T-Sizzle wrote: FlyingGreg wrote:
kearly wrote:Football technique is a bigger problem for Irvin than his size (added football to avoid "that's what she said" joke). Dan Quinn could legitimately have an impact there. I still think that Irvin is so far away that it would require a revelatory transformation to see him as a 3 down player. But if anyone could do it, Quinn could.
Agreed, but "bigger" problem still means his size could be a problem. I don't know that it is...it just seems like it could be.
He is 9lbs lighter than Clem. <---------- Why does everyone here ignore that? Size is not a problem.
It's not being ignored. As I said earlier, everyone is built differently. It's not just about raw weight differential, it gets into biophysical aspects like muscle fiber, tone, center of gravity, shoulder span, arm length, etc. Clemons looks a little more stout to me.
If you watch Clemons and you watch Irvin, you can't possibly tell me you don't see a difference in the strength aspect of how they attack an offensive linemen. Again, that could come from technique. But it's perfectly acceptable to wonder if Irvin has enough sand in his bag so to speak. I don't get why people are getting so defensive about it.
As a 3rd down pass rush specialist exclusively, I think he'll be o.k.