First Down Philosophy

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  1. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    Is there anything in particular you like to do on first down? Obviously a lot of people like to call a run play. I find that if I run PA on first down, it's usually a sack because of a heavy blitz. Looking for ideas to spice up my play calling a bit.
     
  2. NeuroticTruth

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    The only time I call PA is on first down. I generally start off the game running on first down 95% of the time, but as the game moves on I'll start moving towards pass to try and catch people off guard. I think the biggest thing is to mix up your play calling within a formation. If I'm coming out in an I-Form and only running then its obvious regardless of what down it is what I'm going to do. Thats where I sometimes get a little lacking myself, not passing enough about of the 2 WR formations etc.
     
  3. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    I try to run a 50% split on every down and distance.:)
     
  4. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    You're on to something there, a lot of people bring heavy pressure on first down because so many people run on 1st down. Pretty easy to pick them apart once you recognize their tendency.
     
  5. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Exactly.

    Once you prove you are willing to throw, the run game opens up.
     
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  6. Raidernation

    Raidernation I can show you better than I can tell you

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    Ha I have about a -3 yard average running on first down. Then once I flex my passing muscles I average 1.2 fumbles every third first down in the first half of my games. Welcome to the TMFL, where success is temporary & adjustments are necessary. I thing they've been studying my videos.....
     
  7. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Or you aren't as good as you thought.:)
     
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  8. Raidernation

    Raidernation I can show you better than I can tell you

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    Hahaha... I'm good to go bro,mental mistakes is all, only person I felt beaten by was phil and after our bout with desync's I believe I have his number. To stay on the point of the post my only flaw with my play calling is mixing the range of my plays up. Going deep vs mid-range vs dink and dunk type plays. Using two WR sets to pass is a weapon for me, my contribution would be a suggestion of running out of passing forms, not draws but off tackles and sweeps from 3 wide sets. To me it's more than a first down philosophy I like to set goals per series, when I'm not fumbling.
     
  9. MartyWebb

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    I generally keep it on the ground, get a feel for what defensive strategy I'm facing. It'll morph into a passing play getting selected, and if I don't get the coverage I want, a simple Run Audible can be called.

    I'd say I likely run it 65% of the time though, depending on if I'm down by 20 or not.
     
  10. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    PA TE Screen
     
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  11. CalebMackie

    CalebMackie Easy like Sunday morning

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    Ground first first down of the game and then I'll rotate accordingly to what I believe their tendencies are
     
  12. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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    Does it actually work for you?
     
  13. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    blitz killer
     
  14. MartyWebb

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    I hit it on Steve probably, 6 times in our TMFL rivalry, 5 out of 6 worked. Plenty of times I audibled out of it though, it has to be the perfect look.
     
  15. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    So what's the perfect look?
     
  16. MartyWebb

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    If the TE screen is on the right side, I need to see either an over look on the left, and/or a safety creeping down on that side. Usually leans to a zone play, and even the flats won't cover the Tight End in that instance.
     
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  17. Danthraxxx

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    I like to politic too long in the play call menu and get delay of game , so far it's worked ok for me
     
  18. MoonBBad

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    You certainly don't lack in the confidence departmnet.
     
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  19. Raidernation

    Raidernation I can show you better than I can tell you

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    I believe it's a must to stay confident and positive in everything I do. If you go into anything thinking failure, you've already lost IMO. But yes, I've played some tough games that I should have won, barring any excuses the better team won 100% of the time. The first full season into the TMFL is a process, talented league with tough sliders this is why I signed up ……… you'll see my work eventually.
     
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  21. Raidernation

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    Different
     

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