Only reason I posted the topic was because I hear rumbles about this topic every game I attend. The Redbird Nation was howlin' mad about it during the Richmond game, but you hear the sentiment expressed on many occasions.Total Red wrote: ↑Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:59 amFootball terminology. Every subject matter has its own terminology and jargon. With some subjects like astrophysics the terminology can be difficult to grasp even when it's explained to you. I don't find that to be the case with football terminology. Most of it is based on concepts that can be easily demonstrated and understood. Sometimes it includes terms for things you already knew about as a fan but you didn't know what it was called.
When a player is traded to a new team or when a new coordinator is brought in even a seasoned player can be lost for few days until he learns the new terminology. And sometimes a light bulb will go on and the player will tell his coach, "now I know what you mean, we did the same thing with the last OC but he called it something different." That player will likely find out that the new OC is NOT interested in knowing what the last OC called something.
Because of all this some coaches will dumb down the jargon and speak in layman's terms when discussing football with the general public. Or not.
Timmy expressed in a way that I could understand:
With Run-Pass Options we sometimes see a defender running away from a ball carrier because he's covering a man w/o consideration of the ball. We react emotionally and shout ill-considered thoughts.Man then ball. The way the game has evolved with RPO's and back shoulder passes I like the way we play it.
A hot QB strings together 2 or 3 spot-on back shoulder passes. Our mood darkens and we lose control and shout things we wish we could take back later.
Overall, it's a bend-not-break defensive strategy that has served us pretty well.