Tight End Jet Motion Presents Many Problems For Defenses
By FirstDown PlayBook on Oct 9, 2019

 

It’s no secret that NFL and college offenses have gotten more and more on board with all of the misdirection football plays in 2019. It is also now commonplace to see pre-snap jet motion or around motion on a lot of plays at every level.

When offensive coordinators bring a tight end  in motion from outside the box this presents a defense with a whole new set of problems to defend. First and foremost, most tight ends in today’s football are a threat with the ball in their hands so the defense must defend this aspect of the play. It’s just as easy for the quarterback to flip the ball to an athletic tight end on a jet sweep as it is a receiver.

If the tight end is not the ball carrier then it now becomes the defense’s job to figure out where and how he is going to insert into the formation on that play. It could be a toss crack. It could be a wham or trap. It also could be the backside cutoff for an inside zone play or maybe a slide naked off of that.

You defensive coordinators out there know too well where we are coming from on this one. Todays video takes you to three NFL plays where offensive coordinators have cleverly used tight ends to hurt the defense in the run game with perimeter motion.

TAP ON THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE HOW NFL COACHES ARE USING TIGHT ENDS AND JET MOTION

 

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