Monday, August 5, 2013


Friends,  please be advised-- IT/ commuter/ video production wizards-- we ain't!  

The leap from the tap tap morse code wireless to the CB  radio was a BIG 10/4 ... but this computer business-- apparently-- has us by our half-wit, village comprehensionally challenged-- short and curlies. 

Even gonna let ya in on an ugly (Dilke insider), secret--- "Coke Bottles Carl Huber", he's the brains behind this video outfit.  Nuff said. 

For refresh and review:
"Gonna try and break it down real simple. The defence is designed to put a guy in every gap and contain the ball regardless of where it goes.

The zone run developed as an answer. 

It says to the D,  "you won't be able to plug the gaps and keep them plugged uniformly if we can create a crease, by either--  moving defenders horizontally while cutting others off-- WIDE ZONE RUN; or in this INSIDE ZONE RUN example--  by displacing defenders vertically (upfield) or diagonally.

Zone is just that-- zone. The Hogs get on tracks and block zones. They still account for defenders but it stems from a different premise than "man blocking". Crease reads are predetermined  based on defensive alignment and then adjusted according to the defender's reactive movement and where space is created.

Zone Run schemes require a RB who has great vision, timing and both a horizontal and a vertical burst.  Gotta go sideways sometimes before ya hit it north and south

As an esteemed CFL defensive mind recently emphasized-- some defences currently treat Cortez's run design, when he deploys the extra big bodies, like they have to defend eight gaps, when in fact they must account for ten gaps.

These are very interesting and BIG FUN TIMES to be a RIDER FAN! 

Encourage all to stay awake at wheel and don't miss out. Some very cool and extra special things happening out there thanks to George and the players.

Cortez spells it out. Nuff said.
(compliments to and of Riderville)

Inside Zone Run/ 2nd & 3. 

LaBatte and Fulton displace the 1st level guy taking him for a ride right into into the 2nd level defender; good decision to stay on it and keep ridin'. Look at the space boldly created where no space existed before. BEAUTY!

Pleased to note, what a fine job McHenry does initially sealing the backside cutting the Quick End-- Blue #75. Then, with extra effort executes the ol' "snake in the grass" double cut technique. 

Defensive ends aren't "lovin' it" these days. Hard to pin back their ears with bodies flyin' at 'em from all directions. Has a way of givin' a guy pause for thought.

Would've been intersting to be a fly on the ball and heard what Kalif beaked to Carter. Apparently #94's hyped as "COLLUSUS". The guy IS a beast but what does that make X and Blue? 

Looked more like the URBAN LEGEND-- prison shower scene.

Said play is also an example of the question posed by DJR (Curious in Cupar). Outta be able to see that Double's reverse pivot action after the hand off, put him on a parallel path with Sheets when it bent back. 

Notice how much hi-lite action involves X?

Brings to mind a recollection. 

As a fervent Rider fan and high school player, used to attend the Rider Quarterback Luncheons. Once a week at noon, during the season, they'd pack the Y.M.C.A. gym or the Armoury. The head table-- a Rider coach and a couple of players who, after the hotdogs and jello mould salads got scarfed, would answer a few questions. Then they'd dim the lights, set up the film projector, raise the screen and the coach would show fifteen minutes or so of game film. 

Back then, the Riders had Bill Baker at one defensive end and Gorgeous George Wells (of later wresting fame) at the other. Jim Eddy-- the DC, showed one particular play over and over back and forth-- full speed, slo mo, forward, backward. Marvelling over an UBER ATHLETIC play-- Wells had made. His words-- to the effect, "Look at that!  George's like a BIG OL' CAT out there!"

We'd been at the game and had seen the play but listening to and watching Coach Eddy explain and point out on the black and white game film, in detail, what Wells had done was a glimpse into a glimmering secret treasure trove. Very cool at the time.

Place a point of emphasis at 3:19 of the video. Check out how X pounces out and cuts the backside LB Black #6, then springs up and continues to maul. EXACTLY LIKE A BIG OL' CAT! 

Don't recall seeing such an UBER ATHLETIC CFL offensive lineman since the days of the well deserved, Hall Of Famer-- Rudy Phillips. 

 *shitty video images of football through a hockey looking glass courtesy of TSN arrogance and incompetence and The Modern CFL

Caleb Klauder & gang-- absolutely slay a Jimmie C Newman-- b-side-- classic. 

That was sooo' gooo'd... one, clearly, ain't enough!


  1. Excellent again. What about the music links?

  2. Thanks for kind comment.


    Dang! ...... Knew sumthin' was missin'.

    We aims to please!