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Fitzgerald11
08-01-2007, 12:12 AM
How come quarterbacks need to weigh more than most runningbacks and about all wide receivers when they're only going to take about 5 rough collisions per game? Runningbacks take about 5 times that and wide receivers take about 2 times that. It doesn't make much sense.

PACKmanN
08-01-2007, 12:30 AM
How come quarterbacks need to weigh more than most runningbacks and about all wide receivers when they're only going to take about 5 rough collisions per game? Runningbacks take about 5 times that and wide receivers take about 2 times that. It doesn't make much sense.

because when they get hit they can hold on to the ball also qb is the most important position in all of football so you need your qb to have good durability.

Go_Eagles77
08-01-2007, 12:36 AM
Also QBs tend to be taller, if a rb was 6'3" - 6'5" they'd probably weigh more than the average QB that height (Brandon Jacobs), also rbs/ wrs need to be slimmer to maintain speed too.

Auron
08-01-2007, 12:51 AM
They have to stand strong in the pocket and face pressure.

If they have good protection hopefully they won't have to take too many hits. But they have to deal with 300+ pound Defensive Linemen charging at them full speed, trying to knock the ball loose, or take them down.

Running backs deal with the same DL/LBs but they can generally be aware of when they are going to be hit and better avoid hits. Quarterbacks on the other hand have to go through their progressions and read the field, so they can be hit without notice at times.

PoopSandwich
08-01-2007, 12:59 AM
Running backs don't really ever get blind sighted and they're expecting to get hit every time they have the ball... QB's get alot of unexpected SHOTS from their blindside.