Dec 9, 2021 • 1HR 34M

Podcast: Checking in on the NFL's scheme trends

4x1 formations; split safety looks; Miami's RPO evolution; the quarterback run game; what comes next?

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Oliver Connolly
Episode details

On the latest episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Dan and Shawn of Syed Schemes (@SyedSchemes) to dig into some of the most interesting trends across the NFL, including:

  • What it’s like to coach your brother… and what it’s like to be coached by your brother

  • How the different wide-zone-then-boot coaches have tried to evolve

  • Why the use of 4x1 formations has become so prevalent

  • What the shift to two-high safety structures has meant for the league, and how some coaches have been able to adapt (or not)

  • What is the future of the quarterback run game at the pro level?

  • Whether or not the Dolphins’ RPO-heavy structure is sustainable over the long-term

  • Whether or not NFL sides have hit the limit of what’s possible in the RPO game at the NFL level

  • What to watch for the rest of the season

  • And so much more.

It’s a fun one. Check it out.