Empty Sprint Pass From 12 Personnel

By FirstDown PlayBook on May 28, 2022

When you dial up a sprint pass from empty that is a little unusual. If hat empty sprint pass comes with 12 personnel on the field you have the defense guessing. When you march 12 or 22 personnel onto the field as an offensive coordinator, odds are that the defense is going to get big with you. When they do this they have stopping some type of power football run game in mind.

Combining a personnel grouping that smells a lot like run and then using that personnel to line up in an empty backfield my seem like a stretch. However, if you have a reason for where every offensive player lines up that’s smart. This is called window dressing in some circles.

The National Football League is the best at this. Players are so closely matched in skill that the success of plays can be completely about matchups. It is your job to create the mismatch as the offensive coordinator. The personnel grouping and the formation called might all be window dressing. Just so you can match your back up with their linebacker in space.

Today’s empty sprint pass is a great example of how sometimes the personnel you play with can set you and your young quarterback up with a very manageable read and throw that fits into any game situation.

When you join FirstDown PlayBook these are the type of coaching tips you get with the play content and the coaching points. On this empty sprint pass play alone we talk about key points like:

  1. How to teach your quarterback to look for the “Alert” first.
  2. Sprint passes are easy to protect because they should be gone quickly in 3-5 steps.
  3. How sprint passes can help a young 12 year old quarterback get moving towards the throw.