344-Fullback is the tits, man.
… Georgia coach Mark Richt said the fullback is the primary receiver on the play, while the tight end runs a deeper route and a receiver clears out if there is a receiver on that side. The play often results in the fullback and tight end being open.
“What happens is that people are in man coverage, and you might be in I-formation and your tight end is being covered man-to-man, and usually an inside linebacker is covering your fullback,” Richt said. “When you come downhill, as we’ll do running the power play where Bruce takes an angle to block the defensive end, that linebacker isn’t 100 percent sure if it’s a run or pass right away by the track of the fullback. When he ends up splitting out into the flats, that guy is a little bit behind normally.”
This is a modest assessment: “It’s a pretty effective play,” Richt said, “and it’s one that is so simple sometimes that you don’t call it enough.” Georgia’s defensive backs can testify to its effectiveness.
… Sanders Commings, who plays safety and cornerback, tackled Figgins on that play in the spring and sustained a concussion that caused him to miss G-Day.
Every time I’ve seen that play work, I think it’s stealing. Richt’s right; they ought to go to it at least three times a game. Sometimes the simple things really are the best.