- Oct 19, 2004
Apart from the fact that Walker is quicker, physically stronger both in body strength and the tackle, better in the air, has demonstrated a real winners attitude, despite what you say is a very competent passer of the ball, hardly ever to never gets run and looks every inch a FB that is one of the best in the Premiership, or according to his fellow premiership pro's has been the best RB in the league this season, nothing.
He is quicker and physically stronger, better in the air (although Rose competes well - he's shorter) he's no more tenacious though (or better in the tackle), have no idea what he's done that demonstrates a winners attitude ? He's demonstrated a willing attitude I would say. He is a competent passer if simplistic stuff is what you want but he still gives the ball away more than his fair share, often at very foolish times and under no pressure. There have been several times when he has been "done" when he shouldn't have been, not because of speed per se but because positionally he does weird things sometimes. I think it would be fair to say that Rose is actually, arguably the better at reading defensive situations, especially if you allow for the fact that he's played about 10 times and walkers now played about 50 games in the EPL.
I just mean that basically they are both good up and downers, they're both tenacious, they're both varying degrees of quick, neither actually weigh in with much quality when they get to the final third. Walker's slightly quicker but I've seen Rose actually beat his man more often with a faint or shoulder drop than Walker does, whose main weapon is his yard high slowmo stopover or kick the ball past and race. Although to be fair, for the first time this season, Walker actually dropped a shoulder and went past someone Sunday. Then wasted the ball.