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Calling the Mike

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Just of of curiosity. Kahlil Calls the mike right? Would it make any difference if Cam does it?

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59's THE MIKE

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The MLB is the MLB regardless of who points it out, so unless they had different opinions of who the MLB is on that play I wouldn't think it matters.

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Thanks for the answer.

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It's a protection scheming thing. It's not who is actually the MLB but rather who is the defensive fulcrum of the play.

In a running play it can let the lead blocker know who to single out or in passing plays who the back should watch on the blitz. In a passing play, if the Mike doesn't blitz, the back is free to go out on a route.

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It's a protection scheming thing. It's not who is actually the MLB but rather who is the defensive fulcrum of the play.

In a running play it can let the lead blocker know who to single out or in passing plays who the back should watch on the blitz. In a passing play, if the Mike doesn't blitz, the back is free to go out on a route.

 

Yep, it's all about centering the blocks. The QB has to recognize it as well in case someone will be left free he knows he has to get the ball out.

 

As an aside, anyone remember Tolbert's bulldozing run against the Falcons? On review I noticed Cam recognized a six-man front and audibled to the run with a "Kansas! Kansas!" call.

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that Cam audible on the Tolbert play was smart.  Giving him more authority and control will keep paying dividends.

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Quarterback calls out the mike.

 

Center calls protection.

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Quarterback calls out the mike.

 

Center calls protection.

 

The majority of the time, but not always. The QB is in a better position to identify the Mike but I've seen teams with young QBs delegate the call elsewhere. I seem to recall Sanchez calling out a DE as a Mike one time and Rex going ballistic.

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The majority of the time, but not always. The QB is in a better position to identify the Mike but I've seen teams with young QBs delegate the call elsewhere. I seem to recall Sanchez calling out a DE as a Mike one time and Rex going ballistic.

Happily, we don't have that sort of problem.

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On our defense, 21 is the Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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