Opponent's playbook Steelers' outside stretch

September 08, 1996|By Mike Preston

Breakdown

The play: Steelers' outside stretch

The formation: This is an I-formation, pro right, slot left. The tight end lines up to the right, next to the offensive tackle, and two wide receivers, sometimes referred to as twins, line up split left. The fullback and halfback line up behind the quarterback, with the halfback 8 yards deep.

The action: At the snap, the two wide receivers release and block. The left offensive tackle seals the right defensive end, then heads downfield to cut off any backside pursuit. The left guard and center double-team the nose guard, then the center scrapes off to block the backside linebacker. The right tackle blocks down on the defensive tackle, the tight end blocks the left defensive end and the right guards pulls to seal on the outside linebacker. The quarterback reverse-pivots and hands off to the halfback, and the fullback lead-blocks against the strong safety around right end.

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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