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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by shanks2122, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. shanks2122

    shanks2122 Cheesehead

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    that quick pitch out of the wishbone is the best play the packers have

    it can either go right or left and the running back desides either to take it out side or inside

    Amazing
     
  2. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    While I agree that the wishbone look makes the defense stay balanced, I don't know that it is the "best" play the Packers have.. but it certainly is nice to keep the defense guessing... I keep waiting for a play action out of that set with a nine route down the sideline.. it is comming.
     
  3. Heelntoe

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    Technically that formation isn't a wishbone. True wishbone is FB behind QB and HB's spilt behind the FB. Green Bay is splitting a TE and FB behind the QB and putting the HB deep in the backfield.

    But it's a great formation, you get the lead block from the FB, a guard can pull and the TE can easily stop backside pursuit. Lets the HB be patient while the blocks develop.

    IMHO, McCarthy is proving to be a very solid game planner. I like a lot of the new looks and plays they use - e.g., putting Jennings in the TE spot against a LB in the KC game... and having the patience to keep that set under wraps until a key point in the game. Good stuff.
     
  4. Zombieslayer

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    Yeah, it's a neat formation. I don't think we should use it too much, but more to confuse the D.

    Yes, MM is becoming one of the more solid game planners I've ever seen. Amazing thing is it's only his 2nd year.
     
  5. shanks2122

    shanks2122 Cheesehead

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    i meant best running play
     
  6. packer4ever

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    I'm with ya on this one. I can't wait to see it
     
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    we ran the wish when we had najeh and ahman i liked it a lot, it was nice seein it yesterday
     
  8. bakler

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    it looks like a variation of the wing t offense actually. which is a very popular option offense used mainly in high school.
     
  9. FrozenTundra1979

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    I look forward to seeing more screen passes and tosses out of that formation. It also easily shifts into some great power packages, especially with Hall improving his routes and consistently catching the ball.
     
  10. yooperfan

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    The wing-T is what I see also, it would be interesting to see if they could run some counter plays out of this formation.
    I like seeing that McCarthy has some imagination when it comes to offense.
     
  11. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    I was taught that it is actually a "flexbone" offensive set, however most people don't know that name as easily as wishbone.. however in our set the fullbacks are tucked inside the tackles allowing us to go inside or outside with the formation, a traditional flex is designed for a option or pitch team mainly attacking the edges of the field. The flex is a decendant of the wishbone set, but it allows the FB to pick up penetration into the backfield quicker than is the second halfback was a few yards deeper in the set.

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