Ill try again 😂.
My only interest in participating in this thread is to talk football; and this is a perfect opportunity to discuss OL technique, which can lead to ALL OF US TO LEARNING [This includes myself] I will only respond to football talk; they’ll be no response to any negative statements about other posters [Uffda’s not even participating in this discussion (so far)]; theories on why people reject learning; or gerrymandering what the discussion has been about.
The football issue/debate I’m involved in is simple and labeled as Position #1 AND #2:
Position #1: A poster said his expertise [“half decent OL eye”] detected that Spriggs is violating “Tackle-101” principles because he routinely stops moving his feet on contact. He further opined that Spriggs adopted these “bad habits” because Spriggs was not starting for the 1st time in his football life.
In my opinion, unless a reasonable basis is provided to support Position #1, Position #1 is outrageous because it implicates a fundamental character flaw in Spriggs and gross incompetence of the entire GB coaching staff, which is not simply absolved by Spriggs recently playing a touch better. It is stupefyingly outrageousness that Position #1 was supported by one offering his credentials in degrees of expertise instead of supporting the position with fact or reason.
Position #2: I fully disagree! The statement about Spriggs not moving his feet contact is 99% false, if not 100%. This position is supported by argument as follows:
WE BOTH AGREE that Spriggs not moving his feet on contact is an obvious technique error, it is truly a Tackle 101 error. This is so fundamental that GB’s HC and everyone on the defensive or offensive staffs is indicted, if it’s true. Every DL/LB rushing or DB blitzing going against Spriggs and every defensive coach watching his player go up against Spriggs would easily spot that Spriggs stopped moving his feet on contact. The evaluation of all players is based on the execution of his assignment against the quality of the opponent. A sack/pressure or lack thereof receives one grade if the OT is Joe Thomas and another if the OT is a 2nd year player that stopped moving his feet on contact. Spriggs routinely doing this would prove the ENTIRE coaching staff as negligent in not seeing or communicating the problem to Spriggs and/or Spriggs totally refusing his coaching. I assert our staff is not this negligent.
Moreover, there is nothing in Spriggs’ history that suggests he’s a tool. Sulking because he didn’t start, brooding to the point that he would not immediately work to correct such a fundamental flaw, really? Sounds like a great plan: “I’m not starting so eff my fundamentals, that should help me start.” It’s outrageous, it’s defamatory! Wonder how Spriggs’ mom would feel reading such nasty, NASTY, crap about her boy?
I have re-watched random sampling of Spriggs' pass pros in each 2017 preseason game just to make sure that I didn’t miss this [I know I can always miss things, I know that I can always learn]. The 20 or so plays that I have re-reviewed show clearly that Spriggs’ feet NEVER stop moving after contact, NEVER! I have also watched several clips by Nagler, Rodney, Fennell, CHTV, Acme, etc, most showing Spriggs at his worst in the 2017 preseason and not once has Spriggs stopped moving his feet on contact.
My contemporaneous notes on Spriggs’ play show that I’ve seen him lean or raise his pad level on his kick step [This happens most of the time he gets beat inside]; seen him lean or raise pad level on power step; seen him lean when punching; seen him punch off his kick foot; seen him move his feet too close together; seen him for no apparent reason shift his weight so its not centered over his base; seen him anticipate the DE going outside, when he went inside [Probably not a physical mistake, but a mental one with Spriggs thinking he had inside help or G blew an assignment]. I’ve never, NEVER, seen his feet stop moving on or before contact, unless he’s “anchoring.”
To prove Position #2 [that 99-100% of the time Spriggs does move his feet after contact] one would have to post each and every play…I’m not doing this 😂. Anyone interested is free to review these clips for themselves and weigh in if they choose.
Position #1 can be proven with the posting of 8-10 plays that show Spriggs’ feet stopping moving on contact.
However, Position #2 can be EASILY disproven with the posting of 1 or 2 plays [Spriggs had less than 100 PS snaps] showing Spriggs’ feet stopped moving on contact. This is a very easy burden to meet, if true. And given the vicious nature of the charge, it should be supported.
I only see my participation further in this topic if one moves to prove/disprove either theory or otherwise deepen the discussion or shed light on OL/Spriggs’ technique. Absent any further adult football talk, or a retraction [😂 yea like that’s gonna happen😂] I see the issue resting as “agreeing to disagreeing.”