Need High Percentage Deep Plays
Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:30 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:20 AM
Also, corners from the center position are deadly if you can execute them well.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:35 PM
1) Set up the deep pass, similar to setting up a run or short pass by stretching the defense
2) Looking for mismatches
3) Play action with good fakes
#1 - I like to go short a few times to a certain area and make that corner play up. I'll even waste a pass throwing in the dirt. After watching the defense, I'll take one of my more savvy receivers and tell the QB to pump fake and go long. It works almost every time if you have the patience to set it up first. The pump fake works if the receiver allows the DB to suck in, then continues on route. The receiver needs to fully turn and let the QB pump first, then turn around and continue on with route. Too many times my receivers wouldn't make it realistic enough and the DB wouldn't bite. The receiver has to sell it like he's getting a short pass. Work on it in practice until your kids really understand what it looks like, both from the receiver and QB standpoint.
#2 - Similar to #1, but I'm looking for a fast receiver against a slow defender. Sometimes a simple stop n go (chair pattern) works or the pump fake again.
#3 - A good play action with solid fakes can get someone open deep, usually on an end around. Same deal though, have to set it up with two or three handoffs first. Fake has to be good with the shoulder of the RB turning away from los and continuing to run, not looking back at the QB to watch him pass.
One last deal, I have an audible that I call just for fly patterns for everyone. It actually worked. Have to read the defense though and if they seem lazy or are creeping in, we'd use that audible. Didn't matter what play I'd called, they all knew to run fly patterns. Usually, someone was open.
I think it's more about setting up the defense than running a specific route. Keep 'em guessing.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:21 AM
I think how "credible" your deep plays are depends on many factors like how good your QB, how aggressive/disciplined the defense is, what defense you are facing etc...
Some Ideas that worked for me:
Against aggressive D - I had good success with and end around or HB option. The Safety would pullup as soon as he saw the hand-off, leaving someone open deep down the sideline.
Against Zone - Just a basic over load. Use trips and send 2 deep, 1 short. 2 deep routes should split the safety and short should lock CB
Against Slow Defender/mismatch - Just fly