Wednesday, September 15, 2004

The Waggle for Split Backs

If you have ever managed to shut-down a Wing-T offense only to have them convert 3rd down after 3rd down with the boot-action Waggle pass, you can appreciate the Waggle's effectiveness. It's a great play - the TE crossing is deadly versus a cover 3 or cover 2 zone... and the FB in the flat can really give you fits whether you run zone or man. This particular version of the Waggle uses both backs to do the job of the Wing-T FB, which leaves you a little thin on back-side protection should the QB be forced to pull-up short in his boot action. However, when we call this play, our HB in the flat or TE crossing is so open the QB doesn't have to hold the football long. Your mileage may vary. The trap is also pretty good out of this backfield action as well.

Coach Smith

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