In the picture you see above, Sam McGuffie is preparing to leap over
Steve Brown a Seattle Seahawk Rice Owl football player.
Okay, not really.
Instead, he's in the process of gaining 30 yards in Rice's spring game that was held this past Saturday. Since he just transferred there this semester and he'll be ineligible to play in 2009, the coaching staff apparently wanted to torture themselves by showing off a player they can't use for another year and a half.
I guess it's kind of like me looking at pictures of Sofia Vergara. I mean, she's away on a photo shoot right now. But when she comes back, I have big plans for us.
Looks like a physical size issue here. Tim Dwight had world class 100 meter speed at 5'10 around 185? If McGuffie matures to around 5'10 209 he can try NFL RB/ KR...if still a version of Barry Sanders "quicks" but under 200 he'll satisfy the next better version of Wes Welker/ kick returner. His 55-60 meter speed and accelerations are along with jumps cuts more valuable on a football field than straight line 100 meter speed. Nice to have both.ReplyDelete
I forgot to mention the oddity of a Warwick Dunn at 190sh. But I know McGuffie like other RBs have to develop their strength and power like the rest of the boys who are growing into matured men in this sport. I know Jerry Rice and others made good from smaller programs. I hope this guy gets solid advice and some support for his effort to become a great RB. He looks big enough to develop into a great one.