Posted by Big Ron on September 06, 21 at 14:43:57:
In Reply to: Offensive linemen 6'3" and under posted by Ajo Devil on September 06, 21 at 13:48:00:
Gas was 30 cents a gallon and football blocking rules were different then. Heck, everything was different back then. In addition to rules changes, modern nutrition and training has dramatically changed the stature of football players. Can 6-3 or 6-4 linemen excel at today’s day? Yep, but they must overcome physical limitations compared to competitors. Most need to bulk up and play in close space as interior linemen.
Mike Webster was one of my all-time favorite football players. He was as close to a modern day gladiator as law would allow. But at 6-1 250 lbs he would look like a high school player today.
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