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Old 07-15-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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The game of soccer has many more facets than just track and field. Yet beating someone in a foot race is definitely one of them. The more you beat them, the more time, and space you give yourself and your team.

American Football also requires situational awareness, yet their running technique is practically perfect, sprinter like.

Top Flight, and development soccer will stand to gain much if they take elements from different sports to improve themselves.
I think the big difference between soccer and the NFL is how important the NFL draft is in selecting players and how important the NFL draft combine is to the draft. The NFL draft combine is an multi day event where football prospects get evaluated by NFL teams in football skills specific to their position. There are also drills and sprints that are timed and measured such as the 40 meter dash. Positions that require speed such as receivers and backs the 40 meter dash at the combine is of the utmost importance. Shaving off 0.3 seconds in the 40 at the combine can gain a draft prospect several spots up in the NFL draft. Jumping from the 3rd round into the 1st round of the draft can gain a NFL prospect several million dollars in a NFL contract.

For a wide receiver, running back, corner back to run a 4.8 time vs a 4.5 time in the 40 at the NFL combine risks slipping down several spots in the draft. A draft prospect could also slip several rounds in the draft or slip out of the draft altogether. Millions of dollars are at stake and draft prospects who neglect proper sprint technique and training cost themselves big time. Furthermore it display to NFL teams that a prospect is not serious about putting the time and effort into his craft in not preparing himself for such a important event and leaves serious questions concerning motivation, dedication and work ethic. Draft picks are too important to use on someone with a questionable work ethic, dedication and motivation. If you can't be motivated when millions of dollars are at stake you probably going to be less motivated once you have millions of dollars in the bank. Not having proper sprint technique at the combine is where every tenth of a second is crucial will cost a prospect big time money.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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I think the big difference between soccer and the NFL is how important the NFL draft is in selecting players and how important the NFL draft combine is to the draft. The NFL draft combine is an multi day event where football prospects get evaluated by NFL teams in football skills specific to their position. There are also drills and sprints that are timed and measured such as the 40 meter dash. Positions that require speed such as receivers and backs the 40 meter dash at the combine is of the utmost importance. Shaving off 0.3 seconds in the 40 at the combine can gain a draft prospect several spots up in the NFL draft. Jumping from the 3rd round into the 1st round of the draft can gain a NFL prospect several million dollars in a NFL contract.

For a wide receiver, running back, corner back to run a 4.8 time vs a 4.5 time in the 40 at the NFL combine risks slipping down several spots in the draft. A draft prospect could also slip several rounds in the draft or slip out of the draft altogether. Millions of dollars are at stake and draft prospects who neglect proper sprint technique and training cost themselves big time. Furthermore it display to NFL teams that a prospect is not serious about putting the time and effort into his craft in not preparing himself for such a important event and leaves serious questions concerning motivation, dedication and work ethic. Draft picks are too important to use on someone with a questionable work ethic, dedication and motivation. If you can't be motivated when millions of dollars are at stake you probably going to be less motivated once you have millions of dollars in the bank. Not having proper sprint technique at the combine is where every tenth of a second is crucial will cost a prospect big time money.
Yeh, top flight association football, I dont think have draft. They scout kids very early, and just develop them in house. They dont really give anyone a cold tryout like the NFL or NBA Combine.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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Congrats to Kylian Mbappe for somehow overcoming his horrible handicap of less than ideal running form and STILL being able to help lead his team to a World Cup!

Imagine what he could do if he could actually improve his arm swing
If the defenders want better chance at catching him, they need to shave off as many seconds as they can.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:48 AM
 
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If the defenders want better chance at catching him, they need to shave off as many seconds as they can.
Yep, defending is all about straight line speed

You really should quit while your behind....
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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Yep, defending is all about straight line speed

You really should quit while your behind....
There are plenty of instances where it is a straight line race.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm surprised a clear troll thread like this is still open.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I'm surprised a clear troll thread like this is still open.
^I called that earlier
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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Too slow for basketball... When did basketball become a fast sport?

Aside from playing pitcher, what part of baseball is scary? I'd say playing goalkeeper is significantly worse. You're literally throwing your body into a missile of a solid ball with NO PROTECTION other than gloves.

As for football (American football,) I highly doubt anyone playing soccer really had much desire (if at all) to play American Football. A lot of soccer players around Europe, Canada and the US played hockey if anything, as it is another sport that requires ridiculous levels of stamina. And vice-versa: lots of pro hockey players also played competitive soccer growing up.
Just watch some of the baseball injury videos on youtube if you dont think baseball isnt scary to play.Soccer is very safe which is why kids love it,its a large soft ball that doesnt go very fast.The only injuries you see in soccer are all the fake ones.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Because a true athlete weights 250lbs, gets tired after 5 seconds of movement and wears tights for a living.
A bunch of 10 years olds can run around for an hour and half just like these pro soccer players but I wouldnt call them athletes either.

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Old 07-17-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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The average NFL player is actually considered "obese." LOL. Regardless of muscle mass, being at a 30+ BMI puts y=one at risk of obesity-related illnesses.
Because football is a collision sport, mass helps.
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