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Question about scripted plays

jpkmets : 11/23/2022 10:40 pm
I’ve got a question about the “script” that some teams use for their first 15 plays or so to start a game. My question is: do these scripts contain any contingencies for down and distance, or are they just a fixed 15 plays that the team is committing to run regardless of success?

Say the Giants have a script, and the first play is a screen. Screens have a wide range out outcomes. They can lose 4 yards if they get blown up, be incomplete, or also gain yards. So in the scripting situation, will the next play call be the same regardless of whether it is 2nd and 1 or 2nd and 14?

Just don’t have an idea of how rigid the script is and would love any insight into how it’s used.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving BBI’ers.
I am Ninja : 11/24/2022 12:09 am : link
Good question. Always wondered this myself.
simgiant : 11/24/2022 9:06 am : link
I think the coach has a long list plays that are split according to down and distance so maybe like
1st down
2nd and long
2nd and mid
2nd and short
3rd and long
3rd and mid
3rd and short

From this there is a few special ones that they know will run in the first drive. I dont think its fully scripted. But maybe im completely off.
I think part of the scripting  
81_Great_Dane : 11/24/2022 9:50 am : link
Is meant to test the opposing D and expose their game plan. So it’s important to get through the script and take advantage of whatever was learned.

If you keep going 3 and out, though, you could spend half the game on the script, so there must be contingencies.
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