Scot Loeffler orders the Code Red.

I probably sound like I’m piling on, but Scot Loeffler won the introductory presser yesterday by knowing his job (“at the end of the day, it’s our job to score football points.”).  I just wish somebody in the press corps had a sense of humor about it:

You said points, I said football points? You said “is there any other kind?”

I love you, coachspeak.

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19 responses to “Scot Loeffler orders the Code Red.

  1. JG Shellnutt

    You want me on that sideline, you need me on that sideline.

  2. Spike

    a punchline at parties…

  3. TennesseeDawg

    Wonder if he’ll autograph my football bat?

  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Reminds me of one of the lesser ESPN’ers: “He needs to throw the football down the football field and make a football play.”

  5. Nate Dawg

    Never trust a Scot with only 1 “t”.

  6. Dog in Fla

    Coachspeak has a “cross-domain synergy” thing going on

    http://www.cnas.org/blogs/abumuqawama/2012/01/military-language.html

  7. Matthew

    You’re a lousy ‘f’n football play caller, Scott! Also, there is no Markinson?

  8. Hobnail_Boot

    Almost as bad as golf announcers.

  9. 81Dog

    that still isnt as grating to my nerves as any time I hear a basketball talking head and/or coach talk about the ability of a player to “score the basketball.” As opposed, I guess, to scoring with cheerleaders.

    I hate jargonspeak. Hubie Brown is a basketball genius, but he’s the first one I heard say “score the basketball.” Back before ESPN ruled the world, it was quaintly known as “scoring.” Just like “dribble penetration” was modestly known as “penetration.”

    Aaaaargh.

    • Always Someone Else's Fault

      In fairness, you can blame NBA refs for making the distinction between “dribble penetration” versus just “penetration” necessary, given the way they usually (don’t) call walking.

      • 81Dog

        Touche’ on the penetration issue!

        Despite the fact that I have loved and watched basketball at all levels since the Hawks came to Atlanta, I am compelled to admit that I have no idea what constitues a walk or a foul in the NBA, but I am sure that whatever it is, star players aren’t capable of committing either.

        the dumbest argument in sports (that covers a lot of bad ground, doesnt it?), or one of the dumbest, is this: “You can’t call that on Player X because he’s ‘established that as his move’ and he should be able to keep doing it.” Huh? The next dumbest one is “you cant call that penalty/foul/etc at this critical point in the game.” What?

        sorry. Didnt mean to hijack the thread into a “bad refereeing highlight reel.” I should try the decaf.

  10. SouthGa Dawg

    Physicality??? Is that even a real word??? Hey, I’m no crusty horn-rimmed English teacher but ex-jocks (and Stewart Scott) are really stupid on TV.