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Hoping you guys familiar with coaching can help me out...

Can a QB really plan for this at all?

The announcers on Monday said the Ravens were causing Sanchez to audible by showing blitz then backing out to coverage...as though Sanchez was failing in some way.

To me it seems like whether a QB adjusts or ignores is just a 50/50 proposition. Guess right and you're Peyton Manning. But it's still just a guess.

Play 1

Alt if lb blitz

Alt if lb blitz but maybe backout

Alt if safety etc blitz

Alt if safety etc blitz but maybe backout

...?? Too many combinations to put on paper.

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Hoping you guys familiar with coaching can help me out...

Can a QB really plan for this at all?

The announcers on Monday said the Ravens were causing Sanchez to audible by showing blitz then backing out to coverage...as though Sanchez was failing in some way.

To me it seems like whether a QB adjusts or ignores is just a 50/50 proposition. Guess right and you're Peyton Manning. But it's still just a guess.

Play 1

Alt if lb blitz

Alt if lb blitz but maybe backout

Alt if safety etc blitz

Alt if safety etc blitz but maybe backout

...?? Too many combinations to put on paper.

Usually there is a quick outlet built into a play if :

a) Looks like Blitz and its not (drop back into coverage) or

B) Looks like zone coverage and a CB, SS, FS or LB blitzes.

In scenario A, The QB looks to the supposed pressure and sees the back pedaling, he can fire it to a WR running an IN route underneath the Back pedaling OR maybe hit the TE on a seam route OR a WR Out.

in Scenario B, the RB will be open in teh Flat OR you have the TE in the seam or doing a Curl.

Regardless of the audible, there is always a movement valve that the QB can go to...in the worst case scenario and no one is open...run for yards OR throw it away if the O-line is overwhelmed and no one is open. Sometimes the RB will run a CHIP route where he chips a blitzer and runs two or three steps and turns and the QB hits him over the blitzer...sort of like an ad hoc screen.

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Hoping you guys familiar with coaching can help me out...

Can a QB really plan for this at all?

The announcers on Monday said the Ravens were causing Sanchez to audible by showing blitz then backing out to coverage...as though Sanchez was failing in some way.

To me it seems like whether a QB adjusts or ignores is just a 50/50 proposition. Guess right and you're Peyton Manning. But it's still just a guess.

Play 1

Alt if lb blitz

Alt if lb blitz but maybe backout

Alt if safety etc blitz

Alt if safety etc blitz but maybe backout

...?? Too many combinations to put on paper.

Basically, what the guys were saying was the Ravens SHOWED blitz, so then Sanchez audibled to a hot route or a different play or something... then the Ravens either audibled themselves out of the blitz, or had it in their gameplan that if Sanchez audibles, do not blitz.

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if a QB operates like there's a blitz, when there is no blitz, he's going to hurry his progression and not look at the whole field. It's all the benefit of bringing pressure, without actually bringing pressure. In fact it's better cause the pressure guys are in coverage.

And it's not on the OC it's on the QB to not get happy feet.

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if a QB operates like there's a blitz, when there is no blitz, he's going to hurry his progression and not look at the whole field. It's all the benefit of bringing pressure, without actually bringing pressure. In fact it's better cause the pressure guys are in coverage.

And it's not on the OC it's on the QB to not get happy feet.

This is only part true.

Its on the QB to not get happy feet.

Its on the OC to adapt in-game, call plays to exploit what the defense is doing. Good OC's do it to Rex's blitz's every now and again, like the 2nd game vs. the Patriots last year, and the 2nd half of the AFC championship.

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