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2019 ATH REcruit Brett Gross has many similar characteristics as Hall of Fame Linemen & my Fathers Former Roommate Russ Grimm
2019 ATH Recruit Brett Gross is a dynamic force on both sides of the football
2019 LB Recruit Brett Gross will be a leader in the middle of any defense
Brett Gross is an extremely quick and athletic student-athlete, who also has the ability to bench press 225 X 15 and you will see that strength very visibly in his highlights below. When at the LB position, Gross is seen quickly diagnosing plays and is able to use his vast football knowledge, combined with his outstanding overall athletics to get to the football in a hurry. On the first play against the national powerhouse Bergen Catholic, Gross is able to pick up his first key in reading the strong side pulling guard and is able to take on the fullback, while maintaining leverage to force the ball carrier inside to assist on the tackle. If you know football, this is the job of the LB who reads the play first and you always know that you got a fullback coming next. This also ultimately will leave one defender free to go make the tackle, as the QB normally is not accounted for as a blocker. How he is able to pick up on the next play really shows this young man studies the film of his opponent in the prior week, as he is able to sniff out a shovel pass for big tackle in the backfield. Most linebackers at this level will gallivant unblocked and go all out for the QB sack, but not Gross, as he is like a canine when it comes to sniffing out this type of trickery.
2019 OL Recruit Brett Gross is extremely quick at getting to his assignment
I love using glorified guards in my "Power Pistol" attack that is now by no coincidence being widely used across the landscape of college football. Some are installing it properly (Cu Buffs), and some just are not getting what is needed at Power FB position. Well, you are looking at proper Power Pistol below, as Gross is exactly what I look for personnel wise for this position. His 5'11, 225lb frame that can bench press a small house--but also is nimble enough to get out on flat routes and other combinations--is the center piece needed to completely torch a highly active "next level" defense. I learned these techniques first hand, as I watched the best defensive line ever to suit up get manhandled by Navy's much smaller offensive line. Most of these schemes involve linemen like Gross, who as you can see below never stops his feet from moving, until the pancake or assignment is completed. He also is arguably one of the quickest linemen at effectively getting to his blocks, which can be attributed partly to his stellar intellect of the game of football. Watching him pull on the second play of the Archbishop Spalding highlights below, I see Russ Grimm, who was my father's roommate at the Jackie Sherrill Coach Pittsburgh Panthers. An unknown fact about the Hall of Fame NFL O-Linemen is that he was a High School Quarterback. He went on to grow a bit and used his knowledge of the entire game of football to coin the phrase he made famous below. I happen to agree more with Russ than my father these days, as playing LB myself, I love being an enforcer like Gross has become on the football field.
"There is nothing like moving another man against his will"
The War is won and lost in the trenches, having dominant players up front leads to winning the overall battle
Top 2019 ATH Recruit Brett Gross Jr Year Highlights
GUess we are a little late to party Mr.Grimm, COngrats On Being the BEst HOG of ALL-Time , "THere is Nothing like a Former HS QB, MOving Others AGainst Their WIll"
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