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    Am I the only one who heard this last night? OMG I couldn't stop laughing.

    "He takes it up the six-hole and then moves to the a-hole."

    I can't believe he said it. I'm sure he meant "A-Gap" ... but that's not how it came out.


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    No. He said it exactly right, and it was one of his better comments of the night because is was an excellent description of that particular play.

    By the way, "eight-hole" is what he said.

    The six-hole is the gap between RT and RE. The eight-hole is the gap outside the RE.

    That's elementary football coaching lingo.

    BTW, here's a link to help you with what he was saying:

    http://www.usafootball.com/coaching/...e/of_holes.php

    Clearly, that's one instance where using the telestrator would've eliminated some confusion.

    I'm still mad that he called us the best overall team in the AFC before kickoff, and said that Baltimore just couldn't match up with us - that was a sure sign we were going to struggle last night. And we did.
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    I thought it was A-gap, B-gap, C-gap, etc... etc...

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    I'm still mad that he called us the best overall team in the AFC before kickoff,
    Just shows the coach is getting old and senile. We know the Colts are the best right now, right Jay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWB
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    Just shows the coach is getting old and senile. We know the Colts are the best right now, right Jay?


    Right now? Absolutely.

    In December/ January? I'll take my chances with the Steelers' combination of a hard-hitting defense that's nearly impossible to run against and a hard-hitting, ball-control running game.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Too bad when the STeelers face Indy it will be in the dome. Damn you Bailey, Damn you to hell.
    You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....

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    Given our recent (lack of) success at hosting the AFC Championship Game under Cowher, and our home-field struggles this season, I'm looking forward to playing that game on the road this season.
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    I posted it in another thread but what the heck it's worth repeating for a Pit fan. Met Bradshaw during Colts camp this summer. I swear the man is the most down to earth pro I've ever met. Just a really cool person to be around, but that guy has got to get rid of that chewing habit. You always hear it just takes a pinch, but jeez he'll stuff an entire package of Redman in the jaw.
    You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....

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    Back to the original "tangent" of this thread, "Gap" (e.g. "A-Gap") is usually defensive terminology, although its less universal. For a "23-Dive," you'd be talking about a RB hitting the "3 hole", while the RILB shoots the "A Gap" to stop them.

    http://www.football.com/playbook/holes.shtml

    In case you were wondering, the numbering system that Madden was using is ubiquitous with the names of offensive plays:

    http://www.football.com/playbook/playnme.shtml
    Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
    Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
    Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
    Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
    And life itself, rushing over me
    Life itself, the wind in black elms,
    Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you


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    Wow, I don't care if it's correct or not. Just say it outloud .... to yourself.

    Sounds hilarious.

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