One Frame At A Time: Air Force

Submitted by Ace on September 19th, 2017 at 2:01 PM

This week, redemption is spelled C-h-a-s-e.

[Hit THE JUMP for a whole lot of big hits and DPJ running by many people.]

A NOTE ON DOWNLOADING GFYCATS

I've noticed a few comments about the low quality of some gifs when you download from the gfycat page. I think I found a workaround.

1. If you click any of the honorable mention links, you'll go right to the page you need. If you click on the gfycat embeds, they take you to a slightly different page, so you'll need to change the URL from gfycat.com/gifs/detail/[gif name] to gfycat.com/[gif name].

2. Click on the settings button in the lower right corner to bring up a number of options. This lets you set the quality of the gfycat, toy with the playback speed (highly recommended), play it in reverse, and download GIF versions. You'll want to hit "open large GIF format" because the small ones are of essentially unusable quality.

3. I haven't figured out a rhyme or reason to this, but sometimes that's all you need to do and sometimes that link just takes you back to the original gfycat. If the "open large GIF format" URL is thumbs.gfycat.com/[gif name]-max-14mb.gif, you're good to go.

4. The URL may just be gfycat.com/[gif name], however. If that's the case, simply copy and paste the gif name (the random three-word combination in the URL) and use the correct URL (thumbs.gfycat.com/[gif name]-max-14mb.gif) instead. Now you should be able to load the GIF, right-click, and save. I'm not sure this method is foolproof yet but it's been working for me so far today.

THE WHOLE ALBUM

Is here.

HONORABLE MENTION

Isaac's first near-touchdown.
David Long third down stop.
DPJ long gain on screen.
Kinnel and Hill hold the edge.
Josh Ross and Jaylen Kelly-Powell authoratative special teams tackle.
Hill and Hudson critical red zone TFL.
Gary, Winovich meet at QB.
Higdon's touchdown run.

10. Rabid Squirrel Sack

Seeing this at least once a game is something to which I can get very accustomed.

9. Push, Chase

Oh, just a 260-pound weakside end knocking an offensive lineman into the backfield, shedding, and almost single-handedly shutting down the option:

Yes, he is also good at the pass-rushing, especially when the opponent attempt to block him with a running back:

8. HOTY (Hugger of the Year)

Aw.

7. Never. Schedule. Air. Force.

Part one:

Part two:

Part three:

Thanks, Dave.

6. Facing Michigan's Defense Looks Un-Fun

This was, remarkably, about as good as this play could go for Air Force.

5. Big Hit, Offense Edition

Now that's a blitz pickup.

4. Handshake Redemption

Winovich signalling for the two-timer as he walks up really adds something here.

3. Big Hit, Defense Edition

Thunk.

2. Murder, Rashan Gary Edition

Hide the women and children. And the animals. And the men.

FRAMES OF THE GAME: RUNNING PAST PEOPLES

Well, sure, I'll watch that again:

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Comments

rc15

September 19th, 2017 at 2:11 PM ^

From the second angle, it looks like DPJ makes that return a lot harder than it needed to be... Juke a 300lb lineman in space and he's gone. Instead he cuts back to the right, into traffic, and needs to shrug off a tackle from the kicker.

taistreetsmyhero

September 19th, 2017 at 2:13 PM ^

it only applies if your defense is getting gashed by their triple option. the defense was fine.

pretty sure all of those harbaugh clips were after offensive failures (one was after the terrible 3rd and goal HB draw). those have nothing to do with scheduling air force

Kevin13

September 19th, 2017 at 3:37 PM ^

no win game. You beat them and your suppose to because it's Air Force. If it's close or your upset it's all over sports center and people are giving you crap for loosing to Air Force. They are a tough team, that is tough to play against and will always put up a fight.

Bottom line don't ever schedule Air Force.

ahw1982

September 19th, 2017 at 8:21 PM ^

I'm 99.9% sure if anyone tried to sell Harbaugh on the "Never Schedule Air Force" narrative, the response from Harbaugh would be "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED."

There's something inherently cowardly from not challenging a service academy because you think they might beat you because they are too "different-y."  Harbaugh doesn't strike me as the type of person that would shy away from a triple option team just because it requires effort to plan a defense.

Maize in NC

September 19th, 2017 at 2:17 PM ^

Every game I look at Devin Bush and don't think he is big enough to play LB.  The next play he runs over two lineman and smashes the QB.  It's like he hears me questioning him...

getsome

September 19th, 2017 at 2:37 PM ^

no doubt.  watching that rashan gary pursuit and hit, i first noticed hurst.  almost looks like its set on fast forward.  dont get me wrong, its really impressive how quickly and violently gary disengages and pursues down the line to get hat on ball.  hes a freak.  but hurst looks equally impressive in the middle, if not more so.

changes the whole game when your DL not only do their job, maintain gap discipline and keep backers clean but also consistently shed blocks and make plays...its a beautiful thing

Wolverine In Iowa 68

September 19th, 2017 at 2:24 PM ^

DPJ has that loping gate where he looks like he's running in slow motion, but he's suddenly 10 yard down field beyond eeeeeeeery body....

 

Rashan is a man-beast!

 

But Dang..... can you say Devin Mutherfuckinggoddam Bush!!!!!!!!!

wolvemarine

September 19th, 2017 at 2:51 PM ^

...that fumbled ball would have gone a solid ten yards before it was grabbed. Sheesh. F=M(mfing)A.

Also, Higdon de-helmeting a guy while using him as a human shield, that, ladies and gentlemen, is pass blocking.