“So Coach What Do Those Dotted Lines Mean?”

By FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 22, 2021

This is a repost from several years ago. It is a question that we frequently get about our passing game section. This time of the year with 7on7 cranking up, it even comes up more than usual. So take glance and just understand that the video, while still pertinent is from a few years back.

“So Coach what do those dotted lines mean that I see on a lot of the FirstDown PlayBook receiver routes?” It’s a great question and one that we have not taken for granted as we detail each and every FirstDown PlayBook pass play.

We cover you most of the time on this question with the coaching points. However a lot of routes need to be adjusted based on the defense. If the defense is playing man coverage or zone coverage it can change the route structure.

Also, two high safeties or a single safety will make it necessary for the receivers to adjust their route as well. These are all very detectable things your quarterback and your receivers can adjust to before and after the ball is snapped.

So bang on the play below and give this short video a look. We explain how we draw our receiver route adjustments. If you understand this and more importantly if your players understand this, it will give you chance to be in a good play vs almost any coverage the defense throws up at you!

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