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    Do freshman mistakes really exist?

    Or is it just an excuse we make for poor play? What is the line drawn that differentiates a freshman mistake over pure lack of talent. I hear the freshman/sophomore, etc mistake thing alot. If a player fumbles the ball and/or doesnt recover it, is that a freshman mistake? Its things like that, that should be already ingrained in their heads. No excuse for it. So I challenge you to think of mistakes that are made that are true excusable "freshman mistakes"



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    Re: Do freshman mistakes really exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Or is it just an excuse we make for poor play? What is the line drawn that differentiates a freshman mistake over pure lack of talent. I hear the freshman/sophomore, etc mistake thing alot. If a player fumbles the ball and/or doesnt recover it, is that a freshman mistake? Its things like that, that should be already ingrained in their heads. No excuse for it. So I challenge you to think of mistakes that are made that are true excusable "freshman mistakes"
    Yes, they're used to High School football. Division 1 is a different ball game and it takes time to get used to the speed that's there. Just like Rookie mistakes in the NFL. Same thing. It takes time to get those old habits learned in High School retrained to the new level of play.

    On the other hand. I'd say this should only go on for about half the season, not much more. If we are still saying that in game 9 or 10, then it's another problem besides a true freshman mistake.



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    Re: Do freshman mistakes really exist?

    Missed blocking assignments by backs, not reading blitzes, QB's not throwing the ball away, or throwing up the ball when they should take the sack. Mostly mental mistakes. But yes by the end of the season they better know what they are doing.



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    Re: Do freshman mistakes really exist?

    You would expect some things from a new system to be tough for them to learn. However on basics alone: holding onto the ball, tackling, etc I have a hard time handling those mistakes.



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