Last year we heard talk from coach Meyer about possibly having Braxton and Guiton on the field at the same time in some fun plays. Could we actually see it this year with the additions of JT Barrett and Jalin Marshall, who even though is not a great QB can still throw an okay ball.
How about some new play ideas for fun. Here is one that I thought would be funny but if it can work, would be pretty cool.
The Double Pistol!
In the backfield could have both Braxton and JT Barrett (sorry but guiton is left out because this is predicated on the best running QBs and not so much throwing) standing next to each other in the pistol with Jalin behind them. Braxton will be the voice to hike the ball but not necessarily the guy the ball gets hiked to. It could be either one. Once the ball is hiked, the QB that didn't get the ball runs out to the flat away from the play, the QB that gets the ball runs an option going the other way with Jalin. Before that though, the read will be to see if the weakside defenders leak out to follow the other QB or follows the play in their role as the backside stopper. Lets say he follows the play, then the QB with the ball can role out and toss to the QB in the flat. That could be either Barrett or Braxton in the open with the option to pass or run. If the defender follows the QB to the flat, then its all option on the other side and one less defender coming from the backside. Now you have 3 guys who can throw the ball, all spread out behind the line of scrimmage. the ball carrier can either toss to a Jalin Marshall who is back away from any defender or step back and toss it himself if necessary. Or do just a run play, depending on what the defense follows. The whole time, Devin Smith, Mike Thomas and Philly Brown (I don't care what he says, that is an awesome nickname and will make him money!) will run routes most likely with man coverage. 3 possible passers all spread out, 3 possible receivers with man coverage and 3 possible runners most likely with room to run.
It could work!
Again, this is just a fun, silly play that I think is not well thought out but if it did, could be a nasty possibility. I do think with Barrett and Marshall now on board,a dual QB play can very possibly happen whether it becomes a straight up half back pass or something crazy like my Double Pistol!
Any fun play ideas that you can think of that would utilize this new talent? Eze in the BuckWild?