A New Fish Report Video Analysis: The Inadvertent Mid-Line Zone Read

This is the first video analysis I have completed in over a year, and I am excited to be in front of the camera again!

We will follow the conference rules for video usage while breaking down a very strange play from our game with Nicholls.  We will also take a look at some new shining stars on offense that may have played under the radar of most observers.

“Oh how we love to learn about our beloved Ducks!”

Charles Fischer

Oregon Football Analyst for FishDuck.com

Eugene, Oregon

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Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer

Charles Fischer has been an intense fan of the Ducks for thirty years and has written reports on football boards for over a dozen years. Known as “FishDuck” on those boards, he is acknowledged for providing intense detail in his scrimmage reports and in his Xs and Os play analyses. He and his wife Lois, a daughter, Christine, and their dog (Abbie) reside in Eugene, Oregon, where he has been a financial advisor for 30 years serving clients in seven different states. He does not profess to be a coach or analyst, but simply a “hack” that enjoys sharing what he has learned and invites others to correct or add to this body of Oregon Football! See More...

  • kilgoredog

    Do you think there is a chance he is reading the MLB , #42? When I first saw it I thought it was mid line like you were talking about, until I saw the nose blocked.

    • FishDuck

      Boy it sure is possible, as we have done it before, although it is rare. Perhaps we scouted that the MLB would blitz the playside IZR and when he did….no one was home for the Zone Read?

      Quite plausible, and this is why I ask! Thanks.

  • Guest Jamie

    Good stuff Charles!
    I have missed this type of (your) analysis, but we understand that with the new Pac12 video rules, they have hamstrung you.

    But hey, given what they’re (not) allowing, this works for me!

    Thanks again.

  • Colin

    Love it! No time for the written analysis – this works much better.

  • Jeff

    Good stuff

  • wonderboy2112

    Yay fishduck is back with the best analysis!

  • ruffian

    love this format, a great first effort…. hope there are many more.

  • hokieduck

    Good stuff, Charles. I liked this way of showing the screen shots with the voice over. As you said, it isn’t as good as straight video (thanks Pac12) but it is the next best thing.

  • Sean McClain

    Old Fish Duck is back with this new format – I love it. While the PAC12 is wrong in my opinion to not allow clips to be shown here, this is just as good with very little lost. I would recommend adding just one more transition picture to show the players getting into position. Basically pick your shots and when you think you have it add one more in between shot on each play you want to show. Still its great I was able to understand what you mean very quickly. Great Job.

  • Arctic Duck

    I like the video format much better than the text format. Too bad about no game clips.

  • QuackAttack77

    I have been here long enough to wish we had video back but I do like this format FAR BETTER than the straight read screenshot read some more screenshot. I appreciate the effort put into this and will come back more often.

  • tristanh314

    Great to hear your voice again Charles. I like being able to look at the pictures while you describe the action, but I felt like the pictures changed too quickly on this first try. There is a lot of information to take in, leaving the screenshots for a few more seconds wouldn’t hurt.

    Thanks for all the great content!

  • Douglas Fur

    The video lets you follow the action through the play.
    Could you add arrows or lines like old time chalkboard X’s and O’s?
    This might make it easier to follow key individuals.

  • BrandonG

    This format would be great if there was slow-motion video to play, rewind, and play again, but I like the written analysis better with the still shots. I’m probably just slow, but each time a new image came up on the video, I got lost for a second, and had to re-orient. By the time I got oriented, the next image came up, leaving me no time to really process and appreciate what I was seeing. At least with the written analysis, I have all the time I need to see how one picture relates to the one before it. If there was real-video, I would lose my orientation less and this format would be great.

  • Rusty

    More pics to make it look like slow motion.and slow them down a bit. Great job!

  • DuckNV

    I much prefer this format to the written analysis (probably suffering from a short attention span). I’ll add my vote to extending the time of the photo duration as several of them transitioned too quickly. Thanks for the effort!

  • John

    Great format! Keep it up.

  • Mike

    Does anybody have an idea why the pac 12 doesn’t allow for live footage anymore? It’s really stupid.

    • FishDuck

      Scroll down and click the link, “FishDuck.com and Oregon has an 11-1 Year!”

      I really appreciate all the feedback from everyone as I know now better how to make these. Thanks again to all.

  • Dan Petersen

    I agree with whoever said it that Pac12 Commiss Larry Scott should go back to hockey. Some good comments by your astute followers. I agree that it’s hard to follow the jerky photos.

    Charles, pretty good work for next day service. You do nicely to point out the zone read bad guys, but I cant be sure who ends up with the ball, i.e., did the read work?

    Oregon seems to get thumped by capable quarterbacks. It might be nice to see how the Duck secondary is getting torched.

  • Calvin

    I would prefer this screenshot/video format over the text format but ethier way im gunna learn from your analysis so its all good

  • guest1

    I like the videos. I would also love to see more recruiting news because I don’t want to subscribe to a service. the wednesday posts (mark flores I think?) are great!

  • Coach K

    It’s called the inverted zone read, not inadvertent.