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Monday, November 28, 2005

Football 101-Scat El Paso

by Reckless


Scat El Paso

This weeks play of the week is the second Packer TD vs. the Vikings. Shortly before half time the Vikings returned an interception for a TD. On the Packers next possession they were in their 2-minute offense. They had the ball at their 47 yard line and had “eagle” personnel in, or 4 WRs and a RB. The full call was, “Scat El Paso Trips Right Nasty B Left”. Here’s the diagram on the board:


-----------------------------S
--------S1
----CB1-------W--------M--------B---------CB
---------E1---T----T---E
----WR----O--O--O--O--O----80
----------------O---------------83---------O

----------------40

“Scat” is the protection scheme. That means “5 on 5 inside” where the 5 OL block the five “most dangerous” defenders rushing. The most dangerous are the five “most interior”. In other words, if the defense sends all four DL, W over the center and B, the Packers couldn't block all 6 so B would not be blocked. On this play the Vikings only rushed the four DL.

Tony Fisher (40) went in motion toward the QB and then to the left of the formation. WR ran a smash route straight ahead and then angling toward the left sideline. The motion and WR’s route pulled W in that direction and occupied CB1 and S1. Donald Driver (80) ran a post route which Sherman drew as a straight line to where S lined up then angling toward the goal post. “We brought Antonio Chatman (83) underneath”. Sherman drew 83’s route toward B and then angling toward where M lined up. Sherman mentioned that S was “cheating” toward the outside – toward the middle of the three receivers on his side of the field. M was starting to cover (I think Sherman used the word “pair”) 80 but when 83 broke toward him, he “leveled” a little bit to cover 83, allowing 80 to get past him.

The tape showed B taking a bad angle. Driver caught the ball at about the Vikings 32 yard line. B dropped back to about the 40 yard line then broke inside. He was at about the 37 yard line when Driver caught the ball beyond him. It didn’t look like it was S’s job to cover Driver. He looked to be playing deep zone against the other two receivers. He never got closer than 5 yards to Driver. M did start to cover Driver and came off of him to pick up Chatman. He leaped at about the 40 yard line in an attempt to tip the ball. This looked like the perfect play against this defense. The LBs didn’t have a chance to cover Driver deep and neither did S who lined up farther to the outside (toward the right sideline) than Sherman’s diagram showed. In fact, S lined up close to the numbers while Driver lined up on the hash marks. The middle of the defense was wide open - more open than the diagram shows.


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