Mike Linebacker Walling #3? Here’s One For You.


By FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 1, 2020

Looking for a place to take a shot down the field? Want to have the best of both worlds with a 7 man protection possibility in the mix? This play could be 7 man protection with the backs scanning for the safeties in case of pressure. However, it also could allow you to get one or both backs out into a route.

If you run H Angle (Texas) then this play is even better as the Mike LB is probably sitting inside waiting to wall the H on the Angle route. Give your QB a nice simple Y to H read with the idea that the ball gets in the hands of your H in this picture.

Also if a quarters safety bites on the Y then he can take the shot to the Z who must get inside of the Corner to that side. The Y can do a lot to grab that Safety just by staring at him as he gets to the top of his route ready to break to the sideline.

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The offensive line protects the four down lineman to the MLB and SLB. The Y or the H can provide you with a convenient hot throw if both of these two LB’s pressure from the strong side. Vs a WLB and F/S blitz the X can sight adjust with a Dart route.