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    Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    Tarkenton, "I don't try to read an entire coverage.
    It's impossible. Nobody's got that kind of peripheral vision.
    My system is to read one or two men.
    On a lot of patterns I'll read the middle linebacker. Or the free safety.
    As soon as I get the snap of the ball, they're committed one way or the other.
    Their movement tells me where I'm going to go, which half of the field I should concentrate on.
    I don't care if the defensive back falls down on the other side, and one of my guys is jumping up and down, waving for a touchdown pass, there's no way I'm going to see him.
    I've already wiped that half of the field out of my mind."
    Some good stuff.
    I know he's blowing some smoke though because I remember him picking up plenty of plays when the back fell, but, he scrambled a hell of a lot.
    He would have a small cone in Madden...lucky for him that wasn't invented yet.
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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    "Prophet" wrote:
    Tarkenton, "I don't try to read an entire coverage.
    It's impossible. Nobody's got that kind of peripheral vision.
    My system is to read one or two men.
    On a lot of patterns I'll read the middle linebacker. Or the free safety.
    As soon as I get the snap of the ball, they're committed one way or the other.
    Their movement tells me where I'm going to go, which half of the field I should concentrate on.
    I don't care if the defensive back falls down on the other side, and one of my guys is jumping up and down, waving for a touchdown pass, there's no way I'm going to see him.
    I've already wiped that half of the field out of my mind."
    Some good stuff.
    I know he's blowing some smoke though because I remember him picking up plenty of plays when the back fell, but, he scrambled a hell of a lot.
    He would have a small cone in Madden...lucky for him that wasn't invented yet.
    I wonder if his field of vision changed when he was running around like that?
    My guess is that it did and thats how he found his targets that he automatically excluded pre-snap.
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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Tarkenton, "I don't try to read an entire coverage.
    It's impossible. Nobody's got that kind of peripheral vision.
    My system is to read one or two men.
    On a lot of patterns I'll read the middle linebacker. Or the free safety.
    As soon as I get the snap of the ball, they're committed one way or the other.
    Their movement tells me where I'm going to go, which half of the field I should concentrate on.
    I don't care if the defensive back falls down on the other side, and one of my guys is jumping up and down, waving for a touchdown pass, there's no way I'm going to see him.
    I've already wiped that half of the field out of my mind."
    Some good stuff.
    I know he's blowing some smoke though because I remember him picking up plenty of plays when the back fell, but, he scrambled a hell of a lot.
    He would have a small cone in Madden...lucky for him that wasn't invented yet.
    I wonder if his field of vision changed when he was running around like that?
    My guess is that it did and thats how he found his targets that he automatically excluded pre-snap.
    Yes, he saw all kinds of stuff when he was getting dizzy running away from the Jack Lambert types.
    I heard that he couldn't see the tackles when he was behind center.
    Maybe he had mirrors on his helmet.
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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Tarkenton, "I don't try to read an entire coverage.
    It's impossible. Nobody's got that kind of peripheral vision.
    My system is to read one or two men.
    On a lot of patterns I'll read the middle linebacker. Or the free safety.
    As soon as I get the snap of the ball, they're committed one way or the other.
    Their movement tells me where I'm going to go, which half of the field I should concentrate on.
    I don't care if the defensive back falls down on the other side, and one of my guys is jumping up and down, waving for a touchdown pass, there's no way I'm going to see him.
    I've already wiped that half of the field out of my mind."
    Some good stuff.
    I know he's blowing some smoke though because I remember him picking up plenty of plays when the back fell, but, he scrambled a hell of a lot.
    He would have a small cone in Madden...lucky for him that wasn't invented yet.
    I wonder if his field of vision changed when he was running around like that?
    My guess is that it did and thats how he found his targets that he automatically excluded pre-snap.
    He also targeted a lot of defenders judging by the number of INTs per attempt. Pretty high yet you harp on Favre.

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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    "marstc09" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    Tarkenton, "I don't try to read an entire coverage.
    It's impossible. Nobody's got that kind of peripheral vision.
    My system is to read one or two men.
    On a lot of patterns I'll read the middle linebacker. Or the free safety.
    As soon as I get the snap of the ball, they're committed one way or the other.
    Their movement tells me where I'm going to go, which half of the field I should concentrate on.
    I don't care if the defensive back falls down on the other side, and one of my guys is jumping up and down, waving for a touchdown pass, there's no way I'm going to see him.
    I've already wiped that half of the field out of my mind."
    Some good stuff.
    I know he's blowing some smoke though because I remember him picking up plenty of plays when the back fell, but, he scrambled a hell of a lot.
    He would have a small cone in Madden...lucky for him that wasn't invented yet.
    I wonder if his field of vision changed when he was running around like that?
    My guess is that it did and thats how he found his targets that he automatically excluded pre-snap.
    He also targeted a lot of defenders judging by the number of INTs per attempt. Pretty high yet you harp on Favre.
    You know me.
    I don't care who it is, if he isn't playing up to his potential, I hack on him/them.

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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

    Skol Vikings! Go Cubs!

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    Re: Smart Football - Fran Tarkenton on quarterbacking

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    WTF? LOL.

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    Nice nugget from the past.

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