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Old 11-13-2008, 11:21 PM    (permalink
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X- X factor. a player who can change the game at any moment, a threat to take it to the house on any given snap.
So....Stafford doesnt get that mention

wanna see that kid take over a game!
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:28 AM    (permalink
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Quick Twitch - Describes a player who usually has quick, explosive movement on the snap of the ball, usually a DL.
Initial Burst - Describes a player who has an explosive first step, usually a WR or DB.
Closing Speed - Describes a player who has the ability to catch up to a play that is behind him, usually a DB.
Underachiever - Generally a player who appears to have a great deal of potential and talent, yet does not translate it into success on the field (see also: "Workout Warrior" as it pertains to the draft).
Overachiever - Generally a player who appears to be limited physically, yet usually gets the job required of them done on the field (see also: "Football Player")
Lunch Pale Players - The "grunt laborers" of the NFL, players who are not extremely talented or rated highly yet do their job well on the field, generally fundamentally sound players. Usually used to describe a OL.
High Motor - A player who plays with an extremely high level of intensity and effort throughout a given game, usually a DL.
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Tweener - A player who plays one position but is more physically suited for another.

Value Pick - A selection that doesn't fill a need but the player selected was too good to pass up.
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Indeed...its actually kind of comical.
Yeah, they're the football versions of baseball's "grinder" or "gritty."
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Sex Cannon - a quarterback with a very good arm who had great success in college putting in hard work with a great coach and now has become so loathed by his fans that he just doesn't even care anymore and just says **** it i'm going deep. Basically Brett Favre if he returned to green bay.
You make it sound like the fans loathed him before he showed how much he sucks. You also forgot the "mental and physical midget" part of his definition.
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Bullsh*t media terms that have become sports cliches & are meaningless but used 4-5 times each per NFL game broadcast:

Athleticism- The quality of being athletic.

Physical player/team/etc - Adjective applied to anything doing something requiring work from their physical body.

These can apply to any fb player from Pop Warner to the NFL, but are used by vocabulary-challenged announcers to differentiate individual player uniqueness. Overuse of these terms inspires viewer urge to hit the mute switch.
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Ballhawk, n. - A defensive back who excels at making interceptions b/c of his refined ball skills.
Ball Skills, plural, n. - ability to play a pass in the air while still covering a moving receiver, note that players with the skills are still dependent on sideline team mates shouting "Ball! Ball!" when his head is turned away from the ball but then can refocus on it in the air.

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Handfighting, n - The practice of WRs vs. DBs fencing with hands attempting to control the other player's hands to catch or defend a pass in the air. Usually applied to WRs who are good at it, this is very close to pass interference & often results in an offensive interference call, see Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, 1980s-90s.

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True, but every now and again you get white guys like Brian Urlacher who are just freaks (well, Lach was at least a freak in his younger days)...
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Zone-Blocking Scheme- A run-blocking scheme to take advantage of the lack of size to use leverage against defensive linemen. Usually these Offensive Linemen can accelerate up field quicker, and block linebackers. Usually these plays are either double teams or down blocking.

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Zone-Blocking Scheme- A run-blocking scheme to take advantage of the lack of size to use leverage against defensive linemen. Usually these Offensive Linemen can accelerate up field quicker, and block linebackers. Usually these plays are either double teams or down blocking.

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There's very little downblocking used in zone blocking schemes, as down blocking is a man-blocking concept that can only be accompanied with a kickout block. Zone blocking is very, very simply. The entire line just moves in unison one direction or the other, trying to seal their onside gap while letting the running back either stretch the play off tackle (if everybody has done their job and sealed their onside gap) or finding what is usually a huge cutback lane left by the defense's overpursuit.

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