NFL Play Call: How Hard Can It Be?

To anyone besides a football player, an NFL play call sounds like long-winded gibberish. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms gives us his favorite play call — and explains what it means. Photo: Getty Images

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29 Replies to “NFL Play Call: How Hard Can It Be?”

  1. Number 2 I don’t get it can someone help me I’m a receiver whats a number supposed to do with a play?

  2. It’s difficult for the QB because he’s in charge of every position. If you’re a lineman, receiver or rb you just listen to the part of the play that concerns your assignment.

  3. It would have been nice to have a better view of the white board. Even on pause, I really could not see!

  4. No WONDER Derek Carr had a rough go of it in the 2018 season… 150+ reg installs and 40+ specialty plays PER WEEK?! That's nuts. #RN4L

  5. Yeah but he had trouble with: Green Right X, Shift to Viper Right, 382 X Stick Looky
    (Gruden kept helping him as he just couldn't get it so he knows how we feel).

  6. So there were no better QBs? There’s cam, there’s brady, there’s Big Ben, there Derek Carr, there’s Rodgers. But nope, Chris sims……

  7. Wow it’s crazy how simple he just made that and this kind of stuff takes a lot of time for me to understand

  8. Anybody who thinks this guy has credibility on calling plays in a huddle needs to look up Jon gruden telling him the play 9 times and he still couldn’t get it right. All he had to do was repeat it.

    C’mon New York Times I thought you were better then this. New York Times I thought you had credibility. I’m scratching my head. C’MON

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