There are a lot of good things to say about D’onta Foreman’s game. I’ll be featuring a couple of those things in the next episode. This time, we’re looking at a moment of mistaken identity on Foreman’s part.
I enjoyed watching D’onta Foreman this week. The 6’1″, 249-pound running back has traits I like.
He has good feet for a man of his size. His stiff-arm is active and effective against all three levels of the defense. And he has the kind of balance to bounce off hits to his legs by linebackers and safeties.
Although Foreman knows he’s powerful, there are moments where he still too confident in his home run ability. Give him a crease and he can do damage, but he’s a young man who doesn’t fully know who he is as a runner.
Part of learning who you are is learning who you aren’t. This run against Cal is a good example of a player who wasn’t learned that yet.
Foreman sees the home run opportunity and probably exploited it consistently at the high school level. He has to learn that his speed and quickness aren’t “good enough” but not the greatest strengths of his game.
Next time, we’ll look at positives from Foreman’s game.
Note: I received a comment about this episode that’s worth noting. Here it is, along with my response:
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