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Old 11-08-2007, 11:03 PM   #10
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Default Re: I hope Willie doesn't get TOO big...

I'll take the small loss on speed to gain some muscle.

The extra muscle allows him to bounce off of arm tackles better, takes hits better, and will add a power demension to his game. I'm not talking "Jerome Bettis drag 4 defenders for 30 yards" power, but he'll be able to lower his shoulder and hit a DB/LB with more force and have a more powerful stiff arm. You can tell he's got more power to his game when he blocked Gay Ray on Monday night. Just the other year, he would have been trampled and Ben would have been walloped.

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