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And that's not a bad thing. How many trick plays have been run so far? I remember one flee-flicker, and one reverse to a receiver. What else? There may have been another flee-flicker that I don't remember, but even if that's the case, then that's only like three true "trick" plays on the season.
And no, I don't consider Blake Sims running the wildcat against Tennessee to be a trick play.
Teams that want to dominate their opponent typically don't feel the need to trick them to achieve their goal. Sure, there are times when misdirection can be used to not only benefit your offense during that play, but just by putting it on film requires teams to at least mention it during prep.
We won't ever be a hide and seek style offense under Coach Saban nor will we run the type of plays your speaking of often. And to be honest, why would we?
Our misdirection is in play action, the routes receivers run, and the play calling itself. When done right, and with the type of players and perfection we strive for....that is all you need to keep teams off balance. And that is the goal with any trick play to begin with.
Saban has never been much of a trick play guy, especially when we have won every game so far in a blow out. Just not necessary.
One of our trick plays is faking like we're going to run behing CK/Steen and actually running behind Warmack/DJ and vice versa.
Running a trick play against the Corn Dogs last year nearly cost us a national title.
Also very nearly led to an undefeated season. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. CNS still dialed one up early in the NC game and it worked (by the slimmest of margins)
You mean it actually gave us our best chance to score a TD. It was an unimaginable fluke for that to not be our possession at the 1yd line. Other than attempting that play, we never got anywhere close to scoring a TD with conventional plays.
If I remember correctly we called gimmicky plays early everytime we got across the 50 and it never worked and usually resulted in a loss or penalty and made for long field goal attempts.
We almost always run a trick play against our toughest opponent every season under Saban. Remember the Mark Ingram pass? Or the LSU game last year? Or the "oh shit" play against UF in the SECCG?
Ahh...the Mark Ingram pass. I know why they didn't show it until the last regular game that season.
This post was edited by Bamaducks 17 months ago
The fact that we have not run very many trick plays reflects just how effective our standard offense has been so far. That's what I was trying to say in my original post.
Have we attempted a fake on a punt or fieldgoal? We had at least three called fakes last year: a fake punt in the Arky game, and a fake fieldgoal in each of the LSU games. I don't recall doing either so far this year.
I have seen 2 or 3 plays like that one this year and every time the offense has possession of the ball. Cost Bama an SECC (the horrible call).
This post was edited by rollingtide2004 17 months ago
The trick play against LSU last year was an exceptional call. It caught them with their pants down. It was a bad ref call and a horrible pass. If that play is executed properly, we cruise in that game.
Your memory is failing you. We had a fake punt on 4th and very short against Penn State, a sort-of fake field goal against Arkansas (got into FG formation, waited for Arkansas special teams to get on the field, and moved to a normal formation), and a true fake field goal against LSU in the championship game.
To my knowledge, we haven't done anything of the sort this year
Fake punt off a bad snap if I remember correctly
The fake punt from our own territory in the 1st qtr of the BCSCG against Texas stunned me. Unfortunately it didn't stun the Longhorn punt return team.
I thought we had a guy wide open but he fell? Or was that another game?
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Pretty sure he was well covered, but they did serve beer in the stadium....
It was pretty well covered, but would have worked with a better throw. PJ didn't put enough air under it.
Teams know what we're going to do and they can't stop it. I'd say that's a win for us.
Right...I recall seeing enough of a gap to complete the pass. But the execution was lacking.
If I'm remembering right the ball was thrown to Dre. If the throw would have been on target most likely would have been a TD.
We run trick plays more than you think.
Here's a list I found on a rollbamaroll some guys compiled.
Fake Field Goal, Ole Miss
Onside Kick to start game, Tenn
Flea Flicker, Ole Miss
Fake Field Goal, Florida, SEC Champ
Wildcat, hand off to WR, toss to QB, Arkansas
Fake Field Goal, Kentucky
Fake Punt, Ole Miss
RB Pass, Auburn
Thowback pass to TE, Florida, SEC Champ. Don't really consider it a trick play, but Danielson said it was on TV
Fake Punt, Texas,NC
WR Pass, Florida
Fake Field Goal, South Carolina
Fake Punt, Penn State
Fake Field Goal, Arkansas
WR Pass, LSU
Flea Flicker, Auburn
Fake pass to OL, Auburn, Barrett Jones Lined up at WR on Two point Conversion
Fake Field Goal, LSU, NC
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