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Old 10-19-2012   #26
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Default Re: No Huddle vs. Our Defense

We did not lose because of the no-huddle.
The Packers were not in a hurry-up offense so we still have some 15-20 secs to send a play in, and that's more than plenty enough time in the NFL.
Rogers took a long time before he called for the snap; the defense had plenty of time to settle in, making sure all the guys were where they were supposed to be.

On their first scoring drive, we stopped and forced them to try a FG, but Posey lined up off-side and give them back the ball.
Here, we had plenty of time to change personnel and make any call we wanted.
They scored on the next play.

On the second TD drive, the clock was stopped after the first play due to Jamison's injury.
After the second play, the ref had to stop the clock to make sure where to spot the ball.
The fourth play was a throw away.
The TV was showing some replays; we can't see the huddle, but there were at least a 20-sec lapse in between a few plays.
On the 6th play when they scored the TD, they went into a full huddle.

On their third drive, there was a measurement after the second play that stopped the clock for a long time.
The third play was a QB sneak that took a long time for Rogers to get back up to call the next play.
It took the ref a little while to set the ball yet Rogers had only 5 sec remaining on the play clock when he called for the snap on the next play.)
The next play was a run and the RB took his time getting back.
There was a semi-huddle (which is really just the same as a huddle) on the next play; they just didn't form a circle around the QB.
They had another huddle after the next play.
This was the play where the bogus PI call occured.
And of course, there's a long break after the call.
They scored on the next play.


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They started the second half with their usual 3-wide set.
Wade would have made the adjusment if he wanted to, but he stayed with the dime package... because that's what we do...
They had about 3 sec left on the play clock on the second play; ie. they were not anywhere near in hurry-up mode.
This happened quite a bit all day long.
The TV station had time to show several replays.
There were three penalties that stopped the clock on this drive.
They had a full huddle on 3rd and 20 when Quin knock down the pass attempt in the end zone.
Then came the penalty on Barwin.
Watt sacked Rogers on the next play, stopping the clock.
The refs took their time; the Packers were in no hurry to get back to the line; Rogers was in no hurry to call for the snap.
After the penalty on Manning, the Packs called a running play.
Then they went into full huddle on the play they scored the TD.

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Just before the 4th quarter, they ran a play.
The clock then stopped as the quarter end.
After an incomple pass to start the 4th quarter, the Packers went into full huddle.
They scored on the next play.

Most of the same thing happened on their next scoring drive.
Clock stopped for a measurement.
Play clock going down, sometimes near expiration.
The TV station was able to either show a replay, displayed some graphics, or showed the two guys in the booth, etc.

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We did not lose because of the no huddle.
We had plenty of opportunities to change our personnel if we wanted to, but we never did... again, because that's what we do.
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