New England Patriots Y Stick Passing Concept

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As the Patriots head into their 6th Super Bowl in the Brady & Belichick era the team is once again led by the offense, which ranked #4 in 2014 in points scored. New England has come up with a nice blend of tempo with their no huddle offense, a power running game as well as exotic formations to run tackle eligible passing plays. In this article I’m going to focus on the Patriots Y stick concept.

The first version I’m going to break down is the empty version of Y stick. This has been a part of the Patriots offense going back to when Charlie Weis was the offensive coordinator. The Patriots called the concept “Ghost/Tosser.” This diagram is from New England’s 2003 offensive playbook.

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