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I'll try and relate it to something that most people have had to do. It is kind of like learning a second language. When you first start learning, you translate the new language into the old language to gain understanding. At some point, the language 'clicks' and you don't do the translation anymore, you think in the other language. This is the point where you stop talking like a 4 year old and actually become fluent in the new language.
On the football field, when a player is learning the defense, the player thinks where they should be and what they should be doing and then they do it. At some point, it 'clicks', and they no longer have to think about where they need to be. This is when everything 'slows' down for the player. They are going to where they need to be without even thinking about it. They are instinctivly reacting to what the offense is doing instead of thinking about what they need to be doing.
When the 'click' happens is what is really dependent upon the individual. Some players it is no time at all. Clarrett talked about how the game slowed down for him and he could tell what every player on the field was doing when he was rushing, and that was during his Freshman year. That is very rare. Other players it takes longer.
This post was edited by OmegaBuckeye on 10/16/2012 at 7:57 AM
Great analogy Omega. A lot of what they are learning is new clear up to the terminology. You see the same thing in the NFL.....when you make a big jump in competition level, you have a lot more to learn.
Good analogy. One way to learn a new language fast is to live in that country for a while. ie; get em on the field during a game and let them learn. The experience learned will be greater than the mistakes made. I really don't think it could get much worse.
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This post was edited by Pula_86 on 10/16/2012 at 5:38 PM
Nothing like on the job training. Throw them in the fire. Can't be worse than Klein.
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