During the telecast of Fridays Ravens preseason game, Fox analyst Brian Billick talked about the Baltimore offenses no-huddle approach. But he said the Ravens also were using a sugar huddle.
Maybe the more football-savvy among you already had heard that phrase, but it was a new one on us. So it must have just recently been coined, right? Doing our usual extensive research hello, Mr. Google? we discovered the sugar huddle was developed by coach Sam Wyche with the Bengals in the 1980s.
Weve got to get out more.
For those of you as clueless as us, a sugar huddle is a variation on the no-huddle. Offensive players quickly gather near the line and get the play from the quarterback, with the whole thing taking maybe five seconds. It has the same effect on the defense as the no-huddle leaving no time for a change in personnel.
Its called a sugar huddle because its short and sweet. Hmm. Short and sweet?
How about calling it a Mila Kunis huddle? She's only 5 feet 3.