What is a lookie route in football?
Revisiting some of the unbalanced concepts from earlier, we like throwing a quick seam route, which we call a “lookie” route. Primarily, the tight end is looking to widen the defender for three steps then drive inside and look for the ball. It’s a quick pass, thrown no deeper than 10 yards from the line of scrimmage.
What is the stick concept in football?
The Stick concept is incredibly popular across the NFL. Stick is a three receiver route concept that stretches the defense horizontally and gets the ball out of the quarterbacks hands quickly.
What is a stick formation?
In its most basic form, the Stick Concept is a three man scheme with a vertical stretch, a horizontal stretch, and the Stick route. The outside most receiver provides a vertical stretch and works for an outside release, the middle receiver provides a horizontal stretch and attacks the flat, usually via a speed out.
How do you read the snag concept?
Coverage Read for Snag Snag primarily stretches the flat defender. Whether it’s Cover 3 or Cover 2, the arrow is the first read. The corner route is typically used as an alert. If the cornerback comes up on the arrow in Cover 2, that’s when the corner route is thrown behind him.
What is y stick?
Traditionally the Y-Stick concept involves a Tight End or big-bodied Wide Receiver running the Stick Route, and we do not deviate from that tradition. This allows us to put anyone here that can catch the ball since the core of the pass progression is Flat Route to Stick Route (Outside-to-Inside read).
What is a dagger route?
The dagger concept is a passing game route combination commonly used in college and NFL playbooks. Dagger is a 3-man combination involving a vertical route from the slot receiver, a drag from the weak side for a horizontal stretch, and a 15-yard deep dig or square-in from the primary receiver.
What is a stick route in football?
The Stick route is intricate because the receiver must assess the coverage quickly. If the receiver turns and there is open space, he should settle in the opening for an easy completion. However, if a defender is tight on him, he must continue running and create separation.
How should a receiver break out of his stick route?
However, if a defender is tight on him, he must continue running and create separation. The tempo at which a receiver breaks out of his stick route depends on the coverage; against a zone he will lull out, whereas against man-to-man he will likely sprint out. Either way, the Stick route must run his route “friendly” to the Quarterback.
How does a quarterback read a stick route?
Here, the Quarterback is reading the flat defender noted in the black square. If he carries with the flat route, the correct throw is to the Stick route. If the flat defender stays where he is pre-snap, the flat route should open up. The Stick route is intricate because the receiver must assess the coverage quickly.
What is the stick-nod route double move?
Stick Nod is also a great red zone play. The Nod route double move can fake out a linebacker for an easy throw. If a linebacker plays the Nod route well like in the play above, an underneath route should open up. Below is a slightly different version of the Stick-Nod: