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    Batted Footballs???

    First i think our O and D lines have played above expectations. That said, is it me or does it seem that we rarely get batted balls? Don't know if its coaching or what but it seems our D-line does not make an attempt to raise their arms and knock the ball down. Additionally, it provides a lot better passing lanes if you don't have to worry about them raising their arms....

    Just an observation, thought several passes in the last game went right over guys that were engaged but not in a position to make a play on the qb so why not read his eyes and batt it down.....not to mention when i see our qb throwing the ball our opponents seem to force meyer to throw around them and that just makes the throws a bit tougher...

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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Just keep the women happy and batted balls will be a rarity.

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    Re: Batted Balls???

    could be a factor of things...

    very well could be that they arent getting their hands up. i remember coaches saying that is one of the last things to teach. worry about technique, maintaining gap, etc. then put your hands up.

    also could be that we have played some decent QBs that are just good at setting up throwing lanes.

    finally, i dont think we are doing that bad. wasnt at least one of singletons picks from a batted ball by a DL? i know they were tipped but im thinking one was by a DL.


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Meyer has a sidearm delivery which makes his balls easier to bat.



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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Meyer has a sidearm delivery which makes his balls easier to bat.
    I noticed that too, it seems like he is throwing much more from the side then he has in previous years too...



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    Re: Batted Balls???

    yeah and meyer hangs out in the pocket too much. a lot more chance for batted balls when youre in the pocket.


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger7203 View Post
    could be a factor of things...

    very well could be that they arent getting their hands up. i remember coaches saying that is one of the last things to teach. worry about technique, maintaining gap, etc. then put your hands up.

    also could be that we have played some decent QBs that are just good at setting up throwing lanes.

    finally, i dont think we are doing that bad. wasnt at least one of singletons picks from a batted ball by a DL? i know they were tipped but im thinking one was by a DL.
    I'm pretty sure both Singleton's picks were from deflections downfield, not at the line. The first one, Bowen jumped the route while the second one bounced off the receiver.


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Ok. I seriously read batted balls and couldn't read anymore of this post b/c of picture that was in my head.


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Alot of Dline coaches are against DLmen putting there hands up to bat down a pass for a couple of reasons:

    1. When you put your arms up to bat down the pass you pass rush stops, most coaches prefer you to continue with the pass rush.

    2. When you put your arms up it opens up your legs to be cut blocked.



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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    Ok. I seriously read batted balls and couldn't read anymore of this post b/c of picture that was in my head.

    What?? Were you expecting one of those America's Funniest Home Videos shots linked or something??



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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    What?? Were you expecting one of those America's Funniest Home Videos shots linked or something??
    My mind must be in the gutter today.


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    My mind must be in the gutter today.
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    Re: Batted Balls???

    I agree with the original post. It seems like we get so close to the quarterback that we could knock some down if we just reached up. Maybe not strong enough to get close to the qb, and create separation to jump?



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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger7203 View Post
    yeah and meyer hangs out in the pocket too much. a lot more chance for batted balls when youre in the pocket.
    I try to keep the balls out of the pocket so they don't get batted...


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    Re: Batted Balls???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4VR4CY View Post
    My mind must be in the gutter today.
    That bodes well for your hubby tonight, huh?


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