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Offense Is Becoming Much More “Wrinkly”

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 8, 2011 – 1:00 pm

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A common phrase in football circles is to say that offenses are “adding a wrinkle to their gameplan.”  What that actually means, is that it’s getting more specific, more innovative, and more creative.  The offense is certainly not up-to-speed yet, but everyday I see new routes and new patterns introduced out on the field.

Today, the receivers and quarterbacks were working on routes that put them in the back corner of the endzone.  Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan worked specifically with the receivers to improve the crispness of their routes.  Check out some of the video below:

The video is a little grainy, so here’s what’s going on.  First quarterback Rex Grossman hits Jabar Gaffney in stride.  Next, quarterback John Beck hits Leonard Hankerson.  Grossman follows that up with a strike to Terrence Austin.  The sequence was finished with a pass incomplete and slightly behind from Beck to Brandon Banks.

It was nice to see Beck and Banks back out there after being limited with minor injuries lately.

The next video shows a series of routes in the back of the endzone, focused on the receivers.  Gaffney, Aldrick Robinson, Banks, Nile Paul, and Hankerson are featured:

This is nothing earth-shattering, but all of the receivers looked improved in route-running over previous days.


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10 Responses to “Offense Is Becoming Much More “Wrinkly””

  1. By Zorn Supremacy on Aug 8, 2011 | Reply

    Last year our offense was the equivalent of a baby’s butt. Smooth, soft, full of crap. But this year, it will be more like your Grandma’s butt. Wrinkly, big, explosive…

  2. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 8, 2011 | Reply

    @ ZS-
    You have a certain way with words. Like a young Bob Dylan…

  3. By SkinsFan82 on Aug 8, 2011 | Reply

    Gotta invest in a HD camera man! If not then use an iPhone

  4. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 8, 2011 | Reply

    @SkinsFan82-
    Don’t I know it. I’m in the process of getting something better though, don’t worry!

  5. By Patrick on Aug 8, 2011 | Reply

    Niles Paul got a lot of criticism for his route running coming out of college. From what I saw today he looked pretty solid. I was impressed with his hands. Also, I thought Beck looked better than Grossman. That isn’t “fluffery” His passes looked to have more zip and he was overall more accurate throughout the morning.

  6. By nicefellow31 on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    ZS explain Grandma’s butt an explosive. I’m not getting a good visual.

  7. By marcnyeland on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    What is this route called? We used for our flagfootball team, but are missing out on a name for it. So far we call it endzone-stick-out.

    @SkinsFan82 – I agree, new camera is a must have.

  8. By Brian Tinsman on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    @marcnyeland-
    The one that ends up in the back corner of the endzone? It’s just a post-corner route. Typically jukes people out of their shoes in flag football :-)

  9. By Antoine Williams on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    everybody just what and see what going to happen . redskins fans

  10. By Antoine Williams on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    everybody just wait and see what going to happen i am a redskins fan

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