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CelticCat

Member Since 24 Apr 2013
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In Topic: Want a rugby player?

22 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

but he's not going to play union. Hes going to play American football. And might I say All three games are distinctly different. But American football is the easiest to learn. I played union for 8 years and only recently played league after playing football in HS and I saw immediately that rugby carried over to football and not the other way around. He has the foot skills, ball transition skills, Hes definitely got the conditioning. Hes going to be laughing at all the breaks lol.

 

I've played Union myself since I was 7. I agree that there are definitely some intriguing things to like. Ball handling and commitment to the tackle are a great start. I guess a lot has to do with perspective, I don't find the rules of Union or League very complicated whereas in football the rules can seem quite blury, sometimes I'm still not sure what a catch is or isn't and the refs seem to have trouble too. I wish I could have played football to experience it myself. Alas, I am way too old now. There also seems way more to learn with formations and the size of playbooks.

 

I played a little over here later on in NC in my old age, for fun mostly and I get what you say about football players playing rugby, especially with ball handling, kicking and "safe" tackling. However, they tend to make them bigger over here. I think I played behind the largest pack ever over here, LOL. I see American Football as a much more explosive game while Rugby is more aerobic, so yeah, the breaks would be funny, plus he'd only have to play one way.

 

Obviously the fact that he's a good player already increases his chances but it doesn't seem to me teams have a lot of time to waste developing players. Kickers seem to have the easiest transition. But I could see him as a gunner on special teams, a guy like Steve Tasker. But I don't see him transitioning into a legitmate starter at say WR, S, LB. I think he'd be way too far behind the curve.


In Topic: Want a rugby player?

21 October 2014 - 03:14 PM

These guys have a hard enough trouble transitioning to Rugby Union. However, Micheal Bates was the best returner we ever had.

 


In Topic: R.R.: considered signing Peppers during off season

15 October 2014 - 04:36 PM

He's playing better in GB than he did in Chicago last year I think. I expect a little extra effort this week too.


In Topic: LaFell

15 October 2014 - 04:32 PM

Are you getting this from some website? All the stats I see have him as zero targets until week 3 and zero drops for the season.

 

I have not watched a Patriots game.

 

I don't know why he isn't being credited with any drops. I've seen him drop a few. He dropped a TD pass last week.

 

I think the Patriot O is built for him to put up better stats than he ever has here. I will say though that both he and Smitty look fitter to me this year. Maybe its just the different uniforms but they look in better shape to me.


In Topic: Kelvin Benjamin Still Looks Boom or Bust

15 October 2014 - 02:07 AM

Might want to start dropping the "bust" possibility too. 6 games in, 400 yards, 4 TD and 21 First downs. He has effectively assumed the #1WR role.


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