Ashley asked in SportsFootball (American) · 7 years ago


6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    That sounds like what Peyton Manning was using as a signal in his last game. He could use some other signal in the next game. They change it a lot to stop the other team from stealing their signals.

  • Mel A.
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Watched an interview with Brian Urlacher and Randy Moss and they said that Omaha either means "opposite," which means that if the run play is originally going to the right, Peyton will say Omaha, which switches the run to the left.

    Or, to throw defenses off, it means nothing. So ya never really know.

    Source(s): Watched an interview
  • 7 years ago

    It's code for something but what exactly isn't always the same. A few weeks ago Tony Dungy talked about this and he said Manning uses that as code for things but that it isn't the same every week, some weeks it's signifying the snap count, other weeks it's a change in the play but he changes it so much it's hard for defenses to figure it out.

  • 7 years ago

    It usually means hike the ball on the next sound. It was popular until everyone started doing it, that's when qbs started switching it up.

    EX. Notice how when Brady says "alpha, go" the ball is always snapped on go (the next sound).

    Sometimes though these are alerts and adjustment for the blocking on the offensive line, they change the words so defenses can't get a read on them.

    Hope this helps!

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  • y
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    In Mannings case, it was about the snap count. The reason he used it so much and there were so many offsides was because he knew that the Charges had keyed in on it. So he changed it up a bit.

  • 7 years ago

    It is what Eli Manning says right before he snaps the ball.

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