Stupid question about LB position names

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  1. tygertail

    tygertail Founding Member

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    Does anyone know why and how we call the LB positions Sam, Mike, and Will
     
  2. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Mike(middle) Strong side (Sam) and Will (weakside)
     
  3. tygertail

    tygertail Founding Member

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    But why were these positions named after his way. is it because of certain people that played these positions
     
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    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Just a guess, but it is probably just to reduce the words used for each position down to one syllable for dicussion and practice.
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    It's also because nobody wanted to be called the weak linebacker.
     
  6. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    Weak, strong, and middle are words that can be used for other calls. So, if you need to call a middle stunt, the linebacker doesnt hear middle and get confused. If you call a middle stunt, mike fire, then the mike linebacker knows you are talking about him.
     
  7. tygertail

    tygertail Founding Member

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    do all teams call the positions the same name
     
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    locoguano Founding Member

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    I believe so, for the 4-3 at least.. with 4 LB's i believe its sam, luke (left inside), rick (right inside), and will.
     
  9. roygu

    roygu Founding Member

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    ALL you need to know about linebacking is in the Lou Tepper book. Read it. ;)
     
  10. tygertail

    tygertail Founding Member

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    thats the problem, i did read it. now i don't even know a linebacker from a nickelback :wink:
     

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