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A look inside the Washington playbook: Throwback screen

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Sep. 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm with 4 Comments »
September 19, 2012 11:16 pm
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This is our second look at examples of screens Washington uses to get Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams some isolation options on the perimeter. Here’s the post about Williams from earlier in the week, in case you missed it.

This time, we’ll look at a touchdown for Seferian-Jenkins from last year against Cal. Away we go:

Quarterback Keith Price is in the shotgun, with two players wide and Bishop Sankey next to him. The Huskies also have both tight ends, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Michael Hartvigson, in the game stacked on the left side.


At the snap, Washington pulls hard right. Price takes a look toward the two wide receivers. Hartvigson heads downfield, Seferian-Jenkins hangs in to block Price’s backside. Even Sankey leaves the backfield.


Following a Price pump fake and pivot, Seferian-Jenkins lets his rusher go. Linemen Senio Kelemete and Colin Tanigawa hustle to get in front of Seferian-Jenkins. Hartvigson is already doing downfield work.


With everyone out front, Seferian-Jenkins gets giddy. “Senio was hustling his butt down there and Colin already got a guy. Senio really smashed that corner, and I was like, ‘Oh, we’re in business.’ ”


Tanigawa gets an arm out just enough to cause a delay and allow Seferian-Jenkins to the corner of the end zone. It was his second touchdown of the day on his way to six on the season.

One key: the recognition by Hartvigson, Kelemete and Tanigawa of who to block while on the move downfield. Sounds simple, but is a challenge for new guys, like the ones on the line this season.


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  1. lanebailey says:

    Hey! Great! Now opposing coaches don’t have to look at hours of video and chart this themselves. What are you thinking?

  2. Seriously?

    Washington ran that play probably 30 times last season, if an opposing coach hasn’t scouted and prepared for that play – featuring arguably the Huskies’ best playmaker – then he should be fired on the spot.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    C’mon, Ryan. Football coaches don’t spend any time scouting opposing teams best plays, right? Football coaches are noted for not watching very much film and spending too much time with there families. ;-)

    When are you taking over the M’s beat, Ryan?

    Very good post, Todd. You’ve been posting a lot of good content. Too bad this blog isn’t very active for some reason.

  4. bbnate420 says:

    *their families!

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