D.J. Fluker Says That College Practices Were Tougher Than NFL Practices

Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker (76) in action against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers RT D.J. Fluker said that practices in college were much more tougher than NFL practices. Fluker went onto Tide 99.1-FM in Tuscaloosa and shared this:

“Playing at Alabama, practice-wise, is probably a lot harder than playing in the NFL,” Fluker said “.. Being under coach (Nick) Saban and the practices he makes each and every day was like an NFL game. That prepared me the most, being in that environment every single day … Coach made everything organized, just like being in the NFL.” – AL.com

Fluker was prepped for the NFL before he even got into the league. One of the best reasons to pick up players from Alabama is the preparation that they have going into the league and the level of competition that they see on Saturdays.

The NFL has a bunch of rules in place on how much they can hit in practice. NFL practices may never get to the level of Alabama practices with all the rules to protect the players.

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  • Joziel

    Probably because the college season is a lot shorter than NFL.

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      That, and there is more money invested at the NFL level… much more.

  • Derek

    I think it’s also a matter of the mentality. College : do it right or do it again! Nfl: do it right or I’ll get somebody who will. Reps are lessened due to money invested and making most of the opportunities you are afforded. College u can get cut from the team but how often is that. Vs nfl players are shuffled weekly. My point nfl isn’t about teaching as much as college is. Less practice and hw more quizzes and exams.

  • Cgoodness13

    College they try to squeeze a season out of you, NFL the tr to squeeze a career out of you

  • boltingindiego

    another reason i would think of is depth i think college teams can have almost 100 players.

  • arnie

    The horrible tackling, bad angles an poor technique are testament to the “less” practices. No matter how we spin it. less practice, does not equal better performance.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      truth truth and truth

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