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4 minutes ago, Cakeshoppe said:

I wonder if this is the kind of thing that we’re going to see people trying to handle with VR training during offseasons

That sure makes a lot of sense, especially if you can emulate what it looks like from each position
I'm gonna push back a bit on PRs comment above that it doesn't matter where you are standing on the field. Clay Matthews talked about how different everything looked when was playing inside vs at OLB. A safety has different reads than an ILB and he sees those reads from a different spot. I can see how VR would accelerate the learning curve and we know that different players learn differently. One -size-fits-all is rarely the answer 

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1 hour ago, Packerraymond said:

Reading the flow of a play doesn't have much to do with where you're standing on the field, but more to do with what's between the ears. You either have it or you don't. Burks is a smart guy, but he doesn't come off as football smart at all. Still with a good DL like we have and the upper echelon athletic ability he possesses it's not out of the question that he can't be a good see ball, chase and tackle player. I just don't expect him to possess the skills to ever get to the point where he's anticipating like the great LBs can.

I once thought he didn't like contact.  Like he was playing a little scared out there.  Then I saw him get smoked on a running play where he took a wrong first step.  A guard just mauled and decleated him.  I truly thought he would hang his head and be officially "done".  Next play, he must have recognized something because it was a pitch outside, he read it right away, flew outside and blew the play up.  Not an arm tackle, not a heat seeking missile type hit, but just a great hard sure tackle.  Could have been for no gain or a loss.

Tells me that you are right...it's the football part between the ears.  He isn't afraid of contact.  Obviously the guy has incredible athletic gifts.  The game and position was just too much for him last year.

I think the kid needs reps and hard coaching, which I think he's getting.  Once the game slows down for him, I think he has a chance to be an impact player.

And that's tough for me to say, because I too did not like that pick one bit.  Even saying that, I'm not giving up on him.  He certainly didn't give up after being pancaked.

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