I play semi-pro football (american) here in Brazil. Granted, I don’t post regularly but I check in whenever I can. Thibadeau’s sub-forum is pure gold, especially if Olympic Lifts are part of your programming.
Lots of good info here, but I agree you have to filter a thing or two. I’ve had a few threads about sport-related subjects and got answers (nice tips) from the same faces over and over, which is nice but makes it clear that not everyone here cares about performance in a field.
Unite we must.[/quote]
What position do you play? Yes I agree Thib’s forum is amazing for an athlete that wants to be explosive…[/quote]
Right now I play stud linebacker on a 3-5-3 defensive scheme, but in the past I played safety. Considering who I’m talking to I usually tell people I play strong safety for practicality issues. Also to avoid questions like ‘Aren’t you too small to play linebacker?’ and such.
We just moved from a modified 5-2 to the 3-5-3 this season so I’m still adapting. Plus, playing the whole game in the box fucks you up. I cannot put into words how much beaten up my hands (especially) my hands have gotten since the season started…
oh trust me I know! I’ve been in the box my whole life LOL I mainly play offense though, I have played all positions on the O-line but I have found a home at RG and C for now… I do like the 3-5-3 as well as the 3-3-5 both are really good if you tend to see a lot of spread offense… Not to mention I like playing on the nose or a 1 tech shade…[/quote]
Man I have mad respect for linemen. You are all unsung heroes and you get the shittiest part of the job. You gotta have some balls to through 60 minutes of hell, so my hat is off to you homie.
We fuck around with the 3-3-5 in a few situations, mostly because we’re a relatively small and fast defense for the league, so we make the best out of playing the pursue game. Also, it’s nice to fall back into coverage from time to time and play ball hawk for a break. The 3-5-3 is a good weapon against pretty much every offensive formation if used properly - having 6, 7 or even 8 guys flying in on every play frightens any quarterback, especially inexperienced ones like the one we play against.
I’m 6’0", 190lbs. That in the States would be an ok conerback, but our league is WAY smaller in terms of players. I can actually play head to head with any TE in the league and I’m actually more developed than 99% of the receivers.
Are you playing college right now?
Yea 6’ 190 is small for a LB but that is if you are talking NFL… Semi-pro here there are LB’s that size… I play semi-pro ball now, hoping to get into college but I’m almost done with my associates already so I might finish my degree before I get a chance LOL I am just hoping to play D3 for a year or two so I can get a leg up on my potential coaching career… and now that I think about it, I have a buddie that plays DE that is your size, pure speed pass rusher though and he prefers to play FS lol