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Does anyone ever remember our last "trick play?"

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MarionBarberThe4th, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    I mean, in this day and age there's not many secrets. So Im sure they're down league wide. And you prob don't want to waste downs on poppycock tomfoolery when games so predominantly are won by qb's. However aesthetically it sure would be nice to see something surprise me from this offense. After all this is entertainments is it not? I still remember smiling ear to ear after that play where I believe it was a handoff to hambrick off tackle and as he's about to be tackled he flips it wide to like Adrian murrell I th


    Idk. Maybe I'm Grasping at entertainment-value straws since Garrett is currently building up the team and it'll take some time to compete.


    Let dez throw one c'mon :) he can throw like 70 yards I heard. And judging by his recent twitter workout pic updates maybe it's up to 80 now ;) :0

    I love the youth rebuild on the line, but now I think we need a speed and dynamic rebuild. One more young weapon, one more ballhawk, one more stud rusher and someone In middle management that'll mix things up and stir the pot. We feel very stale imo. and I do think jones is relinquishing power to Garrett as jones does honestly know his mistakes hurt us.

    So why do you think about more trick plays
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  2. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    I think that busted play where Romo threw to Witten and Witten threw to TO if that even counts as a trick it's not like that robotic moron called it.
  3. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    That was INSANE. What a mess we were. Imagine the 90's cowboys doing that lol, I don't think it was planned.
  4. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I would say Romo faking a thow to double coverage, looking around for his real receiver and then thowing to the double coverage.
    That would drive any defense crazy. (kidding)
  5. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Lol! :p

    Keep the gems coming !
  6. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    With rule changes as far as illegal contact and roughing the passer making the league more-and-more of a passing league you don't really see teams with good quarterbacks running trick plays. Bad teams use them to give their receivers additional separation and to create artificial protection time for quarterbacks, whereas good teams find better production out of keeping the ball in the hands of a quarterback who is used to handling the football and making accurate reads.
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  7. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Right.
    Didn't Parcells have a saying about teams using trick plays. Can't remember what it was. Well, Parcells had a saying on just about anything.

    Also to me, a reverse / double reverse / end around, even a flea flicker isn't really a trick play. Those are in everyteams playbook. Some use them more than others.
    I guess a direct snap to a RB can be considered some type a trick play, but I wouldn't put it at top of the list. Now a WR running as going into motion, then the ball is snapped to him, that's more like it.
  8. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  9. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The sad thing is, we hardly did any of that. Playaction went down big time and no delayed handoff. We had an absurdly high success rate with playaction too, but we strayed away from it. :mad:
  10. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    That (mein comment) was uncalled for. Harsh. I apologize to the Romo lovers. My bad. heh
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  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Until you have a defense that can overcome any mistakes made by the offense due to a failed trick play we need to stick to more established offense.
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  12. nalam

    nalam The realist

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    One of my pet complaints about off play calling when Garrett was calling it was atleast once in a while throw up something not standard,anything .... He was hellbent on executing properly 100 percent of time and expecting the other team to just give up and fold. (Sic)

    Let's see if Linehan has something in his bag of tricks.
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  13. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Its called running the ball.
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  14. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    The other day I started watching a game when we played Green Bay in I think 2008 when to my shock we did a reverse to Crayton where he threw deep to T.O. in the endzone... The Player was double covered and it was incomplete, though. That might be the last one.
  15. Spectre

    Spectre Well-Known Member

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    The distance one can throw has NOTHING to do with effective passing. It's just a throw without accuracy and timing.
    The flea flicker was awesome for us- under Parcells- Bledsoe to T. Glenn.
    I'll tell you the most underrated, underused trick play in all football- the pump fake. A simple pump fake to a receiver, followed by an over-the-top loft. Allows the receiver to get open with a double move. Corners and Safeties bite on it everytime. Incredibly effective. Rarely used. Romo had some success with it early in his career, and then they just stopped doing it. Dez and Williams would be all day under that- wide open, going house.
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Didn't BP call them Jap plays?
  17. foofighters

    foofighters Active Member

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    Jerry fools you every year by finding someone else to blame and a lot of fans are tricked by this every year.
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  18. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    Didn't we run Dez on a reverse in the last couple of years?
  19. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, this.
  20. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Did they use this also when Aikman hit Ismail in OT against the Redskins, or was it a play action pass with a pump fake. Can't remeber.
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