- Aug 31, 2008
- AFL Club
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I was thinking a similar thing watching that. He's moving laterally out of traffic and isn't afraid to power through and break out of tackles (which would put a lot of force straight down through the core and his legs). I also reckon his acceleration has increased a bit. Seems to be bursting away from the packs a lot more, but that could just be a result of him being able to play a more offensive role rather than a reactive defensive one.Seems to have some more agility this season, looks clean around his legs
I do recall an article talking about how severe JOM's injury was though
The NFL isn't harder on players bodies. They have potential for greater injury if something goes wrong, but they spend significantly less time on ground than the average AFL player, they play significantly less games in general, and perform significantly less movement over the course of the game.It's so severe that few NFL players who have the injury manage to play another game as a starter, or they fade quickly afterwards and are done.
Jaeger's a rare exception at this stage, couldn't be happier for him.
There have been exceptions in the NFL too, and that game is definitely a whole lot harder on player's bodies.
Future looks bright for JOM and the Hawks if his body allows him to play at where he's at now for a few more years.
I've been to around one to two hundred games of AFL, played it at lower levels until my body wouldn't let me anymore, and watch it fairly religiously for the most part.The NFL isn't harder on players bodies. They have potential for greater injury if something goes wrong, but they spend significantly less time on ground than the average AFL player, they play significantly less games in general, and perform significantly less movement over the course of the game.
AFL players run more KMs per game than a soccer player, and crash bodies together almost as much as a rugby player. It's probably the most physically strenuous ball game in the world.
Imagine LBJ or Westbrook type athletes.i've always wondered what the AFL like if it was played in america
imagine a bunch of NBA players — 22 Nic Coxes, Buddy's etc. running around but half a foot taller
would be insane
Would love the AFL to be a global game. However, upon reading your post, not sure if that is in our best interests lol.Imagine LBJ or Westbrook type athletes.
Aaron Donald? Clowney? Gronk? They'd have to trim right down, but he would absolutely level players.
How about Tight End Kyle Pitts who just got drafted this morning at pick #4 to Atlanta - 198cm, runs a 4.4s 40 yard (36.57m) dash and weighs 111kgs. Abssolute freak athleticism.