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mr beauxjangles

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#2739211 Does arm length (OT) really matter?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 14 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

R^2 is so small that what is being displayed in the graph doesnt mean anything to me


Yep, that's basically the point.


#2738791 Does arm length (OT) really matter?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 14 April 2014 - 08:30 AM

There have been numerous threads over the last few months examining the various OT prospects and many of them mention arm length. Zack Martin, Jake Matthews, Joel Bitonio, James Hurst among those often mentioned as having short arms, and Robinson, Moses, Kouandijo, Richardson, and Ja'wuan James among those whose stock is supposedly helped by their long arms.

 

Conventional wisdom is that arm length is among the most important measurements for a tackle - or really any player along the line. The logic is pretty obvious - length helps prevent rushers from getting to the outside and/or around a tackle.

 

There's no need to question the logic. It makes sense and coaches/scouts have studied and observed that long arms, all else constant, make for a better prospect. But therein lies the problem - "all else constant."

 

PFF takes a look at the impact of arm length on OT performance (overall PFF grades per snap, as well as run and pass blocking individually). Feel free tor read the entire piece here but suffice it to say, they have found absolutely no relationship between arm length and performance in recent years. Again, the problem here is that they are simply looking at correlation. Those with shorter arms may have many other qualities where they outperform the longer-armed prospects on average (if long arms really does matter, then it would be reasonable to assume that they need to be exceptionally strong in other areas to balance  this out). This would also be reasonable to assume if scouts are willing to accept a less polished or less technically sound prospect if they have great measurements (arms, hands, height/weight).

 

So what's the point? Don't just discount a guy because he has short arms. As oft-cited as it is, remember that Jake Long and Joe Thomas both have absolutely tiny arms by NFL standards (less than 33 inches).

 

Would welcome commentary from some of the more knowledgeable football guys here, especially those of you that played on the line in college or otherwise. I know that there are at least a few of you here.

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#2736389 Finding someone online

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 11 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

Really interesting story from someone that I know that is very relevant to your situation.

 

One of my colleagues lost his wife in 2003 to cancer. They had discussed the fact that she didn't want him to be alone for the rest of his life. She had always heard him speak fondly of his "high school sweetheart" and she encouraged him, on her death bed essentially, to reach out to this woman. It had been over 30 years, just like your situation. The only way that he knew how to get in touch with her was through alumni networks. So he contacted the high school and her college's alumni associations, explained who he was and why he wanted to contact her, and asked if they'd provide email, phone, or address. Both indicated rightfully so that they would not provide that information for privacy reasons, but that they would willingly pass along any message from him in addition to his contact info. So he wrote her a long letter and both schools sent it via email. She responded to him the next day. They are now married.

 

It might not work for everyone, but it's at least an idea that I know has worked for someone else. Good luck.




#2734727 My neighbor set up house on fire...

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 10 April 2014 - 02:31 PM

Wow. Man you have some crazy stories. Really really glad that you are safe and your house is not a total loss. And I thought my day was stressful...




#2734716 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 10 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

The one on the right kind of looks like austin powers with glasses. 

 

dude, austin powers wears glasses...




#2724838 Rough day today....

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 02 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

Oh look it's our monthly reminder that Zod takes photos of beautiful, slightly clothed women for a living. I kid. But not really. Shut up already. But keep posting the photos. Clearly I can't make up my mind about how I feel about this. Thank you boobs.


#2724467 Louie C.K.'s cut SNL skit

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 02 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

The joke about God and our mother was fuging hilarious

 

My wife and I were cracking up. But we kept thinking - did Louis just ask Lorne "hey, can I just have 15 minutes for a stand up act instead of a monologue?" That thing was exceptionally long. But awesome.




#2720030 fug YOU PIZZA HUT! fug YOU!

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 28 March 2014 - 04:17 PM

This is like complaining that you went to a Raiders game and saw schitty football.




#2713159 Whodathunkit, Roddy White is a classless POS

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 23 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

How fantastic would it be if the Huddle - a group of rival fans - started a kickstarter campaign to buy this guy his season tickets just to make Roddy look like a bitch?


#2705115 Cam having ankle surgery tomorrow: Breaking news

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 18 March 2014 - 03:59 PM

Perfect time for team to take a dive and get a top 10 pick in the draft next year. Just sit Cam out for the first half of the season. No need to force him out there.


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#2703109 Does anyone know anything about this website?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 17 March 2014 - 05:56 PM

Basically the Amazon of Japan - they've acquired so many other online retailers recently (like buy.com).


#2698155 Roman Harper Signs with the Panthers

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 15 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

Gettleman is trolling the eff out of us.


#2690436 okay they did the deed....so where the hell is our new #1 WR?

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 13 March 2014 - 10:56 AM

someone thought this was a two star thread. haha.




#2689571 Panthers bring safety Roman Harper in for a visit

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 13 March 2014 - 07:32 AM

<insert michael scott no god, please god no, no, no, nooooooooooooo gif here>




#2674832 Report: Eugene Monroe option for Panthers

Posted by mr beauxjangles on 04 March 2014 - 05:01 PM

OH YEA! Go hard or go home.

 

twss

 

 

 

 

yep. had to.






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