Continuing with what some of the others have said, it's for ease of recognition for play calls. To add though, you should see varying different colors for position groups. So that when NB80 looks to the sideline, he can quickly find his play caller, while JTIV can quickly find his. I know some other schools have implemented plays by position as they become much harder to interpret for the opposition and also allow a level of detail in sideline calls that would otherwise take a great deal more time. Not 100% on this; as it's all anecdotal, not from source.
They have this game circled, blocked, and highlighted.
I was looking for a comment like this to chime in on, to address that part of the original post. I'm in agreement with you here. And to add to it, even with loss to OSU, OU is still going to be contending for the Big 12 champion if they win out after losing this weekend. And if they get that, they'll likely be top 10 again; even though not playoff bound. And it bolsters both the OSU and Houston schedules.
Yeah, Diggs is for real. I'm pretty sure he embarrassed Perrish Cox on one of those catches - and while he's probably no hall of famer, he's a pretty solid veteran DB. The run game looked solid in first half; but with poor pass pro, eventually they load the box and it's all ifs and wishes after that. D Henry looked piss poor in pass pro; Murray looked decent... but when the Left Guard is lost and the Right Tackle is a rookie that plays like a rookie... you need that pass blocking RB. Henry is not that. At least not at the NFL level and not yet. FWIW - I picked KC to win their division this season... and I wouldn't be surprised to see them go farther than that. I think they'll be a 2013/14 Seahawks-esque complete team.
Our opener was kind of the opposite. The offense looked functional and poised, with Murray looking like his Dallas-days-self. Then... ya know... meltdown after sitting in the locker room for 10 minutes. The only feel-good part of this was that Tajae Sharpe, the undervalued, overlooked, undersized, 5th round pick out of UMass looked like a real boss out there. Felt good for him.
Oh, being a Texans fan there must be a nice little helping of schadenfreude watching the Titans mull over their latest mishap while they sit in the corner in timeout. Upon expansion and alignment into AFC South, the Texans took a few beatings back when the Titans weren't a laughing stock. I'm sure that fan base loves the hell out of this downward spiral. (As they should!)
They can't ever seem to get out of their own way. I was initially convinced it was a curse placed on the organization by Steve McNair after the way they handled his departure. But I think even his ghost is just shaking his dang head.
I absolutely thought this, as I wrote the post; but, I decided to roll with it anyway. I assumed no sympathy from Browns fans. But hey... at least know you all have company in NFL's Misery-ville.
Me too. I think even most of the Titans organization thought they'd win. And the defense was pretty well tuned, especially stopping AP. But the offense has to get the ball, eventually. And the Titans gonna Titan.
Am I the only one that thought of Joe Pa as I read this?
Yeah, but that's just because it's Thursday.
People questioning why Urban hasn't upgrade that old set... I'm reminded of the concept of being wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. It's plainly obvious that he could have whatever set he chooses. He chooses to have that set. There's a reason, folks. And I don't want to be the one to find out, first hand.