You're reading Let’s Learn Some Football Tricks, posted on Friday, June 18th, 2010 at 1:26 am in Football, on BrainBloggers at the Sports blog. More after the jump.
Players in the NFL are well known for their accomplishments on the field. Off the field it gets even more interesting when you see the things they are able to with the ball during the times it’s not all about game winning touchdowns and field goals. Most of these football tricks can be seen on youtube and on some myspace pages etc. and you should really check them out as outlining them as is done here doesn’t really do them justice. These tricks are normally done by players who want to get picked for to fantasy football leagues. Many of them can be learned by fans with practice but one or two are actually dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted at home.
Christ Chambers of the San Diego Chargers manages to catch three footballs: one in each hand and then the third in between the other two. The footballs are tossed from three different persons standing behind him. He turns his back to them and grabs the first and second ball without ever looking. With his hands occupied he skillfully gets the third ball that is tossed using the other two. It s a very hard trick to do, especially with your back turned to the individuals tossing the ball to you.
Chris Cooley of the Washington Redskins shows his strength by actually punching through a wall to catch the football. He knocks on the wall to show that it is solid and then shows to the individual tossing the ball where on the wall he should aim then goes to stand behind it. He gives a signal and the ball is tossed. Astonishingly he breaks through the solid wall and catches the ball without being able to see it, then pulls his hand, now having the ball back through the wall.
Mason Crossby of the Green Bay Packers does an amazing job doing a trick using three footballs and a bell tower. He places the footballs in a row as though he will be attempting field goals then kicks them one after the other up to the tower and causes the bell to chime.
Laurence Maroney of the New England Patriots demonstrates his ability to get through a small space by running full force at an SUV that has both its front windows down. Incredibly he launches himself straight through both windows and comes out intact on the other side, still holding the ball.
Braylon Edwards of the Cleveland Browns amazingly catches 5 footballs hurled at him from a dispenser while being completely blindfolded. He even turns his back at some one point and still doesn’t miss.
Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans, launches a football himself and then runs the length of the field and catches it.
Jason Campbell of the Washington Redskins throws two footballs toward two receivers that are out on the field. The footballs collide with each other and then bounce off each other and spin to the left and right into the hands of the waiting receivers.
Marc Bulger of the St. Louis Rams launches a football at a score card being held up at the end of a field. Demonstrating his amazing aim, he changes the number on the card each time he hits it with the football.
Chris Simms of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers throwa three footballs into three bins positioned all over the field. To prove that he is extremely talented, he then hits a bin that is located in the back of a moving truck.
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