Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Trick Play Which I Still Don't Understand

You may have seen this trick play making its way around the intertubes recently. It's from a middle school game in -- of course -- Texas.

I still don't understand how this fooled anyone. Even 14 year old football players should have found it peculiar that the QB takes the ball and begins purposefully striding across the line of scrimmage.

That said, I'd like to see Purdue try it against Michigan. Given the Wolverine defense, it might work.


COD said...

I'd all it more of a defensive fail than a trick play. If an offensive player is moving with the ball, and you have not heard a whistle, you hit him.

dozer8589 said...

COD is right. Anyone who played defensive line (including my own illustrious Middle School/Freshman career)was taught to explode as soon as the ball twitches.

That play should've resulted in a fumble due to a botched snap.

finntastica said...

I did a quick google search on the definition of a legal snap, and it stated that a legal snap is quick, of a single-motion, and backwards.

This was none of those, since the initial trajectory of the ball was sideways, slow, and then went backwards (for the second part of the motion).

rhiles2760 said...

Then it should have been a penalty against the offense, and if no whistle when the ball moves the defense should have moved towards the offense and tackled the QB, and with no blocking, the QB is left "naked" so to speak, allowing the defense to get a BIG HIT on the QB. Right now, we don't need to get our QB hurt, because we are out of QB's.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but what did the instant replay say?