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  1. Frezo

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    Why is it so important for the QB to identify the MIKE LBer and what could happen if he gets it wrong? Also, what is the definition of a possession receiver? Thanks
     
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    Calling the mike can involve a few things from simply sliding protection to identifying a key player the QB think has to be neutralized in order for the play to succeed, to identifying a blitz. It isn't necessarily a right/wrong situation.

    Possession receiver = someone who can catch the ball in critical situations, 3rd down etc. The go-to guy.
     
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    I've always thought of a "possession" receiver as a guy who can make a short catch and turn it into a big gain, not a vertical threat. Through jukes, cuts, stiff arms, etc. Not only on third downs and not really the go-to guy.

    Just a guy that makes things happen after the catch. Most don't have elite speed, they just get it done.
     
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    I think of a possession receiver as a guy who makes or contributes to a lot of first downs, so that you keep possession of the ball.

    E.g., David Givens.
     
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    Possesion WR is a WR who lacks top end speed but has good hands...

    Troy Brown comes to mind.

    He did have that great 80 TD against the Dolphins in OT thought, that was sweet.
     
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    Identifying the MIKE sets up blocking schemes. Mike is the middle of the D, and the blcoking schemes are dictated from there.
    Possession recevier is kind of a euphamism for slow guy.
     
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    While Andy is correct, I liked this explanation of Identifying the MIKE.
    Why do quarterbacks call out the mike linebacker
     
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