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Posted: 11/19/2013 6:46 AM

"Alaska" 


This is obviously some kind of checkdown or play change at the line, but I was wondering if anyone knew more about this call,  Flacco seems to use it a lot, especially in the Bears game.

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Posted: 11/19/2013 7:14 AM

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TheOrioleWay wrote: This is obviously some kind of checkdown or play change at the line, but I was wondering if anyone knew more about this call,  Flacco seems to use it a lot, especially in the Bears game.

 Could mean just about anything concerning the play call. A change in routes, a change in blocking, or a change in, nothing.

We know just about all  that pre-snap flapping Manning did was BS.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 7:44 AM

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All I know is that someone called into 106.5 two weeks ago, talking about this play. Saying that everytime Flacco yells it, Rice gets the ball. I watched the Chi game, and it happened.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 7:52 AM

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Ya more times than not the audible is a run play.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 8:39 AM

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He's no Peyton Manning at the line...that's for sure.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 8:46 AM

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yourdreamwillend wrote: All I know is that someone called into 106.5 two weeks ago, talking about this play. Saying that everytime Flacco yells it, Rice gets the ball. I watched the Chi game, and it happened.

Like I said it could mean just about anything. Could change the direction of the run based on a defensive shift. 

 If you listen to any game, you'll hear the QB yell out something. It has a different menaing for every team. Hand signals, Flacco patting his butt, all kinds of signs/calls  have different meanings.
 And sometimes it means diddly squat.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 9:04 AM

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maybe it just means listen up, I'm changing the play. there is usually something after it.

 Don't argue with an idiot;  people watching may not be able to tell the difference. 

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Posted: 11/19/2013 9:12 AM

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It's the same as last year, i did a write up early last year on all of the noticeable audibles,but that went out on trashday with the last comp.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 9:36 AM

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Do we REALLY think that the entire coaching staff and the QB would have such an obvious "tell" on an audible that checks into a run to Ray Rice that "Tom" from Dundalk caught it and the rest of the NFL is on to as well but we continue to use it ???????????

I don't know how coaching staffs managed to design a play before the internet and talk radio. Without being TOO sarcastic, it's not that simple. I believe "Alaska" is probably the code to indicate an audible is about to be communicated. To the point of an earlier post, the vast majority of all audibling is out of a pass and into a run.

I don't think "Alaska" means Ray Rice gets the ball
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Posted: 11/19/2013 10:09 AM

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Nowayallthesenamesaretaken wrote: Do we REALLY think that the entire coaching staff and the QB would have such an obvious "tell" on an audible that checks into a run to Ray Rice that "Tom" from Dundalk caught it and the rest of the NFL is on to as well but we continue to use it ???????????

I don't know how coaching staffs managed to design a play before the internet and talk radio. Without being TOO sarcastic, it's not that simple. I believe "Alaska" is probably the code to indicate an audible is about to be communicated. To the point of an earlier post, the vast majority of all audibling is out of a pass and into a run.

I don't think "Alaska" means Ray Rice gets the ball
Agree.  Simply calling Alaska and giving the ball to your RB wouldn't work in high school ball.

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Posted: 11/19/2013 11:35 AM

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Nowayallthesenamesaretaken wrote: Do we REALLY think that the entire coaching staff and the QB would have such an obvious "tell" on an audible that checks into a run to Ray Rice that "Tom" from Dundalk caught it and the rest of the NFL is on to as well but we continue to use it ???????????

I don't know how coaching staffs managed to design a play before the internet and talk radio. Without being TOO sarcastic, it's not that simple. I believe "Alaska" is probably the code to indicate an audible is about to be communicated. To the point of an earlier post, the vast majority of all audibling is out of a pass and into a run.

I don't think "Alaska" means Ray Rice gets the ball
you are right. but i wouldnt put it past them.

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Posted: 11/19/2013 1:52 PM

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Someone (sorry, can't remember who) once explained that Flacco is given two plays. "Alaska, Alaska" means to run the 2nd one.

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Posted: 11/19/2013 2:07 PM

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Alaska,Alaska...I've heard several QB's recently yell out states. I dont know why when Flacco says it it comes over the TV mic all the time. I heard him say Rhode Island a couple of times. last year he yelled Orioles and Torrey Smith went long and he hit for a TD though the o-line and everyone else was blocking for a run play including Bolden. May have been the Patriots game.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 2:08 PM

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Birdfan wrote: Someone (sorry, can't remember who) once explained that Flacco is given two plays. "Alaska, Alaska" means to run the 2nd one.

sure, the audible.  But we'll never really know for sure.  I would like to think players watch their keys and really don't pay much attention to th ewindow dressing the QB throws in.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 2:44 PM

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Nowayallthesenamesaretaken wrote: Do we REALLY think that the entire coaching staff and the QB would have such an obvious "tell" on an audible that checks into a run to Ray Rice that "Tom" from Dundalk caught it and the rest of the NFL is on to as well but we continue to use it ???????????

I don't know how coaching staffs managed to design a play before the internet and talk radio. Without being TOO sarcastic, it's not that simple. I believe "Alaska" is probably the code to indicate an audible is about to be communicated. To the point of an earlier post, the vast majority of all audibling is out of a pass and into a run.

I don't think "Alaska" means Ray Rice gets the ball
At least twice on Marlon Brown TDs early in the season, Joe called "Alaska" so it's definitely not always checking to a run. It's just the alert that he's changing the play...seems like he calls it once he figures out pre-snap whether the D is in zone or man.
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Posted: 11/19/2013 3:01 PM

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Eli yells out a state also

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Posted: 11/19/2013 4:32 PM

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I remembered it from last week..and everytime it was run to Rice for negative yardage
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Posted: 11/20/2013 12:07 AM

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I mentioned this to my family as we watched the game last week. Throughout the season Joe yells this out at the line to change the play or something within the play and every time he does 90% of the time he takes a sack. 

Joe does not read defenses well. He has thrown a lot this year into double and sometimes triple coverage. 

Joe is athletic and has the arm but he lacks the football IQ to be a Manning or Brees.

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Posted: 11/20/2013 8:01 AM

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Joe is just reminding everyone that the song Alaska by Phish is his favorite song.
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Posted: 11/20/2013 10:35 AM

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I think it means he's calling for an incomplete pass, possibly a half yard run.  frown
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