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Mike Leach on developing players for the NFL

Discussion in 'Other NFL' started by Carmen Cygni, May 26, 2018.

  1. Carmen Cygni

    Carmen Cygni Well-Known Member

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    https://draftwire.usatoday.com/2018/05/25/mike-leach-nfl-draft-washington-state-why-would-i-care/

    This is the reality from collegiate level coaches and I see nothing wrong with it. It's also why the CBA practice restrictions need to be significantly revised if we intend on continuing to improve the professional game, rely on young talent, increase gamesmanship, and decrease injuries.
     
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  2. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    There's nothing wrong with it, but its why I would love the league to create their own accedemy. Take a group of the best willing players, and instead of having them play college football, have them live on a NFL campus where they learn football and train in a controlled enviornment for three years before entering the draft. If you take 100 players a year, then there's a big chunk of the first three or four rounds of the draft being molded for what you'll want in the pros, instead of the unpredictible world of NCAA.
     
  3. Carmen Cygni

    Carmen Cygni Well-Known Member

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    Whether they take advantage of it or not, and despite whether they think they need it or not, college football players need to be in an educational environment with access to training and/or a degree for their lives beyond their very limited professional football careers. And that's IF they even make it professionally. Any and all collegiate athletes need a solid alternative plan to their goal of playing sports.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    It works with many other sports though doesn't it, and in most countries outside of the US? Many baseball players go straight from high school to the minor leagues, and I'm pretty certain that in many parts of the world, they start even earlier than that in soccer.
     
  5. Carmen Cygni

    Carmen Cygni Well-Known Member

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    Does it work? What are the results? I don't know.

    I'd gander to hypothesize that their percentages are relatively similar to ours in terms of professional success. I'm even tempted to say maybe those athletes are worse off, because studies and research have proven that being a multi-faceted athlete, or one that participates in 2 or more sports rather, experience more success than those who are strictly and solely focused on a single sport. At least in early years this holds true. Now once you've reached the years of around 18+ the focus on a single sport becomes more important, and ultimately that's where the discussion began, but it's of my belief that being singularly focused proves more of a detriment than one of beneficial value in grade school.
     

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