Hook and Ladder/Lateral play

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Deuce Wayne, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Why isn't it run more? I swear it'd work 60% of the time.

    Especially in the NFL where everyone gives up on a play the moment it looks like the WR has a tackler.

    Maybe I should stick to Madden.
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  2. 520

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    wow a thread resolved within its original post



    move along folks nothing to see here
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  3. Brew City

    Brew City Case Race Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    A major component of coaching is to minimize risk. Having a receiver voluntarily give up possession is one of the riskiest things you can do. Just ask Reggie Bush about that after the Texas v USC National Championship game when he lateraled the ball after a long run and lost possession for his team.
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  4. Gunny

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    I've actually wondered why no football team would try rugby tactics more often?

    I doubt an NFL team would try, but College I could see it happening.
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  5. Dman

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    I think teams find the risk of laterals and the hook and ladder too risky. That is the only reason I could see this play not being involved more in offenses. I am all for it tho because at some point you are going to have to take some risks and if it is 3rd and long this play would work perfect for an underneath pass, hook and ladder and get the first down and possibly a whole lot more. Hopefully next year teams will be more creative, especially ours! Lowgains still thinks Hooks and Ladders are for home improvement not football! lol
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  6. GoT

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    it was an NFL staple back in the day

    I remember plenty of them from the 70s
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  7. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    because, if it fails one too many times, your coaching staff will be getting pink slips.
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  8. GoT

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    Definatly late game down by 4 strategy.
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  9. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    Honestly, I don't think we see it much these days because of the "closing" speed of the defenders.

    "Back in the day" you saw it a lot, relatively... but you would catch a defense off-guard with it and they were usually slower to stop in their tracks, recover and go after the new runner.

    These days... the recovery speed of your average defense and reaction time is very fast. Maybe defenses are too spread out to allow for players without the ball to be completely open. And, again, if they were the defense would be on them quickly.
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  10. Ten_Titans

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    It wouldn't work as a regular play because there is too much traffic in the middle of the field.

    It shouldn't work as a desperation play if the defense keeps their head in the game. If you don't chase the ball it won't get far.
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