Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Football 118

Next up is Buffalo's fake punt. Essentially, the players lined up in a punt formation, but the punter intentionally took the ball and ran for a first down. The only clue that it was a fake comes from the formation on the left of the screen. The formation is a little unusual for a punt. But, otherwise, there's no tipping.

I've illustrated how the play should be run. But, as the play started, one of the defenders got a rush up the field, and that forced the punter to change directions a little. The blocks were all good, and he only needed 4 yards, so it worked out.

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