Purely hypothetical question of course. Lets just make up someone for sake of discussion, lets call him...Lenny. Lenny Vagarro. Lenny is a great athlete. He is so athletic, his college football team, which has the 72nd best scoring defense in the country, uses him in all kinds of ways! They use him up near the line to support the run. They use him in press coverage to man up on wide receivers. They even sometimes use him in deep coverage! Wow! That's a lot of different things!
Now for some purely hypothetical questions about Lenny:
1) Lenny is 214 pounds. Lenny was about average at shedding blocks from the receivers he played against in college, most of whom will never see a down in the NFL. Will Lenny excel at playing near the line and in run support the NFL?
2) Lenny runs the 40 yard dash in 4.63 seconds. He is also 6 feet tall. I dont know anything about the NFL. are most starting receivers slower, or significantly faster than 4.63? are most starting receivers shorter, or significantly taller than 6'0"? If you know, can you tell me - do you think Lenny will be able to cover most receivers one on one? Boy I hope so! he plays on my favorite team!
3) Lenny was super awesome in college, but he kinda had a bad habit of taking the wrong angle in pursuit on some plays. Most of the time it wouldn't even matter though because some other guy would make the tackle! But sometimes, like when Lenny would be playing deep, like one of those safety guys, he would do this and then the other team would score! Do NFL coaches care about this much? Are they gonna gonna be big jerks and yell at Lenny? Because I like Lenny - he plays on my favorite team!
3) Lenny is hardcore! Sometimes, instead of tackling like those other boring guys, he likes to lower his shoulder and hit real hard! and then the crowd is all like, "OHHHHHHHH!" I like that. Sometimes though, he lowers his shoulder, but then the other guy like totally moves at the last second so it makes Lenny miss him. Those guys are jerks too. Also, Lenny seems to like to lower his head on tackles and target supposedly "defenseless" receivers, and earned more than a few personal fouls. Defenseless? What a joke! They're already wearing pads! I mean, NFL refs dont really care about stuff like that do they? I heard from my friend that the NFL has been removing more and more rules like that that keep cool guys like Lenny from being able to be so hardcore on the field. They're even suing more and more former players for pestering them about so called "permanent brain damage". So because of these trends, this is probably the only worry about Lenny that can pretty much be thrown out completely! Whew!
I hope you guys thinks none of these things could be a weakness for Lenny, because, I mean, he plays on my favorite team! AND HE'S SO VERSATILE! and if I were to objectively decide than one, or more, or all of these questions had a negative answer to it, well that just wouldn't make me as happy as it I didn't. And who doesn't want to be happy??? duh! Image: https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRKfeTubQzljQN9eD-N1m10wkUk7Ex87udg_EZnXrNlsxm4f58E
This post was edited on 4/27 at 1:28 am