Inside the Playbook - Throw Back Play Designs

Previously, we looked at why throw back plays work.

Next, we looked at OSU taking advantage of the throw back in their play against Minnesota

This post will look at different version of the throw back that can be added to your playbook.

Elsewhere - Leak

Everyone has talked about leak, but at least on my blog, I've never explicitly wrote about it. So let's say this is the chance. Here is a diagram of leak:

2016 Falcons Playbook

There are lots of iterations of Leak now, but I want to point out a few things that I like better than others.

I strongly prefer two receivers coming from opposite than just a single receiver. You can find examples of either, but I've found when only a single receiver is pulling the defense to rotate with the roll, that it is fairly common for the safety or CB to work back and cap the leak route.

I also love this from TE-Wing, with the inside TE releasing into the leak. Almost always if one of the TE-Wing stay in to block, it is the inline TE. By swapping those assignments, the Y-TE is very likely to get lost in coverage and become open on the opposite side.

Here's a strongside variation

Elsewhere TE Delay

Elsewhere - RB Rail

Elsewhere - Over-Cover

There are a few variations of this out there.
2016 Falcons Playbook

I really liked this one from Iowa from the two WR side with the inside WR breaking back to the corner

Elsewhere - Throwback Screen

The fourth area to attack with the throw back is the backside flat. Throwback screen is often the best way to get there.

Elsewhere - Throwback Tunnel


Elsewhere - Etc.

RB Delay

QB Throwback:


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