Many commentators have mentioned this, including Cris Collinsworth at the Dallas game a couple years ago. Every team has a word like this. It is plain as day to see when we play that "Omaha" is said just prior to the snap. It is an indication that the time is running out, and we need to snap it ahead of schedule.
it has nothing to do with the clock
Omaha means nothing close to hurry up.
that would actually be ridiculous and give the defense an absolute advantage
one of it's meanings in the rotation is ...the next snap count is the live one.....when Eli is trying to get the D to show it's look .....but that is not it's only meaning
it's meaning changes multiple times per game
I'm not just pulling things out of my *** these are facts
I do agree that the meaning of the word may change slightly, but every offense has a trigger word that means exactly what I said and for as long as I can remember we have used "Omaha."
My point above is that using the same word, every game for years in a row, does in fact give away its meaning to the defense. Colinsworth's mentioning it on national TV pretty much verifies that.
Last edited by BlueSanta; 10-02-2013 at 06:45 PM.
just trying to clear up something that has been confusing fans for a long time
not trying to be a ****......just trying to help
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But even if you take the 'Omaha" out of the equation, my initial point still stands. We have a very bad habit of freely giving away the "snap advantage" on offense. We aren't alone, a number of NFL teams do this, but we are 1 of the worst offenders. For a team that is sound up front this isn't a big deal. But we are really struggling in the trenches and giving away any advantage, even a small 1, is a bad decision.
just my 2 cents.
I finally figured it out...
They let the play clock run down so low because they know 9 times out of 10 they're going 3 and out. Gotta get some rest in for the D somewhere amiright or amiright?