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Freeze Frame Kobe Bryant Meme 3


Turning Defense to Offense in Known-Unknown Territory.


I didn't go into the game thinking about doing it.


I'm more offensively minded in 8th Grade Football.


However, an assistant coach has a different idea in mind.

 

2006 ~ 8th Grade ~ 1st Year Back In Private School ~ Game 1 of Football Season


New School, New Me.


I knew what I could do.


My team did too after conditioning.


I don't think they really knew the extent of my talent.


I didn't either.


Who can speak a Pick 6 into existence?


Manifestation is a helluva drug.


An Assistant Coach on our football team had the bright idea to pull me to the side; as I am putting on my helmet, jogging onto the field.


"You're gonna get a pick 6 today."


Me: *Stares Blankly*

Me: "Huh?" (In my head)


"You are gonna get a pick 6; and when you catch that ball, don't stop running. Run as fast as you can, and don't stop. I don't care if you run all the way across the street to QuikTrip; just bring me back a slushie 😏"


Me: "Uhhhh... ok lol"


I slid the helmet over my head and buckle the chinstrap as I jog onto the field, confusingly glancing back at the assistant coach. I was trying to figure out if he was a time traveler or not.


I didn't believe it, even though I knew I could do it. Pick 6's are rare, so I just kept it in the back of my mind.


2 Rushing Touchdowns is a good game, so I was feeling confident.


Coach Dawson puts me in position "in the box".


At Safety, I am in Man Coverage over the TightEnd.


I guessed PlayAction


I have been watching their TE's all game.


They are slow, so I knew I had time on my side.


7 yards off the line-of-scrimmage


Covering the TE from the perspective of the end-zone I was protecting


The ball snaps to the QB in an I-Formation


The TE's head instantly pops up


"High Hat - I'm on that." (In My Head)


I knew he was running a route.


A TE that is slow will only successfully run 3 different routes on me


5 Yard Out - 5 Yard In - 5 Yard Hitch


Anything deep is mine


He don't got the wheels for the journey


Just as the TE takes his first few steps


I see the Quarterback 3/4 turn his body the TE's direction


I know the ball going to my side of the field


The TE plants his left foot to break right for a 5 Yard Out


The Quarterback has been throwing slow all game...


I'll have time to jump the route.


Arm Back


J U M P


Release Ball

S T A R S A L I G N


As the ball meets the middle of its travel path, It also meets my hands.


I don't know of too many footballs that have escaped that grasp.


This football was no different.


C A U G H T I N S T R I D E


I remembered the Assistant Coaches words in that moment, and indeed ran as fast as I could; I didn't go to QuikTrip though.


T O U C H D O W N


With 1 player scoring 3 touchdowns, I am sure you can assume we win Game 1.



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