Two different Quarterbacks and a Fullback all touching the ball on a single play? Not only is it true, but it was incredibly successful as one of the top play designs from Week 7 in the NFL.
An absolutely genius play call from New Orleans coach, Sean Payton, gave the Saints a first down and shared with the world a fresh take on an old football concept.
With starting quarterback Drew Brees out of the game due to injury, the Saints decided to design a play that placed both the backup quarterback and the third string quarterback on the field at the same time. Teddy Bridgewater, the number two quarterback, lined up under center in the traditional quarterback position. Third string quarterback, Taysom Hill, lined up behind Bridgewater in the running back position.
In a creative twist on the traditional speed option concept, Coach Payton designed a speed option play where the fullback would be the one to make the read and pitch the ball.
Bridgewater began the play by handing the ball off to the fullback in the Weak-I formation. Upon being greeted by the defensive end, the fullback made the correct read to then pitch the ball to the running back (played by Hill). Hill then received the option pitch and proceeded to carry the ball past the first down line and down the field.
If you have an athletic running back or fullback on your team, don't hesitate to break out this genius play design to through the defense for a loop and add some spice to your playbook.
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In a big time match up between the leaders of the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys pulled away from the Philadelphia Eagles through effective offensive and defensive play.
In the second quarter, the Philly defense decided to bring a heavy blitz on Quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott realized that the blitz was coming before the snap, so he audibled out of the original play into this play design.
It was the perfect audible, because Prescott realized that there was not going to be any safety occupying the center of the defensive secondary. Therefore, he called upon his slot receiver to run a "pipe" route that rolls him across the center of the field. The route is a great route when ran against man-to-man coverage because it allows the receiver to roll in front of the defender and cut him off from making a play on the ball.
Prescott through it to the slot receiver on the pip route who caught the ball and took it down to the one yard line in order to set up a Cowboy's touchdown. The Cowboys finished with 37 points on the day as the win propelled them into sole possession of first place in the division.