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Part 1 and 2 of the series include over 3 hours of video including updates to the system from the 2014 season.
Excerpt from Chapter 3 of the Blue Print: Dropback Passing
The approaches for establishing fundamentals, for route running, designing routes and putting them together into patterns, setting pass protection schemes that will get five receivers out, and reading defenses all have the goal of playing pass offense “downhill,” of getting receivers into contests they can win almost every time. Several assumptions are made in this passing system that are not made in most other systems. Our assumptions revolve around the premise that a complete pattern system must:
- Give receivers the opportunity to defeat tight man coverage.
- Prevent conflict between receivers.
- Have a defined timing.
- Stretch the defense vertically and horizontally.
- Keep the QB out of interception danger.
- Deny pattern reading by the defense.
- Minimize one-for-one trades.
- Keep receivers from free pass defenders.
- Have a principle of route conversion.
- Adjust to condensed field areas.
- Have the ability to isolate certain parts of a pass defense.
- Allow for quick throws when the defense is outflanked.
- Accommodate delays and screens.
- Have set reading concepts.
- Have organized scramble rules.
- Have the ability to adjust to multiple formations.
Outlined in Recoded and Reloaded as well as Part 1 of this series, the protections, numbered tree, and tags available make each bullet point possible. The definition of what we term as A.C.T.S. will set the stage for a deeper understanding of fixing the eyes:
(Gonzalez takes you through a screencast of the above slides)
These eye fixes, or saccades, are coordinated with the QB’s feet and provide a consistent rhythm throughout the Dropback Passing Game. No matter what the pass pattern, this constancy is what allows the passing game to be teachable.
(Gonzalez takes you through a screencast of slide)
New from 2014
These are the principles upon which this passing game is built, and these are unchanged. However, the theme of continuous improvement is harped on throughout the pass offense, and the coaching staff is responsible for employing combinations that allow for the most efficient teaching as well as match the patterns that fit the personality of the offensive personnel. Since the publishing of Recoded and Reloaded, a more efficient way of grouping combinations (by Advantage Principle) was devised, without changing scheme:
Gonzalez further explains updates in 2014, takes you through telestrated analysis and teaching of the concepts and provides over 50 cut-ups for Further Review.