"He's just so quick. It's hard to believe he weighs 290. He's quick for
220, much less 290."
you see how he squared himself against his man? That's just right. Just how we
reads so well. He never hesitates on a block. He seems to instinctively take
his man the right way, whether it's left or right, high or low. Did you see how
he took that tackle out? He hit the guy so low and fast he hurt him. I don't
think the tackle saw Rimington coming. It's amazing. Run that back. He looks
like he's offsides he's so quick."
uses his hands really well, too. Look at that. Run that back. He's using his
hands the way the pros do. He's well coached. Some of the colleges use the pro
blocking techniques now—they teach a lineman to lock the other guy out with his
arms—to punch out, lock the arms and drive the man back like he was
bench-pressing him. Rimington's really strong upstairs, you can tell
thing he'll need to do a little different, I think, is to take his man a little
lower on the body. He's so strong compared to those college kids that he can
get away with being high now. I think he'll need to hit a little lower and lift
in the pros. But maybe he's so big he'll be able to get away with it up here,
too. He's such a complete player that it seems picky to even mention it, but I
think he'll adjust easily to the stronger men in the pros by blocking a little
"Don't forget how young he is, John. He's just a baby as far as strength
potential is concerned. He can bench-press as much as I could squat when I came
up. Think what he'll do when he is 28."
that back. I love to watch him bulldoze those guys."
"Down goes more tall timber." General laughter. "You know the only
adjustment I think he'll need to make will be to learn when to choke his motor
back. We sometimes switch off and take on two or three men in the same play,
and you have to bank your fire and not really plow into the first guy, or
you'll never complete your assignment. Most times he'll need to explode right
at first, and other times he'll need to hold back a bit. But he's got the
skills to handle it all. Run that back."
"Goodby!" General laughter. "I've never seen a college player
dominate like that. He drove his man six or eight yards up the field on that
play. Run that back."
think if anyone will be an automatic first-round draft choice he'll be the one.
He's the kind of a guy a whole offensive line could be built around. I honestly
don't think you'll see a man with his combined abilities come along more than
once every 10 to 15 years. He could play any position in the line, but he's a
natural center and that's where I'm sure he'll play. If I owned a team I would
mortgage the farm to get a guy like that. Run that back."