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BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM

Cracking the Code of the Passing Game Puzzle

PART I
Dub Maddox OC/QB Jenks High School Jenks, OK

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM

“CRACKING THE CODE…”

The NUMBERS DRILL

1 65

MIRRORED ROUTES COVERAGE BEATERS
69 50 29 49 45 54 22 33 13 37 10 COVERAGE READS 17 30 70

DEFENDER KEY READ
41 14 21 5

IF/THEN
58 61

26

66

46

42

AUDIBLES 34
25 9 2 6

62 38

BLITZ 57 PICKUP 53
4 40

SITE ADJUSTMENTS
15 47 55

18

ROUTE CONVERSIONS 8 64
68 52 16

PROTECTION CALLS
63 19

11

HOT ROUTES
24 48

SIGHT ADJUSTMENTS
28
7

51

59

56 INSIDE OUT READ 20

VERTICAL STRETCH 31 27 UNCOVEREDS 39
23 67 43 3

60 44

HIGH LOW READ
32 36

12

PASS PLAY

35

IF/THEN

PASS PLAY

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LOCK ON IN LOCK LOCK UP

LOCK OUT

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM

PASS PLAY

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“INFORMED”

RAPID COGNITION
1. NON NEGOTIABLES 2. PROCESS

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“FEEL”

3. REPETITIONS

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2. MAN ADVANTAGE 3.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. PRESSURE QB .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE C CUSHION F COLLISION $$ C CROSSOVER COLLISION CUSHION W M S E T N E THE FIELD • 5 VERTICAL TUBES • CENTERLINE • HARD DECK • PRE SNAP CAP .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE C CUSHION F CROSSOVER COLLISION $$ C COLLISION CUSHION W M S E T N E THE FIELD • 5 VERTICAL TUBES • CENTERLINE • HARD DECK • PRE SNAP CAP .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE C F $$ C W M S E T N E IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CAP COVER 0 “DEEP” .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE ITS ALL ABOUT THE CAP COVER 1 “AWAY” .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE ITS ALL ABOUT THE LID COVER 2 “MIDDLE. STRONG” .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE ITS ALL ABOUT THE CAP COVER 3 “WEAK” .

ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS COVERAGE ITS ALL ABOUT THE CAP COVER 4 “FLAT” .

COVERAGE/WEAKNESS VIDEO PRESENTATION .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. PRESSURE QB . ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2. MAN ADVANTAGE 3.

MAN ADVANTAGE ALIGNMENT OUT NUMBER ELIGIBLE WR’S BY +1 • PREVENT QUICK OR HOT THROWS • FORCE QB TO GO QUICKER INTO HIS READS •PROVIDE SOUND ALIGNMENT FOR THE RUSH .

MAN ADVANTAGE ALIGNMENT OUT NUMBER ELIGIBLE WR’S BY +1 • PREVENT QUICK OR HOT THROWS • FORCE QB TO GO QUICKER INTO HIS READS •PROVIDE SOUND ALIGNMENT FOR THE RUSH .

MAN ADVANTAGE ALIGNMENT OUT NUMBER ELIGIBLE WR’S BY +1 • MIRRORED ROUTES .

MAN ADVANTAGE ALIGNMENT OUT NUMBER ELIGIBLE WR’S BY +1 • DEFENDER KEY •DANGER PLAYER •LOCK IN .

MAN ADVANTAGE ALIGNMENT OUT NUMBER ELIGIBLE WR’S BY +1 • DEFENDER KEY •DANGER PLAYER •LOCK IN .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM COVERAGE 3 WAYS TO NEUTRALIZE : •BRING ROUTE ATTACKING THE CENTERLINE •PLAY ACTION TO ATTACK DUAL READ DEFENDER •LOOK OFF BY THE QB’S EYES .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM COVERAGE 3 WAYS TO NEUTRALIZE : •BRING ROUTE ATTACKING THE CENTERLINE •PLAY ACTION TO ATTACK DUAL READ DEFENDER •LOOK OFF BY THE QB’S EYES .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM COVERAGE 3 WAYS TO NEUTRALIZE : •BRING ROUTE ATTACKING THE CENTERLINE •PLAY ACTION TO ATTACK DUAL READ DEFENDER •LOOK OFF BY THE QB’S EYES .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM COVERAGE ADVANTAGE OFFENSE +1 •BRING ROUTE ATTACKING THE CENTERLINE •PLAY ACTION TO ATTACK DUAL READ DEFENDER •LOOK OFF BY THE QB’S EYES .

MAN ADVANTAGE 3.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION COLLISION CAP NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. PRESSURE QB . ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2.

PRESSURE THE QB WEAPONS CAP CAP CAP CAP CAP CUSHION COLLISION CROSSOVER COLLISION CUSHION ACCELERATORS TO DELAY & DISRUPT UNTIL QB IS SACKED: • CUSHION • COLLISION • CAP .

CUSHION/COLLISION/CAP VIDEO PRESENTATION .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION COLLISION CAP NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2. MAN ADVANTAGE 3. PRESSURE QB .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM Igniting Offensive Success Through Rhythm & Rules PART II .

MAN ADVANTAGE 3. PRESSURE QB .BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION COLLISION CAP NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2.

WIN THE MAN ADVANTAGE COVERAGE C CUSHION F COLLISION $$ C CROSSOVER COLLISION CUSHION W E T x H M N E S Y F Z CONCEPT PASSING •CREATE A CONCEPT •NUMBER THE PROGRESSION •COACH THE QB .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION CLOCK CLOSURE/ COLLISION CAP NON – NEGOTIABLES 1. PRESSURE QB . ELIMINATE VERTICAL THREATS 2. MAN ADVANTAGE 3.

6 3 2 SECONDS VS.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (CUSHION/COLLISION) (CLOSURE/CAP) ACCELERATORS 0 S N A P CONFIRMATION 1.5 1.40 SEC. MAN 3 SECONDS VS. • QB CAN BUY 1 MORE SECOND OF TIME BY ESCAPING A DEFENDER . ZONE QB TIMELINE • QB MUST HAVE BALL OUT IN UNDER .8 2.2 2.

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION CLOCK CLOSURE COLLISION RHYTHM .

8 SECONDS •1 STEM / 5-7 STEP BREAK ROUTE •OFFENSIVE BLITZ •2 RHYTHM ROUTES MAKE A READ .2 2.5 1.6 3 QB DROP TIME RHYTHM ROUTES •1 ST OPTION IN PROGRESSION •ROUTES THROWN OFF LAST STEP OF DROP •BREAKS IN 1.8 2.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (1ST OPTION) RHYTHM ROUTES 0 S N A P 1.

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK VERTICAL RHYTHMS •FADE •SEAM •POST •CORNER •CROSS SNAP RHYTHMS •FALLOUT •STOP •SPEED DIG •SPEED OUT •SPOT .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION CLOCK CLOSURE COLLISION RHYTHM READ .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (2ND OPTION) READ ROUTES 0 S N A P 1.6 3 QB DROP TIME READ ROUTES • 2ND ROUTE IN PROGRESSION •ROUTES THROWN OFF HITCH/SHUFFLE STEP •BREAKS IN 2.2 2.8 2. CHAIN MOVER .2-2.6 SECONDS •DOUBLE MOVE OR DECELERATING ROUTE •ZONE BEATER.5 1.

6 •POST CORNER •DIG & GO •CORNER POST READ ROUTES 1.8 3 QB DROP TIME ROUTE TIMELINE-READ SNAP READS •DIG •CURL •COMEBACK •COMEBACK •CURL •BURST CORNER •POST DIG •CORNER POST •SNAP DIG •DRAG DRAG • •PIVOT PIVOT • .2 2.5 1.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (2ND OPTION) READ ROUTES 0 S N A P VERTICAL READS •WHEEL 2.

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION CLOCK CLOSURE COLLISION RHYTHM READ RUSH .

2 2.5 1.8 2.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (3rd OPTION) RUSH ROUTES 0 S N A P 1.6 3 QB DROP TIME RUSH ROUTES •3rd OPTION IN PROGRESSION •THROWN OFF ANY STEP IN DROP •BREAKS UNDER 5 YARDS (4 STEPS) •1 STEM ROUTE •CAN BE A HOT ROUTE OR CHECKDOWN •2 RUSH ROUTES = DEFENDER KEY .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (3rd OPTION) RUSH ROUTES 0 1.8 2.2 2.6 3 QB DROP TIME ROUTE TIMELINE-RUSH RUSH OPTION 3 •HITCH •SLANT •ARROW •BUBBLE •SHALLOW •STICK .5 1.

5 S N A P 1.BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CLOCK (TIME BUYER) RELEASE ESCAPES 1.8 2.2 2.6 QB DROP TIME RELEASE MOVES RELEASE A D B C •A GAP •B GAP •C GAP •D GAP .

BUILDING THE R4 SYSTEM CONCEPT COVERAGE CUSHION CLOCK CLOSURE COLLISION RHYTHM READ RUSH RELEASE .

CLOCK & R4 CUT UPS .