New York Giants 13 at Green Bay Packers 38 01 08 2017
How to run back a kickoff or punt. I think of this as I watch the Giants player studder stepping while the defense is still 10 yards away from them.
Very quickly you catch the ball and secure it in your running arm. That should be second nature but is still critical. While you are catching the ball you have to have a sense from your peripheral vision of just where you are going with it! You should have that planned out in about 3 different moves right then!
The next thing you do is level your vision from catching the ball to the field and start running as fast as you can in the direction of the touchdown end-zone. Speed kills! If there are defenders a few paces in front of you do not attempt to psych them out from a distance like we saw the Giant's player doing. Run straight for them as fast as you can!!!! When you are one and a half steps from them that is where you quickly evade them as you are still going in the general forward direction. One or two steps sideways forward and you are past them building up horrendous speed again!
Let me tell you what happens next. After you get past that first defender the rest will be in a state of defensive shock and not able to step up and make the tackle of you. Psychologically they are the second best jug heads on the field who are not fast enough to get down the field to you first in the first place. These are the players that expect specialized players to be able to do all the work on a specific part of the field for them. That field should be yours to the end-zone.
This is exactly how all the great kick receivers do it. It is how I did it as a boy.
But if you do not have the speed, balance, sidestepping and studder stepping ability in order to accomplish the above you should not be on that Professional Football Field in the first place.
Speed kills defense and they don't expect it. They expect you to be the little Shirley Temple girly man that dodges left and right falls down when tackled and then takes a big box department store smoking break on the bench out front.
Any player who has to look up the field after a catch as if he needs to draw a map with fishing spots on it should not be in that position. After quick catch and securing of the ball you turn up the rockets and take off. Speed kills defense!
Now lets expand this concept with the passing game! That is exactly what every good or great quarterback expects you to do. When they toss that ball out there you as the receiver should never expect that you can be overthrown. You have to know about what time that ball is going to leave the quarterbacks hands so that you are not constantly looking back. You also have to have the ability to run as fast as you can forward with your head looking to the side as you can with your head looking forward. That should be standard prerequisite to be hired as a receiver in the NFL. Which means you have the ability to glance back in a manner not to que the defender and it not affect your speed.
If you are overthrown it means that you couldn't naturally figure out a way to get where that ball was going to be when it was going to be there; which means most of the time it is your fault.
Now what do you do when you are flat out running and for some freak reason someone comes out of the horse stable and is naturally faster than you and gaining on you? At the very moment of approach you have the have the pure movement ability without any contact to them that they land in the grass like a big sissy mommas boy that couldn't learn anything in school. A big pile of cud stuck in there mouth as you stopped on a dime at the moment of tackle and went around that wreck of a person diving into the ground. This move can be accomplished when you are being narrowed out at the sideline or anywhere on the field in the above circumstance.
As a running back your studder step should be so good that the shortest and best player on the other team falls to the ground when confronted by you. And sadly enough it is usually only the small backs that have that level of talent in the NFL today. It should not be that way.
But without making an analysis of this in terms of studder step evasion you have to look at the defender the gestalt of their silhouette? No the coaches always say to look at their waste and hips to know what direction they are going in or expect you will be going in in a studder step confrontation. But you look at that level and the gestalt image of that persons body and you will be able to tell how they are going to fall like a tree in relation to your own footwork. You are not really looking because it is happening so fast you are more or less anticipating how fast you are going to be going in the other direction after they fall to the ground and trip on their own dunce hat feet.
Your feet should be moving so fast that a defender would be erring if they attempted to knock the ball from your arm rather than tackle you. But if it gets tight and they are closing you want to keep the main part of your body and where you are holding the ball directly opposite of them.
Cobb just caught a hail marry in the back of the end-zone! Absolutely beautiful. From the play before that when the Packer dropped the ball who would have expected that excellence. The player in the prior play looks a little sluggish. The score is now two field goals Giants to two touchdowns Green Bay, 6 to 14 in favor of Green Bay.
What do I really think of the professional athlete that came from a poor neighborhood to be famous? That they sold out the neighborhoods they came from and this country.
“Wouldn't you like to be up there in the cold watching that game.” A family member asked me.
“Things like that used to be fun. However you really didn't care about the game you more cared about how long it would take you to finish your beer before you get another one.” If you are able to not drink and become alcohol free you will realize how much of your lifetime was complete wasted doing just that!
And what kind of a man smokes at home? Then his wife starts smoking too because the second hand smoke addicted her to it. She can't stop and gets breast cancer and is long gone in his life. Because he couldn't handle his own emotions without a cigarette?
Time check. 7:32 minutes: seconds into third quarter. Doesn't' seem to be much going on. Grinding the ball to keep the lead and playing solid defense.
As I think about the advice I just gave you I have to question players that are in the game and use extra force to hurt or disable another player. Every player knows how hard they have to tackle someone to get them down. Perhaps when there is an injury such as a broken rib from a helmet spearing into the side the player that speared him should be out of the league. What are those cameras for if not collecting evidence. Wouldn't you like to watch the game I described above rather than that. Send the bad ones home to mow lawn for a living and you have truly made the game more Professional. “What you say your coach told you to play that way? Upon confirmation he is out of the league and pre-leagues too!”
“I didn't know I was sticking my fingers in his eyes.” “I didn't know I was stomping on his hand with the cleats of my heal.” ~”Yes you did, you are out of here!”
Time Check 4:20 left in the third quarter. Giants scored a touchdown while I was vacuuming out a crumb from under the space bar of my laptop, making it Giants 13 Green Bay 14.
Rogers just threw an arrow from a 70lb bow to Cobb for a touchdown. Score Giants 13 Green Bay 21.
Was that high stepping or was it really stretching of horse legs in long stride? Was it more of a safety type running? Whereby when you run that way you know you are unlikely to fall? I have never really ran that way, it looked like fun.
Giants just caught the ball on the 3 yard line, they are looking like somehow they have become confused?
I thought he had that ball enough to make it an interception.
And after the kickoff had Hyde started running faster and sooner could that have been a touchdown? As it stands it was a 23 yard gain which is really good.
Humor: Adams looked like a gobble necked goose as he tried to stabilize his body after making a really good catch.
Time check. 1:15 left in 3rd q
If the defense is solid running into the center than trick the run out to the side for awhile and see if that defense follows to it and loosens up. But you need lateral speed to do that.
Crosby Field Goal, score 13 NYG to 24 GB. Time check: 21 seconds left in third.
For the record I believe in always running the football back no matter how deep in the backfield the kick is! Again speed beats defense. I don't like the kneel down. I also don't like the torpedo tackling of a receiver as he is looking up and securing a catch. Again there is an issue of you knowing how much power it takes to tackle him and how much power it takes to tackle him and also likely physically disable him at the same time. One is indeed mean spirited and non competitive. “Where is the other teams players today?” “We disabled every single one of them in the last game before the playoffs! This is football it is about winning! Go knit your fishing net some more.” In fact I want everyone who is like that to leave the United States!
Time check 9:19 left in the fourth. Rodgers just through a clothes line pass to Cobb in the End-zone. A 16 yard pass. What do I have to say about this? We are very lucky the defense isn't bright enough to intercept these.
NYG 13 GB 31
At the beginning of the game NYG defense looked solid but our pinpointing offense picked them apart and kept them in the defeated haven't even caught up state all game.
Mathews created a Quarterback fumble and then was the only player with the prescience to go claim it while it was rolling on the ground!!! Where is everyone else? Wondering how another joint makes them feel? The Celtic Viking spirit you just saw there is classic!
Will be interesting to see how Green Bay does in the playoffs. Our weakness would be a stronger defense breaking through and sacking the energy out of Rogers.
Interesting to watch Green Bay play. It seems to go at a wining pace you don't expect? Which means what? They are not discouraged by a few plays that don't go well. And also that they are not carried forward by a consistent winning spirit even though they are winning. They just seem to keep fighting at above whatever the competitors effort is; and beating them. When you see the great completions you don't seem to keep an image of them in your mind because they were so narrowly attained? And yet someone the team they are playing against you can see they know they are going to lose after a certain point. And perhaps it is just this. Time after time those fast straight passes that are right on the numbers and completed. That is it isn't it. The passes that are on the numbers! You don't see many outstretched arm completions. Very few pick up from the feet level catches if any. It is like a working mans effort? “This is how it is done. We keep on this course.” And perhaps it is just that it doesn't form much of a highlight image of memory in your mind as to how it was done. Because it was all mundane right on the numbers stuff.
Ritkowski just ran one in for a touchdown. (Looked like his right knew was down to me :)
NYG 13 GB 38
Time check 2:30 seconds left in the Q4.
We just missed an easy interception, because two of our players were going up for it at the same time. What happened to the “I call it!” rule? It could matter early in the heart of another game sometime in the future.
I see a lot of running to the side line. The great ones have the confidence and skill to use all the field, cut back into the center and run to the end-zone.
Randall just caught an interception in the end-zone and ran it perhaps 65 yards back!!! Love it!
Final Score NYG 13 Green Bay Packers 38 for the win!
Copyright 2017 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 01 08 2017 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com
Are there white teachers who work at Black Schools and ruin the kids by targeting them to be mean to? I have to wonder, knowing how a bad teacher will play off the mind of one student in order for the rest to learn?? I want to bring back Prohibition until the end of time.
I don't watch the half time show crew. To me to have to listen to that; it is like being a teacher in a classroom full of disrespectful juvenile delinquents.