I did not make this headline up
I know there was either a diary or a message board entry weeks ago about the QB handclap prior to snapping the football, though I was unable to find it, so I apologize if this covers something that had been covered in there.
I know quite a few people were confused by it, but is there really any technical advantage to doing this (aside from maybe preventing a false start by providing a non-vocal cue)? Just wondering, because I can think of at least a couple disadvantages:
- Quite a bit more difficult to draw the defense offsides this way
- Potentially cues any blitzing defenders, since there seems to be a short pause following the handclap
I may be making too much of this, but I was just curious if anyone else had any idea.