Opponent's playbook JAGUARS (4-7) VS. RAVENS (3-8) 7

November 24, 1996|By Mike Preston


The formation: The formation is pro left because tight end Derek Brown (86) lines up on the left. Fullback Le'Shai Maston (35) lines up 3-5 yards behind the right tackle, and running back James Stewart (33) is 7 yards directly behind quarterback Mark Brunell (8). Wide receiver Jimmy Smith (82) is split right and fellow receiver Keenan McCardell (87) is opposite left.

The play: Most teams usually run this play to the strong side, or where the tight end lines up, but Jacksonville is different. Once the ball is snapped, Smith seals on the cornerback, McCardell goes inside to cut off pursuit and Brown blocks down on the defensive end. Center Dave Widell blocks the defensive tackle head up, and right guard Rick Tylski and right tackle Leon Searcy combine to block the play-side defensive tackle, with Tylski scraping off for the backside linebacker. Both backside, or left side, linemen, guard Ben Coleman and tackle Tony Boselli, pull to the right, with Coleman kicking out on the end and Boselli wrapping around for the inside linebacker. Maston leads through to support or block on the safety and Stewart takes a jab step to the left to give the linemen time to pull and then comes through for the handoff.

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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