NFL 101: Introducing the Basics of the Two-Minute Offense

June 27, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In this installment of Bleacher Report's "NFL 101" series, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen breaks down schemes and execution for the two-minute offense at the pro level.
Click here for the previous version of NFL 101, which broke down the prevent defense.
The two-minute offense in the NFL has multiple variations of personnel, alignment and play-calling, but the basic strategy (or philosophy) doesn't change between teams when you turn on the tape.
This is an up-tempo playbook, one that leans on sideline throws, the screen game, spread runs and three-level route concepts to move the ball—quickly—into scoring position with quarterbacks running the show at the line of scrimmage in a no-huddle system.
With two-minute scripts predicated on game situation (timeouts, clock management), NFL offenses look to start with the screen or draw before creating throwing windows into the boundary along with opportunities to get the ball to their playmakers...

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