Anonymous User wrote:You know in football, if you're running a slant against a zone defense, there are two "windows" to throw to the receiver. You can throw right when he comes off the line as the defenders drop into their underneath zones. Or you can wait another second or two until a receiver clears the underneath zones and is in the area between them and the deep zones. If you throw in the middle of those two times, you're throwing right at the defender who may intercept the ball, which is bad.
I wonder if OCI is like that.
I had screeners a month ago. More than two weeks later, I hadn't heard from anyone. This I assumed to be bad news, and that was confirmed to some extent when I received three rejection letters. However, another two weeks has now passed and I haven't gotten any more rejections. I still have a handful of firms to hear from.
I'm holding out hope there is a "second window" opportunity, in which case going longer without hearing from firms may suddenly be a good thing. As firms' first choices make their decisions and the people with multiple callbacks narrow down to one acceptance, it stands to reason there may be more rounds of callbacks. So I've gone from thinking, "I want to hear back from all of these firms within a week or two" to "I don't want to hear back from any of these firms for another week or two."
Logical thinking or self-delusion? Just sort of musing...the Midwest (especially secondary markets) seems to move reaalllllly slowly compared to the big markets.
As a prior defensive lineman, I like your analogy and hope you're reasoning is confirmed. It seems as if, since you're thinking the QB would be holding the ball a bit longer in some situations, that the quick release has me dinged automatically at half my firms. However, with good downfield coverage, it seems as if other options must come available, because the first targets are taken. But, while the QB is scanning the field, I manage to chop down the O-lineman's hands and spin inside, and sack the QB by means of a follow-up. Then I am able to get some face time with the quarterback and shake his hand as I pull him off the turf.