There are several problems with our approach, it is way too obvious what we are trying to do in two of our formations which we use close to 50% of the time. Here is a look at some packages we run:
Package Plays % of plays
2RB,2WR,1TE 85 29.8%
2RB,1WR,2TE 54 18.9%
1RB,2WR,2TE 64 22.5%
3TE 0WR 0RB 4 1.4%
1RB,3WR,1TE 78 27.4%
We pass 58 of 67 (not including sacks of which there were 8) times in 3WR set, so it is pretty obvious we are passing out of that formation. more than likely the team is going to nickel D in the instance, possible dime if there is longer yardage and they can probably blitz us given the success they have had.
With 2RBs (RB/FB), 2TE and 1WR, we run 77% of the time (40/52, not including two sacks), so again pretty obvious what we are trying to do out fo this formation.
The only formation where are more balanced is 2RB, 2WR and 1TE 45 runs vs 36 passes and 4 sacks. Interestingly enough, this is where we are gaining most of our yards.
Package Yds % of total yards
2RB,2WR,1TE (all) 489 35.7%
2RB,1WR,2TE (all) 199 14.5%
1RB,2WR,2TE (all) 243 17.7%
3TE 0WR 0RB (all) 1 0.1%
1RB,3WR,1TE (all) 438 32.0%
We are also more balanced using the 1RB, 2WR 2TE set, but passing 60% of the time
We haven't run any plays with 4WR or 2RB /3WRs this entire season
[ Edited by alburns on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:57 PM ]