GameCocks ~ 5112/221
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. A real Beast who delivers far more hits than he takes.
Acceleration ~ Adept. Not overwhelming, mind you.
Ricochet ~ Exceptional.
Fluidity ~ Amazing.
Security ~ Solid.
Pass Blocking ~ Adept, but could become extraordinary. Tremendous Effort.
Pass Receiving ~ Extraordinary. A legitimate Threat.
The good news?
If Nature is allowed to take its course at its own Pace...they usually do fully recover their previous form!!
This Prospectus is based on that theoretical Scenario ~ that Lattimore is drafted by a Team that's smart enough to let'm work back gradually in 2013 and limit his Load. But I would not call that an assumption, mind you!!
Marcus Lattimore, if Nature is allowed to take its course at its own Pace ~ even despite Lattimore's own reluctance!! ~ should emerge in 2014 as a deliriously explosive Back: Armed with phenomenal Processing Speed, extraordinary Agility, devastating Power & Strength, beautiful Pass Receiving skills, and potentially pulverizing Pass Blocking skills, Markus Lattimore should become an amazing and exhilarating Force at The Next Level ~ a true SuperBeast!!
Chip Super Steal!!
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