Play Action Pass: 844 Switch
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 1, 2019

 
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Now, onto some ball. Yesterday we took you through a play action protection out of a 2×2 formation and today we want to offer up a play action pass that would fit perfectly with that protection.

FORMATION: 2×2 (GUN) (PISTOL)
COMES OFF OF THIS RUN PLAY: WEAK SIDE ZONE
PROTECTION: 7 MAN PLAY ACTION PROTECTION.
FAKE INSIDE ZONE WEAK.
PLAY: PAP WEAK 844 SWITCH

 

 

QUARTERBACK
-DROP: 7 STEP DROP TIMING
-FAKE THE ZONE PLAY TO THE WEAK SIDE THEN BRING YOUR FEET TO THROWING BALANCE.
SUGGESTED READ:
-X-F-H (ALERT Z)SELL THE OPEN END ZONE RUN FAKE WITH PATIENT BALL HANDLING AND NORMAL RUN EYES.
-THE FAKE IS DESIGNED TO PUT THE HOOK & CURL DEFENDERS IN A CONFLICT OF ASSIGNMENT.
-LOOK FOR THE X AS HE CROSSES INTO THE CURL AND HOOK ZONES.
-IF DEFENDERS BITE ON THE RUN THROW THE DIG TO THE X.
-IF THE X IS COVERED LOOK FOR THE F AS HE FOLLOWS WITH DEPTH.
-IF BOTH ARE COVERED BRING THE BALL DOWN TO THE H.
-IF PRE-SNAP SAFETY ALIGNMENT IS FAVORABLE THE QB CAN THROW THE Z POST.

Z: POST ROUTE
-BASE SPLIT
-BEST RELEASE AND GET VERTICAL QUICKLY.
-AT 12 YARDS NOD OUTSIDE AND THEN BREAK INSIDE.
-INITIAL AIMING POINT IS NEAR UPRIGHT.
-GET INSIDE ACROSS THE FACE OF THE CORNER OR SAFETY TO THAT SIDE.

X: SEAM IN ROUTE
-BASE SPLIT
-HARD RELEASE INSIDE IN FRONT OF THE F.
-SELL THE SHALLOW ROUTE FIRST THEN GET INTO THE ROUTE.
-WORK VERTICAL TO 10-12 YARDS BEFORE CROSSING INSIDE.
-STAY ON THE MOVE AND GRAB THE SAFETY IF POSSIBLE.

F: DIG ROUTE
-HARD RELEASE OUTSIDE BEHIND THE X AND THEN GET VERTICAL.
-PUSH TO SELL THE VERTICAL THREAT EARLY.
-SPEED CUT INSIDE AT 15 YARDS 0R ON THE 5TH OUTSIDE STEP.
-STAY ON THE MOVE FLAT AT 15 YARDS ACROSS THE MIDDLE.
-VS MAN COVERAGE WIN WITH SPEED.
-VS ZONE STAY ON THE MOVE BUT THROTTLE IN THE HOLE.

Y: PLAY-ACTION PASS PROTECTION

H: PAP FAKE
-SHUFFLE AND OPEN TO THE QB.
-EXECUTE A RUN FAKE THAT WILL AFFECT THE WEAK SIDE CURL DEFENDER & SAFETIES.
-AFTER THE FAKE PROTECT TO THE FAKE SIDE.
-TRAVEL TO THE STRONG CURL/FLAT AREA AND MAKE BE AVAILABLE LATE FOR THE QB.
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