Sunday, February 11

Quick Workout

Did a quick 15 minute interval workout today. Had to get it in after missing the last couple of days, but still didn't have that much time. Solid, but not exceptional.

One of the things I've been noticing in reviewing video is what happens in high stall-count situations on both O and D. The initial expectations we have about high stall-count passes is that they favor the defense. I'm now getting the impression that this isn't exactly accurate. Late in the count, the defense will often incorrectly assess a couple of factors, leading to surprisingly easy completions.

  • Defenders leave their man, guessing where the throw will go.
  • Defenders assume that the stall count is higher than it actually is and relax prematurely.
  • The mark gets excited and fast counts or fouls.
Now, this is the first mention of this thought (and the evidence is anecdotal), so the video will need to be examined more stringently to get an accurate read on reality, but there is a chance that offenses are not accurately evaluating risk v reward in regards to stall count.

The second bit of this is how downfield defense will be affected by the new "infinitely long stall count" in the 11th edition. It is absolutely to the thrower's advantage to extend the stall count on any minor violation as the downfield D will not know that this has occurred. Timing will be adjusted and defenders will likely be lead to incorrect conclusions. The flip-side is that this can create stagnation in the cutters as they cannot anticipate disc movement to get open. This will be interesting to monitor as the season progresses.

Of course, this all came to mind when thinking about that goddamn loss to Sockeye in the 04 semis. Blades to Chase are no fun for the other team.
Workout Total:
15 Minute Interval Workout


J said...

Would you mind posting the interval workout you did? Inquiring minds and all that ...

Oh, and POI: it was Nord, not Chase. Think tall and skinny, not tall and brick house.

dusty.rhodes said...

Are you sure about which nordic cut-alum it was? I'm not and I have not gone to the video.

This interval workout was:

-2 minutes of burpees.
-2 minutes rest.
-Pushups (8 sets of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off)
-Squats (8 sets of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off)
-Thank the lord that you don't have to do it again.