Make play action great again

Here’s Todd Monken, returning play action to the rightful place it occupied… under Jim Chaney?


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19 responses to “Make play action great again

  1. Play action is really hard to defend on early downs. When executed correctly, it’s devastating.


  2. Derek

    It would be interesting to see how those numbers look after the switch to Bennett.

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  3. MGW

    I’m no coach, but it seems like well called play action is a matter of keeping the D honest, watching linebackers cheat up, and plain old timing.


  4. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: With less overall talent (albeit better overall rbs) Chaney did a heckuva job.

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  5. Hobnail_Boot

    Imagine what he could do with play action if he had 4 All-American type talents at the tight position..

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  6. uga97

    Coley Play-inaction

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  7. theotherdoug

    I know I’m beating a dead horse, but why did we not use PA more with Fromm? Everyone we played was keying on the run, so it would have helped open things up. Fromm might have been terrible at PA, but even poory executed it should have worked.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      The numbers the Senator posted show us running PA nearly 50% of the time on early downs in 2017 and that was the highest percentage in the data sample. Seems we did use PA quite a bit then. Not sure why the percentage declined so much in 2018 though.

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  8. ASEF

    Turning your back on the defense is a highly underrated obstacle to it. Teams are doing some creative things with QB footwork, trying to sell the fake while keeping QB eyes on coverages – but it’s harder than it looks.

    Stetson’s quite good at it. A skill set taken for granted, imo

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    • Harold Miller

      Guys that can sell the fake are true artists. Like a well executed grift. Ya bight and then there goes your money!

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    • munsoning

      David Greene, if I remember, was a master at hiding the ball on PA by turning his back to the D. Makes PA trickier, though, if the D can get to the QB.


  9. practicaldawg

    Fromm’s trajectory would have been quite different if Coley hadn’t abandoned play action

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  10. gshock36

    I can’t put my finger on it, but there was something really different about the results of the 2017 and 2021 seasons….

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