Rumour Revealed: Bulldogs pair’s intense training day with Antonio Brown

wcv1475

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Is this strange, just read the article and it read like a puff piece (complimentary article), asking the question only due to the accusations that Brown has against him?

Can you imagine the calls of culture, if this was Dustin Martin or the like featured in the article?

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Is this strange, just read the article and it read like a puff piece (complimentary article), asking the question only due to the accusations that Brown has against him?

Can you imagine the calls of culture, if this was Dustin Martin or the like featured in the article?

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Without knowing a lot about the guy in question, I read that they were allegations.
 

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Without knowing a lot about the guy in question, I read that they were allegations.
Yeah that is why I said accusations, much like the NRL player stood down pending his court case this year can't recall his name. Just thought it was a strange look for the WB players considering his current situation, and that a much more negative piece would have been written if it was a Dustin Martin or a Player like De Goey from the club I follow.
 

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They had breakfast with the guy and then spent a couple of hours training with an elite athlete trying different training methods.

Dunkley & Crozier are high character guys, the session was set up through a mutual contact. It’s hardly like they know him personally.
 

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They had breakfast with the guy and then spent a couple of hours training with an elite athlete trying different training methods.

Dunkley & Crozier are high character guys, the session was set up through a mutual contact. It’s hardly like they know him personally.
Yeah that is sort of my point do you think that the AFL media would have printed that story as a good story if different players were involved?
 

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Good example of the different level of athletes out there...i know dunkley isnt super athletic but hes one of the best mids in our game...and he physically cannot compete with antonio
 

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Good example of the different level of athletes out there...i know dunkley isnt super athletic but hes one of the best mids in our game...and he physically cannot compete with antonio
They're both conditioned for their respective sports. Big bodied mid aint going to run rings around a reciever
 

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Conversely there'd be very few players in the NFL that could match the endurance profile of anyone on an AFL list.
Nfl is a hard sport to judge...wide reciever are at the highest level of athletes...speed,power,agility,reflex etc

Qb's on the other hand dont have to be athletic at all (tom brady) not to say there are not good athletic qb's but its not high on priorities. Qb's have to be very intelligent and have the god given ability to process situations, environments,changes in split seconds. Cope well under pressure but also anticipate what opposition will do.

But you are correct, the vast majority of the nfl would not have the aerobic power of the afl boys....but imo...top end recievers are at the pinnacle of athletic ability
 

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Nfl is a hard sport to judge...wide reciever are at the highest level of athletes...speed,power,agility,reflex etc

Qb's on the other hand dont have to be athletic at all (tom brady) not to say there are not good athletic qb's but its not high on priorities. Qb's have to be very intelligent and have the god given ability to process situations, environments,changes in split seconds. Cope well under pressure but also anticipate what opposition will do.

But you are correct, the vast majority of the nfl would not have the aerobic power of the afl boys....but imo...top end recievers are at the pinnacle of athletic ability
Just to add to this it's easy to forget the less glamorised guys on defensive/O-Line, check out some of James Harrison's workouts on youtube if you haven't already, it's phenomenal. I saw a sports science thing on foxtel a couple years ago about the force they hit with, it's absolute nuts. Alot of these guys get paid more than the high profile RB/WRs because they have a bigger player win above replacement than the WR/RBs, this was illustrated last year when Pittsburgh went from Bell to Conner.
 

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