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X’s & O’s: Philly Special, Version 2.0

During the very first regular season game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons, head coach Doug Pederson and his staff rolled out version 2.0 of Philly Special, the play that shocked the New England Patriots during Super Bowl LII just 9 months earlier. This time, the play resulted in a first down instead of a touchdown, but it was a play that ultimately sparked a touchdown a few plays later.

PositionAssignments/Notes
QBHand to T, two shuffles, then run wheel
TTake hand off and flip to Z
ZAt the snap take reverse path throw to QB. Run if not there
YRun Seam to occupy safety
XStalk but don't go down field.
HTurn and run to make it look like stretch
PSTTurn and run to make it look like stretch
PSGTurn and run to make it look like stretch
CTurn and run to make it look like stretch
BSGTurn and run to make it look like stretch
BSTTurn and run to make it look like stretch

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