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Offline calcoach

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Placement of stud...connundrum
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:04:41 PM »
Going in we thought we would not have a QB with a great arm and accuracy. So in walks this 14 year old who is every bit a great QB.

Along with him we have a player with great hands, speed, average size, and route running.

BTW I am in Canada.

I can put him at SE and split him out a bit wider, wider fields here. If the D does not put a stud on him, we can hit him all day. Then he will draw a double team and really stretch out the D opening up quite a few opportunities.

If I put him at WB he will be available for the 47 speed and pass right etc. If he gets the edge on 47 speed it will be money.

I have a good FB and HB compliment. There is another player who is decent at WB. Our other option for SE is not going to be a large threat to the opposing teams.

The question. Where would you put this player?


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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 12:12:53 PM »
If he's a stud like that, I'd want him at WB where it's even easier to make sure he gets the ball in his hands a lot even when the passing game's not clicking.  If he really is lights out running with the ball in his hands, you can build the whole offense around him and use him to set everything else up, run and pass, through fakes.

You can still throw him the ball a ton as a WB.  I find it's easier to get slot receivers open, anyway, on things like Twins sets.  As a WB, you could make a living with him running drags on bootlegs alone.  A throwback screen off a speed sweep is money, too.

With that said, if you feel you can really hit him a lot on passes as a SE and you have a decent WB, you could put him there or even cross train the new kid to play both positions.

For our offense, which is not DCWT (very important disclaimer!) but is a Wing-T based gun thing, SE is typically where we stick the kids we have left over after we put our best at HB and QB.  We pretty much just want our SEs to stand out wide so the defense covers them, block a little, and catch a pass once in a blue moon.

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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 12:28:25 PM »
Thank you Coach Arnold.




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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 01:30:47 PM »
WB
WB
WB


When you said decent player for the other guy that sealed it for me

To bad he aint left handed
I had a left handed WB who threw awesome on the run to his left on a 47 speed and the TE was WIDE OPEN just about everytime unless the TE tripped
Robert

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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 05:38:59 PM »

I can put him at SE and split him out a bit wider, wider fields here.

Wider fields have nothing to do with where you place the SE.  He's positioned for crack, reverse, and counter first - All running plays.  Move him out and it's harder to throw the post (#3) or the out (#2). 

If you put that stud at WB, and I agree you do, the non-stud SE's will do much better off lined up close than lined up far.  Oh!  And when that WB runs left with the ball, make sure he carries it in his left hand.
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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »
I will be putting him at WB tonight.

Thanks for all the input coaches.


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Re: Placement of stud...connundrum
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 07:39:33 PM »
No problem coach, Tell us how it went
Robert

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