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"Luke Kuechly defines what a freak is."


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#16 dksmith17

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:13 PM

He doesn't look the part of an "athletic freak" because most "athletic freaks" are monsters. 

I think it is because he doesn't go for the highlight reel hit every possession and just wraps people up.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:14 PM

Keek's combine was not similar to Willis'. Keek ran in the 4.5s. Great for a LB, but not jaw dropping. When a 240+ guy runs in the 4.3s like Willis did, that is jaw dropping.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

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Keek's athleticism is definitely underrated. You look at his combine numbers and they are pretty much ideal across the board for a 4-3 MLB. But, a freak? Not so sure about that. Guys like Cam, Peppers, Dontari Poe, Vernon Davis, Patrick Willis... those are freaks. Those guys have size/speed combos that just don't happen.

Willis vs Luke combine:

 

Willis

ht 6-1

wt 242

40 low 4.48 40 time 4.51

20 yard 2.62

10 yard 1.53

225 lb bench 22

vertical 39

broad jump 9-11

20 yard shuttle 4.46

3 cone 7.23

 

Luke

ht 6-3

wt 242

40 low 4.49 40 time 4.58

20 yard 2.59

10 yard 1.56

225 lb bench 27

vertical 38

broad jump 10-3

20 yard shuttle 4.12

3 cone 6.92



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Well, he said freak- he didn't say athletic or physical freak.



#20 The_Mango55

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

People don't consider him a freak because he is white, and that isn't part of the generally accepted white player description vocabulary.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

Well, he said freak- he didn't say athletic or physical freak.

 

Yeah, maybe he REAALLY likes feet a la Rex Ryan?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

Luke's #'s are more impressive than I thought.   That's badass.

 

Compare him to Vernon Davis... I know he's a freak.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Well, he said freak- he didn't say athletic or physical freak.

 

this.

 

the way he's built mentally and physically and how he puts it all together is definitely freakish.

 

i have very little doubt that when he steps on the field that he very well may be the smartest guy on it for either team on either side of the ball. and i'm talking after having studied the other team's offense knowing what they are going to do and how best to counter that. you add in his physical abilities as far as strength and speed and agility and then add to that his leadership on the field and you have yourself one freakishly dangerous player.

 

we are ncredibly fortunate to have several freaks on this team, but esp. him and cam who are two of the most talented and dangerous players in the league.
 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Luke has basically the same or better combine and you don't hear anything about it.

his combine numbers were better than most db's



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:27 PM

Freak doesn't necessarily mean athletically freakish.

 

I think his combination of good athleticism and other worldly football IQ and instinct makes him a freak. It seems like he can see the play unfold even before it even happens, and he is athletic enough to react and execute what he sees he must do. It's a deadly combo. 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

we have a couple of "freaks" and a couple of "uber-freaks"......  hasn't always been the case.......  hope that the Flailing  Falcons will freak out when they see "the force" being unleashed upon them 



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Honestly, Tolbert may be more of a "freak" than any of them.  Someone with his wise and build should not be as fast and agile as him.  He's made some catches that WRs would have dropped.

 

 

On the This is Gross with Tolbert, Gross talks about Tolbert working out with the oline and mentions how he can out-squat everyone on the line or something along those lines.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:41 PM

Well, he said freak- he didn't say athletic or physical freak.

 

I think those two are synonymous in this context

 

The media scouting community collectively came when Luke went ruckshaw on Baltimore in preseason this year. There is so much groupthink with stuff like that and everyone was watching. That one strip fumble TD play was enough to cement Luke as a freak.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

10+ tackles, 2 ints, and 1 sack vs. the pathetic Failcons then you're a FREAK Keek!

 

You've been caspering the last couple of weeks. SHOW UP BOY!



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

Kuechly's brain and fundamentals far outweigh his physical attributes. Same with most MLB's




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