Even though your NBA blog is getting fired up now with the playoffs around the corner, it’s never too early to start thinking about the NFL season and in particular, the Super Bowl, where coaches may bring out a few trick plays.
You could see the flea flicker, when the running back pitches the ball back to the quarterback after receiving a handoff and this is used by teams that are faced with a defense that has been pursuing a little too much. Using the flea flicker could slow down an opposing pass rush, as well as open up a possibility of a deep scoring play.
Sports betting players will remember New Orleans going for an onside kick after halftime a couple years ago, and this threw everyone off, especially their opponents from Indianapolis. This could have backfired massively on the Saints, and it took a lot of guts to make that call, but it worked out for the best as the Saints carried their momentum to a Super Bowl win.
Then you have plays like reverses that could be used to show some different to the defense, but most coaches will stick to what got them to the Super Bowl, so you may see one trick play at maximum. Coaches are creatures of habit and it takes a moment of desperation to draw up a trick play, but you never know, it could be the play that swings the pendulum for a team’s sport betting chances.