- Feb 21, 2018
Subtle tactics that good offense coordinators use are called key busters. For those of you who ever wanted to know why you would ever pull an offensive lineman on a pass play, well here you go. From and early point in a defensive player's life he is taught, "Where the guards go, the play goes." Well offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said "hahahahahahaha" to that notion.
This is not an RPO. This is a designed play action pop pass to the play side. The linebackers crash hard when they see the combination of a QB play fake/pulling guard and it is a wrap.
Also note the quarterback's mechanics (That is sort of my thing if you didn't know) This is what I refer to as off-platforming. You sometimes need to forsake perfect feet in order to achieve perfect rhythm. Defenses understand rhythm, WR route distance, qb drops etc...They have a job to do as well. They'll disrupt your rhythm any chance you let them.
The quarterback and OC's job is to make sure the play happens when it needs to happen. Off platforming in rhythm throws have to be part of your offense. Week to week, I did notice Kosi having the ability to do so.