Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Under Center: Why gun Spread teams do it?

Observing the evolution of modern gun spread football the past few years and in the effort to improve our own offense(brother we do need some help there!)  I have noticed that besides the standard gun snap to initiate the offensive play that many very successful coordinators(I don't believe I have to mention names here to you astute readers) are utilizing an under center approach.  I have also noticed that though the plays they run under center are limited that they do seem to have a high succes rate.  So the question for you gurus is:
1.  Why get under center if you are predominantly a gun team?
2.  What is your package?  WARNING!(IAM NOT talking about simply a short yardage goal line package either.)
    I will start by saying that I see advantage to getting under center as follows.
A.  Ball gets in QB's hands faster and with a quick release the quick game is flourishing at WARP speed.  Seeing Brady dice up the Jets last week reaffirmed this for me.
B.  Gain leverage on rollouts and boots.  Namely weakside rollout single receiver outs or comebacks and the deep crossers on the boots with an occasional pull up shot home run.
C.  Tempo changer to run a sneak or an old school belly zone.  These plays just hit quicker even when the D knows they are coming.  Seem to have high success rate in fast tempo transition.
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