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Old 04-01-2014, 04:05 PM    (permalink
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I'd never heard 'catch tackler'...
You can make a decent career out of that and pile-jumping.

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Old 04-01-2014, 04:09 PM    (permalink
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I got the Joe Staley one wrong. I almost got the Robert Mathis one wrong... I honestly could not see what the hell he was doing in the video.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:11 PM    (permalink
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I dont remember getting a Joe Staley question. Maybe a few different questions available.

Yeah I just took it again and got 5 new questions out of 10.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:39 PM    (permalink
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I took it again three more times to see the players mentioned here that I wasn't shown the first time around.

Like everyone else, I have never, ever heard/read the term "fork lift" applied to football. I know the other three options well and they're not applicable to straight bull rushes like that, so it was easy to have fork lift as the only option left.

The first option for Gabbert is "stays poised." I literally spit coffee on my monitor. To be fair to Gabbert, that wasn't ghost pressure in that clip; it was real pressure that he showed zero poise in the face of. There are countless clips available of him really seeing ghosts and they managed to use one where he didn't.

Staley, Gore, Luck, Kuechly, T. Smith, A. Smith, Harvin, Mathis, Atkins, Stafford, and Conte were all obvious and right-on.

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Old 04-02-2014, 12:13 AM    (permalink
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Like everyone else, I have never, ever heard/read the term "fork lift" applied to football.
That one really made me laugh, but it seemed like the meaning would be pretty obvious.

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The first option for Gabbert is "stays poised." I literally spit coffee on my monitor. To be fair to Gabbert, that wasn't ghost pressure in that clip; it was real pressure that he showed zero poise in the face of. There are countless clips available of him really seeing ghosts and they managed to use one where he didn't.
I noticed that, too. It seemed like something put together by a media professional and not someone who knew about the subject matter they were quizzing on.
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The first option for Gabbert is "stays poised." I literally spit coffee on my monitor. To be fair to Gabbert, that wasn't ghost pressure in that clip; it was real pressure that he showed zero poise in the face of. There are countless clips available of him really seeing ghosts and they managed to use one where he didn't.
When I saw Gabbert's name I immediately looked for the options of **** his pants, piss his pants, or sucks. But the play, he saw ghosts to his left and then started to move towards the right where there was actual pressure. There are much better examples of it but that was a bit of seeing ghosts in the pocket.
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The Gabbert one is quite hilarious as they freeze the video in the explanation. There isn't anyone within four three yards of him and he has a gaping hole in front to step into/scramble into, and instead he shits his pants and does the panic feet shuffle.
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I didn't either but I envision it as a D-Linemen getting under a O-Linemans pads and driving them back.

Not that that is what the video shows though.
right, I get the reference too, pictured linemen driving the dummies up into the air in practice too, just never heard it called that.
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The only one I had to think about was forklift because I thought it was a bull rush, but forklift seemed the closest to it, so I got 10/10.
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Jumpy Geathers, a DT who played in the league from 1984-96, was the master of the fork lift:

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Got the Kuechly one wrong. Didn't pick high motor but instead something else. I don't think you can get high motor from one play when they give you other options. 9/10. Definitely a cool exercise.
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Yeah, the Kuechly one was weird. I got it right, but was like "they could have put any white guy here and that would have been the answer no matter what was going on in the play."

All of them were really easy if for no other reason than deductive reasoning.
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