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11 minutes ago, Buffalo716 said:

While those are all true it's also more complicated than that

His football IQ and intangibles can be off the charts but when the play takes off his instincts kick in and he just does

Most of the greats we're great because of something special inside of them .. something you can't measure or teach

Most of the stuff Luke did 99% of the world can't do .. he was just insanely blessed to be able to do it

 

I guess what I was getting at is, he may not be able to teach what he does physically and how he reacts, but he may still be able to coach what he sees on film from opponents, what he's keying on.

 

The example in my mind is Bruce Smith.  No how no way could Bruce have coached someone physically.  Darryl Talley said it, he tried to copy some of Bruce's moves and gave it up quickly concluding they were not realistic for normal human beings.  But Bruce was a brilliant and obsessive film watcher.  He could tell another player what he was looking for and picking up on film to give him an edge.

 

That kind of thing.

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9 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

I guess what I was getting at is, he may not be able to teach what he does physically and how he reacts, but he may still be able to coach what he sees on film from opponents, what he's keying on.

 

The example in my mind is Bruce Smith.  No how no way could Bruce have coached someone physically.  Darryl Talley said it, he tried to copy some of Bruce's moves and gave it up quickly concluding they were not realistic for normal human beings.  But Bruce was a brilliant and obsessive film watcher.  He could tell another player what he was looking for and picking up on film to give him an edge.

 

That kind of thing.

Of course that kind of thing he can pick up on... But so could the majority of all NFL coaches

 

I think Luke was a tremendous player physically and instinctually

 

But you really can't give your instincts to other players unfortunately all you can do is try and help

 

I don't doubt that Luke would be good in the film room tho

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@Hapless Bills Fan

 

The Talley story trying to copy Smith's moves are funny and makes lots of sense

 

Bruce could do things no other human could,  he was physically Superior.

 

In high school I thought I could emulate Walter Payton scissor kick... Turns out Walter Payton I am not

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Bring in a MLB who retired very early to advise our young MLB to retire early?🤔

 

 

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13 minutes ago, BADOLBILZ said:

Bring in a MLB who retired very early to advise our young MLB to retire early?🤔

 

 

A point that perhaps that is not the example we want our best players to follow, to retire in only 8 years at the age of 28.

 

 

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If it doesn’t work out with him the Bills should check with Gilmore to see if he wants to coach.

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5 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

INteresting

 

 

Depends somewhat on his makeup as a player, for sure.  Is he one of those guys who just does, and can't tell you what and why?  Was he a brilliant film watcher?  I would think McDermott would be in a great position to know those things.

He’s a brilliant film watcher. He didn’t get cable for like his first 4 years in the league because he didnt want to be distracted from film. And wasn’t really the most physically gifted kid coming out of HS in Cincy. Ohio state said no thanks - ran too slow At one of their camps  (soooo stupid. Went for a 5 star kid From California over him who was meh) and was super smart so went to BC. As i recall he had offers from Duke, Stanford, hometown UC which isn’t even power 5. I think Sparty too who gets leftovers. Luke was a 3 star prospect i believe... wasn’t even one of the top 30 prospects in Ohio coming out of HS.  Anyway... my point is he wasn’t highly recruited by the big programs; he worked for everything he achieved, he wasn’t born HOF like some guys. 

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I think our D would be a good fit, he could move up to D coordinator then a coaching gig within 3 years. Easy to get a head coaching gig when you have one of the best D's in the league.

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If I'm Sean I'm calling him Immediately. I don't care about him trying to teach his physical instincts to players.  But his knowledge of LB traits would be invaluable to the Bill's young LB group. 

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8 hours ago, Buffalo716 said:

@Sherlock Holmes

 

Idk wats so confusing,  it's been widely held for a long time that the best players don't make great coaches.. it's not a guarantee

 

Players like Frank Reich who were career backups and saw the game from a different lens make great coaches historically

 

Not guys like Jim Kelly and Michael Jordan or Luke Kuechly 

You don't have any idea how good of a coach Kuechly will be... I do know this, I want his first coaching gig to be for the Bills

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5 minutes ago, Sherlock Holmes said:

You don't have any idea how good of a coach Kuechly will be... I do know this, I want his first coaching gig to be for the Bills

Become a Panthers fan then by the looks of it 👍

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3 minutes ago, Sherlock Holmes said:

L'IN'k please??? Has no ties to that staff

I'm just messing with ya bro

 

If we sign Luke as a LBr coach of some sort I'd be down for it 💯

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Bring him in McClappy. Sean can show Luke how to keep the boys in the game with his intense clapping. 

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The obvious place to break in is Carolina, where he lives and has been connected all these years, the way KW did here last season. 

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18 hours ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

A point that perhaps that is not the example we want our best players to follow, to retire in only 8 years at the age of 28.

 

 

Well I doubt he would talk them into it... usually your employer wants you hyping whatever product they are selling...

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2 hours ago, yungmack said:

The obvious place to break in is Carolina, where he lives and has been connected all these years, the way KW did here last season. 

 

Except that Carolina just changed coaching staffs, which may have a bearing on his retirement decision?

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Cant hurt, he would be like the veteran presence McD likes to have at each position. Also being a McDermott guy you know he is a hard working intelligent guy and would make a great coach.

 

 

On 1/18/2020 at 3:05 PM, Lurker said:

I'd expect him to be in demand by the 'Skins as well...

 

Have to believe working for the Pegula s would be a better situation than Schneider

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Bring him in. Then see if he gets the itch to come back and play come playoff time and only wants to play for the  Bills!

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From today's Peter King piece.   It immediately made me think of Edmunds and what a great coach Kuechly would be for a young LB corps here in Buffalo:

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/01/20/patrick-mahomes-chiefs-49ers-super-bowl-liv-fmia-peter-king/

 

King:   Three years ago, I went to Charlotte to record a podcast conversation with Kuechly. My favorite part of the pod was when I asked: What advice would you have for young linebackers who want to play like Luke Kuechly?

 

Kuechly:  “I think the biggest thing is being able to get off blocks and shed (Edmunds biggest weakness).  That’s engaging and disengaging, so use of hands and understanding where to strike offensive lineman. You get ‘em in the chest and you get their hands off you. Because if you’re blocked, you can’t make plays. So that’s the biggest thing. You gotta just separate for just a second. You don’t have to throw him, you just gotta get off him. Use of hands is the biggest thing.

 

“The second thing is effort. Just play hard (which is Edmunds greatest strength). As a linebacker, if you’re running, if you’re playing hard, you’re gonna be in the right spot more times than not. You’re gonna make a lot of plays. That’s one of the biggest things that I’ve learned: Playing hard and effort beats everything else."

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