The Huddle: We see about 5 guys around the disc when Sam O'Brien has the disc. Were these players out of position? Did this give Tim Gehret limited options? And, what sort of impact does a Callahan have on the momentum?
Andrew Fleming: Sockeye's cutters respond a bit too aggressively in response to the "coffin corner" situation. The diagonal wind limits upfield throws, but pulling back that far makes handler movement difficult. Nevertheless, Tim has a decent option available in Ray, and one that he would reliably hit most of the time even against the wind. A Callahan always carries an extra momentum boost and getting that first D break stokes the fire for any D team.
Mike Whitaker: This clip is an excellent example of the importance of team pull coverage. Five of the Bravo defenders were locked on their marks by the time Tim caught the disc and all of the receivers close to the disc were covered. As a result, his only open throw was a long, difficult upwind swing that popped over the receivers head for a Callahan. The momentum change of the Callahan was particularly big in this situation coming two plays after Nord picked a disc up off a Bravo defender's back for a break. The Callahan got the game back on serve and allowed Bravo to settle in a bit.