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Football Vocabulary Question

Discussion in 'The Cheap Seats' started by GoGators, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    Football Vocabulary Question

    I've been reading some football coaching blogs, and I keep coming across this word/phrase "tech". It's usually used in reference to defensive tackles and a type of formation I'm assuming. An example would be:

    "against a traditional 4-3 front you see 0 nose, 4 tech tackles, 20 tech inside linebackers."

    Does anyone know what the heck "tech" means???
     
  2. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    like a 3 or 5 technique....gap responsiblitlity
     
  3. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    might be the new numbering system...
     
  4. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    I don't think it's gap responsibility because the play they have diagramed there are not 4 gaps, only 3.

    My best guess is that it has something to do with either a 3 or 4 point stance. It works for the LBs too in a 20 tech, 2 point stance. However, I have no idea how the NT levitates to be in a 0 point stance. haha
     
  5. Bondzai

    Bondzai Your Mom's Best Friend

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    I think G-Unit is right, it's short for technique.
     
  6. H22APWRD94

    H22APWRD94 RG3 Bandwagon

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    Normally technique is inside shoulder/heads up/outside shoulder being 1/2/3 technique.
     
  7. BDSDIGITAL

    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

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    I was about to up your rep for the correct answer but the scale thing is gone...
     
  8. T2

    T2 Smarter than your average bear!

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    its term for alignment. see this diagram.


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    as you can see that the numbering system or "tech" is just for alignment purposes. the numbering system changes when you get a TE the even numbers are head up so 0 = C 2 = G 4= T 6 = TE.

    Tech just a shorting for technique nothing with gap responsiblity.
     
  9. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Haha, the more you learn about the details of coaching...the more NCAA and Madden will drive you crazy.:)
     
  10. GoGators

    GoGators GT: KSherm

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    Hahaha, yeah I was thinking about that yesterday. It's probably at least 10 years away before we get a game with actual blocking schemes instead of all zone blocking. That's really the only way you'll have a true football sim game.

    Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it.
     

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