- Jul 29, 2012
This is correct.Disagree. I played basketball and football. Being a defensive end and Tight end was far more difficult. In basketball your coach may have 5 sets where you can run maybe 10 plays out of at best, mostly motion. Where as in American football you have 10 sets with 50 plays and each individual assignment may be different depending on how the defense aligns.
Everyone on the internet was a star athlete who makes 6 figures and has a hot wife, but I was legitimately one of the best players in my side of the state. However, I went up against a farm boy once who had a full ride scholarship to Iowa which means he was top 10 players in the state and maybe the best at his position. My job was to block this kid, I tried everything, anticipating the snap by half a second, guess where he was going, chop his knees, grab under his should pads, doing whatever I could to keep him out the back field. This dudes technique was just above mine, he could swim, rip, first step lightening quick, and I was on an island. Not like basketball where you can run a zone if the other team has this amazing player, there are ways to hide a bad player. You arent hiding a weakness on the football field. In football the best you can do is send a double team but that just puts pressure on other people a long the line.
For reference here is the best DE in the NFL
Come on bro lol.
Also...did you ever think you'd see the day when USMNT would have a future GOAT? sigh every dirty foreigner on this forum must be so happy for us!!