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|Will carrying a 14-pound ball in the offseason help Adrian Peterson secure the football during the regular season?|
Why is Peterson carrying a heavy football instead of using a silk sock on it like they did with Samkon Gado? Heavier football doesnt make much sense. It would probably be easier to hang onto with it being heavier.
Kevin Seifert (2:14 PM)
That's actually a good question. I'm not sure I understand how carrying a heavy ball will keep him from fumbling. It's not a strength issue. It's a carelessness issue.
Aaron Bellwood (Plant City)
carrying a heavier football requires a better, more complete grip of the ball, as well as simulating the ball being pulled from you by a defenseman. The silk sock would work too as far as the grip goes.
Kevin Seifert (2:26 PM)
But is grip the problem Peterson has? Or is it that he swings the ball away from his body when he's running?
Using the heavy ball makes AP aware of his grip which is what he needs to do to while he's running in game
Kevin Seifert (2:40 PM)
Interesting. I think that's a really fascinating topic for further discussion. Childress said it's modeled after baseball players who put weights on their bats when they're on deck. It makes the bat "feel" faster and lighter when you're swinging for real.