Breaking Down the Little Things That Separate Good Players from Great Players

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Breaking Down the Little Things That Separate Good Players from Great Players
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It's always amazing how you can take two different players with identical physical traits and abilities and watch one blossom into an NFL star, while the other fades and never lives up to that same potential. 

There are literally dozens of variables that affect whether or not a player lives up to their physical potential. It's those variables that many times will separate the good players from the great players. It's things like work ethic, passion, mental acuity, leadership and instincts. They can separate two players with similar athletic ability. 

Obviously having elite athleticism can get you far on the football field, but at some point there needs to be more than just physical ability. When you combine a player with elite physical ability and these other characteristics, that's when you find a special player. 

The next 10 slides will each discuss one variable that's found among these "great" players, and break down a particular player that's known for that specific trait. 

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