Deep Crossing Series Delivers In 3rd-And-Long Situations
© April, 2004
by B. Scott Smith Head Coach, Independence High School, Independence, Tenn.
IN OUR PROGRAM, the passing game plays a huge role in our offensive game plan and structure. When 2-, 3-, 4- and sometimes 5-receiver routes are packaged with the proper formation, it causes real problems for the defense.
Our teams, however, have traditionally relied too much on the quick passing game. Opponents began to “sit” on our quick passes and we more frequently faced third-and-long situations. To counter the advances of the defenses, we developed a five-route passing offense called the Deep Crossing Series, which is flexible enough to attack a variety of coverages. It’s now our best long-yardage conversion tool.
The series was designed specifically to attack a closed field — meaning one safety in the middle of the field playing zone in a man Cover 3, or with a man under and a free safety over the top. We’ve also modified the crossing system to include plays that attack Cover 2 a ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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