Let’s take a little look at the Green Bay Packers play action passing with Scott Tolzien under center. He had a couple of big time throws this weekend against the New York Giants in the loss. He picked up huge chunks of yards on his throws out to his receivers after getting the deep safety out of position.
The first big play came in the 2nd quarter on first down. James Starks is the deep back and James Jones is going to run the deep route at the bottom of the image. The Packers deep safety has his eyes on the backfield and when he realizes it is not a run he goes over to help on Jordy Nelson.
The safeties back is to James Jones on the play. Scott Tolzien reads it well and launches the ball out to Jones for the big yards.
Big time yards off of the play action pass.
They cam back with the play action pass in the 4th quarter. Eddie Lacy was lined up in the backfield this time and 2 receivers lined up on the left side with Jarret Boykin on the right side in single coverage. The safety leans over to cover the deep pass on the left side. Jordy Nelson ran the post route and the safety went over to cover him Again the safety has his back faced to the receiver that Tolzien throws the ball out to. Jarrett Boykin gets the big time yards on this play action pass.
The Packers lost the game, but they know they can go back into the bag for that play action pass down the stretch.