Originally Posted by Crown Royal
Can't disagree with that. Al was good last season, but a play or two come to mind where, one on one with a 1-tech, he just got blown up. Gurode is physically gifted, but last year I was ready to give up on him because he couldn't grasp the mental aspects of guard. I actually didn't know he was a center in college - but I am very glad to hear that he is doing well.
The poster below you points out that he was slow of the ball at guard - I never even thought of that as being a reason he missed so many assignments, but it kind of makes sense. I like that Al is being pushed by someone - competition is healthy for a team.
Couldn't agree more... and as far as gurode being too slow all you have to do is watch him when he needed to be somewhere he was always a half a step to slow to get there or if he has to change direction quickly he just can't seem to do it
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair....Bertrand Russell