Zoners: Do you prefer Speed or Brute strength?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It is the ratio of speed to size that matters.

    I created what I call a Forty Freak Score. It attempts to scale up to compare bigger players with a 200 lbs player that runs a 4.4 forty.

    Anything over Zero is similar to a player that weights 200 lbs running faster than a 4.4 forty. A negative number is similar to a player that weighs 200 lbs running slower than a 4.4 forty.

    It is the last column on the right.

    IMO, measureables are useful for differentiating players with similar demonstrated performance on the field. It's like having an extra scouting report.

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  2. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^This^^^^ Especially on the oline but I damn sure like Austins speed and ability too.
  3. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    Strength on offense and speed on defense. That's how the 90's Cowboys were built and I have no doubt that same formula can work in today's NFL.
  4. Star4Ever

    Star4Ever Well-Known Member

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    I prefer OL that can pass block and run block. I don't give a crap how they get it done. :D
  5. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Desean Jackson turned out to be a bust eh? (minus the fact he's a human turd)
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I like strength on the both lines!
  7. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    With the no blows to the head rule, no hitting defenseless receivers rule and the no chuck after five yards rule I think a small WR can do just fine but he usually needs exceptional quickness and/or speed to make an impact. Austin has both in spades so I think he's a great threat to have for teams that run 3-WR offenses where he is basically a starter out of the slot.

    When you add in his return game contributions and ability to run the ball out of the backfield I think he is an okay value in the mid-first round.
  8. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    In general, at most positions I want adequate strength for the job and ++quickness/agility, ++explosiveness/power and +speed.

    Perhaps NT is the one position where I prefer ++strength over speed.

    Even along the OL you're usually going to be a better blocker if you can play with quickness and agility to get into better position to make your blocks than you will with extra strength to try and bulldoze the 300 pound guy in front of you.
  9. kazzd58

    kazzd58 Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather draft WR Patterson from TN than Austin
  10. LittleD

    LittleD Well-Known Member

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    I favor brute strength on the OL & RB so that the team can help Romo out by running the ball more effectively. I favor all out speed on the defense so that the opposition QB has to hurry into mistakes. JMVHO...
  11. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

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    speed kills
  12. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    So Long is projected to be moved to G in the NFL....I wonder if Armstead could make a similar move.

    Imagine this line


    This would probably be the fastest and most athletic OL in the history of the NFL. We could pull from either direction. We could trap from either direction. Our screen game should improve immensely. Wanna run a fast paced offense, let's do it.

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