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Brothgar
11-10-2008, 05:30 PM
We throw terms around on this board alot. So I was thinking about putting together a list of terms that any new user could pick up and king of know what we are talking about.

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3-4 Nose Tackle (NT) - Usually a larger defensive tackle who is so strong that it takes two defenders to block him. It is not necessary that they have good pass rushing skills. These players tend to be on the heavier side (320+)

3-4 DE - Usually your undersized 4-3 DT, quick enough to get to the QB and strong enough to stand up against the run. More relied on to stand up against the run. Size and weight 285-300 lbs and 6'3+ are ideal.

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B
Ballhawk n. - A defensive back who excels at making interceptions.

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.

bubble: lower body thickness esp. buttocks area, as it relates to explosion and power.

Bust n. - A player who does not meet the expectations of their draft position.

C
Closing Speed n. - Describes a player who has the ability to catch up to a play that is behind him, usually a DB.

Cover 1 Safety: A deep safety assigned sole responsibility for covering the back end and preventing the long ball. See Mays, Taylor.

Cover 2 Corner n. - A cornerback that has the skill sets necessary for the cover two scheme. These are usually bigger more physical corners who can bump a WR of his routs. They also tend to be skilled at tackling Many times the cover two corner will be slower than a coverage back.

COD: Change of Direction. Usually used when assessing a skill position player in respect to how well they can make a cut or change direction.

D

Draftnik -- Someone obsessed with the NFL Draft in all its aspects. Term coined by one of its originals, Gil Brandt, scout, Dallas Cowboys, early 60s.

Deep Threat - Refers to a player, typically a WR, who uses their great speed to get open deep for the big play.

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F

First Step - Usually referring to DE and OLB/DE(3-4). Initial step and quickness at the snap of the ball. Being able to get right up field.

G
Gunslinger - A QB willing to make riskier passes who tries fit the ball in to well covered receivers looking for the big play.

Game Manager (v.)- A Quarterback who does not take chances, sticks with shorter safter throws, often due to a lack of arm strength.

H
Headhunter - Typically refers to a safety who excels at laying hard hits on receivers trying to catch passes over the middle.

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.

High Motor - A player who plays with an extremely high level of intensity and effort throughout a given game, usually a DL.

Heavy-legged waist-bender: Term used for offensive linemen. It refers to a lineman who lacks the athleticism and flexibility to drop and then flip his hips in run blocking, and compensates by bending at his waist, eliminating leverage and power.

I
Initial Burst n. - Describes a player who has an explosive first step, usually a WR or DB.

Intangibles - Unteachable skills that certain players naturally possess. Examples include leadership ability, heart, instincts, clutch play, postseason success, etc.

J

K

L
long-strider - a wide receiver (or any receiver for that matter, but typically a wideout) who has a long stride, which is thought to limit that player's ability to change directions quickly and thus the ability to create separation when running routes

Lunch Pail 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.

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N

NFL arm - descriptor for a quarterback's arm strength used to denote the ability to throw staple NFL throws such as the 15 yard (often far side) out or the 18 yard dig; does not necessarily indicate outstanding arm strength, merely enough to complete all the requisite passes

O
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")

P
Power Blocking Scheme -The opposite of the zone blocking scheme. A man-to-man scheme. Usually the run plays go up the middle, and if its a toss, a tackle will throw a hook block and use a fullback. Counter is a very popular play with the scheme, due to the lineman not pulling very much. Dives, Blasts, and Off-Tackles are some more popular examples of the power blocking scheme. Pittsburgh runs it.

Project n. - A player who has physical tools or has the potential to gain those tools but who's football ability is raw and needs developement after the draft.

Possession Target - Refers to a player, typically a WR, who lacks great long speed but makes up for it with great size and strength to out-muscle defenders when catching short range throws in traffic.

Power back- a husky running back typically used in short yardage situations.

Q
Quick Twitch - Describes a player who usually has quick, explosive movement on the snap of the ball, usually a DL.

R
Reach - Used when a player is drafted higher then expected.

Return Specialist - A player who does not play any offensive or defensive position particularly well but has the uncanny ability to break a return to the house.

Roverback, n: A college combination SS & LB with no specific defensive zone or offensive player assignment who can "rove" or go to the spot where he can affect the forthcoming before the ball is snapped. It was favored by DC Joe Kline everywhere he has coached Div. 1 defenses, emulated by others mostly in the SEC, MWC & WAC. Most famous roverback in the NFL now is Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears, who played the Loboback variation of it at the U. of New Mexico (Loboback after the UNM Lobo mascot). Offensive counters include no-huddle, play action & quick snaps to "freeze" the rover before he can move.

S
Scat Back - A running back, usually one who is small and fast, that typically can't handle playing every down but excels at running to the outside, catching the ball out of the backfield, and splitting out wide. See Third Down Back as well.

Sleepers- Players who aren't expected to produce much but then end up doing just that.

System QB n.- A player who's quarterbacking ability is augmented by the system he is playing in. Generally is shown by huge passing numbers in pass happy systems.

Small School Prospect n. - A player who doesn't get much TV time because of the school he goes to but is known around draftnick circles.

Swingman, n - Lineman, usually a backup OL, who is versatile enough to play multiple positions.

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Third down back n - Typically smaller, more agile backs who excel at pass catching that teams like to bring in on 3rd downs to give them a more versatile option.

Tweener - A player who plays one position but is more physically suited for another.

Two-Down Player - 1. a player usually a linebacker who have a considerable skill set playing against the run. But has trouble against the passing game.
2. A defensive lineman who does not have the endurance to stay on the field for all four downs.

U
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).

V
Value Pick - A selection that doesn't fill a need but the player selected was too good to pass up.

W
Workout Warrior n. - A player who pick has very impressive workout numbers but his production on the field doesn't impress at all.

Workhorse Back - A running back, usually one with good size, who can take 25+ carries a game without wearing down or losing effectiveness.

X
X Factor - Also known as "It" it is the ability to turn a game around with one play also thought of as "home run hitters" or "game changers"
Y

Z
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.


-zzz sufx. - A player who has strong oppinions on either side (greatness or not) can be used as a joke. Many times used to discuss white RBs, CBs, and WRs

Cigaro
11-10-2008, 05:32 PM
Small school prospect= guy I haven't seen but have heard he's good, so I'm gonna jump on the bandwagon and hope it goes somewhere.

bored of education
11-10-2008, 05:33 PM
In my eyes, workout warrior=someone who has a sick workout and sucks on the field, since the nickname is focused on the workout part and sorta assumes dude sucks. Like that dude from Arizona that got drafted by the Titans. He was a beast in workouts yet sucks.

renegade
11-10-2008, 05:35 PM
Round 1- Would have to be not coming close to living up to expectations, aka on the bench or off the team IMO. I think of Mike Williams, Charles Rogers and Kyle Boller when I think about busts. I'm looking for a pro-bowler in this round.

Round 2- Being a bench player is a bust im ny mind for a round 2 player, in round 2 I'd be looking for a future starter.

Round 3- Same as rd.2

After that IMO IN rounds 4-5 not making the team is being a bust if I'd be looking for some guys with potential (guys with the tools but not the production) and role players for the team.

and in rounds 6-7 there are no busts if they work out for the team, great if not then oh well.

djp
11-10-2008, 05:35 PM
range of motion, fluid hips, shedding blocks (wow I typed blacks right away, that woulda been bad)

Just a couple terms.

Race for the Heisman
11-10-2008, 06:05 PM
project - a player who has some degree of potential, either as a football player or as an athlete, but would need extensive work after being drafted in order to make an impact on an NFL team

situational pass rusher - an athletic quarterback with no potential at said position beyond the collegiate level, so it derisively suggested that perhaps he would be better served by becoming a situational pass rusher since he would 'know what the quarterback is thinking'

system quarterback - usually refers to a quarterback that comes from a pass-heavy shotgun-oriented offense that eliminates the traditional requirements associated with playing the quarterback position, such as arm strength, field vision, ability to handle the quarterback-center exchange, and footwork

zzzzz - suffix applied to indicate an individual who is destined for greatness

regoob2
11-10-2008, 06:08 PM
quick twitch.
Initial burst.
Closing speed.

renegade
11-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Overrated- Prospect coming out of USC

JK... Or am I? ;)

Cigaro
11-11-2008, 03:20 PM
System- Any unorthodox scheme that artificially inflates the stats and masks possibly defining deficiencies of it's players.

fenikz
11-11-2008, 03:27 PM
J - Jordyzzz - The greatest prospect of all timezz

giantsfan
11-11-2008, 03:29 PM
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.

awfullyquiet
11-11-2008, 04:03 PM
i'll tell you what a bust isn't if you go to the nfl threads.

diabsoule
11-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Unleashing Dragons - To sling an incredibly sexy deep ball into triple coverage just to make the other teams cheerleaders want you after the game. All of them. At the same time.

CJSchneider
11-12-2008, 08:36 AM
I haven't seen it much around here, but the Draft phrase I hate the most is "homerun hitter". It kinda pisses me off that they use a term from another sport to describe how good a player is. It's not like they refer to baseball prospects as "deep threat".

BeerBaron
11-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Just some general randomness I can think of:

ZBS - "Zone Blocking Scheme" - A scheme that typically uses smaller, more athletic offensive lineman.

Ballhawk - A defensive back who excels at making interceptions.

Gunslinger - A QB willing to make riskier passes who tries fit the ball in to well covered receivers looking for the big play.

3rd down back - Typically smaller, more agile backs who excel at pass catching that teams like to bring in on 3rd downs to give them a more versatile option.

Brothgar
11-13-2008, 05:35 PM
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.

never heard anyone use the term sesx cannon

TheBuffaloBills
11-13-2008, 05:38 PM
Underachiever
Overachiever
Hard hat, lunch pal players
High motor

Sniper
11-13-2008, 05:41 PM
Overachiever
Hard hat, lunch pal players
High motor

Basically used as synonyms for white players.

RaiderNation
11-13-2008, 05:45 PM
Bust=Matt Stafford?

Eaglez.Fan
11-13-2008, 05:56 PM
Football player.....

BeerBaron
11-13-2008, 06:07 PM
Underachiever
Overachiever
Hard hat, lunch pal players
High motor

Basically used as synonyms for white players.

Indeed...its actually kind of comical.

Race for the Heisman
11-13-2008, 07:19 PM
NFL arm - descriptor for a quarterback's arm strength used to denote the ability to throw staple NFL throws such as the 15 yard (often far side) out or the 18 yard dig; does not necessarily indicate outstanding arm strength, merely enough to complete all the requisite passes

long-strider - a wide receiver (or any receiver for that matter, but typically a wideout) who has a long stride, which is thought to limit that player's ability to change directions quickly and thus the ability to create separation when running routes

Jimmy
11-13-2008, 08:55 PM
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.

the_legend_killer
11-13-2008, 09:17 PM
Game Manager (v.)- A Quarterback who does not take chances, sticks with shorter safter throws, often due to a lack of arm strength.

Joker_232
11-13-2008, 11:19 PM
Overrated- Prospect coming out of USC

JK... Or am I? ;)

USC players are in an NFL farm system!

and hey buddy!....i do the jokin around here!

Joker_232
11-13-2008, 11:21 PM
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!

Dam8610
11-14-2008, 12:28 AM
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.

Pokeys
11-14-2008, 12:53 AM
R for Rookie.

Brothgar
11-14-2008, 05:55 PM
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.

BeerBaron
11-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Headhunter - Typically refers to a safety who excels at laying hard hits on receivers trying to catch passes over the middle.

Cigaro
11-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Field General- Quarterback who has complete control and grasp of the offense; knows the complete depth of the playbook, able to call own audibles correctly, able to read defenses and go through the progressions at an extremely quick and efficient pace, and is a complete leader on and off the field.

Brent
11-14-2008, 06:39 PM
D - Deep Threat: noun used to describe a WR who has great vertical speed and can get down the field causing the safety to drop deep or creating potential for a long pass to said WR.

Brent
11-14-2008, 06:40 PM
R - Running Ability: the athletic skills possessed by a QB prospect to run for a first down or to escape the pass rush.

Brent
11-14-2008, 06:42 PM
Z - Zero Chance: a way to describe a prospects probability of making an NFL roster.

Bosanac01
11-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Power back- a husky running back typically used in short yardage situations.

Brothgar
11-17-2008, 05:37 PM
Return Specialist - A player who does not play any offensive or defensive position particularly well but has the uncanny ability to break a return to the house.

BeerBaron
11-17-2008, 06:38 PM
Intangibles - Unteachable skills that certain players naturally possess. Examples include leadership ability, heart, instincts, clutch play, postseason success, etc.

Brothgar
12-01-2008, 02:26 PM
bumpity bump bump

Monomach
12-01-2008, 03:05 PM
Indeed...its actually kind of comical.
Yeah, they're the football versions of baseball's "grinder" or "gritty."

Monomach
12-01-2008, 03:09 PM
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.

Brothgar
06-20-2009, 01:46 AM
I want to bump this.

Nalej
06-21-2009, 07:07 AM
Reaches: Used when a player is drafted higher then expected (See Raiders)
Sleepers: Players who aren't expected to produce much but then end up doing just that (See Patriots)

LizardState
06-21-2009, 09:29 AM
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.

LizardState
06-21-2009, 09:37 AM
commentary in ital.

B

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.

H
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.

S
Swingman, n - Lineman, usually a backup OL, who is versatile enough to play multiple positions.

LizardState
06-21-2009, 09:44 AM
D
Draftnik -- Someone obsessed with the NFL Draft in all its aspects. Term coined by one of its originals, Gil Brandt, scout, Dallas Cowboys, early 60s.

scottyboy
06-21-2009, 01:11 PM
R-Rutgers prospect: Undoubtedly awesome. Probably immortal. Will be hyped up by a certain homer poster using sexual references and sheer ignorance/bliss.

Smokey Joe
06-21-2009, 01:16 PM
Indeed...its actually kind of comical.
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)...

Burger
06-21-2009, 02:44 PM
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.

I can write definitions for most plays, if wanted.

yourfavestoner
06-21-2009, 06:33 PM
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.

I can write definitions for most plays, if wanted.

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.

brat316
06-21-2009, 06:37 PM
Sticky this thread

Brothgar
06-21-2009, 06:38 PM
I think a list of schemes and what coaches look for in those positions would be helpful as well.

IE

3-4 Nose Tackle (NT) - Usually a larger defensive tackle who is so strong that it takes two defenders to block him. It is not necessary that they have good pass rushing skills.

Brothgar
06-21-2009, 06:47 PM
Sticky this thread

I second this

Shane P. Hallam
06-21-2009, 08:14 PM
I'll sticky this under two conditions:

1 - It continues to be updated

2 - People continue replying with definitions/discussion

brat316
06-21-2009, 08:19 PM
3-4 DE - Usually your undersized 4-3 DT, quick enough to get to the QB and strong enough to stand up against the run. More relied on to stand up against the run. Size and weight 285-300 lbs and 6'3+ are ideal.

brat316
06-21-2009, 08:21 PM
First Step - Usually referring to DE and OLB/DE(3-4). Initial step and quickness at the snap of the ball. Being able to get right up field.

BeerBaron
06-21-2009, 08:23 PM
3-4 DE - Usually your undersized 4-3 DT, quick enough to get to the QB and strong enough to stand up against the run. More relied on to stand up against the run.

See, that part isn't entirely true. If you stuck someone like Tommie Harris at 3-4, he'd get mauled and pushed around like there was no tomorrow.

A lot of people get confused and think that a 4-3 UT can interchange with a 3-4 DE and it's simply not the case most of the time.

If you look at one thing successful 3-4 ends have in common, it's not just that they were somewhat undersized DT's in college (or at another place in the pros) it's that they're also usually on the tall side. 6'4+ for the best ones typically.

yourfavestoner
06-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Heavy-legged waist-bender: Term used for offensive linemen. It refers to a lineman who lacks the athleticism and flexibility to drop and then flip his hips in run blocking, and compensates by bending at his waist, eliminating leverage and power.

BeerBaron
06-21-2009, 08:28 PM
A couple of common ones I didn't see:

Deep Threat - Refers to a player, typically a WR, who uses their great speed to get open deep for the big play.

Possession Target - Refers to a player, typically a WR, who lacks great long speed but makes up for it with great size and strength to out-muscle defenders when catching short range throws in traffic.

BeerBaron
06-21-2009, 08:44 PM
Workhorse Back - A running back, usually one with good size, who can take 25+ carries a game without wearing down or losing effectiveness.

Scat Back - A running back, usually one who is small and fast, that typically can't handle playing every down but excels at running to the outside, catching the ball out of the backfield, and splitting out wide. See Third Down Back as well.

Bengals78
06-22-2009, 12:23 AM
Pu$$y - What you dont want your lineman to be, according to Al Michaels

Brothgar
06-22-2009, 10:17 AM
Two-Down Player - 1. a player usually a linebacker who have a considerable skill set playing against the run. But has trouble against the passing game.
2. A defensive lineman who does not have the endurance to stay on the field for all four downs.

LizardState
06-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Roverback, n: A college defensive player combination SS & LB with no specific defensive zone or offensive player assignment who can "rove" or go to the spot where he can affect the play before the ball is snapped embodying the best pass defense aspects of a SS & the run defense of a ILB. It was popularized by DC Joe Kline & used everywhere he has coached Div. 1 defenses, emulated by others in the SEC, MWC & WAC. Most famous roverback in the NFL now is Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears, who played the Loboback variation of it at the U. of New Mexico (Loboback after the UNM Lobo mascot). Offensive counters include no-huddle, play action & quick snaps to freeze the rover before he can move.

Ward
06-23-2009, 03:12 PM
If this is supposed to be a dictionary, can we get the difference between "pail" and "pale" correct? Lunch pale is when you're having lunch at a table sitting between Conan and Jim Gaffigan.

Vox Populi
06-24-2009, 06:14 PM
COD: Change of Direction. Usually used when assessing a corner and sometimes safeties in respect to how well they flip their hips when they change from their back pedal to turning and running with the receiver down field.

brat316
06-24-2009, 07:29 PM
COD: Change of Direction. Usually used when assessing a corner and sometimes safeties in respect to how well they flip their hips when they change from their back pedal to turning and running with the receiver down field.

Also used for WR and RBs, same thing applies how fluid and easily they can change direction.

GhostDeini
06-28-2009, 08:30 AM
safe pick= Miami Hurricanes football player

Brothgar
06-28-2009, 09:32 AM
Cover 2 Corner n. - A cornerback that has the skill sets necessary for the cover two scheme. These are usually bigger more physical corners who can bump a WR of his routs. Many times the cover two corner will be slower than a coverage back.

Burger
07-03-2009, 06:43 PM
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.

Downblocking is how they push the defensive line one way or another.

Burger
07-03-2009, 06:49 PM
Power Blocking Scheme -
The opposite of the zone blocking scheme. A man-to-man scheme. Usually the run plays go up the middle, and if its a toss, a tackle will throw a hook block and use a fullback. Counter is a very popular play with the scheme, due to the lineman not pulling very much. Dives, Blasts, and Off-Tackles are some more popular examples of the power blocking scheme. Pittsburgh runs it.

Gay Ork Wang
07-04-2009, 08:15 AM
Cover 2 Corner n. - A cornerback that has the skill sets necessary for the cover two scheme. These are usually bigger more physical corners who can bump a WR of his routs. Many times the cover two corner will be slower than a coverage back.
usually great ballskills

Brothgar
07-24-2009, 01:21 PM
Homer - n. - One who always thinks of his/her team as being disrespected by the media or under rated. They usually think that every move by their team is most of the time the right choice or will benefit the team in the future. In extreme cases they think that their team will or at least should win nearly every game.

Bandwagoner - n. - A person who always makes the sexy prediction and who always roots for who is looking best at the moment.

Front Runner - n. - A person (usually younger than five) who claims to be a fan of whichever team is winning.

djp
08-03-2009, 07:10 PM
Cover 2 corner is Antoine Winfield. Brilliant tackler, good in zone coverage, not necessarily big but quick is essential

Brothgar
08-10-2009, 02:07 PM
Cover 2 corner is Antoine Winfield. Brilliant tackler, good in zone coverage, not necessarily big but quick is essential

Well I think that Winfield is the exception to the rule am I wrong?

yourfavestoner
08-10-2009, 03:19 PM
Downblocking is how they push the defensive line one way or another.

You have no idea what you're talking about.

bearsfan_51
08-10-2009, 04:07 PM
A cover 2 corner doesn't have to be big, they just have to be able to tackle.

The fact that they also don't have to be that fast usually means they are a bit bigger, but Ronde Barber is THE cover 2 guy, and he's not big at all.

Brothgar
08-10-2009, 05:10 PM
A cover 2 corner doesn't have to be big, they just have to be able to tackle.

The fact that they also don't have to be that fast usually means they are a bit bigger, but Ronde Barber is THE cover 2 guy, and he's not big at all.

While true that not all cover two corners are large most larger corners are considered to be ment for the cover two. See Vonte Davis.

CC.SD
08-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Cover 1 Safety: A deep safety assigned sole responsibility for covering the back end and preventing the long ball. See Mays, Taylor.

A lot of people don't know this one.

quincyyyyy
10-19-2009, 11:28 AM
Why no definition for bubble butt?

Brothgar
10-21-2009, 10:08 PM
Why no definition for bubble butt?

No one defined it to an acceptable degree.

DaSuperfan
10-22-2009, 07:33 PM
No one defined it to an acceptable degree.

Bubble Butt = Kim Kardashian. :)

Brothgar
10-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Bubble Butt = Kim Kardashian. :)

Granted but not football related.

CC.SD
11-16-2009, 04:41 PM
Granted but not football related.

Disagree that ass actually consumed Reggie Bush's career.

Brothgar
12-03-2009, 01:56 PM
Anyone have a definition for the phrase "plays with Guile" only thing I can think of is street fighter.

Bengals78
12-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Anyone have a definition for the phrase "plays with Guile" only thing I can think of is street fighter.

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3316/906568-jcvd_super.jpg
this guy ^^^

ThePudge
12-03-2009, 02:43 PM
Anyone have a definition for the phrase "plays with Guile" only thing I can think of is street fighter.

Plays with heart and resilience would be my definition there.

RealityCheck
12-07-2009, 04:42 PM
I would like the explanations for the 4-3 NT and UT terms.

Bosanac01
12-07-2009, 05:15 PM
4-3 NT = really fat dude doing nothing but eating space.

4-3 UT = a guy who lines up next to the really fat dude.

RealityCheck
12-07-2009, 05:17 PM
4-3 NT = really fat dude doing nothing but eating space.

4-3 UT = a guy who lines up next to the really fat dude.
Lol, thanks.

Bosanac01
12-07-2009, 05:21 PM
Lol, thanks.

glad i could help.

TACKLE
12-07-2009, 05:47 PM
I would like the explanations for the 4-3 NT and UT terms.

4-3 NT - Plays the one technique (inside shade of the guard) usually on the weak side. These players are usually bigger guys who can take up blockers and demands double teams.

4-3 UT- Plays the three technique (outside shade of the guard) usually on the strong side. These players are usually more athletic and need but be able to get up-field and penetrate and be disruptive in the backfield. These players also need to be able to rush the passer.

bitonti
01-19-2010, 09:06 PM
bubble: lower body thickness esp. buttocks area, as it relates to explosion and power.

pins: overall leg thickness, from top to bottom - "thin pins" isn't good.

handfighting can be cross listed with OL/DL

40-yard dash (40): Player runs 40 yard sprint. test of long area straight-line speed and overall athleticism, especially relevant for wide receivers and cornerbacks. Times can be influenced by factors as wind speed, weather, surface give (harder is faster).

10-yard dash (10): Split time of 1st 10 yards of a 40-yard sprint. indicative of short area speed, relevant for all positional players.

Vertical leap: Indicative of explosion, acceleration and first step quickness.

3-cone drill: Indicative of short area quickness, change of direction and agility.

Bench Press: Indicative of weight room work ethic, functional upper body strength and stamina.

TAMBA is HUNGRY!!!!
02-27-2010, 10:09 AM
Intangibles is the most ridiculous word used. "He has great intangibles." What the heck does that mean? I hate when people say that rather than using attributes to define a player. Very lazy.

BeerBaron
02-27-2010, 12:02 PM
Intangibles is the most ridiculous word used. "He has great intangibles." What the heck does that mean? I hate when people say that rather than using attributes to define a player. Very lazy.

I think the definition we put here is a pretty reasonable way to put it.

"Intangibles - Unteachable skills that certain players naturally possess. Examples include leadership ability, heart, instincts, clutch play, postseason success, etc."

Dictionary def just for comparison:

"not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or immaterial things; impalpable."

bearsfan_51
02-27-2010, 12:04 PM
Whenever I see "intangibles" I always think "good college player, bad NFL player."

Da Big Harv
02-28-2010, 03:41 AM
Whenever I see "intangibles" I always think "good college player, bad NFL player."

I've never heard of an Afro American player used with the definition of good intangables until this year we got both Rolo McClain and Myron Rolle both getting that lable good stufffff.

Ward
02-28-2010, 09:20 AM
I've never heard of an Afro American player used with the definition of good intangables until this year we got both Rolo McClain and Myron Rolle both getting that lable good stufffff.

Vince Young ring a bell?

619
02-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Whenever I see "intangibles" I always think "good college player, bad NFL player."

Maybe so, then I recall Matt Ryan and quickly forget this stigma.

LizardState
03-04-2010, 09:56 AM
tip tile: When a player in the vertical jump touches his topmost tile & it moves the tile above. No credit for tip tiles, only tiles physically moved by the jumper's hand itself are credited in the measured jump.

40-yard dash (40): Player runs 40 yard sprint. test of long area straight-line speed and overall athleticism, especially relevant for wide receivers and cornerbacks. Times can be influenced by factors as wind speed, weather, surface give (harder is faster).

Also influenced by outdoor vs. indoor track, moisture/wet outdoor tracks, etc. Also s/b mentioned that wearing FB shoes vs. track shoes are required to run the 40.

bluebonnet78
03-31-2010, 10:57 PM
Gap letterings and numbers for the defense:
on either sides of the center are the A-gaps. The outside gaps of the guards are the B-gaps. And the outside gaps of the tackles are the C-gaps.

Also, the number of gaps refers to responsibilities of the linemen. If a player is a 2 gap player his responsibilities include gaps on either side of him.

Technique refers to where the defensive lineman is positioned along the offensive line. The most commonly mentioned techniques include:

(1 technique) the defensive lineman is line up in the middle of the A gap or on the shoulder of the center
(3 technique) defensive lineman is line up in the middle of the B gap or outside shade of the guard. He is responsible for maintaining outside leverage and not letting himself get hook or reached blocked by the offense.
(5 technique) meant that the defensive lineman had his nose on the outside shoulder of the offensive tackle.

(as taken from a Football Instruction website)

Bosanac01
04-01-2010, 02:53 AM
Wildcat Formation: direct snap to the running back and an unbalanced offensive line.

West Coast Offense: An offense that places a greater emphasis on passing than on running. popularized by Bill Walsh.

Option Offense: Run-based offense with a lot of in-play options. Typically uses a speedy QB and at least 2 RBs.

Thumper
04-01-2010, 03:44 AM
West Coast Offense: An offense that places a greater emphasis on passing than on running. popularized by Bill Walsh.


The west coast offense is built on short and intermediate routes which take the place of the running game. This is why QBs who are accurate and have weaker arms are labeled as west coast offense QBs. The offense uses a timing based attack that uses high percentage throws to control the clock, essentially they're an extended handoff. Its not just a pass heavy offense, quarterbacks have to be accurate, receivers have to be able to create after the catch and they have to be able to separate underneath and run great routes. Everyone is a weapon in the west coast offense so a team running a west coast offense will typically have a good receiving back (ala Brian Westbrook) and a good receiving tight end as well.

Burger
02-15-2012, 01:30 AM
This needs to be bumped and added to. We have terminology that can be used in here that isn't here yet.

FUNBUNCHER
02-15-2012, 01:41 AM
Jock sniffer-

Fan who hypes prospects from their favorite college football program(s).