This play was called within the context of a final drive, down by 8.
1st + 10.
Ball in the middle of the hash marks.
Over 80 plays.
Starting formation: AC online. Bravo in the slot offline. Shotgun 2 backs. 1×2, 20 (2 backs, zero TEs)
Final formation: Foxtrot shifts to X – offline slot left side. 2×2, 10.
QB drop 5 steps.
Pass completed to Charlie post-corner. 18 yards out of bounds. Clock stopped. Ball was thrown inaccurately toward sideline. Charlie’s separation was 3.5 yards. Accurate throw would have hit Charlie in full stride for a TD.
The best QB decision would have been Bravo. His separation was 3.5 with a clear path to the end zone after the catch.
Charlie’s post-corner call was the product of the previous 3 plays.
Over 80 plays at warp-speed without ever huddling changes the dynamics of the game. The defense plays out of their element. They leave their Safe Place in mind-body-soul. Not one SWAT play happens in isolation. Each play forms a continuum, a seamless path based on a High Performance Mindset that reveals high-performance strength + fitness. That’s why SWAT plays are premised on X Fitness – the Xs are expected to be in better shape than the Os. The Strength Deficit suffered by the Os is what makes SWAT plays unique. The lines representing pass routes show INTENTION, referring to the intended post-snap receiver formation. The actual post-snap formation of receivers on the QBs 5th step depends on the intangibles caused by the Ratio of Strength Deficit suffered by the defense and offense. Our goal every game is to win the Strength Deficit Ratio battle. Our strength + conditioning is different. It’s intended for the opposition to suffer more Strength Deficit in the 4th quarter than we do. That changes the dynamics of every play.
Blessings + all good things
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3