In: Mental Models
What is OPEN? – The Most Important Question a Quarterback Must AnswerMarch 7, 2017
“What is “open”
This was the question that was stuck in my head as I sat in an office listening to a respected D1 offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. He had been mentored under some of the best passing game minds in football and was illustrating his methods for reading a Shallow concept.
I built up enough courage to ask the question. “Coach, how do you teach your quarterback to know what is “open”?
I will never forget the look on his face. I couldn’t tell if he was stumped or if he was offended that I asked such an elementary question. There was a 7 second pause that felt like 7 minutes. Then he said, “He just knows…” and continued drawing and talking progressions.
“He just knows…”
I was deflated by the answer. All I kept thinking was, “What if my quarterback just doesn’t know”.Read More