The Curl and Flat Routes work so well together that this play has become a staple of modern offenses. The primary challenge defenders face is the Curl Route, which can be very difficult to defend without assigning two defenders to the route. The Flat Route sends a receiver quickly into the flat, forcing the underneath defender to vacate the Curl so he can cut off a potential score.
|QB||Roll play-side and hit Y as he pops open after he clears Z.|
|Y||Short motion. Get as tight to Z as possible to get natural pick.|
|Z||Inside release and setup up just inside the GL Get in the way of man covering Y.|
|PST||Secure call side gap.
|PSG||Secure call side gap.
|C||Secure call side gap.
|BSG||Secure call side gap.
|BST||Gap Hinge - Step to secure call side gap then hinge to protect from edge rusher.|
RELATED ARTICLE: X’s & O’s: Multiple Threats With Snag Concept
X’s & O’s diagrams are built using Just Play, a digital playbook and player learning platform designed to help teams better prepare to win. For more football-specific content and plays from Just Play Sports Solutions, follow @JustPlayFB and join the conversation today.