Understanding the Run & Shoot Streak Package

The Streak Package is the Run & Shoot’s 4 Verticals package.  However, against defenses that don’t allow deep throws by either having multiple deep defenders or by rushing the quarterback the Streak Package converts into the Levels concept with front or backside double streaks.

Since the Streak Package is run out of a balanced formation the route concepts can be flipped and the play will remain equally effective.  The specific Streak Package I have described below is 90 Streaks.  The tens digit (the 9) refers to the fact that the quarterback rolls and sets while the ones digit (the 0) refers to the fact that the focus routes are on the backside of the formation rather than the frontside.

Again I will be providing the play description and reads from the 1992 NJ-NY Knights playbook along with diagrams.

Quarterback Reads:

Against Three Deep Coverage

-You are making your read off from the free safety. If the free safety rotates to the frontside, then you will look to throw backside to the A-Back running the streak route. If the free safety plays the backside, then you will look to throw frontside to the Y-Back running the streak route. If you cannot get the ball to either player, then the X-Back is your 3rd route.

Against Two Deep Coverage

-Your 1st read is the frontside half field safety. If the safety stays with the Y-Back, then your 1st look is to the Z-Back. Your 2nd look is backside to the A-Back and your 3rd look is the X-Back.

Against Man Free Coverage

-You are going to read the free safety first, and then you will give a look to the frontside. If you see that the cornerback is playing press coverage, then you may want to give the Z-Back a look. If that is not open, then you will look backside to the A-Back 1st and the X-Back 2nd.

Against Blitz Coverage

-Your 1st look is the Y-Back, and then you will look backside to the A-Back and then the X-Back.

Against 2 Man Under Coverage

-You are looking to the Z-Back 1st, and then you will look backside to the A-Back 1st and then the X-Back.

Z-Back:

Against Three Deep Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Against Two Deep Coverage

-Runs a streak to the open area in the zone.

Against Man Free Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Against Blitz Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Against 2 Man Under Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Y-Back:

Against Three Deep Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Against Two Deep Coverage

-Run a streak up the hashmark occupying the half-field safety.

Against Man Free Coverage

-Runs a streak up the field.

Against Blitz Coverage

-You are running up field to a depth of 6 yards and then breaking to the out route.  If you get press coverage, then you could keep on going straight up field.

Against 2 Man Under Coverage

-You are running up the hash mark at the half field safety.  The only time you will get the ball is if the half field safety moves out of position to help the cornerback.

A-Back:

Against Three Deep Coverage

-You are running up the field making a streak read on the Free Safety.  If the Free Safety over rotates to the frontside streak route, then you keep running straight up the field.  If the Free Safety stays in the middle of the field, then you will throw up your outside hand, break down and work your way to the open window back to the quarterback.

Against Two Deep Coverage

-You are going up the field making a seam read off the half field safety.  If the safety is playing tight on you, then you will break to the skinny post.  If the safety plays you high, then you will throw up your hand outside and break across the middle of the field.

Against Man Free Coverage

-Your first job is to defeat the defender covering you.  You will start up field with an outside release to try to get the defender to turn his hips out, and then you will break across his face to the middle of the field.

*There could be a chance that the free safety rotates over; if that happens then you will keep going straight up the field.  If the free safety stays in the middle of the field, then you will still break across the middle of the field.

Against Blitz Coverage

-You are taking an outside release up field to get the defender to turn his hips to the outside, then you are going to break across the defenders face to the skinny post.  If you get press coverage, then you could keep on going straight up field.

Against 2 Man Under Coverage

-You are using an outside release up field to get the defender to turn his hips out, then you are either breaking across the middle of the field or going over the top of the defender.

X-Back:

Against Three Deep Coverage

-You are running up field making your read off from the cornerback.  If the cornerback stays with you up the field, then keep going up the field.  If the cornerback goes over to help the free safety, then you throw up your outside hand, break down and work your way back to the quarterback.

Against Two Deep Coverage

-You will be running a streak route to the dead area of the zone.

Against Man Free Coverage

-Your first job is to defeat the defender covering you.  You will start up field with an outside release to try to get the defender to turn his hips out, and then you will break across his face to the middle of the field.

*There could be a chance that the free safety rotates over; if that happens then you will keep going straight up the field.  If the free safety stays in the middle of the field, then you will still break across the middle of the field.

Against Blitz Coverage

-You are running up field to a depth of 6 yards and then break to an in route.

Against 2 Man Under Coverage

-You are using an outside release up field to get the defender to turn his hips out, then you are either breaking across the middle of the field or going over the top of the defender.

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