Jolly Good Fellow
Will we be seeing the Diamond again this season?? I really liked what little I saw from that formation.
I guess I'm referring to the short passing routes seen here, in this Sammy Watkins highlight clip;
The bubble screen and the toss sweep are both quick hitting plays to get the ball out to attack the perimeter. Two totally different plays designed to attack the same part of the field and do it quickly.
If you spread the D out you end up with more defenders near the edge which is a 1 on 1 situation. The rocket toss is used when the LBs overcommit to the dive by plugging the center gaps. The edge blocking should have a numbers advantage with the AB BB sealing the edge.
It's called a "stiff arm" and he uses it to perfection:I saw similar screens to Smelter at the beginning of the 2013 season, with varying degrees of success. It got phased out as defenses paid more attention to him I suppose. Thomas had the ability to make that first guy miss as well, I don't know if I've seen any of our current receivers do anything like that.