6 Man PAP Scissors Shot Play

By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 2, 2021

This 6 man football PAP Scissors shot play can be run several different ways with the backfield action. As you can see we have it with a play action pass fake here. Anyone who coaches 6 man football knows that having two quarterbacks in the backfield is not unusual. In fact, it is often the norm when a team is trying to buy time to throw the ball down the football field.

As you are studying this play and the FirstDown PlayBook coaching points that go along with it, keep that in mind. The quarterback in this drawing could just as easily turn and flip the ball deeper to the R back and let him take the shot. This would eliminate the play action fake we have here.

The other slight difference with this play is that the scissors concept would normally have the post runner go first. As you can see we have the bench or corner runner going first so we can read this post to corner. The post runner is off the ball so that is why we have made this adjustment.

We probably don’t talk near enough about it but FirstDown PlayBook has a ton of 6 man football playbook help. All of the plays and defenses have coaching points like we have for this 6 man PAP Scissors play below. It does not stop there either. There is a growing database of 8 man football, 9 man football and 12 man football plays too. Be sure to take a free FirstDown PlayBook trial by clicking on one of the banners on this page!

6 MAN PAP SCISSORS SHOT PLAY

QUARTERBACK:

-TAKE THE SNAP ADJUST FEET TO THROW.

-QUICK STAB FAKE TO THE RB AS HE PASSES IN FRONT OF YOU.

-LOOK FOR THE WING TO CLEAR OPEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD.

-IF THE SAFETY VACATES THROW TO THE WING.

-IF THE FREE SAFETY COVERS THE SKINNY POST LOOK TO THE CORNER/BENCH


RUNNING BACK:

-ALIGN AT 10-11 YARDS DEEP TO INSURE THE PROPER SPACING WITH THE QB.

-ON THE SNAP PASS IN FRONT OF THE QB AS IF TO TAKE THE HANDOFF.

-ATTACK THE END MAN ON THE LOS AND BLOCK HIM.


WING BACK:

-ON THE SNAP BEST RELEASE TO GET INTO YOUR ROUTE IMMEDIATLEY.

-IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU BEAT THE END DOWN THE FIELD.

-PUSH UP TO 8-10 YARDS AND PLANT YOUR OUTSIDE FOOT.

-BURST TO THE FAR GOAL POST AND EXPECT THE BALL OUT FRONT.


WEAK END: 

-ON THE SNAP BLOCK THE END AS IF TO CUT HIM OFF.

-PASS PROTECT HIM BUT BE LESS AGRESSIVE AS TO NOT LOSE HIM LATE.

-FINISH BETWEEN THE QB AND THE END YOU ARE BLOCKING.


CENTER: 

-EXECUTE AN ACCURATE SNAP FIRST.

-PASS PROTECT VS THE FIRST DEFENDER TO RUSH THE PASSER.

-UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE HELP WITH PROTECTION TO THE WEAK SIDE.


STRONG END:

-ON THE SNAP BEST RELEASE INTO YOUR ROUTE.

-PUSH UP TO 8-10 YARDS AND PLANT YOUR OUTSIDE FOOT.

-BURST TO THE CORNER/PYLON. 

-KEEP THIS ROUTE HIGH VS MAN AND FLAT VS ZONE.

-EXPECT A BALL OUT IN FRONT.

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