H Angle & H Angle Return Off A Quarters Beater

By FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 20, 2023
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Looking for a place to take a shot down the field? Want to have the best of both worlds with a 7 man protection possibility in the mix and answers underneath? H Angle and H Angle Return is one way to get all of this. It also gets your running back involved in the passing game too.

This could be 7 man protection with the backs  scanning for the safeties in case of pressure. However, it also allows you to get one or both backs out into a route if you choose.

If you are going to get the backs out just make sure you have an answer if there is pressure or if there is a breakdown up front with protection. This play can provide all of that. It also gives you a quarters beater with the high low provided by your Tight End and Flanker.

The Mike Linebacker Will Sit Inside Waiting On The Angle Route At Some Point

If you run this play off of your base play (F or H Angle) then it is even better.  After awhile the Mike linebacker is going to sit inside waiting to wall the H on the angle route. Give your Quarterback a nice simple Y to H to F triangle read with the idea that the ball gets in the hands of your H in this picture. You can also just keep your F in to full time protect like we have in the drawing below.

H Angle & H Angle Return

It is important that your Tight End gets his depth on this play. If you are playing a team that likes to play quarters coverage on the two receiver side then you can alert your quarterback to this if he can handle it. If the quarters safety bites on the Y then he can take the shot to the Z who must get inside of the corner to that side.

You Can Run H Pump Post Off Of This Too

The Tight End can do a lot to grab that safety just by staring at him as he gets to the top of his route ready to break to the sideline. Vs quarters the Tight End can even be a little deeper on his route than ten yards. Of course it always helps if you have an X who can line up on the single receiver side and win if you get man coverage or even cover 3 in this picture.

The offensive line would protect the four down to the Mike linebacker and the Sam linebacker. The Y or the H can provide you with a convenient hot throw if both of these two Linebackers pressure from the strong side. Vs a Will Linebacker and Free Safety blitz the X can sight adjust with a dart route or you can just let your QB stay with his hot throws strong.

Jim Hamilton