I'm curious what kind of crazy things you've seen a quarterback say during the cadence used to start the play. To me, it's one of those insider kind of things.
Earlier this season, Ryan had a game where he was using Philadelphia themed words at various times in the game, I didn't write them down at the time but it got me curious again.
Rodgers almost always uses green 18. Going back over some other games I have, Favre was doing it before him. In at least one game while playing for the Vikings (against the Packers), Favre used green 80.
I found an older article where Greg Bedard asked Favre about cadence:
And then there are the bailout words, or words that could indicate a big change but might not. Some I've noted over this season are...
Favre: "Most people use blue, green because it's just....Let me see, what's the best way to explain it. It's more rhythmic. Blue-18 is better than Black-18. A lot of teams use a black or red as a hot. When you hear that, there's an audible coming. And everyone's different. Some people when they say 'On 1,' it's really snapped on 1. Ours is more rhythmic. It's 'Blue-18, Blue-10, set-hut.' It all kind of runs together. I could use lavender is I wanted."
Favre: "When I got here, under Mike Holmgren, the number you call is the actual defensive front and it even went back to Montana and those guys. It was was 'Blue-34' or 'Blue-43.' And so when I first got here, I had to do that. I don't know why they ever did that, but it was just, I guess, a way to keep the quarterback involved or whatever. The fronts you see nowadays, it would be 'Blue-52-wide-boss' for me. So it's just kind of evolved to 18 or 58. So...."
Rivers: kansas, kansas
Luck: mexico, mexico
Peyton Manning: jose, jose, jose
And this week again from Manning: prison, prison
This week Rodgers was asked about using green all the time. He said he averages a couple blues every game but I'm not hearing them.
I love Ray, and I love how he always spoke from the heart, but if you listened to those speeches, a lot of them didn’t even make sense. He meant everything he was saying, but I didn’t know what he was talking about 90 percent of the time. -- Joe Flacco