Friday, September 23, 2011

Football Friday

Today is ffffffooooooootttttbbbbbbbaaaaallllllll ffffffrrrrrriiiiiiiiddddddaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!

So I thought since Clemson has a BIG GAME tomorrow, I'd talk about basic things that one needs to know in order to watch. And also because FSU has a really good defense and that's what scares me, I'd focus on Offense.

yeah, not that kind of offense because 1) I do not know anything about that and 2) I seriously doubt any of you come to my blog to read about the inverted wishbone or whatever other offensive plays. (p.s. I'm not saying that's an inverted wishbone, i'm just using that as an example)

Nope.... we're going to talk about this -

That's Mark Sanchez and he is the really hot starting Quarterback for the New York Jets. He played college football for the University of Southern CA. He is super hot, right? 

Quarterback - the QB is responsible for managing the offense. He has to read the defense, makes changes to whatever play they may have initially called, communicate that change to the others and execute. He will either pass the ball to a Wide Receiver or Tight End, OR he will give the ball to a tailback. There are other options but we're not going to go into that for the sake of today. Let's just keep it simple. 

That's Greg Olsen, the tight end for the Carolina Panthers (I don't have him in a panthers jersey, sorry). He played college at the University of Miami and was part of the 7th Floor Crew. He's also pretty hot but you can't see as much through his helmet. I am only using hot guys to illustrate my points :)

Tight End - The tight end is used for blocking and sometimes as a receiver. It depends on the style of offense how much they will be catching the ball vs just blocking. 

Miles Austin, some of you may know because he was dating Kim Kardashian at one point. Miles is a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and played college football at Monmouth. That is not normally a producer of NFL players, but that happens every once in a while. 

Wide Receiver - A wide receiver is used in a similar way to a tight end although the tight end normally stays closer to the line of scrimmage while a receiver can be anywhere. They can be used in a short route (maybe to the side of the QB or maybe only 5 yards past the line of scrimmage) or they can run out 20 yards. There are a MILLION ways that receivers are used but just know, this is the main guy that the QB throws to. There are usually multiple receivers in any given offensive formation. 

Reggie Bush, another Kardashian ex, plays for the Miami Dolphins and played college for University of Southern CA. I wonder if i could've done a post using all of Kim Kardashian's exes. She's moved on to the NBA. 

Running Back - this is one type of tailback. He carries the ball. He too can be used as a receiver. It always depends on the offensive scheme and that will probably not be discussed on this blog because I still don't know much about offensive schemes. They are complicated. 

Offensive positions we did not cover - half back, full back, and offensive linemen. The offensive line is responsible for protecting the QB and making wholes for the RB. They are usually not very attractive but an integral part of the offense. Clemson has a terrible offensive line. That has been the case for a while. 

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