2 back set, a good idea

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exodus

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The San Diego Chargers' using two-back sets, with LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner, in the second half of their 23-13 triumph over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The strategy went a long way toward allowing the Chargers to rush for 111 yards on 23 carries and take control of the game in the second half. When Turner was in the backfield, Tomlinson lined up at slot back or wide receiver. The idea is to force the defense to pick its poison. If a linebacker covers Tomlinson, he is going to easily win that matchup and take a catch in the flat for a nice gain. If a safety is assigned to Tomlinson, Turner will likely get the handoff with one fewer body near the line of scrimmage to defend the run. Look for the Chargers to make more extensive use of the formation against future opponents.

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A lot of people are asking for it. Don't know if anyone else posted this yet or not, but there you have it. Should make for some more good matchups for the chargers.
 

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i'm still waiting for the triple option with Rivers Turner and Tomlinson

but we should go for a 3 back set; TNT altogether
 

exodus

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PostAnteaterCharger said:
i'm still waiting for the triple option with Rivers Turner and Tomlinson

but we should go for a 3 back set; TNT altogether
Yeah, it'd be cool to see a fantasy type play like that. TNT, Gates, Manu all bunched. Like a stampede.:yes:
 

exodus

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leisure said:
If that happens though what will happen to the LoNeal passing game? :icon_shrug:
yeah, it'd sure be a shame to lose that dimension of our offense...
 

bigcarson50

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PostAnteaterCharger said:
i'm still waiting for the triple option with Rivers Turner and Tomlinson

but we should go for a 3 back set; TNT altogether
I'd settle for a normal option. Have Rivers read the dive to Turner vs. the pitch out to LT.
 

HEXEDBOLT

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I really like our two back set and would like to see morre of it, how can you stake the line with LT out wide. Heck maybe a reverse out of that set would be something to think about also. As long as we win thats all that count's too me, win ugly, win shiney hell just winn.