The trend of high speed offenses using visual play cards on sidelines continues unabated, and some schools are apparently now using the tools to get across a bit of a life lesson in addition to their more traditional function.
The play card you see above comes from Cedar Hill, a Dallas-area power which is an annual competitor for state titles. It’s also in the same home state as Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner turned walking cautionary tale who now reportedly hopes for an NFL return in … Dallas.
The beauty of the Cedar Hill sign, as pointed out by the Morning News’ Michael Florek, is the not so subtle twinned purpose it provides for Cedar Hill players. Not only do the reigning state champion Longhorns discern which play is coming, by looking at the sign they’re reminded that supreme talent isn’t everything if it’s accompanied by the wrong attitude or life plan (or lack thereof).
As for what the actual name of the play is that reflects the play card above, anyone else betting on “Wild Card” or “Joker’s Wild”?