Thursday, June 2, 2011
Keep Running It, Until The Play No Longer Works
This, despite many vicious reviews, squawking about how it's THE EXACT SAME MOVIE AS THE ORIGINAL!
Yeah. So what's your point?
Like the Redskins - who ran "50 Gut" 9 straight times against the Cowboys to close out the 1982 NFC Championship Game - if something is funny, and if it works, keep doing it until it no longer gains yardage.
And clearly, if Hangover II sucked, then it wouldn't have demolished the box office to the tune of 138 million over Memorial Day Weekend.
To me, Ken Jeong is like Gibbs' signature "Counter Trey" play. Funny as hell, and works just about every time.
Ken Jeong in Bankok with "The Wolfpack"? Yep. Funny. Run it.
From Leonard Shapiro, of the Washington Post...
They included the counter trey, once the Redskins' signature running play that Gibbs implemented his first season and used for years to take advantage of his gifted and mobile offensive line, then as now coached by Joe Bugel. In the counter trey, Bostic, the center, right guard Mark May and right tackle George Starke would block to the left, giving the appearance of a run to the left. Left guard Russ Grimm and left tackle Joe Jacoby would then pull out from their positions and head around the right corner and down the field looking for linebackers and defensive backs to flatten.
The running back would take a step to the left to draw the defense to that side, then take a handoff from the quarterback and head right behind Grimm and Jacoby, with defenders often scattered like so many bowling pins along the way.
Another Gibbs standard was 50-gut, with John Riggins running to his left and looking for a hole between Bostic and Grimm or Grimm and Jacoby. In the 1982 NFC title game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Redskins used the play nine straight times as they ran out the clock in the fourth quarter in a 31-17 victory.