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Film Study: How Pro Ready was Cleveland Browns Cornerback Denzel Ward?

Before breaking down Denzel Ward, I’ve included links to a few of my favorite X’s & O’s resources. Each book has greatly influenced the way in which I think about the game of football. No matter what side of the ball you are on, you will find a TON of common sense, usable information in each. Great knowledge, great writing, and great coaches!

 

As the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, cornerback Denzel Ward enters the NFL with sky-high expectations.

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Previewing Flip’s Offense: Getting Vertical with the Switch Concept

At this point we all know that the Raider’s offense ran a fairly WCO-ish scheme, with LOTS of ball going to the RB/FB out of the backfield.  We’ll look at some common short/intermediate route concepts the offense utilized last year, as well as their base running game (IZ/OZ, power, and the counter), but today I want to breakdown my favorite vertical concepts the switch combo.  I choose this particular play for two reasons: I’m a switch route fan boi and the play design is very clever as all 4 routes work together to achieve multiple goals against multiple defensive shells.  Not a single route is “wasted”.

 

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