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



    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    I meant "one-thousand-one, one-thousand-two" etc.--each player counting the seconds out in his head. Going by the play clock would be better (because more synchronized) but what happens if a lineman is screened from the clock by the defenders? In any case you might want their eyes focused on the players they have to block rather than the play clock.

    That make sense?
    yea it does, I just wasn't sure if that's what they done. That's initially what I thought of, but then I thought that's a stupid way to get the, to all come of the snap at the same time.

    Is that really how they do it? Or is that an assumption. Then at home hey go on the quarterbacks shout?

    I'm not sure of the ins and outs of oline play.




  2. #32

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    Under the assumption that Birk can't hear the QB with crowd noise, and can't afford to duck his head to watch for hand signals, perhaps Yanda is signalling to both Flacco and Birk to start the snap count, which would then go off of beats, not sound. Just a guess. If Birk is calling out the defense and protections, I suppose he has to survey in front of him.
    That most likely is what's happening, but the # of beats is always 1. Every shotgun snap in the Texans game was done immediately after Birk ducked his head. No variation at all.




  3. 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.




  4. #34

    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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