Originally Posted by Slice of Life
Frank Gore scored a 6 on the Wonderlic. An easy test that tests your level of stupidity.
He's stupid. He's excelled at a game he's physically predisposed to excel at.
There's not much to, Take ball, run towards daylight.
Originally Posted by Strandly
MJD? Like 8 of the top 10 RBs of all time were 5'10 or shorter. Being small and strong are ideal for that position, just like being fast and tall is great for wideouts. But I'm not talking about physical dimensions. If you're stupid and/or can't think fast you're still going to fail at a game you're physically predisposed to excel at. "Natural talent" is just some ambiguous term people throw out there as an excuse for losing to someone for a reason they can't measure.
Yep, the reason, LEVERAGE, pad level is lower, its harder to tackle. There's a reason why McFadden is injury prone, he runs to high. Reason why Emmit Smith could be the iron man, he's stocky and shorter.
But Speed is also genetic, there's a reason why certain nations dominate the long distance running, and speed running. Reason why majority of Black people in sports are faster than white people. Reason why majority of Black people can jump higher than white people. Its genetic. There muscle make up, and proportions dictate they are going to be predisposed to be better. That makes them a natural talent. There's a reason why Notre Dame football recruits there players based on certain height and weight standards. They want certain body types that are predisposed for athletic success.