It is often the most neglected aspect of the football fundamentals as seen by the dismal display put on in the NFL and College. This fundamental should be taught correctly in the little leagues and Pop Warner levels but is often taught incorrectly. Recently in the NFL and all levels for that matter, tackling has risen to the forefront of discussion because of safety. It is because of this reason that the movement should be taught correctly not only for the tackler’s safety but for the safety of the ball carrier as well. To properly analyze this movement I went to semi-pro football teams practice in Bradenton, FL.
Everything from the appearance of their uniform to the object of the game, they wore armor much like football equipment. The object of the game was to win. Winning for most athletes is surviving. The gladiators spent hours training for their battles, to entertain, but to many of the men it was more than just a game it was a way of life, once again carries over to the NFL athlete. The biggest similarity was violence.
Football is his job, his dream, his one true love. “It’s been a tough week, not only for Haiti, but for Pierre as well. We’re so proud to have him representing us” described the mother of the rising star (Pedula). Even though he wasn’t physically affected, the emotional aspect had to hurt more than anything. Garcon is a playmaker.
Does that make me a loser or a winner that I had faith that what I did what I could do? There will always be someone better than you, even if you do your best. There will always be someone worse than you. The competition will never end and the faith you have in yourself will help you overcome any obstacle. But the faith someone has to overcome all of the usual abilities it takes to be a competitive football player never comes into play, as it may be just a personal inclination.
Telling football players not to hit as hard is like telling an MMA fighter not to hit as hard. Picture this. You are in the Super bowl and the score is now tied. You are the last defender between the running back and the end zone. Your fame, your position on the depth chart, and even your SALARY relies on this
When Fighting Back Isn’t Fighting When faced with situation that seems to be very wrong and standing up for your beliefs is right is the hardest thing to do, what would most of us choose? In “Satyagraha” by Alden R. Carter, the captain of a football team and the team’s trainer have to make just such a decision when one of their teammates gets abusive. One theme throughout the story is that if you stand up to your beliefs and are determined, then you can accomplish anything. In this story, the trainer has to stand firm on his belief of non -violence when the all-star defensive end vents his anger physically on him because of a decision during the game that contributed to the team’s loss. The team captain has to also stand up for his belief that the defensive end’s behavior is wrong, but he also learns from the trainer that there is an alternative way to do this.
Self-serving bias is an error in attribution. Self-serving bias is when some people take credit for their successes but they blame the situation for their failures. Greenberg et al, Zuckerman believe that humans do this to raise self-esteem levels. Lau and Russel (1980) observed that there is a lot of SSB in American football (and by example many other competitive sports). In American football, coaches and players take pride in their wins, crediting the internal factors such as being in good shape and not external such as the weather.
Besides just celebrating, non-verbal communication is used in many different ways in football. To confuse the defensive players, runningbacks will sometimes pretend to have their arms wrapped around a football. The runningback was never yelling “I’ve got the ball!”, but the defense still try to tackle him. That would be a positive impact of non-verbal communication for the offense, but not the defense! Another example is how receivers will slightly shake
People used to cheer and appreciate when he won football matches. “one time he liked a blood-smear down his leg, After the matches, carried shoulder high. It was after football…” Ironically when he came back from war there were some people who cheered him, but not as crowds cheered him after he won a match. “Some cheered him home, but not as crowds cheer goal.” The soldier once was proud about having a wound while playing football because he thought it was a sign of pride, glory and masculine. But when compares to war, he suffers the scars he got mentally and physically by joining the war for idiotic
Though there is a very big variety between those two kinds of people they all have one goal; to get people to do something out of that persons own will and desire. The speech I chose to breakdown for you would be Al Pacino’s pre-game speech to his football team in the movie Any Given Sunday. This speech inspired me to go out and do my best in life and take it inch by inch just like he says in his speech. Pacino speaks to his team before the game in the locker room telling them they are either going to come together as a team or they are going to crumble. Though, he inspires them through telling them how the little things in life add up and all those little things are going to make the difference between winning and losing.