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Grantland.com: Speak My Language

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Posted: 1/16/2013 3:33 PM

Grantland.com: Speak My Language 


Speak My Language

"... This marriage of terminology and technique, of efficiency and elegance, is what makes the Patriots so mesmerizing. Like NFL offenses, in recent years NFL defenses have also become too wordy, relying on long-winded calls designating scheme and technique and impractical checks. With the speed at which New England operates, the message for defenses has become clear: fix your terminology or perish. For opposing offenses, the mandate is less direct but just as imperative. The Patriots have set the standard for modern offense, and if teams are going to keep up, they'll need to change not how they play, but how they talk. ..."
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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:45 PM

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I have to read all of that??? LOL..Nice read dok...Great troll repellent......maybe.

What the Pats are doing because of 12, no BB, no 12, no BB, no system, no luck, no cheating, no plays, no Kraft, no Dante,... yes Dante. What the Pats are doing I know is amazing. History will smile on these New England Patriots and will put the controversies in perspective. Those in the know are in awe of the show. They have silenced many but there is work to be done.

I've got a play...On silent snap...Lets have a great injury free game and hope the freakin Zebras keep their heads up their arses'/no camera time....for the whole bloody game by the way.... Please let the men play.
The winded team will be calling for a break and I wonder whom that might very possibly be and it could mean so much? All of this talk and it just came down to the Ravens being too tired...Could happen at the Pace the Pats can put you through. Say that 3 times quick!
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:22 PM

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Yeah ... kind of a long read but worth it. It's really kind of ingenious - there are only so many plays you can run, but if you run them quicker than your opponent can mentally adjust to the changes you make every play, eventually you overload their ability to respond. It's really a Blitz Offense as opposed to hurry-up.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:24 PM

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Excellent post Dok, ...
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Posted: 1/17/2013 3:42 PM

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Very interesting article.  Some very astute observations.  Thanks for posting.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:16 PM

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PatManpower wrote:

The winded team will be calling for a break and I wonder whom that might very possibly be and it could mean so much? All of this talk and it just came down to the Ravens being too tired...Could happen at the Pace the Pats can put you through. Say that 3 times quick!

The Ravens defense just played 5 quarters at 5000+ feet altitude and I don't care how much Dierdork tried to convince everyone how tired the Ravens were, they didn't look tired at all to me.  Manning runs a pretty quick offense as well.  You might need to add a couple parts Deet to the homer article. cool

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:14 PM

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PatManpower wrote:

The winded team will be calling for a break and I wonder whom that might very possibly be and it could mean so much? All of this talk and it just came down to the Ravens being too tired...Could happen at the Pace the Pats can put you through. Say that 3 times quick!

The Ravens defense just played 5 quarters at 5000+ feet altitude and I don't care how much Dierdork tried to convince everyone how tired the Ravens were, they didn't look tired at all to me.  Manning runs a pretty quick offense as well.  You might need to add a couple parts Deet to the homer article. cool

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You are very confident your team can finish this PO run. Fox hid in his fox hole in Denver and that Denver team didn't play anything close to how this Patriots team does now! Since you're good at diagnosing homers. Are you a Homer we need a little deet for...:-)

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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:38 PM

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GalenSevinne wrote:
... You might need to add a couple parts Deet to the homer article. cool

"Homer"??

The article is written by Chris Brown (@smartfootball) who runs the website Smart Football and is the author of The Essential Smart Football.

How do I know this? Because it's right at the bottom of the friggin' article. It has nothing to do with being for or against the Patriots.

Also the impact of athletic activity at high altitude without getting acclimated first is medically documented. Fatigue, headaches, etc. are all common without at least 3 days to get settled at higher altitudes when coming from low altitude (like, you know, friggin' Baltimore).

I'd say "nice try" but ... bzzzzt ... not even ...
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:57 PM

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Actually , high altitude has no physical effects in the first 24 hrs, that's why the Ravens flew in Friday late.

And speaking about winded, The Ravens have been off since Saturday, they watched the Patriots Texans game from there easy chairs.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:44 PM

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dokgonzo wrote:
GalenSevinne wrote:
... You might need to add a couple parts Deet to the homer article. cool

"Homer"??

The article is written by Chris Brown (@smartfootball) who runs the website Smart Football and is the author of The Essential Smart Football.

How do I know this? Because it's right at the bottom of the friggin' article. It has nothing to do with being for or against the Patriots.

Also the impact of athletic activity at high altitude without getting acclimated first is medically documented. Fatigue, headaches, etc. are all common without at least 3 days to get settled at higher altitudes when coming from low altitude (like, you know, friggin' Baltimore).

I'd say "nice try" but ... bzzzzt ... not even ...

I understand the effects of altitude.  Before kids, I used to climb quite a bit, mostly in South America, and as high as 20,000 ft.  Anyway, you supported my claim, by stating the wiki obvious about altitude, that being,  if the Ravens can play five qtrs. at 5000 ft. and not appear tired, they will be able to keep up with Brady's slow ass for 4 qtrs. at sea level.  I don't know the writer of the article but he was drooling so much over Patriots, it seemed like a hometown guy.  To say the Ravens will tire out is silly at best.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:05 AM

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:14 AM

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PatManpower wrote: articles.baltimoresun.com/2013...ltitude-broncos

Yes, I think everyone agrees altitude has an effect.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:23 AM

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PatManpower wrote: articles.baltimoresun.com/2013...ltitude-broncos

Yes, I think everyone agrees altitude has an effect.

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Will it matter in this game? Who knows, but it could. It's an accumulative effect that we're talking about.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:35 AM

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Uh ... you just said altitude didn't have an effect since the players "looked fine to you." Because everyone knows that adrenaline doesn't have an effect either, right?
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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:48 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: Uh ... you just said altitude didn't have an effect since the players "looked fine to you." Because everyone knows that adrenaline doesn't have an effect either, right?

No I didn't say that...what I said is that the Ravens didn't look tired playing at 5000 feet for over 5 quarters.  My point is that if the Ravens can be strong enough to handle the elevation change they had to in Denver and Mannings hurry up, they certainly will be able to handle Brady's hurry up at sea level. 

The suggestion was that Brady would tire them out.  The Ravens have played Brady tough without being tired out the last 5 times they have played.  As far as the cumulative effect of altitude it would work in the Ravens favor.  At altitude, you create additional red blood cells especially during exertion.  The Ravens weren't in Denver very long so there probably won't be a significant difference but any difference there will be will be in the form of making them process oxygen even better at sea level.  I would spend a couple weeks working up to a climb to 20,000 feet fully acclimatizing to the altitude.  When I returned, I always liked the first couple runs because I felt much stronger.  It might have been more psychosomatic but I always felt stronger for about a week.  Its the same reason UFC guys and Olympic cyclists often train at altitudes.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:05 AM

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Fair enough. But you're missing part of the point of the article.

It's not just physical fatigue - it's also mental. The opposing D has to match the pace the Pats play at in terms of reading the play that's about to be run at them. When there's only 15-20 seconds between plays instead of 20-30, that cuts down on reaction time. You saw it in the HOU game, several times they weren't really set when the Pats ran their play and it resulted in big gains or TD's.

Basically BB and the Pats offense are creating an "information overload" situation on the defense. This is a very important thing in warfare, as well as many other things. It was the motivation for HUD's. It's not a gimmick at all.
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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:47 AM

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You rock dok. Go get 'em............

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Posted: 1/18/2013 1:33 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: Fair enough. But you're missing part of the point of the article.

It's not just physical fatigue - it's also mental. The opposing D has to match the pace the Pats play at in terms of reading the play that's about to be run at them. When there's only 15-20 seconds between plays instead of 20-30, that cuts down on reaction time. You saw it in the HOU game, several times they weren't really set when the Pats ran their play and it resulted in big gains or TD's.

Basically BB and the Pats offense are creating an "information overload" situation on the defense. This is a very important thing in warfare, as well as many other things. It was the motivation for HUD's. It's not a gimmick at all.

This is probably why the Ravens defense has frustrated Brady into bad decisions when the information overload scheme didn't work against a Ray Lewis led Defense, He knows what Bradys doing before Brady does.  Same with Ed Reed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJxOUcwPV4
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Posted: 1/18/2013 5:18 PM

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Here's what I don't get ... how did this thread on general football knowledge, focused on the Patriots methodology, get hijacked into another rant about Stabby and Elite-boy?
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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:44 PM

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lol at your information overloadexcited

If you think this game aint going to be a bloodbath, than you don't know jack about football.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saHoK5dnAKs
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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:52 PM

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Well if it isn't my favorite elevation expert. The one that knows their defensive players will know our plays better than us on offense...Yes I said that. Well you know what i mean.... he said that..LOL

Please stick to the topic we're discussing. Air it out is as fun as you want to make it and it's only a few clicks away...biggrin


"Than you don't know jack about football" is not what were discussing here.
 

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:05 AM

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(yawn) Ravens fans. (snore)
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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:04 PM

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You guys don't talk football, you all depend on the experts to tell you what you want to here.
Ask yourself this, would Brady have rather faced the Broncos than the Ravens, and why.
Why does Brady struggle against the Ravens.
Was the game winning field goal in week three good or not good.
Who is more likely to throw a pick tomorrow.
Will special teams give the Ravens good field position.
What will be the effect on Ravens defensive coverage duties with the loss of Gronkowski.
Do the Patriots have better pass rushers than the Broncos
And what adjustments will be made to limit the Ravens deep threats, while still maintaining control of Rice out of the backfield.
How will the Patriots keep the Ravens tight end from gaining another hundred and forty five yds.
No one here is thinking about the other player at the table, just your own hand.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:52 PM

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No, we just don't want to talk about the friggin' Ravens in a thread that has nothing to do with this week's game. There's a thread for the game. This ain't it.

Oh and: "... what you want to hear." and the question-mark is often used to indicate a question.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 11:17 AM

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Anal thread and spell check nerd. Must of touched a nerve. Exposed.

So if you don't want to talk about football, than you should get ready for the draft, like the Denver fans are doing.biggrin

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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:00 PM

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M'K we'll get ready for the draft after the trip to Nawlins.  Hope the Reed, Rice and boys enjoy Hawaii.

 

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Posted: 1/20/2013 1:59 PM

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Crapmuncher, this board has a very slight tolerance for idiocy and ignoring a few pretty simple rules. If this last exchange is your concept of "winning" then your expectations of victory are pathetically low, as one would expect from a fan of the Ravens.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:55 PM

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Hope you guys learn some humility after this, I know your QB and Coach are poor losers, never saw Brady congratulate Flacco or acknowledge Ray Lewis like Peyton Manning did. Manning has class.

Now how about somebody get that draft thread started, and tell that billboard owner to reset that countdown clock to Ray Lewis' retirement.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 11:14 PM

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A Ravens fan talking about class. That's rich. So, what's the over/under on the number of times Stabby will cry on TV in the next 2 weeks?
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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:46 AM

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Not as high a number as your tears clown.tonguetonguetonguetonguetonguetongue The Countdown clock to Bradys vacation has elapsed.biggrinbiggrinbiggrin


Enjoy the rest of your cold, dark, and dreary winter.  I guess you wont be watching Sportscenter for a while.rolleyesrolleyesrolleyes

Let the good times roll.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:27 PM

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Enjoy the Deliverance-esque treatment the Cravens will get from the 9'ers.
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