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 Tossing Bricks?? 
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Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions wide receivers coach Fred Graves plans to throw bricks to his wide receiver crew at least once a week. It is all part of his plan to help his young wide receivers focus and improve their pass-catching skills. "It's all about focus," said Graves. "If I balled up a piece of paper or if I take a tennis ball or even a football, and I toss it to you, in your mind you say, `Oh, I dropped it.' Then you've got to correct that. "But if I toss you a brick, I don't have to say anything because in your mind this thing is going to hurt. So you always get hands and eyes coordinated together and, basically, that's the drill." WR Roy Williams said the players have one choice ? catch the brick or have it hit them. "It helps your concentration and focus," Williams said. "You're not going to let the brick hit you in the stomach so you're going to catch it away from your body. It translates to the football."




OK...

Nothing else we've tried the last few years has worked. I'd say the worst that could happen is someone gets their teeth knocked out.


May 31st, 2005, 10:53 pm
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Maybe the Lions should hire Ben Wallace to throw them basketballs?

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yorick wrote:

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Maybe the Lions should hire Ben Wallace to throw them basketballs?


on a lighter note yorick, that was funny!!!!!


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You guys laugh, but that is how Jerry Rice learned how to catch, his dad was a brick layer and his brothers would throw bricks up to him on the scaffolding.

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bsand2053 wrote:
You guys laugh, but that is how Jerry Rice learned how to catch, his dad was a brick layer and his brothers would throw bricks up to him on the scaffolding.


I never knew that!

That's a great piece of trivia.

Thanks.


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LionFan57 wrote:
bsand2053 wrote:
You guys laugh, but that is how Jerry Rice learned how to catch, his dad was a brick layer and his brothers would throw bricks up to him on the scaffolding.


I never knew that!

That's a great piece of trivia.

Thanks.


Hey, no problem. Kind of like the story of Barry Sanders carrying two loads of shingles on his back up a ladder.

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If you can catch a wrench...you can catch a dodgeball

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theAlphaMale wrote:
If you can catch a wrench...you can catch a dodgeball

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LMAO!! :lol:


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"on a lighter note yorick, that was funny!!!!!"

SERIOUSLY, if he could just stay under control we could close out this series. Shaq has become one massive defensive liability, but unfortunately so is McDyess.

I think you took my comments the wrong way. I did not try to mischaracterize your words and I was not pontificating about anything other than pausing before hanging KE to dry.

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bsand2053 wrote:
You guys laugh, but that is how Jerry Rice learned how to catch, his dad was a brick layer and his brothers would throw bricks up to him on the scaffolding.


I read that in an old SI article about Jerry Rice. As I am sure you can imagine it was a good article.

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They should throw them balloons filled with urine. Now THOSE you make sure you catch, and softly!

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What if one hits Crog's collar bone :cry:


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What if one hits Crog's collar bone :cry:


LOL. :lol:

I would jump off a bridge.

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Murtyle wrote:
What if one hits Crog's collar bone :cry:



Damn Funny!

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bsand2053 wrote:
Murtyle wrote:
What if one hits Crog's collar bone :cry:


LOL. :lol:

I would jump off a bridge.


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