Hooray for the Fullback: How teams are unlocking the full power of the extra blocker
In this week's Film Room Five: An extra lineman in Dallas; Kyle Juszczyk: Professional dive bomber; More growth from Kyler Murray
The Film Room Five is back! Let’s take a dance around the league.
The Fullback Renaissance: Part I
It’s not cute anymore: The Cowboys are mauling fools in their ‘big boy’ package.
Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is receiving all sorts of praise for his creative stylings. That’s fair. A halfback option call to ice the game? Are you kiddin’ me?
That’s a delight. But a whole host of what Moore is running is bog-standard stuff; In fact, a whole host of it – from the three-calls-in-the-huddle to the second-phase, on-the-move quirks – is exactly what Aaron Rodgers ran with Mike McCarthy in Green Bay. McCarthy has lifted up the system he ran with the Packers and handed it to Dak Prescott – one of the three or four quarterbacks who could execute such a richly-layered approach.
One thing that is new: The jumbo package.
Moore is using guard Connor McGovern as a sixth offensive lineman. Yet rather than line him up as a traditional, get-off-and-fire, extra body up on the line of scrimmage, Moore is and lining …
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