Rico Gathers has been working out a lot this offseason. We’ve seen some of the highlights.
The thing is, we’ve only really seen videos of Rico working on the receiving portion of his job. We know that he’s a receiving weapon, we saw that last preseason. The question has long been whether or not Rico can up his blocking to an NFL level.
As blocking seems to be Rico’s kryptonite, every time he shares a video of him working on route running or anything on the receiving end of his job people chirp about his blocking. If it is going to be the thing that determines his fate then it’s obviously important, and people have expressed that to Rico plenty of times on social media.
Rico shared a handful of videos of him working on his blocking over the weekend, and he even offered an explanation as to what specifically he was working on in each video. He also acknowledged how aware he is that people want to see him working on this aspect of his game.
Here y’all go me working on my blocking by myself. No coaches no pads just correcting certain techniques. Please excuse my clumsiness working on this wood floor lol . Video #1 is me working the wide zone block strong and weak from a right handed stance. The band is there to keep me from swinging my arms wide. (By me being so big I tend to do that to gain momentum at times but I’ve gotten better with it. Video #2 is me working the drive block focusing on our downhill runs . From both right and left Video #3 is me working on our wide zone plays from the left handed stance both right and left. Hope y’all enjoy lol I’m burnt this my wind down workout as we get close to camp. #CantGetEnoughGettingBetter#fromrebounds2touchdowns#TheJourneyContinues #TrustTheProcess
Rico Gathers has been working on his blocking techniques pic.twitter.com/kKIC8LBPYJ— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) July 22, 2018
The true test of Rico’s blocking skills will come starting this week out in Oxnard, California. The Cowboys are finally headed to training camp, and it’s the most important one of Rico’s career.
What do you think, BTB? Like what you see from Rico?