We have borrowed from the ideas of "Y-Corner" and the Snag or Scat concept to make it our own. Coach Brophy has a great breakdown of the concept, with video from Coach Brewer and Coach Mazzone.
Here is another great breakdown of the concept from Coach Brown on Smart Football.
A few of our coaching points at Olathe Northwest:
- This is a dropback concept for us (three steps from gun), not a quick game concept as described in the link above. We feel like this gives us the best opportunity to "go deep" with the Corner route.
- We can run this concept from Doubles (2x2) or Trips (3x1). The routes stay the same, regardless of the formation. (Diagrams below)
- The R4 Principle of "Capped/Uncapped" applies to this route. Check out the book From Headset to Helmet: Coaching the R4 Expert System by Coach Dub Maddox and Coach Darin Slack for more information.
- We are looking to hit Y on the corner route first. The QB should throw this ball on rhythm, as soon as his third step hits the ground. Last year, we completed the Y-Corner route five times over 20 yards. It has big play capabilities.
- The "Snag" is the "Read" route. The QB should look off the Corner route, then hitch up for the Snag. The QB should throw the Snag open away from the defense. The Settle & Noose drill is a great way to teach this concept.
Here is video of the concept from the 2011 season. Notice, we did not throw the Check-Release/Bubble at all. Our QB threw either the Corner or the Snag route almost every time, giving us bigger plays.
Below are older cut-ups from my old school. Notice, we never threw the Y-Corner route (However, Texas Tech does on the first play). This was before we started coaching the "Capped/Uncapped" principles. We still had completions, but they were for much shorter gains.