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The Browns Defense Tried to Confuse Lamar Jackson – It Didn’t go Well

Posted by Alex Kirby on

This is an incredible disguise by Cleveland's defense, but an even better decision by Lamar Jackson to pull it down and use his legs. Let's go deeper into why this play is so interesting. Every NFL team loves to split TEs and RBs out wide, and use different formations to force the defense to declare coverage. If you move your TE or RB out wide and they bring a safety or a linebacker over, it's almost always a man call. If they keep a corner over there, it's zone. So when offenses line up in empty like this, they have...

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Five Simple Ideas to Make Your Offense More Dangerous

Posted by Alex Kirby on

I spend a lot of time watching offensive game film, and I've got a long list of things an offense could do to make it harder on a defense. Today I'm going to share five of my favorites. 1. Flip the back pre-snap from side-to-side a few times per game There are usually around 60-70 offensive snaps per game at the high school level. If you make a habit of moving the back 6-7 times per game, you've affected 10% of the snaps for the defense, and you've really screwed up their analytics. Trust me, defensive coordinators study your backfield...

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