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Burden on Russell to Prove Value

National Football Post

The sum of a successful NFL quarterback is comprised of two parts: The mental and the physical. A failure to possess the necessary characteristics that constitute each of these two integral subsets will result in exactly that…failure.

The physical element is what we see on the field each and every Sunday. Size, speed, mobility, arm strength. These traits are relatively easy to identify via the scouting process. But the mental aspect is much harder to deduce. Leadership, maturity, preparation, dedication. These characteristics aren’t always readily apparent to the naked eye, so one must poke and prod, ask and interrogate, research and investigate. Upon completion of this arduous undertaking, it’s still possible to be duped by the subject in...

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