Gator db's and interference calls

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  1. phideltgator
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    Our defensive backs seem to have been coached to make plays on the receivers as the ball is in the air compared to making a play on the ball.
    This can open a new chapter for zebras if they want to throw a flag.
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    I have noticed that they don't turn their heads around very often.
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    I guess we were burnt early in the season playing the ball. Db looks back to the los looking for path of football and bingo, receiver gets behind you a few steps...easy completion.
    Now if db focuses on the receiver's body language only, maybe he can strip or swipe the ball as he attempts to catch it?
    The problem now is the zebras will eat your lunch if the receiver doesn't.
    Now the 'intent' rule creeps into their minds.
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    Didn't stop them from catching the ball while our db is karate chopping him. Maybe if he turned his head, 2 passes might have been picked off.
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    Our DC said that aggressive penalties are ok. Stupidly, I thought we should generally try to avoid all penalties unless they would save a TD.
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    I have as well, all year its been happening. It was real bad in the Mizzu game. and many balls have be caught where if the DB turned to look it would have been picked of at the least broken up. Last night at least 3 of their longer completions same thing, ball drops in DB is facing the receiver and trying to recover. That is a coaching deal, but it should have been taught to the DB in like Jr High.
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    That PI on VH3 was horsepoo
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    Yeah but Purifoy got away with one in the endzone with the ref staring right at the play.
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    Our team plays mostly Man to Man in the secondary. Taking a peek back at the QB or LOS is the quickest way for the ball to get housed in that coverage.

    That being said, our DB's should be reading their man, there are usually signs to react to given by the WR when the pass is on its way to them, giving them some clue as to when to attempt a play on the ball.
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    Understood but it seems this year they are not or are very late turning their head for the ball. Perhaps it just looks that way on replay and they are closing late after they have been beat.
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    If by horsepoo, you mean making a play on the receiver rather than the ball, while the ball was in the air, then I agree with you. PI was the right call.
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    ^^ agreed. He was early hitting the player.
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    I have an Uncle who is an Auburn grad/fan who told me when UF hired WM to get used to getting called for PI for the DB's face-guarding. I have noticed an uptick in that type of call since 2011, but that could just be a sign of playing much more man to man D that we did prior to that. Who knows.

    Its easy to look bad when your beat and trying just to catch up with the WR. If the receiver slows or turns and jumps for the ball it is easy to run into him and get flagged.
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    Ever seen fsu's, Bama's, UGA's, or Michigan State's DB's repeatedly mugging WR's this year? They usually get away with it.
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    I never have understood that penalty. Who cares if they face guard as long as they don't interfere early.
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    The rules favor the receivers bigtime. The one rule that gives the zebras free reign is, if contact occurs while ball is in the air. So the zebra must read the db's thought process and decide what his intent is. Crazy... The flag could be thrown any time practically.

    The pity is, the one rule that sides with the offense and the Gators don't take advantage of it. I can't even remember when our offense got the favor of a pi call.
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    I totally agree. I would estimate that about 25% of all PI calls should have been either a non-call or a call on the offensive player. Of course, I'm an old DB :wink:
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    I didn't think face guarding was a penalty in CFB. When did that change?
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    Face guarding is not illegal in college, but as pointed out, it does not lead to many INTs, and does seem to draw more PIs. About the only time we get an INTs from the DBs is when a safety jumps the route. It also seems like the ref is less likely to throw a flag if you make contact while playing the ball, and more likely to throw a flag if you make contact will face guarding. I'm still a Muschamp supporter, but I have to agree that our DBs don't appear to be coached to make a play on the ball.
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    We play more man than most teams. Muschamp's philosophy, apparently, is that it's better to give up 15 when you know you're beat than an even bigger play or a score. Honestly I think some of our corners, especially Purifoy, are just scared to death of giving up the big play.

    Our secondary is still very good and is rarely the problem when we lose.

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