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New Shane Dillon Article

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffaholic, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I don't personally find it very well written, but there is some information in it. Ringo knows about as much about playing QB BB2 knows about physical training. It's a good article if you just read the Shane Dillon quotes and ignore everything Ringo states.

    Sounds like Shane is willing to work on getting his delivery more "over the top" from what I'd describe as 65% slot. Mentions scar tissue, etc.

    The picture is worth a thousand words. It's off track already there.

    There's nothing I see that Shane can't fix with some time. His footwork is not great, but he isn't stuck in mud like Nick was.
    His arm slot is very low. I looked at his HS Junior tapes and it was higher, but it was still low. I think the coaches not only support this correction, but probably have told him it's a liability.

    Shane does display confidence and inate athletic ability. The latter was less evident in the times I saw him this spring, which probably is due to his thinking too much, and perhaps some confidence being shaken. It's not so much that Shane played himself out of spot, as it is that Connor Wood just appeared to be a whole different guy this spring.
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope this spring served as a wake-up call for Dillon. I think he expected the competition to go easier than it did for him.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The scar tissue thing worries me with delivery. For example, in baseball Zimmerman from the Nats can't get his arm in the over the top slot any more and is trying to convert to the sidearm "Ripken flip" from 3rd base.
     
  4. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    The surgery that Dillon had (as I've seen it recently described) is a MAJOR injury for a QB or even a Baseball player to come back from. If that description was true, I'd believe it will always be a concern.

    Still think Shane can develop into a good QB, but I'd also expect the staff to be putting on the full court press for Fishback.

    Ringo seems to think Shane is in the race and will change his delivery and be ready to compete in August. That doesn't seem realistic at all. Sefo will also have no business being part of the discussion as the learning curve will be steep.
     
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    He's only a year, maybe a few months short, out from surgery. You can make big strides in the scar tissue/flexibility dept with a repaired Labrum in the upcoming months. I don't see how anyone can come back 6 months post surgery and be back to normal. It's 12-18 months minimum in my opinion. At his age I would not be surprised if he bounces back fully and is mechanically more fluid by fall.
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    he will be dealing with scar tissue the rest of his life. the good news is that with a lot of pain and PT and pain, he will be able to break it down, given time. I would think if he can get it to the point where he's not thinking about it, he will be good, even if his motion is never perfect. That way he will at least be able to play fast and have consistent accuracy. However, I bet that is a year off.
     
  7. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Scar tissue is tough, and if torn and aggravated, it can start growing again. I had a shoulder replaced after a skiing accident. After regaining full range of motion, scar tissue started growing. If with stretching, scar tissue eventually enveloped my shoulder and I now have a frozen shoulder. No amount of time or stretching will get rid of it. I'd have to go under the knife and get opened up. Shoulder scar tissue is a bitch.
     

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