Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I have to hand it to Cougfan - they've got an excellent analysis of Alex Brink's changes this year. It's not so much the weight or the more vocal leadership, but it's the mechanics of it all that show how much he's potentially changed for this year compared to the past.
Funny, Lawson and I have been talking about his mechanics since he was a sophomore. That they are, in a word, LOUSY. There are pics of him dropping down, way, way down, and that's got to count for something. I once heard Hugh Millen on KJR mention in passing that Brink has some of the most inconsistent mechanics around, where one play he looks like Aaron Rodgers, just perfect, and another play he's Michael Vick, just all over the place, like a pitcher who's lost control of the strike zone.
Look how low he is in that picture. Look at his arm angle. He's going to be at three-quarters, at best, from that picture. No where near coming over the top. It's a whole different contrast to what he's looking like this summer.
Then again, the evidence we're seeing is simply a guy running around in shorts with no shirt with zero pressure and no pads. Maybe he's always been fundamentally sound in situations like that, but come game time he reverts to bad habits? Sort of like crushing the ball long and straight off the tee, but get to the first hole and you slice it 100 yards out of bounds!?!? We'll see, the WSU nation is watching!
Posted by Sean Hawkins at 5:41 PM