Sam, Mike, Will LB names

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  1. awtysst

    awtysst Draft Guru

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    I was wondering if anyone knew the origin of these names? Are they becuase Sam(Strongside), Mike(Middle), and Will(Weakside) are just random names that start with the proposed letter or is there another reason?
     
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    you nailed it. S, L, M.
     
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    If these names had originated from the military, they'd be called the Sierra, Mike and Whiskey linebackers...
     
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    I don't think the NFL needs any more mentioning of alcohol because they get enough of players with DUIs.
     
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    when teams play 3 -4 do the middle linebacker names change? I'm sure I read something somewhere.
     
  6. awtysst

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    Well a 3-4 has 4 linebackers. I would imagine there is another name at least. I suppose you could have 2 Mikes, a Sam and a Will, but i have a feeling it doesnt work like that. Not sure. Anyone know?
     
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    In highschool my freshmen year our linebackers were actually named sam and will...so it was really easy to remember. Except when the coaches wanted to switch Sam to Will and vice versa.
     
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    now where the heck did Vice and Versa play????
     
  10. awtysst

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    Which is which? Does the Mac stand next to the Will or the Sam or does it not matter as much?
     
  11. Gamehorn25

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    So the arrangement was Sam Buc Mac Will.
     
  12. jlam

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    So who's on first?
     
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    ....no I thought who was on second, what was on first.......hee hee
     
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    they didn't, Vice was working street corners, Versa was singing Opera in Italian
     

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