Processing Speed ~ How Rapidly & Effectively they Read & React to the rapidly changing LandScape in front'f'm
Power ~ How forcefully they Run the Ball
Acceleration ~ I don't give a Rat's Ass about "40" Time. How Quickly do they Hit The Hole & Turn the Corner?
Fluidity ~ How Serpentine he flows through Traffic.
Ricochet ~ How Explosively they Burst out'f their Breaks when they Change Directions
Security ~ How reliably he holds onto the PigSkin
Pass Blocking ~ Can they stay on the field without endangering their QuarterBack's Life?
Pass Receiving ~ Are they a true Dual Threat ~ what I call a FlexBack?
I think that deploying a Feature Back is a ridiculously stupid way to go: You'll get much better results if your HalfBacks aren't constantly battered and bruised. It's the most punishing Position in the entire Game, as evidenced by the notoriously short Shelf Lives of HalfBacks ~ especially Feature Backs.
As such, it makes no sense to me to have less than 3 reasonably capable HalfBacks to share the Load.
After all: That's about 400-500 Tackles they need to absorb, each Year.
Nobody's asking any "Wide Receivers" to absorb 400 Tackles a Year, last I checked!!
And most of those are at the hands of 200 Pound CornerBacks, not 300 Pound Gorillas!!
And as it's quite obviously best for the Team to split up the Carries, it stands to reason that most HalfBacks simply don't warrant 1st Round Investments...with some few notable exceptions!!
Power ~ Outstanding. Excellent Core Strength and uses it to advantage.
Acceleration ~ In and of itself, far better than generally perceived, I think: pretty Good, in fact.
Ricochet ~ Decent.
Fluidity ~ Adequate.
Security ~ Excellent. Great Form. Correct Arm.
Pass Blocking ~ Poor.
Pass Receiving ~ Decent. Used quite frequently, but still very Raw ~ more'f a Body Catcher.
While I think he offers an exceptional blend of Power & Agility ~ and far better Acceleration than generally perceived ~ I think that'is Field Vision is highly suspect, and that his ability to Rapidly Read & React to Defenses might be an enormous stumbling block to'is Potential to succeed at The Next Level.
Next Year, I'm going to have to add a How I'm Most Likely To Be Wrong line to these Reports.
In the case of LeVeon Bell, that would simply read: Because I've underrated his Processing Speed & Diagnostic Acuity. And if I have ~ which is extremely possible ~ he could very well become an exceptional PowerBack.
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