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Gun 5WR Trio – Spacing

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Spacing is a passing concept which, as is in its name, is designed to provide spacing for two receivers, who run their mini curls routes towards a single defender. This makes it very difficult the defender to cover them both. It is also a great concept to call in short yardage or goal line situations. It can also be used pick apart zone defenses, plus beat the blitz be getting the ball out of the quarterbacks hands and into an open receiver’s

gun 5wr trio spacing thumb2 thumb Gun 5WR Trio   Spacing The Gun 5WR – Spacing is 3×2 formation that has five receivers running mini curls. The split end and left slot receiver on the left run mini-curs. The middle slot receiver and flanker also run mini curls on the right. The inside slot receiver on the right, slants towards the middle of the field before curling back towards the quarterback. When running the spacing concept, we usually work our way from right to left when making our pass reads.

Playbooks Found In:

  • Bears
  • Buccaneers
  • Rams
  • Run n Gun

Quick Set Up:

  • None

Pass Reads Order:

  1. SE (X)
  2. LSL (Y)
  3. ISL (A)
  4. RSL (RB)
  5. SE (B)

Coaching Points:

  • Excellent concept to call inside the red zone as it’s effective against most defensive coverage’s. The only that may give it fits is Cover 2 zone as there will be five defenders playing zone coverage underneath.
  • If the ball is thrown quickly, one of he outside receivers will be open against Cover 4 coverage.
  • If the outside receivers are not open, look to throw the ball inside.
  • When making the throw to any receiver, make sure to the ball to the opposite side of the closest defender.

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