This week, we’ll wrap up our Virginia Tech jet sweep chat, and then fold it into what I’ve got my eye on this season.
A Last Look at Jet Sweeps in 2020
I watched every remaining game of the 2020 season, and in it Hokie jet sweep/motion was successful on 46 of 70 tries, for a rate of 65.7%. It resulted in zero turnovers and lost yardage only five times. That’s good. It shows the calls are structurally sound, and that the coaches have a good sense of when to call them. And as for the sixteen actual jet sweeps I found, they were successful 62.5% of the time, which is also good, and also paints the coaches in a flattering light.
If there was an area in the jet game I was disappointed to see, it was the lack of growth in downfield play-action off jet motion. I...
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