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This play is a homerun. You can run it once per game.

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1:27 - Yep. That's us.

1) Throw it more than once per game. For real.

2) Incorporate some play action. Either have your flanker go in front of your QB and give a quick fake, have your QB half spin and give a fake or just have your QB take 2 steps toward the strong side power and throw it.

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@gumby_in_co ha ha. We even got Pacheco with it.

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@troy As much as I hate Flex football, it's been a great learning tool for me and our players. This is my 2nd year running this weird, half made up empty offense, but I'm seeing so much more than I did last year.  Taking advantage of defenders playing unsoundly is great, but influencing a defender to play unsoundly is really where it's at.

I'm working 6 QBs right now vs 1 last year. All are as good as my single QB last year. 1 is better. 2 are MUCH better. But one of the challenges is getting all QBs to sell the play action consistently. The difference between a pass off a good fake vs a bad fake (or no fake) is drastic.

I've also taught the QBs to pump fake to an entirely different receiver before re-setting his feet and hitting the primary target. That's another very easy way to get your short TE open, especially for a right handed QB throwing right. Set up and pump fake to the right (don't even need a receiver over there), then reset and throw to the short TE.

Compound routes are something I introduced last week on a goof. I noticed a practice hero jumping a quick out, so I had the QB embarrass him with an out and up. All it took was to pull the receiver and QB aside for 15 seconds. "Mason, run your 3 and flash your hands. As soon as Jude pump fakes, run a 9. You'll be wide open. Jude, pump fake to the 3 as soon as Mason breaks, then throw a nice, easy ball over Pacey's head".  Of course, you have to show them the 3 at least once before you throw the 3/9, but watch your film again. The 3 is more open than the 9. Plus, it's a higher percentage throw.

Lastly, consider throwing another route or two into the picture. Your Nasty strong end isn't going to block anybody.  Why not send him on a corner or a drag? Your WB can chip the DE, then run a quick out. Then, tell the other receivers let you know if they are wide open. Or if you don't trust them, have someone else watch them (coach or sideline player).

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@gumby_in_co We do have a couple other passes. Will have more this year.

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

or just have your QB take 2 steps toward the strong side power and throw it.

That's what Troy's diagram showed.  Just need to be careful about which foot you plant.


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or just have your QB take 2 steps toward the strong side power and throw it.

That's what Troy's diagram showed.  Just need to be careful about which foot you plant.

Or throw the jump pass a la Tebow.

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Love that play. We used to run jump pass. Youth LBs didn't react fast enough to the action so the TE was never open. So we evolved it into our fade.

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