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Hand signals
« on: October 15, 2015, 10:52:32 AM »
Does anyone have a visual of how the hand signals work? Because as I read them it looks like there would be a dead give away on a few of the signals. Also what are the signals on a combo route, such as a stop and in?

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 11:08:27 AM »
I don't know about these hand signals, but my son's high school calls their offense using hand signals, they have 3 coaches signaling like mad man (we call them the 3 amigos), all of them signaling something different, only one of them is "telling the truth" with his signals.
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 11:20:16 AM »
I don't know about these hand signals, but my son's high school calls their offense using hand signals, they have 3 coaches signaling like mad man (we call them the 3 amigos), all of them signaling something different, only one of them is "telling the truth" with his signals.
Well the WRs signal the QB what route they are running. The coaches have nothing to do with i other than possibly calling out the open zones.

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 11:36:34 AM »
ah, see, I was useless :P
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2015, 07:12:21 PM »
Does anyone have a visual of how the hand signals work? Because as I read them it looks like there would be a dead give away on a few of the signals. Also what are the signals on a combo route, such as a stop and in?

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 10:20:42 PM »
So I put in the DCRNS today. Hopefully we will get to use it this weekend since it is our last game. I am not sure how it will go because our O line is afraid of big splits. Some how they think smaller splits make them block better?   ::)

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2015, 01:18:17 PM »
So I put in the DCRNS today. Hopefully we will get to use it this weekend since it is our last game. I am not sure how it will go because our O line is afraid of big splits. Some how they think smaller splits make them block better?   ::)

I think it hides their individual mistakes better.   
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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 01:36:54 PM »
When we ran it, we thought the same thing, and I definitely think it can be an issue. However, I realized a few things. 1) They signal even on running plays. 2) You can run some concept patterns as well, and that will completely throw off a scouting DC. 3) If ever the other team does figure it out, you have a TD waiting for you if you just change the signal of mean the opposite.

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Re: Hand signals
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 04:38:12 AM »
Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to run it this weekend. Got close but we ran out of time trying to score with our base plays and I didn't want to take our play caller out of his groove. But I have no doubt it would have worked, especially against the team we faced. Oh well, maybe next year.