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  • Bobby Wagner says Seahawks will hit Broncos if they run “pick plays”

    If (when) the Denver Broncos try to utilize “pick plays” against the Seattle Seahawks defense during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will be ready for it.

    The Seahawks’ secondary is capable of playing tight man-to-man coverage against opposing receivers. Against man coverage, the Broncos frequently employ the use of crossing routes that can leave trailing defenders caught up in traffic. But the Broncos man get more than they bargained for against the Seahawks.

    “They run a lot of crossing routes but they’re not going to pick us off like that,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said. “We’re too physical for that. We’re not going to just sit there and let them pick us off. We’re going to hit them.”

    Broncos receiver Wes Welker injured New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib when they collided on a crossing route. No flag was thrown and the league determined it was a legal play, though “pick plays” are illegal and would have been called as offensive pass interference.

    Illegal picks or otherwise, Wagner isn’t sure the Broncos will like the result if they try to use crossing routes against Seattle.

    “It can be illegal, legal… try to pick Kam Chancellor. See how that works out,” Wagner said.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...un-pick-plays/

  • #2
    Seahawks have been pressing all buttons since this week started... working the officials, threats through media, running high speed practices trying to simulate Denver's speed on the ball. These guys have no idea how fast the bullets are going to be flying come Sunday. Denver just needs to hit a few home early and the doubt will start creeping in on them and hounding their offense to keep up.

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    • #3
      O o o o o..........
      Challenge much?

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      • #4
        Well if they hit a WR running a route the refs "should" call pass interference right?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by LetsGoBroncos View Post
          Well if they hit a WR running a route the refs "should" call pass interference right?
          if it's past 5 yards, PMFM is in the pocket, and the defender initiates contact it could be illegal contact. If the ball's in the air and the defender initiates contact it could be pi. or not. just depends on how the officials call the game. these things are judgment calls and subject to the whims of the officiating crew, but technically under these circumstances it's against the rules.
          Last edited by BroncosfanGuy; 01-29-2014, 07:44 PM. Reason: edited for broncos0608

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          • #6
            I'm pretty sure both teams will be up the refs ass about this.

            They'll get a chance to ask the refs before the game how they will call it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BroncosfanGuy View Post
              if it's past 5 yards, PMFM is in the pocket, and the defender initiates contact it could be illegal contact. If the ball's in the air and the defender initiates contact it could be pi. or not. just depends on how the officials call the game. these things are judgment calls and subject to the whims of the officiating crew, but technically under these circumstances it's against the rules.
              Hmmmm, thanks. Didn't know that.

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              • #8
                If Chancellor knocks the receiver out that's trying to pick him then he'll end up losing coverage on his own guy anyway.

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                • #9
                  Whole lotta yappin' goin' on over there. Keep it coming fellas.

                  If you're worried about rub plays to the point you feel you need to discuss it with reporters, the Broncos are already in your head.


                  Advantage: Denver

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sly_Eli View Post
                    If Chancellor knocks the receiver out that's trying to pick him then he'll end up losing coverage on his own guy anyway.
                    In theory, they could just knock out both receivers that are running on a switch depending on route.

                    If they're going to go head hunting with those pick plays, refs will definitely call it. I mean at the end of the day, they're just routes that are ran with 2 receivers really close to each other.

                    All Broncos are really looking for really is for the DB to slow down for a split second.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Action View Post
                      In theory, they could just knock out both receivers that are running on a switch depending on route.
                      there's letting them play and then there's a real-life reenactment of nfl blitz. this is the latter. if the DBs start dicknailing WRs downfield on crossing routes because they see a potential pick coming, i suspect the officials would rein that in pretty quickly.
                      Last edited by BroncosfanGuy; 01-29-2014, 07:55 PM. Reason: edited for broncos0608

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                      • #12
                        When Kaylore pointed out how this SB is eerily similar (cue Twilight zone theme music) to the match-up of SB XXIV between Denver and SF, he was spot on.

                        The 49ers offense was all world and the Broncos had the #1 defense (points allowed) and were 2nd in point differential (136) 3rd in yards allowed (#3 vs pass and #6 vs rush)

                        Now think about our "great" defense that season....people feared the Broncos and were out muscled by the Broncos who did little to disguise their coverages...they just lined up and dared opposing teams to try and beat them.

                        Braxton played CB during that season and led the team with 6 INT's...Henderson had 3 himself.

                        Dennis Smith and Steve Atwater were our hard hitting safeties who dared you to come across the middle on them, and those who dared to do just that had to have their heads on a swivel and the duo combined for 5 INT's as well

                        Our starting DE's Carreker and Holmes combined for 14.5 sacks...with LB's Mecklenburg and Fletcher adding another 19.5....and our run defense was very good.

                        And yet, they were completely embarrassed 55-10 by a 49ers team who led the NFL in scoring and point differential (189) had the epitome of poise under center, an all-pupose RB who could run, catch and block, and two very good WR's who were very good at getting YAC.


                        food for thought....
                        Last edited by errand; 01-29-2014, 08:14 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BroncosfanGuy View Post
                          if it's past 5 yards, PMFM is in the pocket, and the defender initiates contact it could be illegal contact. If the ball's in the air and the defender initiates contact it could be pi. or not. just depends on how the officials call the game. these things are judgment calls and subject to the whims of the officiating crew, but technically under these circumstances it's against the rules.
                          Yea, but he does not know that because it's already what they do every play and it's called infrequently. I guess it's gotten so bad they do actually think its legal.

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                          • #14
                            This could be bad. If the refs "let them play", this could result in Seattle taking considerable liberties on defense. You could say "we're in their heads" but so much relies on how the officials call the game. Its gap kind of lame that referees call games one way throughout the regular season then change their strike zones in the post season.

                            It's a precarious issue.

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                            • #15
                              Lol...they must have eyes in the back of their heads.

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