Re: The Color of Clutch
BCubb said it best, IMO, in several of our past discussions on this topic.
"Clutch is the absence of choke"
I'd think that the guys who had the least drop in leveraged situations would be "clutch" from a players point of view. Players understand that the mental side of the game is what really changes in those highly charged situations. The guy who can maintain his calm and focus is "clutch". The guy who can't is choking. How much that mental difference shows up in performance is relative to the player. They're all different. And the players know who is affected by nerves or pressure. I think that perception by the players among themselves is a big part of any team's makeup.
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