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© February, 2005
Counter-Boot And Stretch-Pass Series Threatens Run Or Pass While Moving The Poc

by Brian Hill
Offensive Coordinator, Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kan.

USING BOOT LEGS and play-action aids our protection schemes by moving the pocket and slowing the rush, all while maintaining the threat of the run. For a young quarterback, this is a good scheme to run, as it allows him to reduce the amount of information to process because the field is cut in half. This “half field” allows him to make decisions quickly and more accurately. There are two types of plays from this system that work great for our program.

‰    Counter Boots. Run off the traditional “counter trey,” this is a great play that uses misdirection in the backfield and solid protection. Routes are based upon two simple rules 1. “Boot is you.” 2. “Boot is away from you.”

‰    Stretch Pass. Success with this play is predicated on the outsid ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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