Christmas Backyard Touchdown Maker!
By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 24, 2019

We know that there are still some of you who will pull the ole pigskin out of the closet over the next few days and challenge your brothers, sisters, cousins, dads and uncles to a friendly touch football game.

There’s always that one alpha dog (in his mind) that has the best plays to run. Yes, they normally involve the ball ending up in his hands in the end zone at the end of the play.

Some annual traditions never change but just in case you get to call a play this year in your very own “backyard brawl” FirstDown PlayBook has an early Christmas present for you.

Try dialing this one up a time or two and later in the day the 2019 bragging rights might just be yours! Meanwhile, enjoy your family and the holidays!

THIS PLAY COMES OFF OF A DESIGNED HANDOFF TO THE X TO THE STRONG SIDE.

THE QUARTERBACK WILL FAKE THE HANDOFF TO THE X AND BOOT TO THE WEAK SIDE.

THIS PLAY CAN BE RUN BY HANDING THE BALL OFF TO THE X.

QUARTERBACK:

SHOTGUN: TAKE THE SNAP AND EXTEND THE BALL FOR X.

SELL THE FAKE TO THE BALL CARRIER BUT HAVE YOUR EYES ON YOUR PROGRESSION READ.

BOOT TO THE WEAK SIDE GOING THRU YOUR PROGRESSION.

READ: RUN TO Z TO CENTER

-READ THIS RUN TO LOW TO HIGH.

-IF THE CENTER IS COVERED COME DOWN TO THE Z.

X: SHOVEL PASS

-ALIGN OFF OF THE BALL.

-ON THE SNAP TAKE A QUICK JAB STEP WEAK TO SYNC WITH THE QB.

-RUN WITH PACE UNDER THE QB AND LOOK FOR THE SHOVEL PASS IMMEDIATELY.

-SECURE THE SHOVEL AND CONTINUE TO THE STRONG SIDE.

CENTER: CORNER ROUTE

-EXECUTE AN ACCURATE SNAP.

-BEST RELEASE TO A DEPTH OF 10 YARDS

-BREAK TO THE WEAK CORNER AT 10 YARDS.

-LOOK FOR THE BALL TO BE OUT IN FRONT.

Z: DRAG ROUTE

-ALIGN ON THE BALL.

-ON THE SNAP TAKE A QUICK JAB STEP STRONG TO SYNC WITH THE QB.

-RELEASE AND GET TO A DEPTH OF 5 YARDS OVER THE FORMATION..

-RUN WITH PACE AND GET IN THE VISION OF THE QB AT A DEPTH OF 5 YARDS.

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