I had a few questions last night. They were “How would you…” type questions. The first dealt with diamond pistol formations. What we did was create 2 more surfaces. In these surfaces we did not use a number for the adjuster. They are simply 3 back formations. I will cover how we tie in personnel in another post. Here are our diamond formations surfaces:
I also mentioned another surface. This one puts the tight end or h-back in the b-gap, one yard off of the offensive line. I included a picture of the surface and then a couple examples.
In the example, I also moved the back out of Pistol. We do that by adding a 1 or 0 as the second digit. The second digit always speaks to the running back. He is labeled “S” for us because we call him the speed back. We use the letter “J” to represent “Jacket”. He is our Jacket receiver named after our nickname, Yellow Jackets.
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