Novak-blood

November 30th, 2017 at 3:46 PM ^

I grew up watching Harry Caray trying (and failing miserably) with some toughies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNn-_FU-kiw

I recall with fondness the Michigan Stadium crowd cheering every time Howard King pronounced "Biakabutuka" during his first game action (and probably several games thereafter). Unlike Caray, the consummate pro King had done his homework and was flawless.

The Mad Hatter

November 30th, 2017 at 2:52 PM ^

I was very young when my dad died, but the death of a parent is almost always an awful thing to go through, unless your dad was Charles Manson or something.

Hopefully St. Peter lets him in so he can spend all of eternity doing what I would do.  Which is watching people shower.

 

dragonchild

November 30th, 2017 at 2:07 PM ^

You don't have to be Denard.  "Dual-threat" can mean that if no receivers are open, you can still run for positive yardage in a situation other than a bootleg in which the defense is so stunned the QB crossed the LoS that they didn't have any back 7 defenders hanging around.  Making the right read and short-area burst are concerns #1 and #2.  Being able to take a hit and fall forward, or alternatively break a safety's ankle, is a luxury.

A lot of dual-threat QBs aren't burners.  If the threat of the QB's legs is enough to run a zone read and/or force the defense to utilize a spy, he's dual-threat enough.