Originally posted by smileyman:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Now take a look at a set from a second half play when we spread them out. Notice they were still blitzing the QB in the second half, shown here.
Yup. They blitzed up until the last TD drive when it was straight 4 man rush.
Since we had them backing off to prevent the big play, underneath spaces for routes opened up. In addition, look at the TD play where we DID send Gore in motion to the outside. On this play, they blitzed two defenders, shown below in the second shot.
That's the benefit of opening it up. You get players back 7 or 8 yards off the line of scrimmage so you can run crossing patterns for chunks of yardage at a time, just like GB did to us the 1st half.
Exactly. It's not that hard to understand. There are a bevy of easy adjustments that could be made, but we do absolutely NOTHING. And that's what absolutely kills me. That I as a fan, can see these things, yet all I can do is sit here and watch this tortuous activity continue where we smash our heads into a wall basically, with what we're doing.
The players see it. I see it.
Here's another example I drew up. We start out with a simple Pro-Set, with two backs -- Gore and Robinson would work great. Motion one of the backs into the slot. Both Gore and M-Rob are great receivers, but both can obviously run well.
Having two backs and motioning one out now makes it very difficult to know if they intend to run here, or pass. It could be a play fake, it could be a pitch, a draw, a quick screen to the motioned back, or the QB could drop back and the remaining RB picks up the blitz. You could even direct snap to the remaining RB... So
many possibilities with one little formation set-up such as this...
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Nov 25, 2009 at 7:18 PM ]