To kick things off, I thought I’d post this interesting article on the 2013 49ers offense, since it was being run at the time by Colin Kaepernick, a QB whose skill set and limitations mirror those of Vernon Adams (in some ways).
There’s a lot of good, informative material in this article if you have time to read it, but here’s one thing I found interesting, not least because it coincides, in some part, with how I think we should be attacking enemy defenses (yes, it’s an NFL field, not a CFL field, but some stuff carries over):
"Pass Game: The 49ers’ favorite red zone passing concept is the 3-level concept:
The 3-level concept features 3 Wide Receivers running to one side of the field at different route depths. The 3-level concept is also known as the flood concept because a team is flooding one part of the field with pass catchers trying to create a numbers advantage in their favor.
The 49ers’ red zone passing attack also features Horizontal and Drag Concepts and employs a lot of roll outs. Some other preferred route combinations feature the inside Wide Receiver in a 3 Wide Receiver set running an Out route underneath the other Wide Receivers, or the outside Wide Receiver running a Slant route underneath the other two Wide Receivers. Their red zone pass offense relies heavily on Flat Routes, Swing Routes, Out Routes and Crossing Routes to stretch the Defense horizontally. They also run some pick or “rub? routes via Crossing routes from each side, or by sending a Wide Receiver in motion on a Speed Out behind the other Wide Receivers as his man gets picked off by the commotion."