Saturday Play Of The Day

This was the Play of the Day (POD) for our Saturday on July 14, 2007:

Dave From The Block gets Play of the Day  for an amazing play that could have been split in two and either half could have won POD. From deep in their own territory, Dave’s quarterback lofted a long pass down the right sideline at around the fifty yard line. Dave was in position, but so was his defender. The ball was coming down on the out-of-bounds side of the sideline and was slightly underthrown.

Dave reached out with his right hand and tipped the ball up and over the defender and further downfield, maneuvered around his defender, and reached out  with his left hand to tip the ball back into his arms.

But Dave was not done. Not by a long shot.

After reeling the ball in, he slanted across field to the left sideline, found a blocker and slowed to follow for several yards until the blocked defender got an angle on him, then cut to the right downfield and, seeing his defender closing in, with an effort worthy of Randy Moss himself, no-look pitched the ball behind his back to an oncoming James, who took it in stride to the end zone.

Thursday Play Of The Day

This was the Play of the Day for our Thursday evening on July 12, 2007:

James took the Play of the Day yesterday with a patented James play. Catching a short pass in the left flat, and with a defender approaching from that side of the field, he slanted to the right sideline with that defender in hot pursuit. With the defender closing in and seemingly forcing him out of bounds, James stopped on a dime just short of the sideline and cut back to the middle of the field using the momentum of both his pursuer, and a second defender who had come to offer support, against them and raced untouched to the left corner of the end zone for a score.