The Green Bay Packers Play Action Pass

Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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.

20131119-233959.jpg

20131119-234010.jpg

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.

20131119-234018.jpg

20131119-234027.jpg

Big time yards off of the play action pass.

20131119-233156.jpg

 

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.

20131119-233911.jpg

20131119-233921.jpg

20131119-233937.jpg

20131119-233950.jpg

The Packers lost the game, but they know they can go back into the bag for that play action pass down the stretch.

Topics: Green Bay Packers

Want more from NFL Spin Zone?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

TEAMFeed More NFL Spin Zone news from the Fansided Network

Hot on the Web From golf.com