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[clock added] The Extra Offensive Tackle Package: Chargers @ Broncos

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After what I think was the most exciting loss of the past few years, and a promise by John Fox for us to have "the most sophisticated running game of the league" and some Tebow packages, I'm glad that at least the second part is now past, because Tim Tebow is now our starting QB.

I don't know about you, but I was very curious to see how the 3 OTs would play togheter on the field. For a few plays against San Diego, our offensive line was composed with an Extra Tackle (ET) like this LT-LG-C-RG-RT-ET-TE with the TE alongside the ET with a step down off the LOS to become pass eligible.

This formation, replacing a TE with another OT (Chris Clark), could create a lot of more push for the HBs to have bigger and cleaner gaps to rush trough. As this is a new and developing scheme, of course it might get some improvement as the package will be used on the next games and our coaches can figure a few more details each time to make it better. 

I watched the replay of each play with this package around 5-6 times. I think I covered all the plays with the scheme, but I apologyze in advance if I missed any. Let's take a look on all of them after the jump:

 

Play 1: 1st and 10yds, ball on def-20
Time on the clock: 1st quarter, 15:00
Formation: Singleback, 2 TEs on the right
The extra T: alongside RT Orlando Franklin
Result: Willis McGahee ran a handoff beetwen Kuper and Walton for a 4yds gain.

 

Play 2: 2nd and 6yds, ball on def-24
Time on the clock: 1st quarter, 14:27
Formation: Singleback, 2 TEs on the right
The extra T: alongside RT Orlando Franklin
Result: Kuper moved to the other side and Willis McGahee ran a handoff beetwen him and Clady for a 3yds gain.

 

Play 3: 1st and 10yds, ball on def-20
Time on the clock: 1st quarter, 8:37
Formation: Singleback, twins WRs on the left
The extra T: alongside RT Orlando Franklin
Result: Willis McGahee tried to run a handoff beetwen Clark and Franklin but he didn’t get a good gap, gainning 2yds pushing the DLineman before being tackled.

 

Play 4: 1st and 10yds, ball on def-42
Time on the clock: 2nd quarter, 15:00
Formation: Shotgun, 1HB and twins WRs on the right
The extra T: alongside LT Ryan Clady
Result: Tim Tebow ran beetwen Clark and Clady for a 2yds gain.

 

Play 5: 1st and 10yds, ball on def-31
Time on the clock: 3rd quarter, 8:54
Formation: Singleback, 1HB and twins WRs on the right
The extra T: alongside LT Ryan Clady
Result: Willis McGahee didn’t get a clear gap early on the handoff, but got a late one beetwen Clark and Clady for a 5yds gain.

 

Play 6: 1st and 10yds, ball on off-39
Time on the clock: 4th quarter, 4:38
Formation: Shotgun, 1HB and twins WRs on the left
The extra T: alongside RT Orlando Franklin
Result: Tim Tebow ran beetwen Fells and Clark for an 8yds gain.

 

 

Comments

1- The average gain of those plays was 4yds per carry.

2- Everytime the package was on the field, it was a rushing play. It makes the package predictable but I guess after some improvement we can start using a few playactions on it.

3- Everytime the Extra Tackle was on the field, the formation looked the same, with 2 twins WRs on the weakside  ranging only beetwen under center singleback and shotgun with 1HB formations.

4- Only once the rush wasn't trough a gap near the original OT. We could use a few more plays with an inside handoff beetwen the Guard and the Center to create a few more confusion on the opposite defense.

5- Five out of six times, it was used on a 1st and 10yds down.

 

So taking a look on the 6 plays we used the Extra Tackle, what else could you folks realize about the package? I think it could be profitable for us to enrich this talk with some thoughts of the Broncos country. What do you guys think about it? Should we continue to use it and improve it? Any more comments?

GO BRONCOS!

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