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A THING OF BEAUTY IS FOREVER

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Spatial mathematics. Topology. At its most abstract, football is math, and particularly wirebrained coordinators understand this. Gutty Little Bruins points us toward this old but still indisuptably essential slice of Norm Chow's playbook squeezed into a basic article on his system, and again: the inside of Chow's brain must be a tidy, well decorated room of baroque simplicity and variation in the decorating. This play alone gets the Chessmaster treatment:

It's called 69 Weak, and Norm Chow has already scored three touchdowns on you with it. The space-brain calculations Chow's capable of making deplete our word bank when we reach for awestruck adjectives, so just read the damn thing and be duly impressed. If the schemes leave you cold, then at least marvel at the simple genius of Chow's philosophy.

For our basic passing game we have a strongside vertical, and we have a middle vertical, and a weakside vertical. We have a couple of horizontal stretches and we have a couple of man routes. We have a few one-man routes. We have a route to attack Cover 2, and we have the four verticals game. That is our basic passing game. There I have told you everything we do and I did it in two minutes. Again...we have one strongside vertical route, one middle vertical route, one middle vertical and one weakside vertical. We have two horizontal stretch routes, a man route, four verticals and a Cover 2 beater. That is all we basically do. We attack everyone we play with these basic plays. Our kids know these plays the second day of practice.

It's just that simple. Now go score forty a game just like Uncle Norm does, and you too can be the premiere signal-caller of your generation. Dear Jebus, thank you for bringing him back.