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Old 01-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Im pretty knowledgeable when it comes to football but the one thing I've never understood was the difference between these three receiver positions. If someone does know and understand the difference between these three would you be so kind to inform me?
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Default Re: X,Y, and Z receivers

From what I have been told USC uses X, B, and Z with Y being the extra slot receiver. I'm not sure what letter they put on TE or the 5th receiver in a 5 wide set .. This is different than in a lot of places.

X is the position Alshon, Sidney, etc played .. McKinley played there too his Senior season I believe. I think this is the spot where most of the pass plays are designed to go first.

B, I'm guessing here, is for Boundary or maybe Bandit? .. DL Moore, Nick Jones, Jason Barnes, etc played here.

Z is the slot .. Sanders, Ellington, etc.
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yeah, B stands for Bandit. Most of the formations Spurrier used to use were Bandit Right, Bandit Left....and so on.
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This will help you understand the gist of the offense.

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Oh ok thanks. Thinking about it now actually does make better sense. To me it looks like the x receivers are the bigger possession type receivers and the b receivers are the more shifty and quick receivers. But like you said i guess it also depends on the offense.
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I think it comes from madden and ncaa football on the ps2. The square usually goes deep.
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I think it comes from madden and ncaa football on the ps2. The square usually goes deep.
Yea that could be it! haha
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It used to be pretty simple, but some schemes / formations the lettering
system can be a little complicated.

The Old School alignment where you had a Split End, Flanker and a
Tight End, "USUALLY" the Flanker (really a modified halfback), would
line up wide on the same side as the Tight End on the opposite side of
the Split end lined up on...The Split end was the
X receiver and the Flanker was the Y. Z was for any extra back (again
in the Old school alignments), like a Slot back or twin Wide out set
that you didn't see much of in the 70s til the mid 80s when the West
Coast and Spread offenses started catching on.

There's still some similarity to this old formation (Like C2 said above). The
X would be your basic Wide out (split end in the old formation) and the
opposite Wide out would be the Y receiver. Now in the new formations
almost every Offense runs a spread (if not for the base offense, at least
some of the time), so the additional Wide out would then be the Z back
(usually the slot receiver). Any additional WRs would carry a coach specific
designation to his offense (as Spurrier does with the Bandit position) and
calling it a B receiver. Most of the time this is would be in a formation
where you have no TE, and the additional "B" receiver is another Wideout
in place of the normal TE. .... There is also the "H" position. Usually a
Back spread out from the backfield (ie: Patrick DiMarco's old spot) they
would more times than not be an additional blocker from there, but it was
really a morphed RB/Reciever position and we saw Patrick run routes out
of this 5 wide out set at times. When you just wanted to send the
house (five wides and empty backfield sets) you have (normal alignment)
X and Z on one side, and Y and "B" on the other and then the additional
(probably H in most sets), but you'd substitute an additional WR there instead
of having your Fullback run deeper routes from the H back spot.
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It used to be pretty simple, but some schemes / formations the lettering
system can be a little complicated.

The Old School alignment where you had a Split End, Flanker and a
Tight End, "USUALLY" the Flanker (really a modified halfback), would
line up wide on the same side as the Tight End on the opposite side of
the Split end lined up on...The Split end was the
X receiver and the Flanker was the Y. Z was for any extra back (again
in the Old school alignments), like a Slot back or twin Wide out set
that you didn't see much of in the 70s til the mid 80s when the West
Coast and Spread offenses started catching on.

There's still some similarity to this old formation (Like C2 said above). The
X would be your basic Wide out (split end in the old formation) and the
opposite Wide out would be the Y receiver. Now in the new formations
almost every Offense runs a spread (if not for the base offense, at least
some of the time), so the additional Wide out would then be the Z back
(usually the slot receiver). Any additional WRs would carry a coach specific
designation to his offense (as Spurrier does with the Bandit position) and
calling it a B receiver. Most of the time this is would be in a formation
where you have no TE, and the additional "B" receiver is another Wideout
in place of the normal TE. .... There is also the "H" position. Usually a
Back spread out from the backfield (ie: Patrick DiMarco's old spot) they
would more times than not be an additional blocker from there, but it was
really a morphed RB/Reciever position and we saw Patrick run routes out
of this 5 wide out set at times. When you just wanted to send the
house (five wides and empty backfield sets) you have (normal alignment)
X and Z on one side, and Y and "B" on the other and then the additional
(probably H in most sets), but you'd substitute an additional WR there instead
of having your Fullback run deeper routes from the H back spot.
That's how UGA describes their passing scheme, right? They list their WRs on their official roster as split ends (SE) and flankers (FLK), I believe.....
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This will help you understand the gist of the offense.

Spurrier/Teevens Playbook

holy crap, that's is awesome.... I help can't but think that if Shaw and Sanders can really get on the same page with those option routes (I think they were called 3-Semi in the playbook) that it will crush every pass defense not coached by Nick Saban...

now that I think about it, Spurrier's pass offense, vs. Saban's pass defense could make for some epic SECCG's over the next couple years.... just keep beating Georgia.
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That's how UGA describes their passing scheme, right? They list their WRs on their official roster as split ends (SE) and flankers (FLK), I believe.....
Correct. OP it's just the terminology for the various receiver positions in the current offensive scheme we run.
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