Jab-Draw Play Sells Pass, Rushes For Big-Time Gains
© February, 2007
by Mike Mizer Assistant Coach, Columbia Central High School, Columbia, Tenn.
OUR OFFENSE IS based on the belief that we must run the ball to win, but we also shoot for balance within our offensive production. That doesn’t mean we’ll attempt an equal number of runs and passes. By balanced production, we’re referring to offensive output.
On any given night, we’ll probably throw the ball more times than we run it. Yet our average run play often gains more than our average pass attempt.
So, why don’t we run the ball more? The answer to that question lies at the very heart of our offensive philosophy. We throw the ball to set up the run. Success in our running game is directly attributed to the mismatches and advantages created by our passing game.
No single play in our package is more dependent on a passing game than our “Jab-Draw.” The jab stems from the 5-step, half-roll action of the quarterba ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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