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The Storm

 So my first boat capsized and sank like a rock, but i did rescue the captain. 

The second, sturdier boat, ran aground as the storm waters subsided, so i have left it on the lake of tranquility, for the moment hopefully for the next wave of rain. 

I am enjoying watching the Miami team play with a "Wildcat Offense" which Marv has tried to explain to me before, but i get now, and i really like it. If only they would try the odd lateral pass with this offense it could be devastating. 

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journalsoup
Sep. 22nd, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
They almost always save the lateral pass for last-minute desperation situations in football, so it's usually just a mess when they try it. It never fails to put my old rugby teeth on edge when I see a team bumbling their way backwards on a series of laterals.
smokedamage
Sep. 22nd, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
Despite the fact that the Miami defense can't seem to do anything, their offense looks energetic and aggressive, and an ability to lateral - even between TWO players consistently would be such a gamebreaker. Oh for ONE rugby coach to come and show these guys how to do it.
journalsoup
Sep. 22nd, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
It's true, when combined with the speed of receivers and the way they spread the field out, serious damage could be done. And like the wildcat offense, you don't even have to use it that much, just the threat of it would cause fits in opposing defenses.
Though the physical differences in a football would make it a bit trickier. It would be interesting to see.
smokedamage
Sep. 23rd, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
Yes, sir! Just the threat would make the already very dangerous looking wildcat offense very very difficult to counter.

Why don't more teams use that? I honestly think that is the first time i have seen it executed. I really don't pay that much attention to football, but i have sat through a lot of college and NFL in the last couple of years.
journalsoup
Sep. 23rd, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
Quite a few teams do use it, most use it to a lesser degree than Miami. Plus, they get all the attention for being the "innovators" of it as far as the NFL goes.
It's limited for most teams because it had certain personnel requirements, both physical and mental.

By removing the traditional quarterback from the equation, the team narrows their ability effectively pass deep. They add to their running and short passing game, but at a cost. This allows the defense to hedge their bets against the run since they don't have to worry much about being burned on a deep pass route.

And also, in the end it's just a supplement to the team's main offensive scheme. It's real value is as flavor to throw the defense off of their rhythm and give them something they're not used to.
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