I have been following football for quite a while now but I have always wondered a couple things about positions on the football field:
-Difference between FS and SS
-Difference between HB and FB
-Difference between DT and NT
-What a Nickel CB is
Maybe some of you have some questions as well.
FS covers the weak side of the field/last ditch guy.
SS cover the strong side of the field, and is asked to run with TE's more.
Halfback is usually smaller, shiftier, faster, and is the main ball carrier in most offenses.
Fullback is stout, is a good blocker, and leads the way for the HB.
DT usually refers to the position of Tackle, and a nose talk is usually a sub set of that. NT's normally line up in the face of the C or in a gap on either side of him...normally. They are normally shorter, but have great strength, not needed to rush the passer but to hold onto two OL and not get pushed back. Star could be a NT in some schemes, KK could not.
Nickel Corner usually describes a 3rd corner as most base D's have 2 CB's and 2 S's. When extra WR's are brought in (3 wide or more) the nickel is brought in. These days most teams base is nickel as many teams run with extra WR's.
I don't know what's more disturbing. The notion that you cannot do or say anything other than "okay yes sir" if an officer is using excessive force and violating your rights, or the fact that so many people in this country simply accept that and encourage others to as well.
But these same people in all likelihood have never had to deal with out right harrassment by police because of the color of their skin.
I don't know many men my age who have not been harassed by the PO. It's not just blacks.
And for gods sake, please learn your rights, and use them. Don't let officers strong arm you, but when you tell a cop that he can't search your car, the stereo needs to be turned off, and the verbiage cleaned up.
One of the things that bothers me the most is when people use the excuse that the "police sometimes panic" and shoot people that didn't deserve to be shot as if this is some coverall that makes them more relatable and deserving of leniency. The ability to NOT PANIC and thus apply the law rationally and professionally is a major part of the police job description, nay it is pretty much their entire job description. If this is the quality of individuals that are in law enforcement I question the entire system that would place people like this in positions where they are given guns and put in potentially dangerous situations.
I have spoken about this a couple of times, and I am in no way taking up for this officer. He will get into some pretty deep poop before it's all over...that said.
Paramedics and Firefighters get lots of "reps". They respond to fires, wrecks, heart attacks every single day. They deliver babies, and attack kitchen fires like we go to the grocery store.
Police, on the other hand very rarely pull their guns. Very few police officers ever pull the trigger in the line of duty in their careers. They try to train for those situations, but it's impossible to replicate the idea of you or him. Not everyone is as cool under pressure as others. This guy is probably one of those. However, he must pay for his actions, and if the kid was surrendering or running away, he should be charged with murder.