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"doug ferrara" Discussed on NFL Live

NFL Live

07:29 min | 3 months ago

"doug ferrara" Discussed on NFL Live

"So my goal junior, I just think we have to establish at the very top here. All your credentials to discuss this incredibly important topic. And I want to start with your body of work, so to speak. Because you played on the offensive line in Notre-Dame. Yes, 17 starts over the course of 5 seasons there played center and guard confirmed beef. Yes, confirmed beef. You then took that beef and had a little cup of coffee in the NFL. Is that how to describe it? Yes, I went to three training camps, one with the Pittsburgh Steelers and two were the New Orleans Saints where I acquired more than coffee. That was a lot of beignets down there. And what you inherited from your bloodlines, we're talking about how many members of your family were linemen? So my dad and my uncle bob were both defensive linemen, both in college and in the NFL. My dad played 9 years between the eagles, the oilers, and the dolphins, Monica, bob, played into the teens with the Raiders, the browns, the Patriots, and my uncle Greg was also a college offensive lineman at Notre-Dame. So we are not new to this. We are true to this. And in terms of the other contents of your literal blood, you did become globally famous this year for eating lots of mayonnaise while calling a bowl game. Mike, you came up with ideas unconventional foods that work with mayonnaise. We're starting with what? Cream filled cookies here. It's a really interesting blend of flavors. Thumbs up for me. So there is that. Listen, at some point, preparation meets opportunity for everybody for me and my elevated cholesterol. That was that moment. Elevated cholesterol gang. I'm also a member. So we summoned you here today to discuss this phenomenon this movement really that is very near and dear to your heart. It is what you and others now have all been calling the thick 6. So what exactly is a thick 6 and why is it taking over football this season? For anyone unaware, you know, a thick 6, any offensive lineman defensive lineman larger man that scores a touchdown in a football game of any way, shape or form, high school, college pro. We love to see large excellence. We love to see big people get in the zone. Jones back under pressure lobs it left and completes it for the touchdown to Andrew Thomas and the second year left tackle gets the touchdown. And he caught it like he was used to doing it. He even had a touchdown dance planned on that vibe. I think it's been equal parts fun and function. Doug Ferrara USA Today does a great job chronicling large excellence and he pointed out in a tweet last weekend. There have been 9 touchdown passes to offensive linemen this season, all coming since November 4th. As the weather has gotten cold, people have figured out football's very complicated game in some semblance Pablo. It's also a very simple game in its purest form. Get your best athletes the ball in space. And what we have seen is a proliferation of large athletes throughout the sport that just happened to play offense of a defensive line, so you get creative coordinators, you get guys that some of whom have very athletic backgrounds and other positions, and all of this ends with the deception that every offensive coordinator wants to be able to disguise their intentions and then ultimately reveal it to the masses here with guys that just happen to be massive. Touchdown Christian Wilkins when in doubt go to the crafting wide receiver Christian Wilkins all 6 foot four 310 pounds. What makes a thick 6? So special, Mike, because it's not just the strategy of it. It is clearly something bigger. Pablo, I think the reason it's so special is because it really is a vibe. Like people always ask and we'll talk about the line of demarcation between one and the other. But who doesn't love seeing someone walking out there with just a glorious gut, a belly for the absolute ages, find their way to wiggle and jiggle into the end zone? These are guys that spend the rest of their lives in the trenches asking for no thanks, getting their moment into the sun and the gratitude we tend to see when someone from our ranks makes it to that moment. It's a win for everyone who has ever strapped up the pads, put their hand down in the dirt and been asked to go and block for somebody else's greatness. So it's a moment for I think some of the more selfless members of the football community to be celebrated for their gifts. And so as a member of the tribe of maybe the most overlooked position on any given football team, Mike, a position which by rule is normally not permitted to even catch passes. How does the possibility of being targeted for a thick 6 come up? Pablo, you have to understand the position of especially offensive line is one largely predicated by fear of letting down the rest of your team, like this is a position full of very anxious, large men. Mark slayer has always told the story of his time with the Denver Broncos that before the game, they just sit around with the garbage can in the middle of all of them waiting for the first guy to puke because you've got that core mission, which is to not let everyone else down. Your name doesn't get cold for good things. Normally a great day for an offensive lineman is when you don't hear your name called at all. That means there's no penalties. That means you have not missed a block and given up a heinous play. It is hard to do something good enough to be recognized. But as you go along and you start to get some of that confidence there and you see other people do it, you see it's possible. You mess around in practice. All of a sudden, it starts to grow off. Well, maybe in the right situation, this too could be me. When you see a full back score, I mean, full backs are basically half lime in any way. There are gateway into the beyond. So you start to dream once you start to see others like you cross that plane. Yeah, I love the idea of a full back normalizing. The body positivity that you yourself are now a champion of. So do you lobby coaches outright at some point? How does this work among the lion? Do they request the opportunity? Some offensive linemen, especially the tackles. These guys were bona fides stood athletes in their former lives. A lot of them were great basketball players, former tight ends, and so they've got some of that arsenal in their background and listen to someone who calls games. Now I always go through and read the scouting report to find out who may have played another position. Who was a quarterback in their former life? Who is a former tight end? Because it'll kind of tip you off to who's possible because those guys, they're always in coaches here and the offensive coordinators here pulling up their highlights from high school showing off the mitts from back in the day. You go over by the quarterbacks when they're warming up for practice and playing catch. And you just show coach. Look how easy this is. Effortless hands. And then you just start to slowly when you get that downtime and a walkthrough chirp show off the mitts a little bit and let him know, I am a tool at your disposal. Should you feel like going down this road? Every one of these plays that will run through here. They all feel kind of like the opening of a Christmas gift. And so I do want to take you back to Christmas to the day after and specific because it wasn't just 6 foot 8 Connor McDermott doing it, the guy that we started the.

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"doug ferrara" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:25 min | 3 months ago

"doug ferrara" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"So we summoned you here today to discuss this phenomenon this movement really that is very near and dear to your heart. It is what you and others now have all been calling the thick 6. So what exactly is a thick 6 and why is it taking over football this season? For anyone unaware, you know, a thick 6, any offensive lineman defensive lineman. Larger man that scores a touchdown in a football game of any way, shape or form, high school, college pro. We love to see large excellence. We love to see big people get in the zone. Jones back under pressure lobs it left and completes it for the touchdown to Andrew Thomas and the second year left tackle gets the touchdown. And he caught it like he was used to doing it. He even had a touchdown dance planned on that vibe. I think it's been equal parts fun and function. Doug Ferrara USA Today does a great job chronicling large excellence. And he pointed out in a tweet last weekend, there have been 9 touchdown passes to offensive lineman this season, all coming since November 4th. As the weather has gotten cold, people have figured out football's very complicated game in some semblance Pablo. It's also a very simple game in its purest form. Get your best athletes the ball in space. And what we have seen is a proliferation of large athletes throughout the sport that just happened to play offensive a defensive line, so you get creative coordinators, you get guys that some of whom have very athletic backgrounds and other positions and all of this ends with the deception that every offensive coordinator wants to be able to disguise their intentions and then ultimately reveal it to the masses here with guys that just happen to be massive. Touchdown. Christian Wilkins. Go to the crafty wide receiver. Christian Wilkins all 6 foot four 310 pounds. What makes a thick 6, so special, Mike? Because it's not just the strategy of it. It is clearly something bigger. Pablo, I think the reason it's so special is because it really is a vibe like people always ask and we'll talk about the line of demarcation between one and the other. But who doesn't love seeing someone walking out there with just a glorious gut, a belly for the absolute ages, find their way to wiggle and jiggle into the end zone? These are guys that spend the rest of their lives in the trenches asking for no thanks, getting their moment into the sun and the gratitude we tend to see when someone from our ranks makes it to that moment. It's a win for everyone who has ever strapped up the pads, put their hand down in the dirt and been asked to go and block for somebody else's greatness. So it's a moment for I think some of the more selfless members of the football community to be celebrated for their gifts. And so as a member of the tribe of maybe the most overlooked position on any given football team, Mike, a position which by rule is normally not permitted to even catch passes. How does the possibility of being targeted for a thick 6 come up? Pablo, you have to understand the position of a specially offensive line is one largely predicated by fear of letting down the rest of your team, like this is a position full of very anxious, large men. Mark slayer has always told this story of his time with the Denver Broncos that before the game, they just sit around with the garbage can in the middle of all of them waiting for the first guy to puke because you've got that core mission, which is to not let everyone else down. Your name doesn't get cold for good things. Normally a great day for an offensive lineman is when you don't hear your name called at all. That means there's no penalties. That means you have not missed a block and given up a heinous play. It is hard to do something good enough to be recognized. But as you go along and you start to get some of that confidence there and you see other people do it, you see it's possible. You mess around in practice. All of a sudden, it starts to grow off. Well, maybe in the right situation, this too could be me. When you see a full back score, I mean, full backs are basically half lime in any way. There are gateway into the beyond. So you start to dream once you start to see others like you cross that plane. Yeah, I love the idea of a full back normalizing. The body positivity that you yourself are now a champion of. So do you lobby coaches outright at some point? How does this work among the lion? Do they request the opportunity? Some offensive linemen, especially the tackles. These guys were bona FIDE stud athletes in their former lives. A lot of them were great basketball players, former tight ends, and so they've got some of that arsenal in their background and listen to someone who calls games. Now I always go through and read the scouting report to find out who may have played another position. Who was a quarterback in their former life, who was a former tight end because it'll kind of tip you off to who's possible because those guys, they're always in coaches here in the offensive coordinators here pulling up their highlights from high school showing off the mitts from back in the day. You go over by the quarterbacks when they're warming up for practice and playing catch. And you just show coach. Look at how easy this is. Effortless hands. And then you just start to slowly when you get that downtime and a walkthrough chirp show off the mitts a little bit and let him know, I am a tool at your disposal..

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"doug ferrara" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show

The Bill Barnwell Show

04:38 min | 3 years ago

"doug ferrara" Discussed on The Bill Barnwell Show

"Media group, the wonderful former colleague vine Doug Ferrara's here. Doug, how're you? Bill. How are you? Good. I am a little surprise. We didn't get any upsets. And I am also surprised at the game that ended up coming closest to one as the game. We're going to start about here, which is the eagles saints game a game or the eagles started. I think it's surprising to say at least to me got up fourteen nothing in the first quarter. And then basically did not do anything else on offense for the remainder of the game. The saints rolled off twenty consecutive points to win the game. Of course, they had a a little bit of a late scare it be missed field goal by will lutts and the ensuing eagles drive which ended with the Marshon Lattimore interception off the Sean Jeffrey dropped but Doug start here. In terms of this game. In terms of what changed over the course of the game. Why were the eagles succeeding early in this contest on offense? And what were the factors that caused them to basically just shut down and shrivel up on offense for the remainder of the game? Happened and over the last few seasons. It's been in the the sort of Morphing Dennis Allen's defensive loss than really weird because you tend to start off a season playing a lot of his own all of complimentary coverages, and then he realizes all I don't really have the players for that. And you need us to mand slash match slash slash press. Covers and as to follow people more as opposed to you know, kind of a homogeneous, you know, go with the guy you're closest to kind of thing. The touchdown. I mean that was just a blown coverage. But in general what happened in the second half and flows. Had a lot of deep incompletions in the second half was couple of thin. Lattimore Marsano more started shadowing on Jeffrey. And and the saints played a ton more press coverage. They also started running some games and stunts to pressure flows because the saints realized okay, this is three step drop quick out offense, and we have to at least get full off his spot on those types of throws it certainly winning five to seven step drops as he ever see has two for more deep stuff. They have to get to them and full has never been a good passer under pressure, one of the reasons that workout Celo freedom last year was they kept in relatively clean. We'll spent. Not only got pressure on fools, especially in the deep stuff. I I don't have the numbers. But I would imagine he was at least like Oprah four or one for five on stuff twenty year. More in the second half. It just didn't work and part of that was press coverage to disrupt his reads part of it was just this pressure in his face with his do. Oh with us, and you know that change there. I would say on the other side of the ball. And I wrote about this last week to the certainly the concentration of saints fans who were only on Twitter for a couple of days that drew Brees is driven. It did not have the December. He was greatly affected by pressure and especially pressure in his face, which is getting a lot of which with the saints offensive line having their own issues, he tended to shorten his follow through on rose and the Lancashire reception was exactly another example of that for whatever. The reason Philadelphia was not getting pressure in the second half breezes. The move around the pocket find the furring lanes. Like he does so well and complete those passes. Michael Thomas, also made some great contested catch receptions, which is certainly going to have to do in the NFC championship game. Because he's about to be a key to leaves best, buddy. But those were the things that changed for me in the second half. There is let's let's unpack those a few different things to talk about there. We can begin with the saints defense. Were you surprised? They didn't start this game with Marshon Lattimore shadowing, all Sean Jeffrey. I said give them the tendencies where I think it's funny. I I was reflecting on this this morning on what how like the chargers. Played that, you know spot drop cover three things breeding to everyone celerity man coverage. And it was even worse because they're not a band coverage. Not man. They're not man covers personnel. I think in the selling wants his team to play good zone..

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