FalconsIn2012 Posted July 10, 2020 Share Posted July 10, 2020 Alright guys, I need a little help. In the article below, Richard Sherman calls a certain play from our 2016 playoff game impossible to defend in a Cover-3 (they don’t say which play he is talking about). Even the Seahawks coaches had no clue how to defend it. Does anyone know the play? If so, why is it so unique and difficult for Cover 3 to stop? My guess is the Coleman TD catch. But as you can see, if the Seahawks DB (circled in red) didn’t fall down, the play may not have worked “A current key 49er was caught off-guard by Shanahan's ingenuity back in 2016, when Shanahan was coordinating Atlanta's offense and Richard Sherman was still a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Shanahan called a route combination that included a go route, a flat and a corner, a concept that was commonly seen against Cover 3. But Shanahan's was different. "He had run it in a way that was so unique, we had never seen it before," Sherman recalled. "The corner route was wide open. We went to the sideline and we're like, 'Hey, so, what do we do about this play?' And they were like 'uh, we don't have an answer for that play.' I'd never heard a coach say that. I'd never heard anybody say that, but there was really no answer for what he had designed and the way he had designed it." Once again, Shanahan was ahead of the curve. Tim Mazetti, ATLskinjob, PokerSteve and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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