When you think about quarterbacks changing plays at the line of scrimmage and signaling every which way with their hands, Peyton Manning is probably the first guy that comes to mind. Manning and his receivers have countless different hand signals that they use depending on what Peyton sees in the defense when he steps to the line of scrimmage. We may have missed it, but I don’t ever remember him flashing a sign at a receiver that looks like he’s taking a rip of a joint. Washington quarterback Keith Price, however, does have that signal in his arsenal. Check out the “smoke” signal Price gave to one of his receivers against Oregon last weekend.
We’re guessing the that means he wants the receiver to smoke the cornerback deep, but we could be too smart for our own good. I’m sure the athletic director would prefer that they come up with another signal, but sometimes you have to just go with what works. Maybe they have too many signs to remember so funny ones like that help keep it simple. Or maybe it had nothing to do with the play and Price was just relaying postgame plans to one of his teammates. Hey, you never know.