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    Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    I remember TN using the naked bootleg successfully with Peyton Manning against Alabama. AJ is more mobile than Manning so this play could have been successful last Saturday.
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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    I still wouldn't have really passed in the goal to go situation but "if" I did it would have been a play action pass on 1st down.

    I would have taken my chances of running it on the first 3, especially with timeouts left.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    I doubt we have it in the playbook. Would have been a good call and surprised everybody

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    One of my favorite plays.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    Why not a throwback to an open tackle eligible?

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    I love boots on the goal line, but I don't get paid to call plays.
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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    This thread is making me think about 1st and goal from the six all over again. I know I've complained about not opening things up, but running right behind those All Americans sure seems like a good idea.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasBama View Post
    I doubt we have it in the playbook. Would have been a good call and surprised everybody
    We've run it several times this year without much in the way of results. Each time, AJ's rolled to his right to be met with a blitzing DB or a DE who's slipped his block. Don't think he's been sacked, but he's had to throw it away...
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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    Or Blake Sims on a read-option. It might be a tough wrinkle for a defense to adjust to.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    I'm not sure what the best play calls would have been, but I am sure the 4 play calls on the goal line were the worst calls they could make short of kicking a field goal.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    On 4th and 2 you always run a play fake roll out and drag the tight end across the end zone. Quarterback has a run pass option.
    It works about 99% of the time because no one ever covers the tight end.

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    On 4th and 2 you always run a play fake roll out and drag the tight end across the end zone. Quarterback has a run pass option.
    It works about 99% of the time because no one ever covers the tight end.
    Didn't we run that play against Michigan and AJ threw a TD to Michael Williams?

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    Re: Any Thoughts on using the naked bootleg near goal line situations?

    The key to the naked bootleg is first setting it up ahead of time and then selling it. You have to handoff to the RB and then carry out your fake to get the defensive ends to expect the run. Then after you have them expecting the handoff every time you hit them with the bootleg. We do not do a good job of setting plays up.

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