Can the Raven's offense be stopped this year? As if having Lamar Jackson at Quarterback wasn't enough, the Ravens decided to employ all three of their Heisman winning players side-by-side in the offensive backfield in a single formation.
Former Heisman winners Mark Ingram and Robert Griffin III lined up as running backs beside Lamar Jackson in this fascinating run play for the Baltimore Ravens.
The play call was a triple option where Jackson first faked a handoff to Ingram running up the middle left.
Jackson then pulled the ball and ran outside to the right while Robert Griffin maintained a pitch relationship along Jackson's flank.
As the defense finally began to close in on Jackson downfield, the quarterback simply pitched it out to his fellow quarterback, Griffin, who received the pitch and carried the ball even further downfield after securing the first down and many more yards downfield.
This play is not only fascinating from a strategic standpoint, but it was also incredibly fun and interesting watching three Heisman winning players all line up in formation next to each other in order to coordinate and execute a play. That is why we are calling this play the Raven Triple Heisman Triple Option.
Through the first nine weeks of the NFL season Austin Hooper has been the number one fantasy tight end in football despite his team only having secured two wins going into week ten. Hooper's touchdown reception was key to the Atlanta Falcons pulling off a stunning upset against the division rivals New Orleans Saints.
Quarterback Matt Ryan hit Hooper for a touchdown in the red zone on this play design that provided an extended lead for the Falcons over the Saints.
By placing the ball up high on the throw, it allowed Hooper to jump up from the seem route and leverage his height to jump over the defenders and pull down the pass in the end zone for a touchdown.
With backup quarterback Brian Hoyer in the game for injured Colt's quarterback Jacoby Brisset, the colts needed to implement a different passing strategy in order to move the ball downfield.
One of the longest completions of the game was on a deep out route.
The quarterback has both a tight end and the slot receiver breaking toward the sideline at different levels downfield. The outside receiver clears the defenders off of the sideline by running a deep fade route.
With multiple options headed toward the sideline, Hoyer hit the slot receiver on the 15-yard deep out route for one of the Colt's longest plays of the game.