Football Geeks: Do we have an official name for that one-man play action thing Denard does?

Football Geeks: Do we have an official name for that one-man play action thing Denard does?

Submitted by griesecheeks on November 8th, 2010 at 7:41 PM

See: Thread Title.

Seriously, this play alone is worth keeping Coach Rod on. It is pure genius, and literally makes me squeal like Dennis Nedry when Dodgson pulls out the Shaving Cream Can. This is totally unfair to opposing defenses and I love, love, love it! It's gotta be hard for Rod/Magee to not call it more often than they do.

Can't wait to see 'the play,' for lack of a better description, in The Shoe a few weeks from now!

Dodgson-Nedry

Question about how far past the line of scrimmage linemen can be on pass plays

Question about how far past the line of scrimmage linemen can be on pass plays

Submitted by Phoenix on September 14th, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I love the play Michigan is running where Denard fakes a run to the left, which draws in the DBs, and instead throws the ball downfield while still on the run. Roundtree scored on this vs. Notre Dame - it keeps the defense guessing even more.

Question to the more informed: how far can offensive lineman advance past the line of scrimmage during pass plays? I thought they weren't allowed to at all; am I way off? Because on these plays where Denard fakes the sweep, the linemen have been advancing at least a couple of yards downfield. How far can they go downfield and block before the ball is thrown?

Thanks in advance guys.