Huskies ~ 5115/189
Literal Translation: Quality or Power of Turning ~ of Revolution ~ of Rotation.
In Fanatical Yankee's Deeply Demented & Twisted View of the FootBall World: A Defender's Capacity ~ or lack thereof ~ to Flip Hips or Turn & Burn in order to Mirror a prospective Receiver as he bolts DownField.
In Man Coverage, Core Strength and Combat Craft play a large role in a CornerBack's Success or Failure.
In Man Coverage or in Zone, you can be sure that Fluidity, Acceleration, Ball Skills, and ~ above all but Verticity ~ Processing Speed impact the Fortune of any CornerBack.
Run Defense is very important, as well.
...At least in my Perception.
But, above all, Processing Speed ~ Rapidly Reading & Reacting as the Play unfolds and ~ particular to Corners above all other Players ~ Verticity...are what carve out the difference between Pro Bowler and Putz.
Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass what a CornerBacks's "40" Time is.
And I care even less about'is "Ball Skills". Interceptions are nice, but just Gravy. The idea is to play Defense.
Pass Defense ~ Outstanding Verticity. Can Turn & Burn at an high level. Phenomenal Fluidity and tremendous Acceleration. Completely lacks Core Strength. Clearly best in Off Coverage or in Zone. Would be a disaster in Press.
Run Defense ~ Sketchy. Like many Defensive Backs, he's good for a Splash Play when circumstances present him with the Opportunity to Tee Off, but he's bad at Setting The Edge, despite a good Effort level.
In fact, that's true of many Defensive Backs, these days.
But in the 21st Century NFL, Desmond Trufant projects, in my view, to not only survive but indeed to thrive: He's a little raw, mind you, but he commands an exhilarating combination of explosive Verticity when he needs to Flip Hips, and fantastic Fluidity when he needs to quickly redirect at a less dramatic Angle.
I like Desmond Trufant. He's an annoying, chatty bastard, but he plays with sustained Intensity. My favorite Tape on'm, in fact, was the 2012 Oregon Game, where his Huskies got slaughtered. They were down by 28, halfway through the 2nd Quarter, and eventually lost 52-21...But Trufant played like the Devil, and simply never let up.
That's not just simply admirable: It translates to the Professional Level, where Work Ethic & Pride rapidly separate the Wheat from the Chaff: Persistence and hard work go a long ways towards determining success in the NFL.
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