Hey everyone, Im new to the site and figured I would write my little thought about versatility. Ive been thinking about for quite some time now. See last year I wanted to join this community after I watched Trouble with the Curve. By no means do I think this is spoilers if you havent seen it. The movie is about baseball scouting starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.
In the movie, Clint Eastwood and his scout buddies are sitting in a bar after a game they were scouting talking about the Academy Awards and why Ice Cube deserved one. One of the scouts said that Ice Cube could rap and act while Robert DeNiro couldnt rap. Lets face it, while I believe Ice Cube is a funny guy, to win an Academy Award you need the right role and luck. Kinda like you need role players and luck to win a Super Bowl.
This got me thinking about all the versitility the NFL covets. Tackles can play guard, guards can play center, centers play guards and all this could happen in one season. Now Im talking the different positions not about switching players when they enter the league. I love looking at the draft and saying, "This guy can play defensive tackle and end."; or "This player is a corner but can play safety." It simply makes sense to have players who can play two positions because of roster limits and the salary cap. I believe that there needs to be some versatility but sometimes I want that Academy Award winner. I remember the offensive line shuffles and even though it seemed like we had a decent player at one position it seemed like he would be moved to accommodate the new player.
With the draft a few months away, the word versatility will creep up when talking about certain players. They dont make Larry Allen anymore. So wouldnt it make sense to pick up a right guard who will play right guard and be a star?Maybe get a versatile player and plug him into one position and leave him there. Starters are starters at a position for a reason. The back ups need to be versatile for fill the void if an injury were to occur. I mean the last guys on the roster are the ones fighting for a spot. Before some of you give up on this article, I think moving players around for a few plays is but Im talking about moving someone for a large part of the season.
This was my first article so feel free to tear it apart. If its done wrong I apologize and Ill work on it for sure. Excited to be apart of this community.