Best trick Play Ever?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIdI8khMkw&feature=player_embedded
My son suggests we use this on Sunday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIRgXCB_sQE <<< NOW [b]THAT[/b] IS A PLAY OF GENIUS.

THE FUMBLEROOSKI!

:D :D :D

Your Husker Fan,

Russ

From the makers of the Fumblerooski, the Bumerooski!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lojefp0xuAg

But wait, there's MORE!

THE BOUNCEROOSKI!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7phZvI-jM

None of these amazingly ingenious plays hold a candle though to...THE HOLY ROLLER :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuOqUIHBZc

The end of the forward fumble in the NFL (at least one advanced by a non-fumbler). :wink:

For more on these plays, check:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumblerooski [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roller_%28American_football%29]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Rolle ... ootball%29[/url]

Just Win Baby Cats,

Russ

Been done before

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQy16anGfI&feature=related]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQy16an ... re=related[/url] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQbAP-K28J8&feature=fvst

The second clip was cool..you see a unprotected QB between the whistles with the ball...it's feeding time! :wink:

The thing about the Wrong Ball Trick is that once you start getting into senior high school football etc., that play doesn't fool anyone. That's when you start needing the Stanford Band, the rooskis, the Statue of Liberty, and...THE SWINGING GATE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdX1rdLcTk8

Okay, scratch that.

What the 'Skins were trying to do is explained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swinging_G ... ootball%29 .

:D :D :D

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Kids show you how The Swinging Gate is done here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSCPCruRSdc .

:D :D :D

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

That Bouncerooski looks REALLY familiar. Can we say Porter to Thigpen a few weeks back?

Not in the trick play realm though, two interesting episodes of recent NFL history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCBBUMnRqbo&NR=1 <<< a free kick FG attempt after a fair catch, infrequently seen and not successful since 1968

A special team's classic that is applicable to Canadian football as well is the Doug Flutie drop kick at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcwuh17DA&NR=1 . That was on January 1, 2006 against the Miami Dolphins for a PAT.

Wiki summarizes the differences between the CFL and NFL:

"In Canadian football (and, until 1998, the National Football League as well) the drop kick can be taken from any point on the field, unlike placekicks and punts, which must be attempted behind the line of scrimmage. Even though such a kick had not been attempted in over a half-century, the NFL moved to make drop kicks subject to the same restrictions as place kicks in 1998...

In the Canadian game, the drop kick can be attempted at any time by either team. Any player on the kicking team behind the kicker, and including the kicker, can recover the kick. A drop kick that goes out of bounds is considered a change of possession.

On September 8, 1974, Tom Wilkinson, quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, attempted a drop-kick field goal in the final seconds of a 24-2 romp over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He missed. This may have been the last time the play was deliberately attempted in the CFL.

During one game in the 1980s, Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Earl Winfield was unable to field a punt properly; in frustration, he kicked the ball out of bounds. The kick was considered a drop kick and led to a change of possession, with the punting team regaining possession of the ball...."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_kick

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

Wow!

Cool! Thanks for that!

Punts can be done anywhere on the field in Canadian football, no? Didn't we just see that in that wild finish between the Als and Argos?

Again, didn't we see something similar to the Swinging Gate by the Ticats a few years ago? More like Saloon Doors, that one, with a three man line in front of Printers(?) and the tackles and WRs wide in front of two RBs (Lumsden and Smith maybe?). Don't remember if it worked at all.

Indeed! You're welcome.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

I love this play.
The argos might even be stupid enough to fall for it lol

Yes they can. Didn't Stala punt the ball earlier this season from ten yards upfield in an attempt at a rouge? Don't remember which game it was.

Yes. Punts cannot be attempted beyond the LOS in the NFL. In Canada, you can have anyone onside recover a punted or drop kicked ball from a kick beyond the LOS -- and that includes ones just hoofed down field. It is of course a rouge weapon. Hence the fun a couple of weeks ago in T.O... :wink:

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

CFL Rulebook on "dribbled balls:"

Statistical Scoring Rules

SECTION 17 – DRIBBLED BALL

A dribbled ball occurs when the ball is kicked while not in the possession or control of a player, i.e. a loose ball following a fumble, a blocked kick, a kickoff or a kick from scrimmage. Such a dribbled ball may be legally touched or recovered by the kicker or an onside player.

Net yards gained or lost, or points scored will be recorded in the same manner as the play in which the dribbling occurred.

http://www.cfl.ca/page/game_rule_statscoring#Q

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

No Yards does not apply to dribbled balls, which is why Toronto was not flagged on the final kick of that game.

And something that should be used more at the end of a half to get a point.

Correct. However, it would have applied against Montreal on the first ball kicked out of the end zone by Toronto re the reception of the missed FG attempt had it occurred.

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ

One more thing on that, Jim: that variant worked because you can use a center or "hiker" with a receiving-eligible number. Very often in high school or college football that gets instantly identified and that player is covered when releasing for a pass. However, in minor football, the bizarre nature of the formation can often confuse defenders to the point that a receiver or receivers run loose and can get passed to!

Oski Wee Wee,

Russ