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- Oct 10, 2004
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Bo Jackson believes NFL defenders focus too much on tackling with their shoulder pads today.
Well on all NFL Defenses. ;-)
honestly, they really don’t have to. I wouldn’t run on the Saints either. Just enough to keep them honestWhat is our current streak for holding a back to less than 100 yards again?
And furthermore defenses have been strapped in about every way possible. Defensive backs have it the worst but any player trying to tackle a running back has to be careful of helmet to helmet now - no matter if the running back is the one who initiates it or not. So defenders basically have to aim for the hip and lower just to avoid a penalty, ejection, or fine. Probably why we are seeing more running backs leaping over defenders now.
Ummm...Bo was that good. Not to mention that he is from a generation that worked extremely hard, had grit, and heart. Athletes these days are coddled, sensitive, and soft as baby poop. He would either truck someone or just run right past them. Just like he did in an era that actually allowed hard hitting. Lots of dirty and borderline dirty hits back then. You can’t tell me that what AP did when he came into the league (crap ton of 200+ games) and still gashing defenses are the age of 80 years old, that if Bo was in his prime he couldn’t do the same or better. Heck, look at Derrick Henry. Defenses are scared to hit that guyBo was good but he sounds like he's taken a trip to fantasy Island!!
He was good but he wasn't that good.
Not really, there was an emphasis on speed in the late 80s and 90s with tons of track guys. Those players would have access to more modern training and nutrition just like Bo had he been born in this era. He ran a 4.13 which would probably be in the 4.2 range electronic. At 230 pounds and that is insane even for now. Offensive Lineman have gotten bigger as well as defensive tackles but linebackers have gotten smaller and ends are a little smaller with an emphasis on speed to pass rush rather than bulk to play the run. Dbs don't play the run as strongly as in the 80s and 90sNot to take anything from him but he started the conversation......defenders are bigger and faster now than in his day. He would be doing good to match his numbers and even that is improbable.
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