Monday, October 06, 2008
Offensive playcalling - part 1
Posted by David Kennedy
With my respects to CBS, The NFL, and the Dolphins...
The Dolphins must have noticed on game films that the Chargers have trouble covering the tight ends. Heck, I noticed it in a couple of the games I saw. What was remarkable was that the playcall required a tight end (Martin) to clear underneath while Fasano went deeper, effectively finding a spot in the zone coverage where no one was standing.
This is one example, but it happened at least a half dozen times in the game.
Also, right after this play, they went to the wildcat; but it didn't work too well, partly because the fake was to Bess and it was poorly executed, and partly because there was a linebacker who was unblocked.
But they ran it again on the *next* play and it gained 10 yards.
That's effective playcalling, because they had the Chargers "on their heels" and trying to react.
at 9:31 PM