Originally Posted by robert70x7
Being able to bench press 225 pounds 49 times does not translate to the football field. There are different energy systems in use when an offensive lineman makes his initial punch, and the bout lasts anywhere from 3-6 seconds. To generate power, they are relying on creatine stored in their muscles (which is not used in bench pressing for an extended period of time). Football players will NEVER give a consistent bout of energy in a single play that is required to bench press 225 pounds over 30 times. It isn't relative.
It could point out how serious a prospect was in preparation for the combine, but other than that it's worthless.
Not so fast...who's benching 225 for a half century? Don't go pooping on what that actually translates into....dedication and INTENSE conditioning.
In fact, that indicates a high level of oxygen exchange and removal of lactic acid. Not marshmellow activity at all.
That same ability for four seconds of blow and clear...is what is demonstrated at a high level in reps. That goes to game endurance and being able to answer the bell for every play...and not just the current 'game' decisions that kill game control and dominance.
But to transition from the college ranks to professional, isn't an on off switch. It takes settling into the mental aspects of dealing with much higher levels of weight and force as well. That takes a mental side and adjustment, but without a good foundation, just won't get accomplished AND maintained without the prior types of foundations.
On a career basis, only beginnings are acquired based purely on athletic dynamics from body type. The grind of the sport reveals the dedications and commitments for technique and focus that what you describe as failure, would miss. And a manageable weight for all participants, is a cross comparison.
For the record, one doesn't see squat, dead lifts, snatch, or bench competitions at the Combine as well...but that's because of limiting testing to a gross enough measureable to be manageable cross positional and individual characteristics. I don't think that I would test overhead serves at a tennis court as well, in contrast to true weight lifting ability...
There's no right way to do the wrong thing.
To compete for the playoffs, Dallas has to improve here: Only four sacks against Eli Manning over the past six games!