We use this concept at Oxford High School – one-word tempo calls – with a great deal of success. We finished last season with approximately 20 one-word tempo calls and averaged 7.5 yards per play. Each of these calls included formation, motions or shifts, and play.
This Play Action Pass sends the H Back on a fake wrap. The QB then hits him over the middle after the H Back passes the linebacker.
With the Fake Bubble Slant, the quarterback pump-fakes the bubble to the H-Back. This opens a window for the quarterback to hit the Y on a slant.
For the punter to perform at optimal level, he must identify each punt’s objective and adapt his punting to the game situation.
The Power Pass play, while useful in virtually any situation, is especially effective after pounding the defense with the Power Play.
Among professional football teams — and now college and high school — the play-action “Yankee” passing concept is used widely, week-in and week-out.
In this Outside 1 Peel out of Cover 1, the nickel and middle linebacker blitz, with the strong safety coming up to meet the Y receiver.
This Shock Zone Blitz adds a wrinkle that brings five while positioning the FS to pick up the H Back and drops the WS into coverage.
If the defensive end squeezes down, the quarterback pulls the ball. If the end comes upfield or stays put, then the quarterback gives to the T-back.
Once the quarterback sees the defense commit to stopping the counter, the quarterback hits the defense with the counter pass.
If the defense runs a Cover 3 or Cover 1 shell, it is susceptible to the short passing game, which should leave the T-Back wide open in the flat.
With the Insert Zone, the T-back must be patient and wait for the H-back’s block to develop, sliding laterally then following the H-back through the hole.