The last part of this mini series is going over the play that won the Armed Forces Bowl for Army. This play is all about getting to the outside, and being faster than the defense. The philosophy for this play is the same for the pitch, the sweep, the jet sweep, etc. This play is called the fling toss, and is used when a team knows they have outside leverage. When you see the play below, you will be able to tell by San Diego State’s defensive front that they were so worried about the inside run game. So let us break down Army and their fling.
WB: Wing Back
PST: Playside offensive tackle (towards the play side)
PSG: Playside offensive guard (towards the play side)
BSG: Backside offensive guard (away from the play side)
BST: Backside offensive tackle (away from the play side)
Army Blocking Scheme for the Fling
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Formation: Balanced Double Wing (T)
This play is by far the easiest to execute, and can be successful if you know you have outside leverage. As you see in the picture above, and the gif below SDSU packed the defense inside. It was a great offensive call from Army, as no one was even close on the outside. With fling, it is a race to the sideline.
BST: Reach and Run Play Side
BSG: Reach and Run Play Side
C: Reach and Run Play Side
PSG: Reach and Run Play Side
PST: Reach and Run Play Side
FB: Block backside
PSWB: Reach and Run Play Side
BSWB: Orbital motion to the play side, this player receives the toss, and is in red above.
Fling ran against San Diego State
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