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VIDEO: EVEN-NUMBERED ROUTES
VIDEO: ODD-NUMBERED ROUTES

“Dagger” Call “Peg” Call


INSTRUCTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL
VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2

VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4 BURST REL


“Peg Wrap”
“Dagger Wrap” INSTRUCTIONAL
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2

“Flag” INSTRUCTIONAL PREVIOUS SLIDE


Backside Instructional A: Rules

BACKSIDE ROUTES
•On the backside of any route, we
will always have one player working
the NUMBERS area of the field...
## 12-14 yds S S ..and a player working the HASH area.
Make break (2 yards on either side of the hash)
(if any) here
•The player working the Numbers is
assigned a “GO READ,” and the
player on the hash is assigned a
C “SEAM READ.”
8-10 yds
Make your decision here! •The GO READ bases his break on
what the Cornerback does...
..and the SEAM READ works off the
nearest Safety, whether he starts in the
middle of the field or near the hash.
•The KEYS:
•Be DECISIVE--make a decision and
go! (Don’t give the QB a “no read!”)
•Stay out of the other receiver’s area!
•Great Backside routes are critical!
Rules / Reads BIG plays happen on the back side!
GO READ: Attack the outside leg of the CB over you, break his cushion, and plan on beating him deep...
…at 8 yards, if you determine that you can’t get deep, break back inside, working toward QB’s vision,
but NEVER crossing the hash! (Rule: “If you’re even, you’re leavin’”...go by him deep)
SEAM READ.
READ. Must release cleanly & avoid underneath LBs. Regain “verticality,” read S & make decision between 8 & 10
yds …if the safety rotates away from you,
you, leaving the middle, stay on your vertical course!
…if the safety stays deep over top of you,
you, break flat across the middle (“DIG”) at 12-14, look for a hole
…if he opens quickly to you & crosses your face (most likely f/ hash), cross his--break
his--break to a Thin Post inside him
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Backside Instructional B: Who Does What - Even

BACKSIDE: Who Does What

•The LAST digit of a play call tells the


backside receivers which one has
## S S the GO READ and which has the
SEAM READ!
•If the last digit is EVEN,
(e.g., 60, 70, 62, 72, 64, 76, etc.),
the OUTSIDE receiver has the
C GO READ...
..and the INSIDE receiver has the
SEAM READ.

O
I

Rules / Reads
GO READ: Attack the outside leg of the CB over you, break his cushion, and plan on beating him deep...
…at 8 yards, if you determine that you can’t get deep, break back inside, working toward QB’s vision,
but NEVER crossing the hash! (Rule: “If you’re even, you’re leavin’”...go by him deep)
SEAM READ.
READ. Must release cleanly & avoid underneath LBs. Regain “verticality,” read S & make decision between 8 & 10
yds …if the safety rotates away from you,
you, leaving the middle, stay on your vertical course!
…if the safety stays deep over top of you,
you, break flat across the middle at 12-14, look for a hole
…if he opens quickly to you & crosses your face (most likely f/ hash), cross his--break
his--break to a Thin Post inside him
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Backside Instructional C: Who Does What - Odd

BACKSIDE: Who Does What

•The LAST digit of a play call tells the


backside receivers which one has
## S S the GO READ and which has the
SEAM READ!
•If the last digit is EVEN,
(e.g., 60, 70, 62, 72, 64, 76, etc.),
the OUTSIDE receiver has the
C GO READ...
..and the INSIDE receiver has the
SEAM READ.
•If the last digit is ODD,
(e.g., 61, 71, 65, 75, etc.),
O the INSIDE receiver has the
I GO READ...
..and the OUTSIDE receiver has the
SEAM READ.

Rules / Reads
GO READ: Attack the outside leg of the CB over you, break his cushion, and plan on beating him deep...
…at 8 yards, if you determine that you can’t get deep, break back inside, working toward QB’s vision,
but NEVER crossing the hash! (Rule: “If you’re even, you’re leavin’”...go by him deep)
SEAM READ.
READ. Must release cleanly & avoid underneath LBs. Regain “verticality,” read S & make decision between 8 & 10
yds …if the safety rotates away from you,
you, leaving the middle, stay on your vertical course!
…if the safety stays deep over top of you,
you, break flat across the middle at 12-14, look for a hole
…if he opens quickly to you & crosses your face (most likely f/ hash), cross his--break
his--break to a Thin Post inside him
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Dagger Instructional

BACKSIDE: “DAGGER” call

## S
•Special call that “locks in” our
Snap head, Inside Man runs Backside routes
Begin 4-5 yd work for up the Seam
slightly •Used to clear out the nearest
“Big”
Speed Break ‘negative’ angle safety and create a void for the Dig!
at 14 without losing
speed at 17-18.
17-18.

v. Press Top #s
Split mid #s,
use BURST (Hash)
Hash +2
release

OUTSIDE RECEIVER: Speed Dig. Dig. Base your split on the CB over you. If he’s soft, go Top of #s or Hash +2 if on far hash; if
he’s pressed, split Middle #s or Hash +4 to give yourself room for an angled “Burst” release to get clearance inside. After
initial release, accelerate straight upfield to a depth of 14, use a ‘Big’ (arced) Speed break to a depth of 18, using your inside
elbow & head snap to pull your body around without losing speed as you ‘run around the corner.’ You MUST come
underneath the Seam and work into an open window beyond the first underneath defender. Acccelerate across at 100% v.
man, 60% v. zone. *If you hear “B” at the end of the call, the QB is coming to you sooner, so Speed break 10 to 14. 14.
NEXT MAN IN: Seam.Seam. Your job is to clear an area for the Dig! Widen split to Hash +2, take best available release (prefer
outside), hit the jets & Stay on Seam. If Saf stops his feet or rotates away, expect the ball. Otherwise, sprint & don’t look
back.If, by game plan, “Dagger” is always your first read when we call this, use a 5 step Angle Pop-up drop. If it is a
QB:
secondary read, use the drop associated with the Frontside combination. Read is the Jack or BS Safety. If he stops his feet
or turns his hips, abort your drop and get a 2 ball to the Seam NOW, just as you would in normal Backside progression. If he
stays deep, shuffle up and lead the Dig into a window, being careful to throw through lanes and not over people.
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Dagger Wrap Instructional

BACKSIDE: “DAGGER Wrap”

##
Snap head, Outside Man runs
S
Begin 4-5 yd work for •Outside two receivers trade
up the Seam
“Big” slightly normal “Dagger” assignments,
Speed Break ‘negative’ angle using crossed or ‘wrapped’
at 13 without losing releases to gain leverage &
speed at 17.
17. confuse the defense
C

#s
minus 1
3-4 yds inside
Outside receiver

OUTSIDE RECEIVER: Wrap Seam. Seam. Becomes just like a Seam Read on Odd # routes, but with a tighter split (1 yd inside the
#s), and no read (you always stay on Seam!). If man inside you is on the ball, give him clearance; otherwise, release 1st, get
to 1-2 yards outside the seam, and hit the jets vertically, expecting the ball if the safety stops his feet or leaves.
NEXT MAN IN: Wrap Dig.Dig. Split wider than normal, 3-4 yards inside the Outside receiver. Take an outside angle on your
release to get to a spot over the Outside receiver’s original position, 5-6 yards deep. If you’re ON the ball, release 1st; if OFF,
give up the right of way to the outside receiver.Straighten without losing speed, then execute a Speed Dig at 13 and rounds to
17. Final break should be underneath the Seam; accelerate through break and get inside first underneath defender into an
open window. You should cross at 100% v. man, 60% v. zone. *If you hear “B” at the end of the call, the QB is coming to you
sooner, so Speed break 9 to 13.
13.
QB: If, by game plan, “Dagger” is always your first read when we call this, use a 5 step Angle Pop-up drop. If it is a
secondary read, use the drop associated with the Frontside combination. Read is the Jack or BS Safety. If he stops his feet
or turns his hips, abort your drop and get a 2 ball to the Seam NOW, just as you would in normal Backside progression. If he
stays deep, shuffle up and lead the Dig into a window, being careful to throw through lanes and not over people.
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Peg Instructional

BACKSIDE: “PEG” call

##
Begin 4-5 yd
“Big”
•Special call that “locks in” our
Snap head,
Speed Break work for Backside routes
at 14 •Used to ‘Peg’ an underneath
slightly Push
‘negative’ straight defender, drawing him up to create
angle up to 8 a void for the Dig!
without Engage nearest

C losing speed B defender with


eyes, drive back
at 17-18.
17-18.
to 6, show
hands, stay
open

v. Press Top #s
Split mid #s,
use BURST (Hash) Hash +3
release

OUTSIDE RECEIVER: Speed Dig. Dig. Base your split on the CB over you. If he’s soft, go Top of #s or Hash +2 if on far hash; if
he’s pressed, split Middle #s or Hash +4 to give yourself room for an angled “Burst” release to get clearance inside. After
initial release, accelerate straight upfield to a depth of 14, use a ‘Big’ (arced) Speed break to a depth of 18, using your inside
elbow & head snap to pull your body around without losing speed as you ‘run around the corner.’ You MUST come
underneath the Seam and work into an open window beyond the first underneath defender. Acccelerate across at 100% v.
man, 60% v. zone. *If you hear “B” at the end of the call, the QB is coming to you sooner, so Speed break 10 to 14. 14.
NEXT MAN IN: Peg. Peg. Your job is to engage the short defender over/inside you and draw him to you to open the Dig! Split Hash
+3, release straight up the field to 8 yards, staring the defender down. Plant and come back to 6, showing hands, working
open.If, by game plan, “Peg” is always your first read when we call this, use a 5 step Angle Pop-up drop. If it is a secondary
QB:
read, use the drop associated with the Frontside combination. Simply read for a clear lane to throw the Dig. If you get it, hit
him as he makes his break and clears the short defender, throwing him into the open hole with a zipped ball. If you don’t like
the throwing lane, reset feet & hit the Peg late as he works open & makes eye contact.
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Pe g Wrap Instructional

BACKSIDE: “PEG Wrap”


Drumroll/lean/
stab v. hip to hip
## coverage to
create separation •Outside two receivers trade
normal “Peg” assignments, using
Begin 4-5 yd crossed or ‘wrapped’ releases to
“Big” Snap head,
Speed Break Push to gain leverage & confuse the
work for
at 13
slightly
7-8 defense
‘negative’ •It is generally preferable to have
angle the Outside man OFF the L.O.S.
C withoutB Engage nearest
defender with (Ron/Lou, Rex/Lex, etc.)
losing speed eyes, drive back
at 17.
17. to 6, show
hands, stay
open

3 yds inside
Top #s Outside
(Hash) receiver

OUTSIDE RECEIVER: Wrap Peg. Peg. Your job is to engage the short defender over the inside man and draw him to you to open
the Dig! Split Top of #s, release to a point 7-8 yards over the original position of the Inside man, staring the defender down.
Give the Inside receiver the ‘right of way.’ Plant and come back to 6, showing hands, working open.
NEXT MAN IN: Wrap Dig.Dig. Split 3 yards inside the Outside receiver. Take an outside angle on your release to get to a spot
over the Outside receiver’s original position, 5-6 yards deep. You release 1st. Straighten without losing speed, then execute a
Speed Dig at 13, rounding to 17…You should get the feel of wrapping around the short defender while out of his sight line;
accelerate through break and get into an open window. You should cross at 100% v. man, 60% v. zone. *If you hear “B” at the
end of the call, the QB is coming to you sooner, so Speed break 10 to 14. 14.
QB: If, by game plan, “Peg” is always your first read when we call this, use a 5 step Angle Pop-up drop. If it is a secondary
read, use the drop associated with the Frontside combination. Simply read for a clear lane to throw the Dig. If you get it, hit
him as he makes his break and clears the short defender, throwing him into the open hole with a zipped ball. If you don’t like
the throwing lane, reset feet & hit the Peg late as he works open & makes eye contact.
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Flag Instructional

BACKSIDE: “FLAG”

## S S
NOD Break
on 3d-4th
11 step

10
C 9

O
Top #s I
(Hash)
OUTSIDE REC: Split Top #s or Hash. Take normal switch release, straighten HARD at 10 and stay straight for 3-4 steps.
Make strong eye contact with the safety, wherever he is. Nod off your last step and accelerate SKINNY to the ‘Flag’, going as
high as you need to in order to get over top of the CB. Throw will have a lot of air on it; look over your outside shoulder and
adjust your angle on the run.
INSIDE REC (If one): Run Go Read course, working HARD to attract CB attention/eye contact. Hook up at 11, show hands
as though getting the ball, come back to 9 yards and sit as a late outlet.
QB: The BS “Flag” is always primary when attached to a call. 5 angle pop-up, even if in gun, look safety off HARD, possibly
with a short pump AS you drop. Off your pop up, snap shoulders & hips suddenly to backside, find the throwing corridor
between the BS CB and safety…take Flag route to the deepest possible spot in the corridor with a big 3 ball, using javelin
step if needed…let Flag run under ball. Corridor is defined as 1/2 way between C & S…if you miss, miss HIGH, not flat. If CB
has deep leverage and/or is turning and running under it, come off to Outside Sit (if available) to THROW AWAY.
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