Tide ~ 6020/316
My Notion of a great Offensive Guard is one who commands exceptional:
Core Strength ~ to thwart the onslaught of marauding Defensive Tackles in the Passing Game
Drive Power ~ to attack same Defensive Tackles and drive them back ~ or aside ~ in the Running Game
Launch Velocity ~ out'f'is Stance, off the Snap
Fluidity ~ to Redirect Quickly & Effectively
Range ~ Short Speed ~ to drive across the Flank on Pulls & Traps or UpField to the Second Level
Lateral Agility ~ to Stay Square as he Mirrors his man
Combat ~ As in Hand to Hand: Dexterity, Technique, Ferocity & Stamina!!
Core Strength, Core Power, and Fludity are most prominent in my view, when studying Offensive Guards. Launch Velocity and Lateral Agility are very important, too...But above all, my notion of a Dream Guard would be on who combines all these traits with exceptional Burst ~ a truly Athletic Offensive Guard who can run Power Sweeps all day long, as Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston did with Vince Lombardi's Packers, on their way to 5 Championships in 7 glorious years!!
Pass Blocking ~ Spectacular.
Chance Warmack has it all:
Core Strength to withstand the onslaught of vicious, marauding Defensive Tackles.
Core Power to attack the aforementioned vicious, marauding Defensive Tackles.
And he's surprisingly Mobile, bringing an effective Burst to the table, as well.
Chance Warmack has nothing less than SuperStar Potential.
He has the Talent to rack up a dozen Pro Bowls, and both the Passion and the Intelligence to make that happen.
Offensive Guards continue, unfathomably, to get ignored and devalued, despite what seems to me to be an obvious and consistently enormous Impact on their Team's fate ~ especially in the PlayOffs, when high scoring teams that can't win in the Trenches when it counts fade away, while low scoring Teams that can win in the Trenches when it counts tend to emerge from the shadows and advance far into the PlayOffs...and often go All The Way.
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