Sorry if this has been posted already, but it's worth a smile even if you've already seen it.
spoiler alert: i linked this
Now THAT is embarrassing.
I have seen this several times. Sometimes the entire O line just stays in their stance and doesn't move (for the entire play) when the D is obviously offside. It sure looks like they have been coached to do this.
Shouldn't the entire offense try to make a big play (free play and all)?
It's fine for the line to do that, and draw the DL off side, but I'm thinking after 3-4 seconds pass, if the flag isn't thrown, one dude staying in his crouch isn't going to convince them, you know? At that point, might be worth finding a blue jersey and putting a helmet on it.
But once again, ESPN just mocks the kid without even trying to guess why he was doing it - "What was he thinking?" Ummm... he was probably thinking that Coach Trickett drills it into his head to hold his stance when they're trying to draw the offsides call... but he obviously held it unnecessarily long as the play kept going
the florida state o-line coach has told the line to stay in their stances if a player on D jumps offsides. but in this case no one from florida jumped, so yeah he looks pretty dumb.
I remember when I wanted Zebrie Sanders to come to Michigan...
He went to school about 5 minutes from my hometown so I was excited to see what this was. This is good, very good.
id imagine hes upset witht the qb for messing the snap count...and another 6-6 season at fsu.
The guy next to him waited for a moment before moving -- noticeably longer than the other side of the line. There's something odd going on there.
My first thought when watching the vid is that the QB pissed off the OLine somehow and they were sending a message.
Man, that's one of the funniest things I have ever seen...thanks for the video.
Is his name really pronounced "zebra," or did the analyst just butcher it?
I will never take anything that blowhard says at face value.
What the hell was he thinking?
This is the same thing that we were doing last year. If the Center thinks a DE jumps offside he huts the ball right at that moment and the line is taught to not move at all until the play is over.
and I have always thought it was absolutely ridiculous for coaches to teach that. I understand the purpose of it, but it makes a lot more sense to me to play the down live because if you make a block and spring the guy for a touchdown on a free play, fantastic.
makes even more sense when you realize the FSU OL coach was previously the OL coach at WVU under RR. he was doing what he's coached to do.
Others beat me to it. Designed play. Not dumb. The other guys are at fault, not the one who stuck to the plan. Trickett a familiar name or should be. Etc.
FSU lineman were told to stand still if the defense jumps offsides. If im not mistaken I believe our O-lineman are taught to do the same thing. They've done it on occasions, and on other occasions our center snaps the ball for no apprent reason. C'MON MAN!
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Looks like a glitch from NCAA Football