Originally Posted by Bluestang
All offenses are designed around the basic passing concepts and route combinations. In other words your going to run some sort of flood combination routes to beat zone coverage or a smash combination to beat man. What you said is right on the money - kudos.
Smash combos were designed to be zone coverage (though it's not like it's a bad route combinations vs man). Forces the CB to make a decision. If he drops back to the corner, you hit the curl. If he stays tight on the curl, you throw the corner. If the corner comes up on the curl and the safety overplays the outside taking away the corner, you need to have a TE or RB out of the backfield hitting the seam.