Opponent's playbook

November 01, 1998|By Mike Preston

Jaguars' Y-in, Z-option

Formation: Pro right, one-back set.

The action: At the snap, the offensive linemen lock into their pass-protection sets. Tight end Pete Mitchell (83), split wide left, and receiver Jimmy Smith (82), split right, run out-and-up routes and fullback Daimon Shelton (31) runs a flare to the left. Tight end Damon Jones (88), lined up on the right, runs a 12-yard curl route, but at the same time slot receiver Keenan McCardell (87) runs and breaks off Jones after 5 yards, hoping to get a pick. If the Ravens are in man-to-man defense, McCardell keeps running across the middle. If they are in a zone, McCardell breaks it off and doubles back. McCardell is the primary target, with Jones the second option for quarterback Mark Brunell (8).

Pub Date: 11/01/98

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