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Middle School Trick Play in Football

Discussion in 'The OT' started by oldschoolecw, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 #1 of 28
    oldschoolecw

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    I think it's a dirty play at this age grouping, any thoughts? And illegal at any level.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 #2 of 28
    scooper

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    Was the clock running ? - yes. Had the officials whistled a penalty ?

    If no - then it was a perfectly valid play.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 #3 of 28
    fluffybear

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    :lol: Wonder how soon we will see this play being done by an NFL team!
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 #4 of 28
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    My son is a middle school football coach and has seen this "we got the wrong ball" trick play on a couple of occasions. After seeing this play once, teams have no problem teaching their players to tackle the player immediately. Makes one wonder how the Pats got fooled by the 'fumble Russkij' against Cleveland this past weekend? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 #5 of 28
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    Completely legal & a great play. My buddy coaches middle school and he said he wishes that he ran this. :lol:
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 #6 of 28
    oldschoolecw

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    If it happens in the NFL, I would think the Defense would kill the QB :lol:
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 #7 of 28
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    Keep your eye on Brett Favre the rest of the season.... :D:lol:
     
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    Me thinks the Cowboys will be the one's who try it! :lol:
     
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    It doesn't always work. :lol::lol:

    [YOUTUBE]kQbAP-K28J8[/YOUTUBE]
     
  11. The Merg

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    :lol:

    - Merg
     
  12. fluffybear

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    When I first saw this play, I was thinking the same thing.

    It's to bad that Minnesota doesn't play Dallas this season as that would be one fun game. QB's on both sides walking down the field holding the ball while the other side scratches their heads
     
  13. Stewart Vernon

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    I'm not aware of anything that would make it an illegal play as long as the official had signaled ready-for-play.

    As for "dirty"... if it is within the rules, then how can it be dirty? IF the kids are old enough to play football, then they should be old enough to take the consequences of being outsmarted in football.
     
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    Packers, Bears in OT. The Bears blocked an attempt at a game winning field goal by Chester Marcol. While the Bears were celebrating the block, Marcol picked up the ball and took it into the end zone. No one on either team knew what was going on until the referee signaled touchdown. The ball had been blocked on the field and only Marcol knew that the play was not blown dead and that he had a live ball in his hands.
     
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    What's illegal about it? :scratchin
     
  16. The Merg

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    The only thing I could think of at the time would be how the ball was handed to the QB. But, as far as I know, I don't think there is anything about the ball needing to be snapped between the center's legs.

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  17. Stewart Vernon

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    I think the linked video earlier in this thread showing how this play implodes horribly when it doesn't work, is why it doesn't get used more often.

    Not only can you only use it once per game... but probably once that season... and at least the next year or two people will be watching for it as well... so it's not something you can keep going to the well.

    Indianapolis and another team that I can't remember a few years ago fooled opponents a couple of times on the QB walking towards the sidelines shaking his head like he was confused as to what play was called... meanwhile the ball got snapped to the running back for a quick gain up the middle.

    I haven't seen those plays ran again since that year.
     
  18. Herdfan

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    There is not. The only rule is the ball make a continuous backwards movement and it looks like it did.

    Anyone remember the play the Dolphins did a few years ago when the rushed to the line and QB was making arm movements to tell the team they were going to spike the ball to kill the clock. He took the snap, faked a spike and through a TD. So even NFL players can get fooled.
     
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    Yeah, that was the Marino era back in '94. I'd say that's more than a "few" years ago now :lol:
     
  20. JM Anthony

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    While it doesn't look like an illegal play, in youth sports, I don't think plays like this are appropriate.

    John
     

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