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  • HUbison
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    Football 101

    Here at Clanram, we believe this site is not just a place for Rams fans to discuss football, but also a center of learning. An institute for the advancement of the barbaric chess match known as football.

    In that effort, we are opening up a new feature titled....FOOTBALL 101

    Have you ever wondered about some of the more detailed concepts of football? You hear words like seam, 2-gap, 4-technique, Mike, Rover, twist, cover-2, etc......and ever wonder, what the farfegnuggen are they talking about?!?!

    Yea, I know, me too!

    But at the same time, nobody wants to ask a question like that on a football message board, right? I mean, that kind of stuff should be encoded on our DNA from birth.....shouldn't it?

    Well, I admit, I too have wondered about some of the concepts that make football the ultimate science of violence. So, we, the staff of ClanRam, have scoured the globe to enlist the help of former coaches and football theorists to answer our questions regarding everything football.

    So, if you have a question, simply PM it to me. Your question will be placed before the thinktank here at the ClanRam Institute for Advanced Football Thought, and your answer (with names removed to protect the innocent) will be posted on this thread.

    So, with that, start PM'ing me your questions, and I'll put our experts to work for you.

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    who do you think is better goff or wentz
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  • laram0
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    OK CIAFT! I've got for you.

    We all hear several NFL terminologies...Cover 2, 46 defense, west coast offense, run and shoot, oc, dc, gaps etc etc etc......

    What's this "scheme" we hear and read about? What exactly is SCHEME?

    Thanks!
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  • Nick
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    Re: Football 101

    Thought I'd revive this thread by linking to a pretty detailed Pro Football Focus article that explains many of the defensive line techniques you'll see on Sundays in the NFL. Rather informative!

    Defensive Line Techniques - The Prototypes | ProFootballFocus.com

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    www.world-jerseys.com

    mod note: spam
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    Great idea ! Go ahead

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  • evil disco man
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    Originally posted by HUbison View Post
    The rule was actually codified in 1999, but it was the 2002 playoff game between the Pats and Raiders that everyone remembers. Brady appeared to fumble the ball when hit by Woodson. The "fumble" was recovered by Greg Biekert, which would have sealed the deal for the Raiders and sent them to the AFC championship vs. the Steelers. However, applying the "tuck rule", the call was reversed. The Pats kicked a FG, and beat the Raiders in overtime.

    Controversial to say the least.
    Interesting to note that the Rams benefited from that rule earlier in the same season. A fumble by Kurt Warner was reversed due to the tuck rule. I can't remember what game it was, but just so everyone knows, this rule was in fact in existence before the Raiders-Pats game.

    :l

    -jake-

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  • HUbison
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    Re: Football 101

    Originally posted by NotVeryOriginal View Post
    And that 2nd largest market had trouble selling out stadiumswhilst the smallest market (Packers) have a 35 year waiting list for season tickets and havent had an empty seat for 40 years.

    Q) Where'd the tuck rule come from. Is there a precedent for them introducing it, like they introduce the horse collar this year because TO broke his ankle?
    Here's the tuck rule...
    NFL Rule 3, Section 21, Article 2, Note 2: "When a Team A player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his hand starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble."
    The rule was actually codified in 1999, but it was the 2002 playoff game between the Pats and Raiders that everyone remembers. Brady appeared to fumble the ball when hit by Woodson. The "fumble" was recovered by Greg Biekert, which would have sealed the deal for the Raiders and sent them to the AFC championship vs. the Steelers. However, applying the "tuck rule", the call was reversed. The Pats kicked a FG, and beat the Raiders in overtime.

    Controversial to say the least.

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    Originally posted by HUbison View Post
    In traditional terms, it would be based off the metropolitan size of a team's fanbase. That is to say, large market teams would be the Giants, Jets, Bears, Cowboys, Redskins, Whiners/Raiders, Eagles, Lions, Pats, etc.... While the small market teams would be the Bengals, Packers, Rams, Chiefs, Jags, Bills, Titans, Saints, Panthers, Colts, etc.

    The irony of the past 13 years is that the nation's 2nd largest market (LA) does not have an NFL team.
    And that 2nd largest market had trouble selling out stadiumswhilst the smallest market (Packers) have a 35 year waiting list for season tickets and havent had an empty seat for 40 years.

    Q) Where'd the tuck rule come from. Is there a precedent for them introducing it, like they introduce the horse collar this year because TO broke his ankle?

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    Originally posted by HUbison View Post
    In traditional terms, it would be based off the metropolitan size of a team's fanbase. That is to say, large market teams would be the Giants, Jets, Bears, Cowboys, Redskins, Whiners/Raiders, Eagles, Lions, Pats, etc.... While the small market teams would be the Bengals, Packers, Rams, Chiefs, Jags, Bills, Titans, Saints, Panthers, Colts, etc.

    The irony of the past 13 years is that the nation's 2nd largest market (LA) does not have an NFL team.
    You also have to take into account TV markets. how much coverage does a team get, how many people are watching on TV. it is really important in determining who gets a team and where the team is. it is directly related to the population of the metropolitan area, but it doesn't always work. for instance, San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the USA, they have been trying to get a francise for many years, but they have a relatively small TV market compared to thier size as a metropolitan area. they tried to get the Vikings and the Saints but have been unsucessful as of yet.

    the beauty of the NFL is how they handle thier business and thier profit sharing technices to keep a balance in the league and maintain competitiveness between large and small market teams. take MLB for example where large market team with very wealthy owners who can go over the cap and pay the penalties, can always have good teams and pay for the best player (yankees, redsox, etc.), while small market teams have to struggle and have a good season here and there (royals, brewers, etc.). while there are repeat team in the NFL that are good for many years, it is more a result of the coaches, and schemes. take the Patriots for example, i wouldn't consider many of thier players to be a whole lot better than players on other teams, and they operate on the same budget as other teams, yet they have great coaching, and make use of their resources a well as they can. man the NFL is awesome!

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  • HUbison
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    Originally posted by smizzhfx View Post
    I'm not sure if anyones asked this before.. but can someone tell me what the difference between a "small-market team" and a "big-market team" is? And which one is St. Louis??

    Thanks in advance.
    In traditional terms, it would be based off the metropolitan size of a team's fanbase. That is to say, large market teams would be the Giants, Jets, Bears, Cowboys, Redskins, Whiners/Raiders, Eagles, Lions, Pats, etc.... While the small market teams would be the Bengals, Packers, Rams, Chiefs, Jags, Bills, Titans, Saints, Panthers, Colts, etc.

    The irony of the past 13 years is that the nation's 2nd largest market (LA) does not have an NFL team.

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    I'm not sure if anyones asked this before.. but can someone tell me what the difference between a "small-market team" and a "big-market team" is? And which one is St. Louis??

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Football 101

    Originally posted by UtterBlitz View Post
    Interesting FTG. Your notes are from an offensive perspective regarding blocking of linebackers by perhaps a TE or RB. They seem to about protecting the QB during a blitz.

    It does seem that the defense is set before the play to determine if they are dropping into coverage or rushing.

    Have you ever played defense FTG?

    Thanks for posting this. I have only played a little flag football and I think the only decisions we made on defense was who was going in for a blitz and the rest of us were just playing man on man. There are so many things about football that I don't understand and I probably sound like an idiot half the time and I don't even know it.

    Hopefully our expert is still around and he can give us some explanations from the defensive perspective regarding pass rushing.
    I played a linebacker in Middle School. High school I played Quarterback.

    -FTG

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  • HUbison
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    Would it be fair to say then, that any pass rush, will involve a blitz? Or can you call it a pass rush if only the lineman rush the QB?
    A pass rush is simply that.......defenders rushing the pass. In its basic form, you judge a team's pass rush (be it either blitzing or in base package) by number of sacks. However, there's something to be said for a front 7's ability to disrupt the pass without sacking the QB....ie. # of interceptions, QB comp. %, etc.

    So, a blitz is always part of the pass rush, but the pass rush does not always involve a blitz.

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  • Goldenfleece
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    Originally posted by Utterblitz
    How can you pass rush and mind your gap?
    I'd just like to add that a player maintains his gap assignment on a blitz by running through that gap. This is what a one-gap tackle usually does. Anyone trying to go through that gap is going to run right into you if you do your job right.
    Originally posted by Utterblitz
    Would it be fair to say then, that any pass rush, will involve a blitz? Or can you call it a pass rush if only the lineman rush the QB?
    You can call it a pass rush with just the linemen because on a passing play that's exactly what they're going to be doing. Some teams do quite well with just a four man rush (just the defensive linemen).
    Originally posted by Utterblitz
    What are the statistics used to rank pass rushing for a team? Is it based on the number of completed passes for a game, or season? Where do the Rams rank in pass rushing for last year?
    The most obvious one would be number of sacks. Some people also keep track of "QB hurries", but that's not a statistic the NFL keeps record of.
    Originally posted by Utterblitz
    Is the success of the defense often based upon their ability to recognize a run or pass play and adjust accordingly?
    This is most important for the linebackers. Often a defensive lineman's job will be the same regardless of what else is happening on the field because he doesn't have a good enough view to read it. The corners are going to do the same thing until there is no chance of the quarterback throwing their way. However, the linebackers are the ones who are going to have to flow to the ball to make the tackle. If they make the wrong read, they're going to get caught out of position.

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