores how important our OTs will be for us this season; that's why Brown/Wynn are my #1 X-Factors on offense.


But but but we got a 5th-rounder for Sony!
Probably trying to sound smart. Every time I hear those #'s they're overwhelming in the defenses favor. Like 71% a few years ago or higher. You can't ignore that.

I think that's the only box we have to check. Wynn moving, mostly new(er) interior. It'll be interesting to see us early on.

Leave Sony alone Captain we never would have won that SB without him :)
 

One-If-By-Sea

In the Starting Line-Up
I thought he would at least compete for a PS spot during camp; but maybe he's seen the writing on the wall there as well...

Or maybe he is genuine in his desire to serve in the Navy and prefers that over football. There does not have to be hidden messages in simple decisions.
 

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