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jAZ
10-17-2009, 08:40 PM
Seems like they are nearly indefensible often in college, but you don't it (particularly the bubble screen) in the pros.

Why?

Old Dog
10-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Speed of the defenders

Mecca
10-17-2009, 08:44 PM
NFL teams have better defenders with better speed and instincts...

The 5th CB on an NFL team was probably the best cover man on his college team.

arrowheadnation
10-17-2009, 08:45 PM
Speed of the defenders

Yup...better athletes in the pros. Goes back to that, "could the best college team beat the worst pro team?" argument.

Coach
10-17-2009, 08:47 PM
NFL teams have better defenders with better speed and instincts...

The 5th CB on an NFL team was probably the best cover man on his college team.

You pretty much nailed it on the spot.

Deberg_1990
10-17-2009, 08:50 PM
NFL teams have better defenders with better speed and instincts...

The 5th CB on an NFL team was probably the best cover man on his college team.

This.

There are a million college football programs, and only 32 NFL teams.

Bwana
10-17-2009, 08:50 PM
speed

Mecca
10-17-2009, 08:50 PM
Unless the guy played for some complete NFL factory most guys in the NFL were likely the best players on their college teams.

jAZ
10-17-2009, 09:15 PM
I guess I new the answer was speed, and should have clarified my question as such.

How does that speed translate? Does it mean that the corners play closer to the line because they have the speed and instincts to react and as such, the bubble screens can't develop behind the blocker as much?