- May 31, 2007
Probably the same reason that some NFL QBs have great footwork and others throw off their back foot for half the game. I think it’s something that sounds relatively easy but that actually takes a decent amount of time to train, de-program the bad habits, kind of like with jump shooting. Even good football footwork QBs, like Brady, spend hours upon hours on the craft. I’m confident that Nesmith will at least make the attempt to improve and that we’ll see some incremental improvement.One thing on footwork: Wouldn't that be one of the easiest things to correct? If a guy doesn't slide his feet, just show him how to slide his feet in front of a defender, then make him run through drills, practicing it. Unless he's physically really slow (and Nesmith doesn't seem that way), is this more than a bad habit? Semi has figured how to do this, and he doesn't have the highest b-ball IQ. Or am I missing something? Anyone ever studied why some NBA guys do this well, and others don't? It can't be just innate quickness.