why are trick plays hated so much in football?
why do fans always try and discredit a win if it came as a result of gadget plays?
um, the trick play had zero to do with the lack of officiating.
>officials fail to do their jobs
>lets blame the play.
>why are trick plays hated so much in football?
They aren't, but they're pretty much dead in the NFL apart from either the complete meme ones to make the other team call timeout, or to exploit a rule loophole.
I don't mind teams doing trick plays, they just don't work well enough in the pro game to have any value outside of the surprise factor, hence why they are trick plays and not regular plays.
Because they're low percentage plays that are hard to pull of and if you're in a circumstance that necesitates you to use a trick play you shouldn't be doing even harder plays. They don't work most of the time.
and thats an officiating issue.
totally unrelated to the play.
you make it sound like the refs knew the play ahead of time and forgot how to do their jobs because they were more focused on watching a play that had yet to be executed or to be known by anyone other than the coach and the 11 players on the field.
you sound salty.
Football is a game for cowards. Everything they do is so fucking systematic and boring. For the money they get paid we should be demanding a big hit on every fucking play. Instead we get faggots taking a knee with over a minute left or never going for it on 4th down when there's a good chance of killing the game there.
these questions you are asking are WHY the trick play worked and why trick plays are so impressive
there is nothing to communicate when literally everyone thinks the ball is going to the same place. i am sure towards the very end when that first oregon player (green team) saw who had the ball they yelled out
Possibly, but the punter can always miss the alignment. You're watching the people you're chasing, and what the main returner is doing. If he runs to the right and acts like he's watching the ball and is ready to catch it, you follow that guy.
sorrymisread the question,
no that is never discussed usually, maybe at the pro level but rarely even at d1.
teams never discuss where the punt is going really because it's usually VERY obvious because the other team has to receive it. and therin lies the trickery.
While we're at it can we introduce a measure to permanently ban any youth coaches who run the "COACH WRONG BALL" play?
people actually do this? the one thing that made me sit down and admit that football might actually be a cool and interesting sport was that pats hoodwink where brady didn't even touch the ball
>mfw Brady actually just got autocorrected to "best"
>being proud of watching a sterile game
I don't know much about football (boreballfag here) but why were they allowed to throw it twice here?
95% of those plays are only possible because they are amateurs. would it be more fun to watch a chess tournament between two grandmasters, or between two amateurs where one of them falls for the fool's mate?
Good analogy, but not for what you're trying to say. Both of those things can be fun to watch for different reasons. While crazy trick plays may not be as technically skilled as professional level play, it can be equally entertaining.
as long as the person throws the ball behind them, it is considered a lateral.
you can throw/fumble the ball backwards as often as you like, but you can only move the ball forward from you once per play.
because the patriots cheat and don't care who knows it
no idea what you're talking about, homie
Sure, but imagine for a minute you're with a bunch of friends and they're playing Smash bros. They're both terrible at it and no professional player could get away with what they're doing, but when one of them pulls off something crazy and kills the other guy, it's still really entertaining. You're not impressed, per se, and you definitely don't try to imitate them if you want to get good, but it's fun to watch.
Yeah whatever kid. As if I'd talk like I do on 4chan in everyday conversations. The fuck does that have to do with anything? Nice "argument" there, though. Way to use memespeak while mocking memespeak, faggot.
Also I'm right.
Couldn't find any since his Falcons days have been scoured from the American Psyche but Mike Vick used to run the Statue of Liberty all the time, and it usually worked to devastating effect
Statue of Liberty from the GOAT TRICKBOWL
Tons of flea-flickers in the NFL too, though you could argue it's not that they're "trick plays" as much as a play set to give your wide receivers a ton of time to get into position, like a really long play action.
I really like trick plays because they are entertaining, but I understand why they are not common in the NFL: risk/reward is too low.
Pro defenders won't take the bait as often and even if they do, they have the training and talent to respond to it. Also the choreography required on the offensive side of the ball is a fairly big investment of practice drills, for what is essentially a one-use play.
This is more cancer than i can handle, and i was on /v/ for an hour before coming here
>people will never not be mad at the pats
Trick plays are only criticized if they don't work.
If they DO work, sports media lines up to suck off the coaching staff's dicks.
Take that shit Clots trick play that happened this season. If they had managed to draw the Patriots defense offsides, Pep Hamilton would still be working for Indianapolis.
>would it be more fun to watch a chess tournament between two grandmasters
no, because chess isn't a fucking sport, is boring as fuck, and I don't know why in the fuck it's allowed here and isn't on >>>/asp/ or >>>/tg/
I'd rather watch turnleft than chess. And yes, I'm fucking mad.
that ronaldo celebration at the end....Jarvis, I liked you.
GOAT trick play coming through, never forget
this one went for 23 yards. Kevin Faulk to Brady. Tom has had one other catch in his career, I think in the past few years.
This actually came up in the AFC championship game last week. Peypey threw a bounced lateral that everyone thought was incomplete, but Jonathan Freeney picked it up and took it to the endzone for a Patriots touchdown.
Made Manning look like a bit of a moron. He would have never heard the end of it if the Pats won.
>Tom has 59 yards on 2 receptions in his career
>Peyton has -2 on 1 catch
jesus, fucking slow-as-drying-paint Brady would have 29.5 times more receiving yards in his career than Peyton, if Peyton's was for the same yardage but positive
I thought Peyton just threw it short. Anyway, I put that turnover more on Hillman who derped and just let it go, allowing Freeney to pick it up.
Yes, refs gave them possession and the Patriots scored a few plays later anyway.