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Video 1939 NFL Championship: NYG at GB...

M.S. : 2/9/2019 7:37 pm
...notice at the beginning of YouTube video how the announcer is trying to hype the pro game by saying it's as exciting as college football! Also check out these QBs slinging the ball like a side-armer throwing from Laredo. Alas, not a good day for the Giants!


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post-graduate football  
bluepepper : 2/9/2019 7:46 pm : link
lol.

And look at the goal posts - the uprights look like they're about 3 feet hight.
Nifty inside reverse double-handoff  
flycatcher : 2/9/2019 7:52 pm : link
at 4:00...Iíve never seen this play before, and itís nicely executed.
Arnie Herber, the GB QB, later played for the  
carpoon : 2/9/2019 8:25 pm : link
Giants during my early fan days. He is in the HOF
but not because of his play with the Giants.:))
Incredible footage  
cosmicj : 2/10/2019 12:20 am : link
Thanks for posting. the Packers really posted us that day.
RE: Nifty inside reverse double-handoff  
markky : 2/10/2019 6:30 am : link
In comment 14291858 flycatcher said:
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at 4:00...Iíve never seen this play before, and itís nicely executed.


that play was pretty cool. i wonder if that would work in today's game?

i like the Pat Summerall style kicking.
RE: RE: Nifty inside reverse double-handoff  
M.S. : 2/10/2019 6:52 am : link
In comment 14292142 markky said:
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In comment 14291858 flycatcher said:


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at 4:00...Iíve never seen this play before, and itís nicely executed.



that play was pretty cool. i wonder if that would work in today's game?

i like the Pat Summerall style kicking.


I don't know about the pro game, but the New Rochelle High School football team have been running that inside reverse hand-off for years.
RE: RE: Nifty inside reverse double-handoff  
flycatcher : 2/10/2019 8:42 am : link
In comment 14292142 markky said:
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In comment 14291858 flycatcher said:


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at 4:00...Iíve never seen this play before, and itís nicely executed.



that play was pretty cool. i wonder if that would work in today's game?

i like the Pat Summerall style kicking.

Looks like a TE reverse out of a 2-TE set, with a FB and Hback on the strong side. Engram would be the perfect TE to carry the ball, too.
Somebody email Shurm, get this into the playbook...call it the Ď39 special.
Notice no leading with the head  
JohnF : 2/10/2019 9:10 am : link
and the full wrap tackling. Even though the plastic helmet was introduced in 1939, it was poor quality plastic (it tended to shatter), so it wasn't generally adopted for another 10 years.

Players back then knew how to protect their head, and used proper blocking/tacking techniques. They knew if they used their head as a weapon wearing a leather helmet, they weren't going to last long.
RE: Notice no leading with the head  
M.S. : 2/10/2019 10:26 am : link
In comment 14292186 JohnF said:
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and the full wrap tackling. Even though the plastic helmet was introduced in 1939, it was poor quality plastic (it tended to shatter), so it wasn't generally adopted for another 10 years.

Players back then knew how to protect their head, and used proper blocking/tacking techniques. They knew if they used their head as a weapon wearing a leather helmet, they weren't going to last long.


E.X.A.C.T.L.Y.

I've always maintained that the NFL would cut down on concussions if they mandated players go out there without a helmet. A little extreme, but I think it proves a point!
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