Course 10: Shovel Counter Away from Rocket Motion


Faster than the Fly: Shovel Counter

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    Shovel Counter is a unique and safe way to utilize your slots in the counter game. Shovel Counter is a forward pass so if the ball is dropped it is an incomplete pass. Misdirection is a big part of the Faster than the Fly offensive system. Slot Shovel Counter is run when defenses start over-pursuing the Rocket Sweep. This is extremely effective when defenses play Cover-1 and Cover-0 trying to run a defender with rocket motion. It is also good against teams the stem linebackers or try to rotate safeties to the rocket motion side. Defenses have to do something to stop rocket sweep and when they start adjusting to the motion it’s time to hit them with Slot Counter using a guard/tackle blocking scheme.

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