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LLCOOLSTEVE 23-10-2006 09:40 AM

I like Carolina, as I think Steve Smith is brilliant, they have had a good few years, underdogs who done very very well, quite small fish in a big pond, a bit like Palace. Seattle are good, but not that good anymore,you would be glory hunting, Phili, well if you want mediocore with a few good wins along the way then follow them.

Latvian Eagle 23-10-2006 09:47 AM

1 point to Carolina...

Anyone else want to stake their point... I'll give this until the end of the day, and see which team gets the most.

LLCOOLSTEVE 23-10-2006 09:49 AM

Btw Seattle I suppose are still very good, but im posting the above after they lost at home for the 1st time in 3 seasons last night, and they were beaten very comfortably.

Latvian Eagle 23-10-2006 09:56 AM

Yeah I saw the game vs the Vikings.

nookiebear 23-10-2006 10:19 AM

Think the half-time tea in the Skins dressing room was obviously drugged :(

How amazing was that Steelers v Falcons game?

elliott 23-10-2006 10:29 AM

Go for the eagles any day!

elliott 23-10-2006 10:48 AM

Good god! Oakland won!

Does that make the fins as bad as Oakland now?

Latvian Eagle 23-10-2006 12:17 PM

As I'm new to all this I've been through the Carolina roster and noted all the "positions" but I don't know what half of them mean. I know QB is Quarter Back and is the playmaker type role. And I presume K is the kicker. But what do the others mean, and what is their role within the team...

C
CB
DE
DT
FB
G
K
LB
P
QB
RB
S
T
TE
WR

Cheers guys. :cool:

elliott 23-10-2006 01:17 PM

Center - Offensive line, Snapper of the ball, blocks for QB
Cornerback - Defensive player, stops the passes and runs. Opposite of a wide receiver.
Defensive End- A D lineman. Runs around the outside and sacks the QB
Defensive tackle - Fat man on the D line. Blocks the holes, makes sacks
Full Back - One of the offensive running backs.
Guard - Offensive line, blocks for the QB
K - Kicker
Linebacker - Tackler on defense
Punter - Open field kicks from hand
Quarter back
Running back - Runs with the ball
Safety - Like a CB.
T - ???
TE - An offensive lineman who can catch the ball
WR - Receiver. Catches the ball.

I play center

elliott 23-10-2006 01:18 PM

T = Tackle - offensive lineman. Blocks DE for QB

Latvian Eagle 23-10-2006 01:27 PM

Cheers Elliott. What's a sack?

Chief Brody 23-10-2006 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
Cheers Elliott. What's a sack?
A sack is where any defensive player tackles the quarteback prior to his throwing the ball.

This can happen on any given play but a defensive co-ordinator may call a play called a "blitz". This is where at least 5 defensive players are assigned to get the QB.

Re your other point, I support San Fran. They were one of the best teams during the 80's and early 90's. The greatest coach ever (Bill Walsh) pioneered the "West Coast Offence" which involved the QB throwing predominantly short passes to his receivers. A little bit like "Total Football" from the Dutch I think.

Well after all great empires they have bitten the dust big time for various reasons. They finished last two seasons ago and 6th last last year. They are currently in a big rebuilding period. The offence is taking shape, the D sucks big time! Currently shipping the most amount of points per game. They are an interesting team to watch for these two reasons.

You can see most of their games on Fox TV via TVU player (which you can download for free).

Hope this helps. Go Niners! :lux:

Latvian Eagle 23-10-2006 02:23 PM

Well I think I've narrowed it down to two teams now...

Philadelphia Eagles - They play in green, and are called the Eagles.

Carolina Panthers - Their kits are hella cool, their name is cool too.

Both seem like they're not overly good teams, but not overly bad either. They're kinda 50/50 at the mo poss Panthers just leading.

Chief Brody 23-10-2006 05:30 PM

Philadelphia are actually a pretty strong team, should make the playoffs at least.

Strathclyde Eagle 23-10-2006 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by elliott
Good god! Oakland won!

Does that make the fins as bad as Oakland now?

Probably worse. :sob:

Brady Quinn anyone?

Selhurst300 23-10-2006 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Latvian Eagle
Well I think I've narrowed it down to two teams now...

Philadelphia Eagles - They play in green, and are called the Eagles.

Carolina Panthers - Their kits are hella cool, their name is cool too.

Both seem like they're not overly good teams, but not overly bad either. They're kinda 50/50 at the mo poss Panthers just leading.

I like the Eagles, partly because of their name and partly because I've relatives in Pennsylvania.

But there are some cracking panther statues outside their stadium in Charlotte.

Strathclyde Eagle 23-10-2006 11:34 PM

Deadspin post of the day on Donovan McNabb throwing up in Tampa:
"McNabb's lunch was the only thing he threw up yesterday that wasn't returned for a TD by Ronde Barber." :D

jlmatthews 24-10-2006 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
Probably worse. :sob:

Brady Quinn anyone?

Quinn in the NFL... A nice thought... Make him stop playing Purdue!!

Latvian Eagle 24-10-2006 10:03 PM

GO PANTHERS!!!

Found out yesterday that Bill Goldberg played for them. :o Didn't even know that!

One Step Down 26-10-2006 12:45 AM

Just a couple of fleshings out:

Full Back - One of the offensive running backs. Generally more of a blocking back who "leads" the running back through the line. Carries the ball far less, generally on short, hard yardage situations. Usually physically bigger than the RB.

Guard - Offensive line, blocks for the QB. Also an eligible receiver on nominated plays, though these are rare and unusual.

Linebacker - Tackler on defense. Divides in MLB (middle linebacker) and OLB (outside linebacker). The MLB is generally the defensive quarterback. He has to read the play and react accordingly (cover or stuff the run). The OLBs are generally more aggressive, but also cover, stuff, and blitz.

Safety - NOT like a CB. There are two of them. SS is strong safety, mainly a coverage position, often picking up the tight end, and FS is free safety who generally needs to read the game and react accordingly. The safety's often blitz in appropriate situations.

TE - An exterior offensive lineman or interior wide receiver. A hybrid position populated by players who can both block and catch the ball

Also worth knowing:

3/4 a defense with 3 defensive linemen; two DEs (defensive ends) and on NT (nose tackle) plus four linebackers, two interior and two outside.

4/3 a (more common) defense with two DEs, two DTs and three LBs, one middle and two outside.

Nickel defense (or just nickel). Sacrifice one of the front seven for an additional defensive back.

Dime defense (or just dime). Ditto, but two.

Lastly, two very common calls:

Illegal motion: No one is allowed to move before the ball is snapped once the formation is set and,

Illegal man downfield: Usually an offensive lineman who has ventured too far beyond the line of scrimmage.

Hope that helps.

I play center


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