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Identifying the "Mike"

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:16 pm

Why do QBs identify the "Mike" or Middle Linebacker? I know it has to do with protection, but how do they know who it is, and why is that position important?
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by jackal » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:56 pm

Most of the time he is setting the adjustments
to the defense (based on what the offense looks like) By watching and listening to him helps
Know the rush or pass assignments. For the Vikings blitzes (a gap for LB's) Harrison will come up and drop off to fooL QB's and OLS into false coverages

Spy gate was recording the signal caller on video and matching up with actual plays so they knew a large percentage of other teams
plays and languages. Basically take a crib sheet with answers into a test.
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by 5thWave » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:45 am

Also, "Mike" might be the QBs first read in drop back or shotgun passing...whether Mike drops straight back or left/right will determine the second read (weak safety/strong safety) in the QBs progression to an open receiver.
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by TSonn » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:25 pm

Also this read is made much easier when the linebacker is named Mike.
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:07 pm

TSonn wrote:Also this read is made much easier when the linebacker is named Mike.
Lol
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by Texas Vike » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:14 pm

TSonn wrote:Also this read is made much easier when the linebacker is named Mike.
Or if he's mic'd up for the game! :lol:
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:02 pm

If Mike the Mike was mic'd, the qb would have an interesting call too.
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by IrishViking » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:11 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:If Mike the Mike was mic'd, the qb would have an interesting call too.

Are you suggesting that the QB would "Mock Mike, the Mic'd Mike?"
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Re: Identifying the "Mike"

Post by 5thWave » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:20 am

Then you must consider what to do with your Willie.... :gone:
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