In training session, someone told the other NFL players, "Out round" and then the player passed a ball. Does it mean knockout round? it's from TV show psych season 3, episode 13.

  • The only possible thing that I have found so far is, Out pattern – The course that a wide receiver runs where he starts running straight downfield and then turns and runs toward the sideline in an attempt to get open. And there is nothing mentioning out round. Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 3:33
  • Could you add a link to where you found this phrase? It may be possible you've misheard it.
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 9:37
  • springfieldspringfield.co.uk/… here is a script
    – AK2067
    Commented Sep 11, 2017 at 19:40

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My interpretation is that the fake psychic character is using this as a situation to show his knowledge (or psychic ability) by predicting the play that the offense was about to run. It looks to me that he says "out round" not to the other players, but to his partner, and then celebrates the result of the play as if his prediction were correct.

Now, what would "out round" mean here? As Ram commented, it's similar enough to "out pattern" that it sounds like a route for a receiver to run.

Unless someone knows of a specific meaning for the phrase, my suspicion is that it is simply a throwaway line that didn't mean anything in particular, but sounds like a plausible NFL play.

  • Since you mention you haven't seen the scene, I think quarterback only said Set Hut but the actor said Out Round. Dailymotion 06:49. Commented Sep 13, 2017 at 17:39

You mean out route? Same thing as down & out or a jet route. It's a pattern that receivers run, starting by running straight down the field toward the EZ. After a certain number of steps, he'll make a hard cut (90 degrees) toward one of the sidelines.

This kind of route is good for forcing 1v1 coverage. It's a great way to move down the field and stop the clock because the receiver will be able to hop out of bounds after catching the ball--for this reason, you'll often see the route run under 2 minutes.

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