DeSean As Explosive As It Gets
Cal wide out makes defenses look worse than they are
Sept. 12, 2007
By Trev Alberts
Special to CSTV.com
Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
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Is DeSean Jackson a more exciting player than Devin Hester was, taking everything that they do/did into account? - E.L.,
DeSean is just so explosive and he's a little guy - 160 pounder. He's not a polished wide receiver, but he's so physically gifted as an athlete that you just get out of the way and let him run. He's so fast, has such great vision that I think a lot of the time we miss - like his reverse against Colorado State last weekend - the fact that the other team is not necessarily playing bad defense. He makes it look so easy, he's just so good that he makes defenses look terrible.
Remember, heading into last weekend's game,
What's the deal with all these injuries? It seems as if players are getting hurt at an alarming rate, in both college football and the NFL. Is there a direct reason for that? -
Players are too big and too explosive and too dynamic. It's a scary game.
This is going to sound like I'm a weenie, but I watch games now and think to myself, "You've got to be kidding me."
The collisions that go on, the speed and the size of these players...I mean these guys are playing linebacker at 270 pounds and running 4.5 40s.
These kids are so strong nowadays, going to these training sessions in seventh and eighth grade. I never even lifted a weight until I got to college. We didn't have a weight room in my high school. The first time I ever squatted was at
Kids are testing their bodies to such an extent that I'm surprised there aren't more catastrophic injuries to be real honest.
With USF becoming more and more of a legit contender out of the Big East, Miami and FSU floundering and UCF already upsetting N.C. State and getting a shot at Texas in a brand new stadium, how do all these talented Florida teams plan to compete with each other? -
It's a great question because not only are they competing with each other, but as everyone knows
But at the end of the day it's still about which programs are winning and which programs have the best facilities. As long as Bobby Bowden is still coaching there will always be questions from other recruiters about whether or not he'll be there all four years of their career. That will continue to be used against him. Obviously Miami is going through a transition, but South Florida and UCF have done a great job of taking that next level guy, who maybe isn't Miami or Florida caliber, but is still an outstanding player and coaching them up.
Jim Leavitt has done a great job with the Bulls and in his league, playing against the likes of Cincinnati, his team looks awful fast. And many of those kids use the fact that they weren't recruited by
There's tons of talent in