How Football Players Train To Make It In the NFL | What It Takes

29 Apr 2021
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When NFL draft hopefuls and current NFL athletes want to elevate their game, some seek out Rischad Whitfield, aka “The Footwork King.” Whitfield is a movement specialist who has spent a decade training Pro Bowlers such as Odell Beckham Jr., Xavien Howard, Eric Ebron, and Mecole Hardman to optimize the skills that have made them superstars in the league. NFL hopefuls like Notre Dame tight end Brock Wright and Penn State defensive end Jayson Oweh hire trainers like Whitfield and defensive/offensive line specialist Brandon Jordan to improve their skills in the hopes of boosting their status in the upcoming NFL draft and preparing to compete at the highest level of football. Insider spent four days at Whitfield’s facility in Houston as he and Jordan trained a handful of current and future NFL athletes just weeks before the 2021 NFL draft.
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How NFL Players Train Before The Draft

  • Haha I thought it was a mma training

    Noel HernandezNoel Hernandez11 jam yang lalu
  • Where is the football ?

    Leonardo PrinceLeonardo Prince11 jam yang lalu
  • I came to learn some football technique and left with enough martial art that I would beat 5 trained fighter all at once

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  • I like the mobile barf bag

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  • This was a lot more interesting than I thought it was going to be. Always good to see things from a different lens.

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  • Or you know, you could actually just be good at football. That tends to help most of the time

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  • I be there soon remember that

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  • What a dope job

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  • I thought it was ⚽ football..... But then saw something completely different

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  • Damn, I wonder how much these coaches make. I bet they’re rollin!

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  • Is the first weeks’ lesson on understanding the coach’s language?

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  • A team from Ukraine is looking for a coach as well as players to strengthen the squad, if you have friends in Ukraine, please share your contacts

    Евгений БоровЕвгений Боров4 hari yang lalu
  • Will they be caught if they inject epoetin alpha or if they fast drip 300ml of saline before a game?

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  • Quartney Davis....Lil Wayne’s son 🤷‍♀️

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  • So they can get a concussion and sue the NFL after they retire

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  • I don't even know the rules of american football, I have never watched a game nor have I ever played it. Yet the youtube algorithm brought me here.

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    • @` ́ ` ́ I'm more invested because I have a favorite team and play fantasy football. But it's really the only sport I keep up with. the shorter season makes that easier than Baseball, Basketball or Hockey

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    • @slimjimmy Or wait NFL RED ZONE is pretty good Yeah that's my favorite..... I forgot about that Just pure action Like when you fast forward to the fight scenes in the chop socky flicks, or when the chic is finally naked in the p/o nos 😂😂

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    • @slimjimmy Hmmm good question I guess just nfl HIGHLIGHTS Like all the touchdown plays and biggest hits of the week etc

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    • @` ́ ` ́ what's your sport of choice?

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    • Meh, only the very best highlights are worth watching Plus it's lookin pretty rigged these days

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  • We could be watching some Hall of Famers here

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  • Wait.. I never see Cristiano train like in this vid..

    Alief IrhamAlief Irham5 hari yang lalu
  • Football player!? Which Football?

    Ankit RoyAnkit Roy5 hari yang lalu
  • 0:00 coaches train soccer players like this too, but the difference is that after every hit the player lies on the floor and trains how to cry and efficiently roll on the floor

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  • Nfl is a dead end. The next generation don't like nfl. The ratings are downhill

    Steven GijiSteven Giji5 hari yang lalu
    • Wow really? Yeah i gotta feeling the major sports (NFL NBA MLB NHL) are all gonna sink pretty low within the next 10 years The salaries, and the ticket prices are way out of control man Plus the way the players act these days i think is a big turnoff to fans

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  • Dude's killing me with all the band shirts of bands he doesn't listen to and the skin tight shorts.

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    • gtfo

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  • These players’ parents must be putting their entire bank accounts on the line to keep their kids in top shape. All these private classes for conditioning and training outside of regular highschool and college team routines.

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    • 😂😂😂

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    • No most just take out loans and pay it back once they are drafted

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  • Wtf is this mma training?

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  • Or be Tim Tebow

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  • 🇦🇷🇦🇷

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  • First of all don't call it Football. These Americans don't get it.

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  • Jesus loves you all 🙏🏾❤️💯

  • still like houston heat tho lmao

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  • houston is hot but defly is no florida humid hot lmao

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  • You guys should do a video on how BBC Earth makes such great productions as if they're right there.

    Patriot123Patriot1237 hari yang lalu
  • 200 coments with this one

    Karina MartinezKarina Martinez7 hari yang lalu
  • These trainers deserve NFL jobs. It's always dumb to see a headcoach and his sons or buddies try to coach NFL teams.

    GLouviere24GLouviere247 hari yang lalu
  • Sorry less and less people want to pay money to watch you play ball games.

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  • I’m a freshman defensive end in SWLA, I’d pay money to come see this dude.

    Logan PhippsLogan Phipps7 hari yang lalu
    • @Sam Mitchell I wish, i could probably work out a couple sessions if they would let me 😂

      Logan PhippsLogan Phipps6 hari yang lalu
    • You got $2500 per session?

      Sam MitchellSam Mitchell6 hari yang lalu
  • I don't want to hear anyone talking sh*t about how playing sports is easy or how these lads don't deserve the check

    TripleMoya GamesTripleMoya Games7 hari yang lalu
    • @Shi-chicken j maaaaad. Like people forget the NFL is the 1% of those who make it. Most of them training for at least 4 yrs.

      TripleMoya GamesTripleMoya Games3 hari yang lalu
    • Also a lot of people saying that are just jealous because they don't choose to play sports or they got a damn art history major one girl I was talking to said that it only take 3 months to be ready for the NFL and I laughed in her face haven't spoken to her since

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  • What about the extra supplements?

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    • Roids?

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  • Yoooo

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  • Fake football,less kickin a dumb lookin bal,and run the most of time with it in your hand.and they called it football🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Love the energy this coach give his player.

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  • This good stuff. You have to continue on working on your craft.

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  • Cashnasty you know what I'm saying

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  • 90% mental 10% Physical - Deion Sanders

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  • This.was.awesome.

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  • Boom, boom, boom, sha, sha, eyes, right there, boom!

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  • any white dude named brock or thor, they some cornbread feed looking hulk.

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  • Jesus is KING everywhere.... even Texas...

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  • Bro sounds like Kendrick Lamar

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  • If anyone wants to talk/learn about God hmu please!

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  • Brock is an UFA for the lions 😳

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  • Did I just saw a Dior cleats?

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  • Football??

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  • Only usa is your of the world plays actual football

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    • Or rugby football, or Gaelic football, or Aussie rules has many codes, association football is only one my friend.

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  • Jayson first round pick 😶😶

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  • Need to call N’Keal Harry . He really need someone to help him to improve.

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    • He should just ask dk metcalf to train him

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  • Boycott the NFL.

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  • Football? More like Handball Sprinting to me. USA is kinda weird when it comes to naming and following stuffs.

    Curtis JacksonCurtis Jackson9 hari yang lalu
    • @Laker Nation Some sports doesn't even know how they got the so and so name. But the name Football to this sport is kinda odd is my point. Rugby is good.

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    • @Laker Nation The name cricket is derived from the Old Dutch phrase, met de "krik ket" sen (i.e., "with the stick chase"). Kricke means stick in old Dutch.

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    • I don't know, why would England do the same naming a sport called Cricket when there's no insects? Don't forget, Rugby's full name is rugby football, both american football and rugby originated from soccer/football.

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  • The most informative video about football I have ever seen. Wow. Thank you

    Rick KloekRick Kloek9 hari yang lalu
  • Seems like the coach is the least fit among them all

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    • 😂😂😂

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  • omg i went to middle school with brock 😂 hes been grinding for bout a decade now

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  • Bi ba bap... you kno im sayiin

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  • Never seen dior cleats (fake asf) but I’ve owned the diors 1s

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  • I need to take this mentality and apply it to my studying.

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    • @Gracie ?

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    • nah this is the one 😭

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    • I play basketball why am I even here

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    • fr😭

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    • No chance for me

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  • bread and games for a declining empire

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  • Jesus Christ is king and he is coming back soon turn to him before its too late please 🙏🙏

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  • Man that foot slide at 7:14 smooth af

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  • Heyyy Jason

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  • 2:31 I know I’m not the only one that recognized this music from a certain website

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  • Kung fu nfl

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  • They doing wing chun? Lool

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  • They need to learn how to stand

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  • Everyone was kung-fu fighting

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  • Really didn't think I'd be saying this but investing first with the right link and professional should be the first on every new person's mind as trying it out yourself would lead to serious loss nd u can avoid dat like I did invsting wit @lisa_upfx o'. n l'g

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  • I feel the fastest and safest way to invest/build wealth is by having a diversified investment. if one investment performs poorIy over a certain period, other investments may perform better over that same period, reducing the potential losses of your investment portfolio from concentrating aII your capital under one type of investment., that's what i do investing in forex/crypto with lisa_upfx 0',n l' g

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  • They all skipped leg day tho

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  • Texas is bad but I have a friend that lives in South Carolina and it gets 115 degrees and 100% humidity there on an average summer day, I often wonder how he doesn’t get heat stroke 😂

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  • Came to improve football skills....left with enough wing chun to beat Ip Man

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    • @ 0:22

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    • Ikr....they could probably legit knock a mofo out with some of those moves 😂

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  • As a Ravens fan, it’s awesome watching Jayson Oweh putting in the work to be successful with the Ravens

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    • @Bruh Moment Loool he doesn't look that great tbh Definitely ain't no starter

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    • Such a reach, didn’t even have a sack

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    • Odafe you say his name right!

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  • That Brock is big, bigger than Gronk

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  • For everyone that don't speak intelligent con: I'm a failed high school athlete that tried to play college but wasn't good enough so I got a PE degree and instead of making small wages blowing the whistle at middle schoolers I decided to use social media and finess low drafted nfl players until I get that 1 super star to stamp me and I really get that bag. 😉

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    • Boom

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    • Nah this is legitimate.

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    • stfu

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    • 😂😭💀 fr these people be bag chasin even got on Insider 😭

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  • Can you tell us what steroids cycles they are on?

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    • Whatever ones they don't get tested for this week?

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    • Stop hating

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    • You gotta pay for that info

      HighflyerHighflyer12 hari yang lalu
  • Joke’s on you, I am the football

    江城银江城银15 hari yang lalu
  • Great behind the scenes by individuals that want it the worst way. Common language goes with the common moves. I see hustle like this, and it makes you wonder how really tough it is to make it in the NFL.

    Worth It CandyWorth It Candy15 hari yang lalu
  • Boycott the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NASCAR.

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  • I thought they all just got massages...

    Don P. MurtDon P. Murt15 hari yang lalu
  • Why would he work with white men? He is black.

    Joey BaseballJoey Baseball16 hari yang lalu
    • @customvideo454 Hes clearly trolling and you took the bait.

    • You've been programmed with such racism, I don't think you even know how racist you are. I wish you the best in life, and hope you seek the help your going to require.

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  • The guy is obese.

    Joey BaseballJoey Baseball16 hari yang lalu
  • NFL players vs famous soccer players, how to rate them in skills, short running, long running

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  • you know what I'm saying

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  • Welcome to Baltimore Jayson 😈

    MeegaleMeegale16 hari yang lalu
  • Nfl is all about footwork and explosiveness. Rugby is all about muscle endurance and cardio endurance.

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    • completely different sports

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    • @Laker Nation Lakers going all the way this year👀

      Damari BrackettDamari Brackett6 hari yang lalu
    • @k c 😂💯

      Damari BrackettDamari Brackett6 hari yang lalu
    • @Laker Nation I'll call it what I want to call it. The rest of the world don't give a shit

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    • You mean American football, NFL is not a sport.

      Laker NationLaker Nation7 hari yang lalu
  • The first guy look like popeye lol 😃😆 this guys are complete robots lol money got them hooked lol 😃😆😆

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  • Worst sport ever

    arun rarun r16 hari yang lalu
  • You should do an army boot camp 2021 video

    Jeffry SchallerJeffry Schaller17 hari yang lalu
  • Who cares about the NFL. How much liberal training do they go thru.

    Willard HazenWillard Hazen17 hari yang lalu
  • The only disturbing thing here is structural racism in NFL and the fact that white people have no possibility for career growth because of discrimination. It is the only explanation, because obviously there are no biological differences.

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    • @lovepixels Yes, it depends on performance, and performance largely depends on race. That's the point. You have a wrong conception of what a straw man is. Yes I've started an argument. Not at all. And you're too emotional.

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    • @ХОРОШО You're not making the exact same arguments as your opponents firstly because your argument is false. NFL player personnel decisions are made primarily based upon performance. Performance that can be measured. In sports where the goal is to accomplish a task to score or deny one's opponent the ability to score performance metrics offer insight into the relative productiveness of a player or team. You have no evidence of any analysis that demonstrates that player personnel decisions aren't typically and overwhelmingly made upon assessments of performance. Secondly, analysis of managerial decisions of sports leagues like the NFL show a bias in favor of whites, not against them. Thirdly, you're arguing a straw man as your post here is not a reply to someone else's comment but an assertion. A false one at that. And after being called out on it you claim that you are merely making the same argument your opponents make, but I see no opponents here. This comment thread is in fact just an example of you creating an argument with an attempt at witty mockery that falls short as it lacks insight. Given that the first and second points undermine the potency of your point entirely and the third undermines the legitimacy of the context of your statement--but your valiant attempts to cast yourself as insightful and/or relevant--I will jump off the fence firmly onto the "not particularly insightful" side. You are not a troll. You are merely ignorant. I bid you good luck on your future endeavors to educate yourself and thus bring insight into the discussion rather than ignorant and lazy insincerity.

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    • ​@lovepixels I'm using exactly the same arguments as my opponents, just to show how absurd they are Do you know that police kills ten times more men then women? Why nobody talks about such "brutal sexism"?

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    • @ХОРОШО Nah. There can be intelligent and productive conversations about discrimination. But that's not what you're doing. Trolls attempt to enflame. You're either trolling or not particularly insightful on the issue.

      lovepixelslovepixels14 hari yang lalu
    • @lovepixels Any talks about discrimination is trolling.

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  • I wish all the internat'l people reacting to the compilations of greatest "hits" in the NFL could watch this video. These are ALL professional athletes at a level of skill and technique that few people can comprehend. Skills, training, details, craft - I wish there was worldwide recognition, rather than appalled shock when witnessing football.

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  • Way more interesting than any nfl game.

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    • Two words NFL RED ZONE

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  • Well...I’m glad they put the token white guy in there...

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