Check out this middle school football trick play - imagine this in the NFL

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  1. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    Good stuff..


     
  2. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    wow!!!!! that's so wrong, lol
     
  3. JerzeyReign

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    You would draw a deception penalty in the NFL.... I know I seen one where the kid was complaining about a wet ball and the QB was acting like he was taking it to the coach to get it wiped off and then took off down the sidelines...
     
  4. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    Haha, yeah, I know this would never work beyond the scope of middle school football..just funny to imagine.
     
  5. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Peyton Manning used to act like he was walking to the sidelines like he didn't understand the playcall or act like he was about to call a timeout... I think he actually was the culprit of having that stuff banned
     
  6. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    haha, yeah...he was good at it. You never knew what he was changing pre-snap
     
  7. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

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    Here's the play I was talking about earlier:

     
  8. PepperNY

    PepperNY Fear the Spear

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    I bet Les Miles will be recruiting this kid for LSU lol.
     
  9. Bl0ndeRedHead

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    If I was the opposing coach, how obvious is it that it isn't a legal play? The center PICKS IT UP and hands it over the shoulder to the QB, which is way against the rules of football
     
  10. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    I don't know that to be the case, are you an official or something? That would be news to me. Snapping between the legs the most efficient, and therefore the most utilized way of snapping the ball, however I believe the rules are that the center has to have the ball on the ground and then give it to a person behind him to start the play, I don't think it's necessarily dictated that it has to be a traditional snap. In fact I thought that in the very early days of football this stuff was pretty commonplace, it looked a bit more like RugbY?
     
  11. Randiesel75

    Randiesel75 Walk On

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    It's so popular it made C'mon Man tonight on the MNF Countdown show.
     
  12. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    you don't have to snap the ball through your legs. If i remember correctly, back in original football the snap used to be sideways ala pickup football. Snapping through the legs is the defacto rule just because its the easiest way to get the ball to the QB while also allowing your center to be in position to block right after.

    think of the old swinging gate play.

    here's a video from a Boston telecast that showed the play. the sportscaster seems to think the play was illegal (and I'd say the one Jerzey posted certainly was).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FXntobM3yU
     

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