The team (Oregon) who spearheaded this adaptation, lines the back up a bit further up than regular stretch to create a backward angle of attack. This allows him to widen a flat-footed (reading) playside defensive end.
The QB give-rules remain simple;
- If the DE flat foots at all (or wrong-arms the kick out), always give the ball
- If there is any doubt at all (if he comes up to feel / crash), pull the ball
- ** QB pulls the football if there is any blitz off the edge to the fake
This can be run off of regular stretch, and or off of Dart (tackle pull) action.
Running out of 3x1Another great way to utilize this concept is from the leverage of defenders with a 3x1 formation.