Run It Tomorrow. They Won’t Cover It.

By FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 26, 2021

FORMATION: EMPTY (GUN)

PLAY: SLANT 262 F & H FLAT

DROP: 3 STEP TIMING

SUGGESTED READ:

H TO X TO Y

OR

F TO Z TO Y

MOF CLOSED: THINK MATCHUPS AND AWAY FROM ROTATION.

MOF OPEN: THINK SLANT AWAY FROM MLB TO Y.

X: SLANT ROUTE

-CHEAT SPLIT INSIDE BY 2 YARDS

-BEST RELEASE TO SELL THE VERTICAL ON FIRST THREE STEPS.

-GET THE DEFENDER TO BACK UP WITH YOUR VERTICAL THREAT.

-ON THE THIRD STEP PLANT AND DRIVE INSIDE ON THE SLANT ROUTE.

-COME UNDER ANY DEFENDER YOU SEE INSIDE.

-EXPECT A LOW BALL IF THE COVERAGE IS TIGHT.

H: FLAT ROUTE:

-BEST RELEASE TO THE FLAT IMMEDIATELY.

-AIMING POINT IS 1 YARD DEPTH AS YOU HIT THE SIDELINE.

-LOOK FOR THE BALL ON THE FIRST STEP TO THE FLAT.

-EXPECT THE BALL QUICKLY IF YOU OUT LEVERAGE THE DEFENSE.

Y: OTB (OVER THE BALL)

-BEST RELEASE TO GET OVER THE BALL AT 6 YARDS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

-TURN AND GIVE YOUR NUMBERS TO THE QB.

-DO NOT MOVE INTO EITHER CURL THROWING LANE TO YOUR LEFT OR RIGHT.

-EXPECT A THROW ON THE SHOULDER AWAY FROM THE NEAREST DEFENDER

Z: SLANT ROUTE

-CHEAT SPLIT INSIDE BY 2 YARDS

-BEST RELEASE TO SELL THE VERTICAL ON FIRST THREE STEPS.

-GET THE DEFENDER TO BACK UP WITH YOUR VERTICAL THREAT.

-ON THE THIRD STEP PLANT AND DRIVE INSIDE ON THE SLANT ROUTE.

-COME UNDER ANY DEFENDER YOU SEE INSIDE.

-EXPECT A LOW BALL IF THE COVERAGE IS TIGHT.

F: FLAT ROUTE:

-BEST RELEASE TO THE FLAT IMMEDIATELY.

-AIMING POINT IS 1 YARD DEPTH AS YOU HIT THE SIDELINE.

-LOOK FOR THE BALL ON THE FIRST STEP TO THE FLAT.

-EXPECT THE BALL QUICKLY IF YOU OUT LEVERAGE THE DEFENSE.

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