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Old 07-12-2019, 04:09 PM   #298
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Originally Posted by Enoch Root View Post
I think there might be a pretty simple reason for it...

Offense is action. Speed and confidence are key. So youth can excel.

Defense is reaction. It is much more of a learned skill. Takes longer to get there, and players can remain useful, even as their physical skills begin to dullen (only to an extent, of course)
That's the problem though. Vlasic's offence has largely remained the same over the last 3 years (after a drop from a career-high 4 years ago). His defence is what is getting worse, with a decline across the board in pretty much every measure.
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