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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:25 AM Mar 2021

What would you do? 03-06-21 UPDATE.

It’s third and 10. You’re playing free safety, and in passing situations (given the current defense), it’s your job to cover the tight end. Tom Brady is the quarterback, and his team is lined up in a T formation with two wide outs and the tight end on the right. You line up about 5 yards off the line with the tight end directly between you and Brady. Brady hikes the ball and the offensive line comes out to block while moving left. OK. Run play. The fullback moves left, blocking for running back. Fine. Standard sweep left. Brady moves to hand off to the running back and the tight end comes out to block you so that you can’t charge in and pull down the running back from behind.

But the tight end “misses” you. The running back has the ball guarded with both hands and is barreling left behind his blocking fullback, and Brady rolls back to the right to get out of the way ... except Tom Brady still has the ball, and you’re the only player on the Defense who hasn’t been fooled by the fake hand off. Brady needs 10 yards. You know that the tight end is somewhere behind you and wide open. If you drop back to cover the tight end, it’s likely that Brady can scramble and get the necessary yardage. Tom Brady is now about 7 or 8 yards away from you, and your momentum is toward him at this point. What would you do? You have less than a second to decide.



I decided to rush him. This is a quote from a post below.

I had already blown the coverage on the tight end, so I charged Brady ... HARD. One step, two steps, and then a lunge with all my might and with my hands as high as I could get them to block the ball in case Brady tried to pass it.

And then ... BLAM! Tom Brady was a lot harder than I imagined he would be.

When I woke up from the concussion (I had some minor scrapes and bruises, but my head took the brunt of the impact), I found myself on my floor. Once again, I had been sleeping sitting-up, toward the end of my bed, and I had been dreaming.

This happened about two weeks ago. My dreams are horribly vivid, these days, and I occasionally ACT on them. I need baby bed-rails again.



That said, Tom Brady didn’t do nearly as much damage as the floor of Bag End did when that obnoxious wizard refused to take the ring.

What would you have done? 03-05-21 UPDATE. https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=1478907



-Laelth
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What would you do? 03-06-21 UPDATE. (Original Post) Laelth Mar 2021 OP
I'd rush him. DEbluedude Mar 2021 #1
That's what I did. Laelth Mar 2021 #2
Wish my dreams were as vivid as they used to be. DEbluedude Mar 2021 #3
Careful what you wish for. Laelth Mar 2021 #4
Get the hell out of the way, you already have a busted rib and a recently bum shoulder. nt PufPuf23 Mar 2021 #5
Yeah, but ... Laelth Mar 2021 #6
Note that I typed reply before reading other responses but PufPuf23 Mar 2021 #7
Always. Thank you. Laelth Mar 2021 #8

DEbluedude

(817 posts)
1. I'd rush him.
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:39 AM
Mar 2021

As a free safety, I'd have the speed. Also, I'd be trying to protect the areas to his left and my right. Since it was a fake sweep right, that area would be packed pretty tight and that tight end is heading to the middle.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
2. That's what I did.
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 11:53 AM
Mar 2021

I had already blown the coverage on the tight end, so I charged Brady ... HARD. One step, two steps, and then a lunge with all my might and with my hands as high as I could get them to block the ball in case Brady tried to pass it.

And then ... BLAM! Tom Brady was a lot harder than I imagined he would be.

When I woke up from the concussion (I had some minor scrapes and bruises, but my head took the brunt of the impact), I found myself on my floor. Once again, I had been sleeping sitting-up, toward the end of my bed, and I had been dreaming.

This happened about two weeks ago. My dreams are horribly vivid, these days, and I occasionally ACT on them. I need baby bed-rails again.



That said, Tom Brady didn’t do nearly as much damage as the floor of Bag End did when that obnoxious wizard refused to take the ring.

What would you have done? 03-05-21 UPDATE. https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=1478907



-Laelth

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
4. Careful what you wish for.
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 06:37 PM
Mar 2021

Things are going to get a lot worse if I keep hurling myself off the bed in the middle of the night.



-Laelth

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
6. Yeah, but ...
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:10 PM
Mar 2021

I encountered Tom Brady a couple of weeks ago. I healed up before I encountered the crazy wizard who busted up my shoulder and broke my rib. I just posted the story today because it’s so similar, and I have got nothing better to do.

Right now, you’re right. I would just let Tom Brady have his first down. And I would wonder why the coach was keeping me in the game.





-Laelth

PufPuf23

(8,953 posts)
7. Note that I typed reply before reading other responses but
Sat Mar 6, 2021, 09:07 PM
Mar 2021

right after read your OP about the wizard.

Have been following your recent posts of Texas.

Persevere things are getting better !

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