Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dargonking999, Sep 10, 2005.
Is the slant the most unbeatable route, in the NFL
Depends on who runs it.
when it's aikman throwing to irvin on a 3rd and 5 it is
The 3-4 teams seem to defend the slant real well. It's admittedly tough to beat against man-to-man coverage or a soft zone.
Depends on how the route is runned and the positioning of the CB. I've seen Deion jump quit a bit of slants for TD's.
Plus you can just drop your LB's in the lanes to stop it. While the slant is extremely effective, if it gets picked off it can lead to the defense getting a TD with relative ease. That's why teams don't throw it all of the time.
One thing you got to do in order to run a successful slant is having the offensive tackle on the side that you're throwing to cut the defensive end and get his hands down in order to create a passing lane.
I played WR in High school at ahigh level. Also played some CB in a pinch. The slant is a potentially great play. Against a poor D IT WILL KICK ***. You have the automatic positional advantage on a CB on a slant. You also have to factor in a Safet reading into and blowing that play up. Also dropping LB's can blow that up.
I once was playing corner and had mid game figured out audible slant - jumped it and totally levelled WR from opposite side of field.
I always felt a post was money. You gain same advantage on position on CB. That was the Irvin money play - not the slant as some said in thread.
Play that I loved most (Mario Edwards buster) Out and Go - a lot of corners bite on that and never recover. Especially if QB sells it....
As a WR -
My favorite play was a crack back block on a DE - Ocassionally you could really drop the guy with a shot under the chin or a blindside blast.
For a few years, I think the slant was about the only pass you had a good chance of beating Deion with.
Are we talking 30 yard slant?
If you're talking about the quick slant, it's all about the throw. If the QB can get the accuracy it's pretty much unstoppable. Montana helped make Rice a hall-of-famer with his quick slants, always led perfectly so Rice didn't have to break stride at all.
I was waiting for that one. :laugh2:
I'm surprised it took this long :laugh2:
Hopefully Dallas can start defending those Sunday with quality depth at CB and some "Killer" Keith and Roy W. intensity... I remember back when Dallas was throwing out charlie Williams and Kevin Mathis... or even Mario Edwards and Kareem Larrimore... the Cowboys consistently played 10 yards off the ball every friggin' play... Any WCO would absolutely feast off that crappy coverage...
As Bob Dylan would say "the times they are a changin!"... hopefully the proof of good things to come starts at Sunday 3pm CDT!!!
Lmao, good one. Can Hos bust out the passing tree again?