Reggie Ball limited Calvin more than any DB. Yes, Ball was athletic but had a weak arm....
Originally Posted by batsandgats
umm, Eric Weddle played corner in college and held Calvin Johnson to 1 catch, despite running a 4.4 and having great acceleration like a 1.4something 10 yard dash with great 3 cone and shuttle times and ideal size for corner and not safety, he was still moved to safety. Most of these guys are moved to safety by the time they get to college Tom Zbikowski. I am supposed to believe that there are only one or two guys that can play cornerback at the COLLEGE LEVEL, out of 120 teams? its just lazy stereotyping. There are actually a few guys who play nickelback at times in the NFL but are just called safety, Chris Prosinski is an example, he had elite measurables. And I think playing nickel can be harder for some than playing on the outside because those guys are used to using the sideline as a boundary, there are outside corners who struggle to cover slot receivers. I mean Edelman lined up as a nickelback before and held his own.
Since we are having this conversation, I'll take a chance and provide you an example of how black and white athletes differ. You take and athletic white basketball player with very good measurables versus a black player with similar measurables and have them both dunk. They look like night and day. The black player will likely **** the ball back and fluidly tomahawk dunk while covering a lot of ground in the air. The white player's jump and dunk will be more linear and mechanical. Tom Chambers was the guy who came closest to dunking like a brotha, and even he wasn't close.
I actually generally agree with what you're saying, but Rick Barry's kid had some street ball in him.