Owen Marecic is absolutely One Of A Kind.
As a starting Full Back AND Mid Fielder ~ that's Middle LineBacker, to you Earthlings ~ Owen Marecic brings an utterly inspiring love of the Game to the table. Ultimately, it seems unlikely that he'll be much more than a Full Back at the Pro level...But you never know.
Marecic is a Neo Classic Full Back, by which I mean: a Blocking specialist who runs or catches the ball every once in a while. The Classic Full Back ~ unlike Marecic ~ did all three more or less equally, but the Game continues to evolve, and there has grown a dramatic difference in skill sets between a bull dozing Lead Blocker like Marecic, on the one hand, and a Classic Full Back like Stan Havili, who is more or less equally involved with all three aspects.
Of course, fewer and fewer teams even deploy the more specialized Lead Blocker types, like Marecic, and it may well be that his is a dying breed. A Full Back who is not a true Running threat ~ and perhaps only a marginal Receiving threat ~ may make his team's play calling too predictable. It may well be that in the very near future, all Full Backs will have to either evolve ~ or devolve? ~ into the Class Full Service Full Back, or seek another line of work.
Given that, Owen Marecic is, as the Game currently plays, an invaluable Warrior: A Lead Blocker of sufficient Power but exceptional Technique: a Technician who's outstanding Processing Speed, passionate Work Ethic, Dedication to his team, insatiable Passion, and unrelenting Tenacity make for a Force whose effect on his teammates and on the Enemy DWARFS that which his talent level ought warrant.
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