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: March 26, 2009, 03:12:54 PM

It has to due with the hips. Shorter players have an easier time of turning directions than taller players. And a position that places its fundamentals on how quick you can turn your hips, speed, acceleration, then well you can see how important loose hips are.

CB's need to have sizzors like legs. Hips, acceleration, ability to change direction are all extremely important and the reason some CBs become safeties in the NFL. Tall players tend to have longer legs, can't adjust their hips as well, don't accelerate as quickly and their ability to change direction is not as great. In short they are usually better at running a route in which they know where they are going rather than adjusting to where someone else is going.

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Wait I have one other point I think needs to be added.

The CB only need be tall enough so that when he jumps he can reach a ball the WR has in his hands while his toes are touching. That what the CB could knock a ball free before the WR comes down with it.

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#1 : March 26, 2009, 03:16:53 PM

Its hard to find taller guys who are as fluid and can turn their hips as well, thats why CBs tend to be shorter. And thats also why taller CBs are of more value, because they are hard to find

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#2 : March 25, 2009, 07:20:12 PM

Why are the CB always shorter then the WR? if we could get a tall CB we could match up against the tall WR I just don't get it.
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#3 : March 25, 2009, 07:23:20 PM

as long as the shorter CB is faster and can jump as high then it doesnt matter.

Shorter you are = faster you are usually. How many RBs do you have over 6 feet?


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#4 : March 25, 2009, 07:26:37 PM

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#5 : March 25, 2009, 07:36:05 PM

Look up a guy named Lenny Walls. Tallest CB in the league at one point. And burnt to a crisp. Repeatedly. Taller isn't always better.

Come to think of it, Talib is listed as 6'1, which makes the only 2 WR's on the roster taller than him Clayton and Stovall (6'3). Bryant is equal height. So there is a fairly tall CB on the roster.


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#6 : March 25, 2009, 07:45:32 PM

Anyone remember 6' 3" Juran Bolden or have we already forgotten his tenure here? Howabout Antonio Cromartie of the Chargers?

CB's are shorter because they have to be the fastest player on the field as they have to anticipate where a WR is going to go and catch up if they read it wrong. If your corner is much slower than the WR he's covering he's going to give up lots of space and lot's of plays trying to defend him. Speed matters more for a corner than any other position in football.

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#7 : March 25, 2009, 08:13:55 PM

If we had a tall C.B. he would be a wide receiver..

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#8 : March 25, 2009, 08:24:24 PM

It has to due with the hips. Shorter players have an easier time of turning directions than taller players. And a position that places its fundamentals on how quick you can turn your hips, speed, acceleration, then well you can see how important loose hips are.

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#9 : March 25, 2009, 09:11:47 PM

It has to due with the hips. Shorter players have an easier time of turning directions than taller players. And a position that places its fundamentals on how quick you can turn your hips, speed, acceleration, then well you can see how important loose hips are.

CB's need to have sizzors like legs. Hips, acceleration, ability to change direction are all extremely important and the reason some CBs become safeties in the NFL. Tall players tend to have longer legs, can't adjust their hips as well, don't accelerate as quickly and their ability to change direction is not as great. In short they are usually better at running a route in which they know where they are going rather than adjusting to where someone else is going.

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#10 : March 25, 2009, 09:31:35 PM

Anyone remember 6' 3" Juran Bolden or have we already forgotten his tenure here? Howabout Antonio Cromartie of the Chargers?

CB's are shorter because they have to be the fastest player on the field as they have to anticipate where a WR is going to go and catch up if they read it wrong. If your corner is much slower than the WR he's covering he's going to give up lots of space and lot's of plays trying to defend him. Speed matters more for a corner than any other position in football.

Height isn't as big of a factor as many believe.  In fact Cromartie at his height is better than most of the JAG CB's who are not taller than 6.  Reason has to do that he is uniquely agile for his height, as well as having uncanny speed.

Corner backs do not need to be faster than wide receivers (In fact most of them are slower than the WR's at the NFL level). Speed doesn't matter for a corner as much because agility is paramount given the physics involved in reaction times, and the stress put on the skeletal/muscular structure when needing to change direction.




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#11 : March 25, 2009, 09:32:36 PM

Genetics ?

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#12 : March 25, 2009, 09:34:21 PM

The physics involved in a larger body changing direction on a fly compared to a smaller body are self evident.  Genetics is a factor which is why freaks like Cromartie who are large (and yet so agile) and can play CB as a result.


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#13 : March 25, 2009, 09:36:00 PM

It has to due with the hips. Shorter players have an easier time of turning directions than taller players. And a position that places its fundamentals on how quick you can turn your hips, speed, acceleration, then well you can see how important loose hips are.

CB's need to have sizzors like legs. Hips, acceleration, ability to change direction are all extremely important and the reason some CBs become safeties in the NFL. Tall players tend to have longer legs, can't adjust their hips as well, don't accelerate as quickly and their ability to change direction is not as great. In short they are usually better at running a route in which they know where they are going rather than adjusting to where someone else is going.

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#14 : March 26, 2009, 03:21:46 PM

Why are the CB always shorter then the WR?

Because in HS and college, if you're fast enough to play CB and you are tall, the coach makes you into a WR.

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