|3 Man Scat Games|
The 3 Man Scat concept is one of our base drop back passing concepts and I really love it because of it's flexibility. It is a very easy concept for Quarterbacks and Receivers to grasp, especially at the lower levels. The ability to tag the routes off of it and also build routes into it makes it a very effective concept that is not to time consuming or labor intensive. The concept is solid vs. a lot of different coverages so you can carry it in your game plan every week. We run it using half slide protection with built in hot throws and the ability to use play action as well.
|Bunch It If You Like|
The routes are very simple. The play side #1 will run a 6 yard snag route off the OLB trying to find the void in the coverage. The play side #2 will run a 10 yard corner route. The play side #3 will run a shoot route to the flat or a bubble route to the flat. You can build in anything you want on the backside depending on the formation. If we use the running back as the play side #3 to the flat we like to motion him out early to gain immediate leverage. The QB will always check the coverage to see if he thinks the corner will be available. That is his first priority, but he must understand the coverages that make the corner viable. If the corner is taken away then we leverage the OLB with the snag and flat route making it an easy east/west or in/out read for the QB. All of these throws are ones that can be made by QBS at the Junior High or High School level so long as you are not trying to throw the flat route from a hash mark all the way to the numbers to the field side. The great thing about this combination is the fact that it can be tagged with a few different routes to change the concept a little and further stress the coverages you are seeing. You can also tag the backside of the routes if you are seeing ILBS flying out with the motion of your back to help on the snag.
|You See It At Every Level|
To me, the mark of a great and sound concept is one that you will see on Saturday's and Sunday's at the highest level of our sport. If you watch any college or pro games I guarantee you that you will see this concept or a version of it. As with everything else I talk about the ability to keep it simple for your players is the most important thing. Start with the base concept first and then see how many tags you can add to it. I hope you can add the 3 Man Scat concept to your passing game and help you move the chains and score some points.