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April 2012

April 2012


Open Opportunities - Get your tight end involved in the option pass game.

by: Mick Miyamoto
Tight Ends Coach University of Dubuque
© April 2012

We enjoyed a phenomenal year as an offense this past fall, averaging 490 yards per game with a 73 percent completion rate and a pass efficiency rating of 190.3. Our quarterback threw for 46 touchdowns with only eight interceptions. Our tight end had 33 catches this season and one route concept that proved to be particularly successful for us was the “Option” portion of our passing game.

We throw the “Option” from multiple sets and personnel groupings but most often from either a 2 x 2 or 3 x 1 look with 11 personnel (1 running back, 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers - the X, Z, and M). The quarterback utilizes a five-step drop and the protection scheme involves a minimum of six blockers (O-line plus the running back). The protection scheme is a combination of slide and man with the running back in a dual read mode of adjacent lineba....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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