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The Middle Screen

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Archie Griffin, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Archie Griffin

    Archie Griffin Walk On

    Feb 19, 2009
    Why does no one run this play?

    Michigan ran it a little against me, but other than that, I've never seen it - and I try to run it once or twice a game.

    Any other fans out there?
  2. bdub

    bdub Walk On

    Jul 26, 2010
    Only screens I can ever manage to run succesfully is the Bubble and Slip Screens.
  3. Eyeke

    Eyeke Swashbuckler

    Feb 28, 2011
    I run middle screen at least once a game. It's a feast or famine play. Goes for a TD or -5 yards. Sometimes I even throw picks. I run it more against people who over blitz. I actually load it as one of my audibles. If I don't feel a huge blitz coming of at least 6 or 7 I audible put of it. I run it often on 2nd or 3rd and very short or inside red zone where a D is likely to load the box or over blitz
  4. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Walk On

    Jul 19, 2010
    I picked one of these off in a big game once...didn't make much of a difference though...

    I avoid the middle screen in real life as much as I do on this game. I don't like the idea of bringing my speed guys over the middle to get whacked like that. Too risky and I have other ways that effectively work for me.

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