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Just wondering, why do fullbacks always get such low grades? Joyer was like a 2 star and swanson's grade is like a 75...i know they dont do as much as other positions, but if they play well at their position, why give them low grades? dont you need to see major flaws to say "hes not a four star"?
Same with kickers...most are like low-graded despite being great kickers. hypothetically if there was a kicker that never missed a kick and can kick from 60 yards or something, what does he get points taken off his grade for?
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It's not a glamorous position, and is often underappreciated. It's much more important for some offenses than others.
For example, without a decent FB, we don't have an offense, period. As bad as it was WITH one, I shudder to think how bad it would have been without Joyer.
But, FB's are primarily blockers, and that's low-profile, like OL. The TV cameras follow the QB and the ball, and we often miss what else is going on that allowed the QB to complete that 50-yard TD pass.
While we're watching a TD dance, there are some OL and a FB back there that enabled the QB to make the pass in the first place; and they, along with their teammates and coaches, pretty much have to congratulate themselves... there won't be a mention in the paper or on ESPN the next day.
These are the blue-collar, lunchpail guys, and they usually like it that way.
This post was edited by G8R8U2 18 months ago
Do not know.
Do not care.
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For us Swanson is a 5 star, that's all that matters.
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