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Imagine you’re a student and you have a practical exam coming up; in this test you’re asked to perform a specific skill and the instructors will not only be grading you for your ability to conceptualize what you are doing and why but to also that you can put it all together and actually get some results. I’ve been tested this way dozens of times as a undergraduate and graduate student and I can safely say that just because you know what you are doing and why doesn’t always mean you can do it in real life.
The same is true for football players; as instructors to the game, coaches often will be assessing a player’s ability to conceptualize what they are doing and why, but also how well they perform that skill. And just the same as any other student, just because you know what you are doing and why doesn’t always mean you can do it in real life. There are countless examples of players who have the mental aspect of football down pat but lack the technique required to be successful in...
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But before I head in that specific direction I want to debunk one of the myths...
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Nine months later, given the poor condition of Williams' shoulder, it's safe to assume that original diagnosis was inaccurate.
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He had offers from Central Michigan and Western...
Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams suffered a shoulder injury during week one of last season. At the time the Packers didn’t think it was serious, but he apparently suffered some nerve damage.
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2. Greg Jennings
2011 stats: 67 catches, 949 Yards, 9 TDs
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They say you can never have enough talent. When you’ve acquired all that talent, the question becomes how do you get the most productivity and value out of said talent.
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