Former LSU DE and SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears: 'Football is really not that hard' –

Not many high school football players advance to have elite college careers, and even fewer go on to become superstars in the NFL. And for people who watch football regularly, there seem to be many moving parts for teams within a game.

However, Marcus Spears, a former LSU defensive end and current SEC Network analyst, doesn’t think the sport is really all that complicated.

“Football is really not that hard,” Spears said on “SEC This Morning” on SiriusXM Radio on Thursday morning. “We say that all the time and people don’t believe us, because some of these analysts want to get on there and sound like they’re gurus of football. Football is not that difficult.”

Spears went on to explain that point, stating what he feels is the key to football.

“The No. 1 job for a defense — well, the successful defenses I’ve been around — are defenses that want to dictate and speed up the offense in their operation, during the play,” Spears said. “Everybody’s trying to find that one area, or one-to-two areas, that they can exploit. The line of scrimmage in football will always determine who’s good and who’s not good.”

Some may disagree with Spears’ argument, but he did play nine seasons in the NFL after playing at LSU from 2001-04, so he has quite a bit of experience to draw from.

For the full segment featuring Spears, listen below:

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