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Whats the point of calling out the "mike" before every play?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Rustinpeace21, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Rustinpeace21

    Rustinpeace21 Member

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    Followed football for a long time. Never got a good explanation on it. The middle linebacker is normally the same guy every play so whats the point of identifying him
  2. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    The video didn't work for me. Justin case I wasn't alone. Mike is the QBs first read and that is the main tackler on the Defense. The Defense is designed to funnel towards him whether it is run or pass. So a QB calls him out first so that whomever is assigned to that zone on the field knows who is calling the defensive shots.
  4. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Works fine for me, sometimes takes a few to load...

    Hostile's explanation works. In the video it's explained really well though. Billick is one of the best X's and Os guys in the NFL. Really smart guy.
  5. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    The mike lb is pointed out to set the protection/blocking scheme. It's the center defender and protection rules use them as a base to decide who blocks who given the defensive front in front of them.
  6. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I'd guess after Romo tells DB where to line up, .. he tells him where the ML is.:rolleyes:

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