Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Football 101 Question: The Post Turnover Bomb

  1. #1
    Practice Squad
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Rockland County
    Posts
    399

    Football 101 Question: The Post Turnover Bomb

    Why is it that after a turnover, it seems like a nice long pass is a high percentage play? We have certainly capitalized on this tactic earlier in the season and then we saw it done on us this past sunday after the greene fumble. Perhaps it is just my perception that there often times seems to be a big play after turnovers?

  2. #2
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornwood, NY
    Posts
    5,645
    Quote Originally Posted by majormajor42 View Post
    Why is it that after a turnover, it seems like a nice long pass is a high percentage play? We have certainly capitalized on this tactic earlier in the season and then we saw it done on us this past sunday after the greene fumble. Perhaps it is just my perception that there often times seems to be a big play after turnovers?
    One possible factor is that the defense hasn't been preparing to enter the game as it would during a punt/FG/redzone play. Not sure how much, if any, that factors in, but I could see that giving the offense an slight edge to catch the defense out of position.

  3. #3
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    NYC via NJ
    Posts
    562
    Its called sudden change and is one of the most difficult things for defenses to adjust to. Immediately after a turnover, especially if you are on your own side of the field, the opposing offense is going to look to take advantage of the momentum swing and therefore the tendency is to be aggressive in their play-calling.

  4. #4
    Also, it just happened to be the worst defensive call for that particular play. Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some.

    Jason Taylor was supposed to drop back and cover that TE, since the two safeties went in on a blitz. Blitz didn't get there, JT was out of position, and Cro was stuck covering two guys.

  5. #5
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6,716
    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    One possible factor is that the defense hasn't been preparing to enter the game as it would during a punt/FG/redzone play. Not sure how much, if any, that factors in, but I could see that giving the offense an slight edge to catch the defense out of position.
    I've always thought this was it. The defense is on the sidelines, going over what happened on the last drive. Some of the guys are settling in to get a breather. Everyone is off with their position coach. BOOM. Turnover. Stop what you're doing. Players, drop your gatorade and put your helmets back on. Coaches, what's the personnel package? What's the playcall?

    You're never really mentally prepared for a turnover, even though you know that they're coming. It's always a surprise, and you've got to quickly reorientate yourself.

  6. #6
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    11,426
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rico View Post
    Also, it just happened to be the worst defensive call for that particular play. Sometimes you win some, sometimes you lose some.

    Jason Taylor was supposed to drop back and cover that TE, since the two safeties went in on a blitz. Blitz didn't get there, JT was out of position, and Cro was stuck covering two guys.
    If only Cro could clone himself like Naruto or something at that point.

  7. #7
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    6,984
    Momentum.

  8. #8
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornwood, NY
    Posts
    5,645
    Quote Originally Posted by Vin View Post
    If only Cro could clone himself like Naruto or something at that point.
    He certainly has been trying to replicate the old-fashioned way as much as possible

  9. #9
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    11,426
    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    He certainly has been trying to replicate the old-fashioned way as much as possible
    OH SNAP.

  10. #10
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    LI
    Posts
    20,857
    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    He certainly has been trying to replicate the old-fashioned way as much as possible

  11. #11
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornwood, NY
    Posts
    5,645
    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Thank you. I'll be here all week.

  12. #12
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    11,426
    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    Thank you. I'll be here all week.
    Will you be at the Jets Game this thursday, though?

  13. #13
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornwood, NY
    Posts
    5,645
    Quote Originally Posted by Vin View Post
    Will you be at the Jets Game this thursday, though?
    My in-laws and my mother are coming over. I would give your left kidney to be at the stadium this Thursday. But alas, no...I will be home trying to kick everyone out before the game starts. And I don't even have a dirty sister-in-law who drinks too much for entertainment...

  14. #14
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Lima Zulu
    Posts
    6,664
    Quote Originally Posted by majormajor42 View Post
    Why is it that after a turnover, it seems like a nice long pass is a high percentage play? We have certainly capitalized on this tactic earlier in the season and then we saw it done on us this past sunday after the greene fumble. Perhaps it is just my perception that there often times seems to be a big play after turnovers?

    After the Greene fumble....we blew the assignment on Dreessen.
    It wasnt really a BOMB per say...more like a deep out that no one defended.

    After the FOSTER fumble caused by DeVito....I would have loved to have seen a pass or two into the end zone. But the penalty killed us and set us back and we kicked the FG instead.

  15. #15
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    11,426
    Quote Originally Posted by nycdan View Post
    My in-laws and my mother are coming over. I would give your left kidney to be at the stadium this Thursday. But alas, no...I will be home trying to kick everyone out before the game starts. And I don't even have a dirty sister-in-law who drinks too much for entertainment...
    Define "Dirty".....

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us