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THUNDER/LIGHTNING CRACK SCREEN INSTRUCTIONAL

64-74 (2 Receiver Side)

95-195 (3 Receiver Side)

Main Summary
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Green-Gold I nstructional

90 “Green” & “Gold”

BACKSIDE: FRONTSIDE:
Use Slant rules! Inside most WR/SLOT Flares,
everyone else Blocks!
“FLARE BOX”:
Area from 1 yd inside Flare man
C to 1 yard outside 2nd to last blocker
If defenders outnumber blockers, 1
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know pre-snap that you’ll work
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In this example, there is 1 blocker
in the box, sothrow the Flare if 1
“90 Green” Shown or fewer defenders are there.
BS OUTS: 3 step SLANT.
SLANT. Must attack the INSIDE LEG of the DB over you. Adjust angle of break based on alignment of
CB. SLANT. Must attack the INSIDE LEG of the man over you. LOOKIE adjustment if man over you widens!
BS INSIDE: 2 step SLANT.
FS INSIDE: FLARE.
FLARE. Split at least 5 yards off T/TE, deepen slightly,
slightly, because ball must be caught behind L.O.S. Push off
inside foot (“Speed skater step”), keeping shoulders parallel to LOS, gain width fast. Turn head to QB on 2nd
step, keeping shoulders square, find ball. R.A.C. course is just like Sweep--trust your speed, stretch it to the
outside, cut up only off the block of #1!
#1! MUST FALL ON INCOMPLETE PASS - POSSIBLE LATERAL!
FS OTHER: STALK.
STALK. Identify the man ON to INSIDE you and stalk his OUTSIDE SHOULDER. Break down EARLY! Vs. an
outside press CB (Cov 2), use quick “Roadrunner” technique. Can “Crack” across the board v. man coverage.
QB: Pre-snap read the “Flare Box.” If blockers are equal to or greater than defenders in the Flare box, throw FLARE
off 2nd step--firm ball 6” in front of Flare man. Pedal backward right after the throw. If your Flare man is covered
down, work the backside Slant(s) off a 3-step drop as you normally would in 99.
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84-85 Instructional

84-85 “FLOW” SCREEN


BS WR: Run the play indicated by the 2nd number, either
running the appropriate route or blocking. SELL IT!
85-64 v. “SPLIT” BS TE: FIRM 60-70 protection. Block the man on you.
BS T: FIRM 60-70 protection. Must not give ground!

C C BS G: FIRM 60-70 protection. Must not give ground!


CENTER: LATER rules. 60-70 set for a 2 second count,
then release full speed to the “B
“B” lane, block first wrong-
colored jersey anticipating the FS LB being in your course.
W M S R FS G: LATER rules. 60-70 set for a 2 second count, release
flat, full speed to the “A
“A” lane, block first wrong-colored
E T T E jersey. If 1st wrong-jersey is cracked (which it should be),
continue on flat path, searching for someone until you reach
1001 1001 the numbers, then turn up. As you pass set “eye the spy.”
4x4 1002 1002
FS T: “OPEN THE WINDOW.” You do this by retreating in
your demeanor as fast as you can, showing hands, selling
Open this “Hinge,” avoiding engagement as long as your man will
rush upfield. Keep inside leverage as you do this. If he
“window” stops or crosses your face, redirect off your outside foot
and drive him into the pile! YOU ARE THE GUY THAT
MAKES THIS PLAY GO!
FS Inside: SEAM. Get out of Dodge.
FS Outside: LEVELS CRACK. Crack the first short
Screen Man: Hide yourself in the traffic of the frontside linemen defender inside you. Work 9 technique to 1st LB to safety
by keeping your pads low, and “time it” so that you’re arriving in level. Push upfield as long and as deep as the alignment of
the window at a spot 4 yards deep, 4 yards outside the tackle, the potential crack victims allow. THIS IS A CRITICAL
just as the linemen begin pulling. Turn and show numbers to BLOCK. Time it and don’t engage too soon!
QB as you arrive at the spot, being careful not to drift to the R: Fake the play call of the 2nd number. If no one else is
sideline. Catch the ball, tuck it, and turn to find the kick-out indicated, you become the “Screen Man,” follow Screen man
block of the G. The running lane should occur in a crease rules after your initial faking. If someone else is the
between the kick out block of the G and the crack block of the Screener, help build a solid wall on the backside of the
WR. Get North and South, get the sideline if possible.
screen by executing normal 60-70 frontside protection
responsibilities.
QB: SELL the play indicated by the 2 number by your eyes and your body language. After a full sell, set your feet
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distinctly, then drift for depth to find an open “window” to the screener. Throw through an open window and avoid throwing
over people if possible. Snap your wrist to make the ball come down “on” the screener.
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86-87 Instructional

86-87 “SHOVEL”
FS Outs: Inside stalk man on. Alert for “Bomb” call!
FS Ins: Inside stalk man on. KEY block! Must maintain!
86-43 v. “SPLIT” FS TE: Base rules, no E.M.O.L. Make use of a hard rip move!

“BASE RULES”
RULES”
C *Block the man on you whichever way he wants to go. If
C Poss. Slam & Slide uncovered, release to the first LB over to inside you. Use
his leverage & movement against him…block becomes
R W S SS an A, B, or C DRIVE.
DRIVE
*If the man in your Base rule happens to be the man
we’re not blocking (E.M.O.L. in this case), work back to
E T T E the next LB backside!
*Any blocker working back to a LB should take a 6” step
inside first! If the lineman inside you has a head-up or
outside down lineman on him, Slam that lineman and
Slide off to your LB! This is NOT a Combo for movement!
*You cannot be wrong unless you LOSE CONTACT! Drive
your feet and finish the block! This is true one-on-one
blocking!!

FS T: Base rules, no E.M.O.L. Make use of a hard rip move!


FS G: Base rules.
CENTER: Base rules.
R: Fake the action called – SELL IT by rolling over the ball & BS G: Base rules.
running with your head down for 3 steps. Let BS Slot clear in
front of you. Accelerate through fake on a course through BS T: Base rules
BSLB, forcing him to tackle you!
QB: Pre-snap read on FS E.M.O.L. to get a clue as to where BS TE: Base rules.
he is and what he might do. Sell the action called, snap your BS WR: Convoy, cut off deep middle 1/3 saf. TD Block!
head around and take a picture of E.M.O.L.’s shoulders. Get
depth and burst for width at the same time to force him to BS Slot: Deepen off the ball by alignment, split according
make a decision. Unless he closes down or you see to your speed. Come flat down the line, look pitch in, find
someone in your pitch path, flip the ball forward 1 foot in G’s block and make a strong L cut up into the hole inside
front of the Slot as he comes through. If E.M.O.L. really him. Get N/S at the first opportunity!
closes his shoulders down or you can’t pitch cleanly, step
around E.M.O.L. and accelerate North and South quickly.
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88-89 Instructional

88-89 “QUICK SCREEN”


All other FS receivers/FS TE/Offset H-B: Split 5 yds inside
next man out, Inside-out block the first short defender
1 89-48 v. “SPLIT” outside you. Goal is to time the block so it happens as
screener catches the ball. Push up as much as your
C
C 2 EYES! 3 EYES!
EYES!
defender’s depth allows, timing the block and softening the
man over you. Make your defender run under your block!
Lead and adjust with your EYES!
W M S R FST: WINDOW to AMBUSH.
AMBUSH. Vertical set with 2 kick steps &
inside arm up to bring outside rusher upfield and ‘open a

E T T E window’ for QB to throw through. If possible, club him


upfield after 2nd kick step, turn inside and ‘ambush’ any
threat to QB’s throwing lane. If DE crosses your face,
redirect off outside foot, crush him into pile.
**2-man rule: If you have a 2-man call, set vertically & block
the man that shows in B gap, letting the widest go
FSG: BLOCK #2 FROM SIDELINE.
SIDELINE. Must NOT let a DL play
down the middle of you on the line. Find #2 pre-snap! Power
Club... then Ambush! Drive/Cut man if he crosses/sits step set on the line to your man’s easiest edge, punch the
seam of his shoulder for 1 count (set opposite most
FS Outs or called: SCREEN MAN. MAN. Must split 14 yds from OT dangerous technique w/ one arm extended if uncovered).
no matter where you are in formation. Initial step v. off CB is 1 Pull FLAT lead & adjust with your eyes, trap the man inside
giant step with pads forward; v. press CB, use 3 quick steps & out, make him try to run under you.
widen a bit. The tighter the C the wider your upfield angle.
After initial step(s), come inside behind L.O.S. at 85% speed. CENTER: SEAL #3 FROM SIDELINE.
SIDELINE. Same on the line
Catch ball and get into the ‘funnel’ created by G’s kickout. Ball emphasis/technique as the G, pre-snap locate #3, lead &
should be caught 5-6 yds outside OT. Pick up blocks on LBs in adjust with your eyes on the block. If your man widens past
your vision…trust the funnel! If C seals, get back to sideline you, engage and ride him by the screen man.
after 1st level…if he benches, slide inside his block! BS G: ONE COUNT AMBUSH.
AMBUSH. Inside set as on 90 protection
BS Rec: Inside stalk man on. Be alert for ‘Mirror’ call. for 1 count, then turn and ‘ambush’ anyone that shows in
the throwing/screen lane behind the line of scrimmage.
R: If the play indicated by the second digit involves you By game plan, we can have you 1 count seal BSLB.
carrying the ball, carry out that fake (e.g., fake “Toss” in “89- ‘Mirror’ call tells you to execute same assignment as FSG!
48.” Otherwise, block the first short defender outside you.
QB: Straight drop with small steps if no action called, flash BS T: WINDOW.
WINDOW. Same assignment, rules, and technique as
fake of play indicated if an action is called. Look backside on FST, but with no ambush duty.
initial footwork, then get up on your toes for the throw to the
Screen man, hitting him on the upfield shoulder with a touch
throw, throwing him into ‘the funnel.’ On ‘Mirror,’ can pick a
side based on #s and/or go BS if FS gets spied.
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88-89 You Draw It

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Thunder-Lightning I nstructional

“Thunder” & “Lightning”

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“Thunder” Shown
FS INSIDE: 1 STEP SLANT.
SLANT. Push one step upfield, Speed Break, snap head around on Skinny Slant. Expect the ball right
away and get NORTH immediately after catching it. Know where next LB in front of you is!
FS MID: JUKE.
JUKE. Turn & face QB right where you are. Receive ball on upfield number and ATTACK straight North & South
with pads forward to get six yards. Look to split short defenders!
FS OUTS: GO POCKET.
POCKET. MUST Outside release regardless. Attract CB’s attention.

QB: Look at the pre-snap alignment of the short defender, throw where he isn’t on the snap. If throwing Slant, see
MLB in front of it, keep him as skinny as you can with the throw. If throwing the Juke, get the ball on his upfield
shoulder pad! Footwork is just like Green/Gold
OL: 90/190.
90/190. Protect 90/190 to the side called (Thunder
(Thunder = 90, Lightning = 190)

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82-83 Instructional

82-83 “QUICK SCREEN”


All other FS receivers/FS TE/Offset H-B: Split 5 yds inside
next man out, Inside-out block the first short defender
83 “Y” v. “SPLIT” outside you. Goal is to time the block so it happens as
screener catches the ball. Push up as much as your
1 C defender’s depth allows, timing the block and softening the
man over you. Make your defender run under your block!
C 2 3 EYES! 4 EYES! Lead and adjust with your EYES!

R W M S FST: WINDOW to AMBUSH.


AMBUSH. Vertical set with 2 kick steps &
inside arm up to bring outside rusher upfield and ‘open a
window’ for QB to throw through. If possible, club him
E T T E upfield after 2nd kick step, turn inside and ‘ambush’ any
threat to QB’s throwing lane. If DE crosses your face,
redirect off outside foot, crush him into pile.
**2-man rule: If you have a 2-man call, set vertically & block
the man that shows in B gap, letting the widest go
BS G: ONE COUNT AMBUSH.
AMBUSH. Inside set as on 90 protection
for 1 count, then turn and ‘ambush’ anyone that shows in
the throwing/screen lane behind the line of scrimmage.
By game plan, we can have you 1 count seal BSLB.
FS Outs: If not called as the Screen man, INSIDE STALK man on. ‘Mirror’ call tells you to execute same assignment as FSG!
BS T: WINDOW.
WINDOW. Same assignment, rules, and technique as
FS Outs or called: SCREEN MAN. MAN. Must split 14 yds from OT FST, but with no ambush duty.
no matter where you are in formation. Initial step v. off CB is 1
giant step with pads forward; v. press CB, use 3 quick steps & IDENTICAL TO 88-89 EXCEPT:
widen a bit. The tighter the C the wider your upfield angle. •Any receiver outside the Screener FS must inside stalk!
After initial step(s), come inside behind L.O.S. at 85% speed. •FSG & C change numbering system--FSG kicks #3, C
Catch ball and get into the ‘funnel’ created by G’s kickout. Ball seals #4. Technique is no different!
should be caught 5-6 yds outside OT. Pick up blocks on LBs in
your vision…trust the funnel! If C seals, get back to sideline FSG: BLOCK #3 FROM SIDELINE.
SIDELINE. Must NOT let a DL play
after 1st level…if he benches, slide inside his block! down the middle of you on the line. Find #2 pre-snap! Power
R: If the play indicated by the second digit involves you step set on the line to your man’s easiest edge, punch the
carrying the ball, carry out that fake (e.g., fake “Toss” in “89- seam of his shoulder for 1 count (set opposite most
48.” Otherwise, block the first short defender outside you. dangerous technique w/ one arm extended if uncovered).
QB: Straight drop with small steps if no action called, flash Pull FLAT lead & adjust with your eyes, trap the man inside
fake of play indicated if an action is called. Look backside on out, make him try to run under you.
initial footwork, then get up on your toes for the throw to the CENTER: SEAL #4 FROM SIDELINE.
SIDELINE. Same on the line
Screen man, hitting him on the upfield shoulder with a touch emphasis/technique as the G, pre-snap locate #3, lead &
throw, throwing him into ‘the funnel.’ On ‘Mirror,’ can pick a adjust with your eyes on the block. If your man widens past
side based on #s and/or go BS if FS gets spied. you, engage and ride him by the screen man.
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82-83 You Draw It

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Crack Screen Instructional

“CRACK SCREEN”
FS Ins & Outs Rec: CRACK.
CRACK. Identify 1st short defender
inside you pre-snap. Push 3 steps straight upfield (fewer if

1 CRACK SCREEN Rt. v. “SPLIT” he’s tight/attacking vertically), turn shoulders perpendicular
to L.O.S. and come inside under control, eyeballing his belt
buckle. Adjust your course with your EYES and FEET
C 2 EYES! EYES! EYES! C together, settle and absorb him. HE WILL PURSUE AND
COME TO YOU. Don’t go running hard inside after him, or
W M S R you’ll overrun and MISS.
FST: WINDOW to AMBUSH.
AMBUSH. Same responsibilty as on FS of
88-89. Vertical set with 2 kick steps & inside arm up to bring
E T T E outside rusher upfield and ‘open a window’ for QB to throw
through. If possible, club him upfield after 2nd kick step,
turn inside and ‘ambush’ any threat to the window. If he
crosses your face, redirect off outside foot, crush him into
pile.
**2-man rule: If you have a 2-man call, set vertically & block
the man that shows in B gap, letting the widest go
FSG: 1 COUNT KICKOUT: 1st wrong color jersey to CB. CB.
Same set as on FS of 88-89. Must NOT let a DL play down
the middle of you on the line. Find CB pre-snap! Power step
Low pads! Get lost! set on the line to your man’s easiest edge, punch the seam of
his shoulder for 1 count (set opposite most dangerous
technique w/ 1 arm extended if uncovered). Pull FLAT on a
Club... then Ambush!
Drive/Cut man if he crosses/sits full speed course, eye CB, block any wrong-colored jersey
along the way. If nothing has shown when you get to the #s,
ALL offenders from BSG back execute as though they were on turn up! 1 count, SEAL #3 FROM SIDELINE BACKSIDE.
frontside of 88-89! CENTER: BACKSIDE.
88-89!
Same as 88-89!
88-89! If your man is blocked stay on same
BS G: 1 count set, BLOCK #2 FROM SIDELINE.
SIDELINE. Same rules course, try to get ahead of play, NEVER block behind the
you use on frontside of 88-89!
88-89! play!
R: Offset to the outside cheek of the G on the side of the
BS T: WINDOW to AMBUSH.
AMBUSH. Vertical set, 2 kick steps, open Screen call. Step up with LOW PADS into B gap, as though
the window by bringing DE upfield with you. Same blocking 90-190. Feel OT & his man leave, then slip into the
techniques & adjustments as FST. ‘window’ underneath them, BEHIND THE L.O.S. Break flat and
look for ball (like an Arrow). Catch, turn, run off crack blocks
BS Ins Rec: Split 5 yds inside next man out, Inside-out block to hip of pulling G, turn North on first daylight & split people!
the first short defender outside you. Exactly the same as QB: Quick 5 steps straight back (3 from Gun), stare at BSLB
frontside of 88-89 for 1st 2 steps. Find ‘Window’ and R on last 1-2 steps, anchor
BS Outs or called: SCREEN MAN.MAN. Must split 14 yds from OT and throw a firm ball through his shoulder pad through the
no matter where you are in formation. Steps, technique, run throwing lane. Do not throw over people! If window is closed
after catch keys are eExactly the same as frontside of 88-89 or you like #s better pre-snap on the BS, get up on your toes
and execute 88-89 to the backside!
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