Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Y-Corner powered by R4

As a follow up to my previous post "Going Deep with the Shallow Cross", I wanted to show how the R4 principles have given us the opportunity for huge plays with the Air Raid "Y-Corner" concept.

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:

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.

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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.

1 comment:

  1. this is a great concept and my bread and butter play in our youth team. next to the big play potential of your version, it is also possible to run this more conservativly for easier completions for the quarterback:

    begin the read-progression with the flat (either the swing from a runningback or with a real flat-route from the Y/TE out of 3x1). the triangle-logic keeps the same plus we teach a little rub by the snag route to open up the flats in a cover 1 or 3.

    i think i caught the logic behind the 'rhythm'-concept. its the most difficult throw to make in a pass-pattern and the quarterback should be on time to make it a safe completion (throw before the receiver makes his cut). if you throw it too late (as we do) it could get picked by the safety. i feel unsure to look first on this throw because of our little potential at quarterback, but if we see that the safety can cover our corner in a 1-high-coverage (we dont see 2-highs), i call a backside backside-post and make it the 3rd read instead of the corner-route to punish and make him play sound again. thats my little something to that.

    you can also change the snag-route and make it a whip, where the receiver sprints out again instead of settle down and looking for green grass. that makes it a good flood-concept and a wonderful sprint-out pass-concept and is a little change-up for the defense that looks the same to the original concept.

    another little twist i found was to run a wheel instead of a corner-route. this takes advantage of a defense jumping short routes (it then looks like our quick-pass where we run a slant-flat-combo) but ends up at the same spot where the corner-route does and so makes no difference in the logic of the concept.

    coach i really appreciate your work. i loved the post about the shallow-cross. i always wanted to add this, to stress the linebackers, but didnt really felt sure about the read-progression until your post came up and now i will add this one finally to the playbook.

    im looking forward to the next posts, thank you for this blog

    greetings from germany, coach b