09-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Re: Anyone know the role of an advance scout in the NFL?
Football teams, from the NFL to High School, trade "game tapes" with opponents every Monday.
So this Monday, the Patriots send their coaches tape to San Diego and vice versa. The NFL has a system on the computer in which you can actually search video of any and all plays from something like the last ten years.
So if BB wanted to see Jets blits, he could sit in his office and type in Jets/blitz into his laptop and get them all.
Teams change their sideline signals every game, so taping them for future use would be futile. If they can somehow deciepher which coach is the "live" coach (they usually have at least two coaches, sometimes three giving signals), then extrapalate what the signals are.
Now once, you have done this, you would have to see the signal, and then within 10 seconds figure out what play to call, and what formation to come out in, which will not cause the defense to audible from the defense call from the sidelines, and get that play to Brady before the play clock expires.
Now all this is well and good, but think about Sunday's game, what were the "big" plays, a KO return, a 51 yard bomb (into triple coverage) out of a "heavy" (2 TE) formation, and then two long time consuming run on almost every down drives. None of which would seem to stem from stealing the defenses signals.
The Jets look like a Super Bowl contender right now about as much as Rosie O’Donnell looks like a threat for the Miss America crown. -NY Post 12/19/2011
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