McCarthy's Use Of The "T"

Mike McCarthy has a lot of options out of the "T Formation".

As always, Mike Tanier over at Football Outsiders does some fantastic work in his latest Walkthrough column. His latest looks at Mike McCarthy dusting off the "T Formation" this past weekend.

The entire thing is worth reading, and Mike does a great job explaining the situation and the personnel that was involved on Sunday. But the part that I think is the most important comes at the end of his section on the "T":

Now that opponents have seen the Packers run the T-formation, you can bet they will counter with a 5-3-3 personnel package or other adjustments that can take away the simple Kuhn plunge. Here's hoping that McCarthy has some multiple-fake razzle dazzle hidden away for just the right situation. I think all of us would love to see it.

Couldn't agree more. From my Twitter feed on Tuesday:

Looking at McCarthy's use of the T Formation on short yardage - don't be surprised if he goes play action out of that later in the year.

My hunch is McCarthy will try to sneak Brandon Jackson in on one of the wings and run a play-action fake to Kuhn and then throw to Jackson or a tight end on a Rodgers bootleg.

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PackersRS's picture

December 10, 2010 at 03:52 pm

T-power formation, with Johnson as TE, Kuhn at FB, Jackson at RB, playaction bootleg SCREEN to Jordy Nelson!

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PackersRS's picture

December 10, 2010 at 03:53 pm

Yes, in this T formation, it's not 2 TEs. it's the 1 WR variation.

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ZeroTolerance's picture

December 10, 2010 at 05:39 pm

I would love to see it!

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Wiscokid's picture

December 10, 2010 at 05:47 pm

How about the old "statue of liberty" or the "hidden ball" plays?

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WoodyG's picture

December 10, 2010 at 06:47 pm

" run a play-action fake to Kuhn and then throw to Jackson or a tight end on a Rodgers bootleg. "

Or AR could jog into the endzone on that same bootleg ..... Save it for the Giants or Bears ...... Both front 7s are always going forward ...... Both can be fooled .....

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Omaha Scott's picture

December 10, 2010 at 08:17 pm

Just run the fumbleroosky!

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Enrico-Palazzo1252's picture

December 10, 2010 at 09:18 pm

"Here's hoping that McCarthy has some multiple-fake razzle dazzle hidden away for just the right situation."

I was thinking the same thing.

GBP 4 LIFE

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aussiepacker's picture

December 11, 2010 at 05:12 am

heah enrico whats with the alias?

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thepretzelhead's picture

December 12, 2010 at 11:35 am

Direct snap to Kuhn, he fakes to Jackson, spins, fake throws, hands off to Rogers. Rogers runs down the line and pitches to Starks and Starks is going to pass........but wait...it's a reverse to Kuhn who runs parallel to the line of scrimmage for no gain.

Now that's 1929 football!

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thepretzelhead's picture

December 12, 2010 at 11:44 am

Here are some more ideas for the Pack on third and short 1929 football:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DCl0FlAWEw

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