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Dragon AttackThe Barcelona Passing Game
by: Peter Vaas
Offensive Assistant, Barcelona Dragons
© November 1999
Throwing the football is done in many ways and for many reasons. In Barcelona, we want to be aggressive with the football. We always want the defense to be concerned with our ability to attack them deep and often.
We are a one-back, multiple formation team that will run the ball because the defense is trying to take away our vertical passing game. Our most frequently used pass concept is Jets — getting four receivers to threaten the defense deep. We know that a major impact on winning football games is to have a big play occur. We attempt to create our big plays; not force them.
Over the past two seasons, we have run 1197 plays. Of those, 693 have been passes. That's 58% of our plays, discounting sacks and scrambles. We threw our Jets concept 68 times, or very close to 10% of all our passes thrown. We had a 57% comple....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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