This was the first time as an offensive staff we saw a defensive with a “3-high” Robber look, and what made it even more exotic was how far the rovers were playing inside the outside receivers. Once we dug into the film breakdown of the opponent we were facing, we thought that there was potential with a few concepts.
By Adam Schiermyer
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Eastmark High School (AZ)
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This was the first time as an offensive staff we saw a defensive with a “3-high” robber look, and what made it even more exotic was how far the rovers were playing inside the outside receivers. Once we dug into the film breakdown of the opponent we were facing, we thought that there was potential with a few concepts. Deep outs to our outside receivers, vertical routes out of empty, and RPO’s out of 2x2.
In our flood concept, we will always have a receiver occupying the flat, a deep out, and a vertical. We can tag whom we want to run what route based on what we see on film. Here we have our H running a 3-5-yard speed out, knowing that the rover will sink and trap as he is reading 2 to 3. The X receiver is running a vertical route to hold the free safety as he is reading 3 to 2 and has to carry 2, vertical. Our Z receiver is running a deep out and breaking it off at 15 yards, the corner has 1 vertical. Our tailback will set the edge to the side that we are sprinting to. We tell the Quarterback to “take a peek” at the vertical route, then read the flat defender. If the flat defender sinks under the deep out, throw the speed out. If the flat defender traps the speed out throw the deep out.
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When facing a defense that you are unfamiliar with, it is wise to find out as much as you can about it, study scout film, and understand the rules of the defense as much as you can. This is essential to know how to attack it. Once you have studied the film, find concepts based on what you do, that will put the defense in conflict.
Meet Coach Adam Schiermyer: Coach Schiermyer most recently opened up Eastmark High School as the Offensive Coordinator for Head Coach Scooter Molander in Mesa, Arizona. He previously worked at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona with Head Coach Preston Jones as a Coordinator, with back-to-back trips to the 6A state title game. Prior to that, he was the Head Coach at Blissfield High School in Blissfield, Michigan, and Head Coach at Bradshaw Mountain in Prescott Valley, Arizona.