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Biggest Myth: "Impossible to decode tapes at halftime"

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  1. TripleOption

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    He calls out the number of the player he designates as the Mike Linebacker to set the OL protection. "Omaha" means to snap the ball on the next sound.
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    ?????

    What party line? When did the Patriots say it wasn't possible? Link please.

    The Pats said nothing at all for a year, then said they did not use the tape during THAT game. They didn't say it was impossible (though any reasonable person who thinks it through sees immense difficulty). They simply said they didn't use the tapes during the game.

    For a whole year we've put up with imbeciles who have no clue what was going or, or who did what, or why. You'd think by now that people would either have their facts straight, or would be able think things through. But no. Moronity abounds, and you are the latest in a long line of them.

    Just so's you know. What you are talking about (impossible to break down tape in 12 minutes) was what WE said. Fans and some (darn few) media. Unless the Patriots brass post here under false names (like that imbecile from Patritos Football Weekly), then what is posted here in NOT the Patriots party line.
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    get the hell outta here
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    Actually, Omaha has been the call for max protect. But that's beside the point
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    I wonder if Omaha means different things in different situations.
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    No, it means snap the ball. This came from a member of Weiss's staff. Watch tape and you will see Brady makes adjustments, then if the time is getting low, he says "Omaha" very quickly. I have seen him call "Omaha" on nearly every snap in some games. He is certainly not calling "Max Protect".
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    The myth is that you really know what you are talking about...
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    Actually, it sounds more like reality.
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    Besides being IMPOSSIBLE to use at halftime, the more important question is why YOU as a Patriots fan really care about this...STILL! Why are you accusing your own team of lying? Personally, I believe Bill Belichik is a damn straight shooter and extremely honest man.

    I guess you think he's a snake & a liar. Good luck to whatever team you REALLY root for next year. My guess is you actually think the Pats should have eased off in those games they were accused of "running up the score"!

    What an **&&##$%@#$~!
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    OT, he chose the name of the groupthink alien bad guys from Star Trek for his screen name. He is just a drone following what the borg queen tells him to think.
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    And I'm sure it has also been the audible for, "Just messing with defender's minds.":D i could be wrong, but I'll bet they change it up once in a while.:D
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    A split second? :rolleyes: Shirley, you jest.
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    I didn't know you worked for a professional football team? Obviously, you know that it is POSSIBLE to decode the tapes because you've done this right? I'm so glad we have so many experts on this topic, considering NONE of us have ever worked in the scouting/filiming areas for the NFL. But apparently, this guy does and he KNOWS...incredible
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    Do ya think he would've done a little better than 36-44 in Cleveland? Maybe win a least 1 championship in 3 years with the Rats? What about 2006 against Fraud Dungy? We did a great job of scoring late in that game, huh?
    3 superbowls...2 blown leads.
    5-11 in 2000. If we were able to get defensive signals Drew Bledsoe would still be our QB. :eek:

    I hope this thread has helped you Borg... Its helped me.:)
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    ...and he's not calling for a snap on the next sound either.

    A) Because that would take an opposing defense all of three plays to figure out.

    B) Because I can take out my game tapes and point you to just as many plays where he says something AFTER he says 'Omaha' while under center/in the shotgun and the ball doesn't get snapped.

    The most logical theory I've heard on 'Omaha' is that it's just a dummy call, and actually means nothing.
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    That sounds logical but I still like my "means different things at different situations" theory.:D
    It very well could be just a decoy signal for the most part, though.
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    "Omaha" is referring to the team's postgame meal. He's letting the offense know that they'll be having Omaha Steaks as part of the menu.
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