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Old 07-26-2013, 04:20 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by TheReverend View Post
I'm a firm believer that guys who can play football can just play football.

...whether or not their measurables or practice game or ______ really give them a chance to show it, that remains to be seen.

Guys like Elvis and Woodyard that dominated in college against solid to top competition. Those guys were big time contributors in their ROOKIE years. Crazy that a guy that looks and runs like Tarzan gets so much extra time and attention.

Honestly I think that speaks to the arrogance of coaching at the NFL level.
I agree. Many minds on the pro level convince themselves of the value of measurables over simply being able to play the game well. The arrogance that with that athletic slate they can craft football monsters. I am glad that there seems to be some focus in Denver on attaining players with high Football acumen, or those that have shown themselves to be highly coach-able.

Shanahan, as great of an football mind as he has, is a victim of this arrogance (though he is looking much better these days).
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