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    Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?



    1) Look back at Flacco.
    2) Drop head.
    3) Snap on one-count.
    4) Get Flacco killed.

    Never looks up again, never holds the ball for an extra second or two to throw off the rushers. Just gives them the best possible jump on the snap.

    This O-line might actually look OK on the road if the D-line didn't know the exact instant that the ball will be snapped. It's like a middle-school team. They could even draw some encroachment penalties if they'd just mix it up a little. How difficult could that be?




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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    He's got nine more games as a Raven. Hope Joe survives




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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    it's Cams fault
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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    Actually, it could be Andy Moellers fault. Not even joking about that.




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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    Actually, it could be Andy Moellers fault. Not even joking about that.
    Yes, it is. It's the coach's job to keep players from becoming too predictable. And if the average fan can see it, the coach should have seen it in training camp and FIXED IT!

    Why do I get the feeling that Pees is going to be the fall guy for all of the incompetence on offense?




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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    Birk has done this since he got here. Teams timing the snap got really bad at one point and he did change it up, and I recall a particular game when they were able to create three or four offsides penalties. That put a temporary end to it...but he reverted shortly thereafter.

    I can recall an interview with Ray Lewis where he showed film on Eddie George and had picked up on a "tell" where George's toe was slightly offset before the snap and Ray knew which way the play was going. If they pay attention to this little detail, you know they are paying attention to Birk's headsnap routine.




  7. Yeah I noticed that right guard movement thing too. I was amazed that the Texans weren't jumping offsides and even more amazed that he wasn't being flagged for false starts.




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    Re: Why does Birk use the exact same shotgun snap routine every freaking time?

    Quote Originally Posted by macho GRANDE View Post
    Yeah I noticed that right guard movement thing too. I was amazed that the Texans weren't jumping offsides and even more amazed that he wasn't being flagged for false starts.
    I remember Ross Tucker (former NFL Olineman) saying something along the lines of (paraphrase) that refs don't call a false start if it's due to the linemen turning around or moving for adjustments to their blocking - while still being technically a false start - since it's adjustments, they tend to let that go.
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