Posted On: 07/27/20 5:33 PM

To play LB at a high level requires a lot of different intangibles. For starters, the position is one of the most physical positions within the game of football. Each play, LB’s are highly likely to make contact with another player, while also having to be strong enough and balanced enough to not let it keep them from their assignment. Paired with this, LB’s also have to be able to read an offense and understand the flow of the game very well. This can be the very difference between a  big play for the opposing offense, or a critical stop. Even if a LB has these two crucial traits, what sets them apart is if they also have the ability to change direction and redirect themselves in the direction in which the ball is. This includes passing plays, and running plays. While it is very difficult to have all of these traits and to be able to display them at a high level, coaches are also very important in further developing these traits and abilities. Sometimes, coaching can take a player from good, to great just by doing so. Regardless of these things, and the fact that the position is

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