Adult 7v7 Flag Football: NFL Seam Concept

By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 7, 2021

Okay, Adult 7v7 flag football folks, let’s stretch the field. We are not going to stretch it like you think. Look, if you have adult 7v7 flag football players who can line up and run vertically to get open every time, you do not need us. Line up, call four verticals every play, launch it, and go enjoy an adult beverage after the game.

Now back to the 99.9% of the rest of us. Stretching the field can be done in more ways than one. A great way to do it is to get a player down the seam who the defense does not expect. You might be thinking that this is going to take longer to develop. Yes, it does. That’s why you have to have an outlet to compensate for this seam concept.

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You can see that we have cheated our back forward a little in this formation. You should too. On the snap, this back is going to release vertically and also get width to be friendly to the QB. You can read this seam concept a couple of different ways. If you have a speedy and talented X, then read it X to H, then back down to the F. The defense will be nervous about the X and probably lean that way. If so, then your QB should get back inside to the H.

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Honestly, what we really love about this play, and others like it, is the under route. Check downs are boring, right? Not if they are coming underneath at 100 MPH and have the ball in their hands. We like this so much that we think you can leave the X out of the read and just go high to low with the H to F.

There are more traditional ways to throw verticals. If you want to do this with your outside receivers then that is a great weapon too. Just make sure that you equip the outside receivers with a curl route to keep the secondary honest. The Hank concept is a good way to do that.

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