What’s it like to learn an NFL playbook?

Detroit Lions legend Dan Orlovsky posted a pretty neat tweet that I thought was worth sharing:


Kind of amazing how quickly someone of these kids pick this stuff up without a hitch and why you see some take a year or two to really click.


That is great insights to what this camp is all about.
By day 2 I’d just want to be on the field just hitting people :innocent:

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Man it’s easy to see why our FO puts such an emphasis on football intelligence.


Eeesh! There’s a “base personnel” section. Egad!

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That’s because he used his playbook from the Texans as the example. Had he used his rookie playbook with Mooch and the Lions, it would have been a post-it note handwritten that said “run up the middle…screen…draw…slant.” That was the entire playbook. There is also a reference to goalline offense. But it says “to be installed at a later date.”