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Moran Norris: Good Fundamentals?

As was printed in the laudable San Francisco Chronicle (that's how you conjugate the verb "to laugh," right?), Moran Norris was given an award for his strong fundamentals. I'll excerpt it here, because paraphrasing would really do no justice.

Fullback Moran Norris was named to the initial "All-Fundamentals" team, a joint project by the NFL Players Association and USA Football, governing body for youth and amateur football. Norris and 25 others were named to the team for being fundamentally sound players and for their service to their communities.

Link.

It's unclear exactly what this is rewarding. I mean, fundamentals are pretty intangible when you think about it. But I don't think they're too far off. Moran Norris is a hard worker. He really tucks his shirt in the right way. Come game time, he's always at the stadium. His shoes are never on the wrong feet. When he's told to go play fullback, he lines up on the field just like he's a real fullback.

The page doesn't list the other 25 players who made the team, and so I got to thinking who else could have made it. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Starting tailback Steve Slaton! I heard that Kwame Harris was nominated to the team but was disqualified for being unemployed.

With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to come up with a community list of players who you would elect to this so-called "all fundamentals" team. Who, like Moran Norris, just plays the game the way it's "supposed" to be played? Really, go nuts.

Please be assured that I am making this FanPost in jest, and that while I do not specifically know what projects Moran Norris is involved in to better his community, I do not in any way want to belittle those efforts or suggest that they are unworthy or uncommendable. Community service is an excellent thing to be rewarded for, and I'm proud to say that we have players like Moran Norris on our team who are committed to helping the community, even if it would also be nice to have players on our team who are equally committed to not missing blocks.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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