December 02, 2009

Florida State Lineman Remains Motionless for Entire Play: During last weekend's game against Florida, Florida State lineman Zebrie Sanders showed off his foolproof strategy for drawing opponents into an offsides penalty.

posted by rcade to football at 07:22 PM - 17 comments

True or not, I choose to believe that the lineman got tired of being called fat and lazy by the QB. And they were just paying him back by giving the D open season.

posted by BoKnows at 07:34 PM on December 02, 2009

I don't know what it says exactly, but that is a STATEMENT!

posted by outonleave at 08:13 PM on December 02, 2009

Without a doubt the craziest football thing I've seen all year.

posted by Uncle Toby at 10:37 PM on December 02, 2009

none of the lineman really blocked, so it almost seems as though they conspired to let the defense in. The others just faked it a little.

posted by dviking at 11:37 PM on December 02, 2009

It seems that the ball was snapped at the wrong count, so when the defense came at them (when they saw the snap, but the o-line didn't, thinking it would be a beat or two later), the offensive linemen thought an offside was going to be called.

They've been told to hold their position so as to influence the refs into believing that the defense jumped first.

Mr. Sanders took it to the absolute extreme.

posted by grum@work at 12:32 AM on December 03, 2009

Are they sponsored by EA Sports? Looks like a computer game glitch.

posted by JJ at 05:17 AM on December 03, 2009

"I feel asleep!"

posted by dirigibleman at 09:29 AM on December 03, 2009

"I feel asleep!"

Sure did.

posted by BornIcon at 10:00 AM on December 03, 2009

That to me looks like a lineman that is having a disagreement with his QB.

posted by cabuki at 04:01 PM on December 03, 2009

"How not be seen".

posted by mr_crash_davis at 04:24 PM on December 03, 2009

Looks like someone has alreay ran some extra laps for jumping offsides. That's one hell of a back at ya.

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:16 PM on December 03, 2009

Clearly, he's been hypnotized.

posted by Joey Michaels at 08:24 PM on December 03, 2009

Well, his head coach has showed the whole team that one of the best ways to get yourself some national attention is to stay in one place too long.

Of course, if you want to go a step further and get some international attention, you have to start by marrying a Swedish woman.

posted by beaverboard at 09:57 PM on December 03, 2009

It's also very weird that during and after the entire play none of the linemans teamates even acted like there was anything unusual. The all just played around him and then when the play ends nobody is even acknowledging anything. As if he is invisible. Just plain weird/

posted by Atheist at 09:57 PM on December 03, 2009

Maybe he does this often.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:10 AM on December 04, 2009

I've started off the last three mornings now watching this video. Its actually kind of inspiring in a zen sort of way. Madness all around him, but Sanders is motionless, calm, focused. It is like he's realized he doesn't need to move because he's already won the play.

posted by Joey Michaels at 01:28 PM on December 04, 2009

The only thing I can think of in this guys favour is that if it was the wrong count, perhaps he remained still so as not to pass the line of scrimmage and get an illegal man down field penalty.

posted by scully at 03:17 PM on December 04, 2009

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