Football 101: Tight end scheme
In the 2002 Rose Bowl against Nebraska, Jeremy Shockey took advantage of being matched up with a linebacker in man-to-man coverage and dominated in Miami's national title clinching win. Shockey caught five balls for 85 yards and a touchdown against the Cornhuskers.
In last year's Fiesta Bowl national championship game against Ohio State, Kellen Winslow II was virtually unstoppable against the Buckeyes, grabbing 11 passes for 122 yards and one touchdown.
In order to have a shot at beating the 'Canes in a big game, controlling the tight end must be a top defensive priority.
In today's class we will look at how the tight end is used in Miami's offense, and the different ways they get him the ball. The class will expose the challenges Florida State's defense faces in coming up with a plan to control Miami's multiple package.
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