From a play design and play-calling standpoint, Sunday might’ve been the best of the year for Ken Whisenhunt. He had guys running open all over the field. They didn’t get a chance to hit them all because pass protection wasn’t very good. Philip Rivers continued his brilliance and this play I broke down was no different. There is a lot going on as far as route concepts are concerned. What I love about this is play is all the routes are paired together. The entire play is synced, basically. It’s a really cool design. It’s a trips formation with Tyrell Williams, Keenan Allen, and Hunter Henry on one side. To the bottom, you have Mike Williams. I go over the purpose of what each route does in the video below.
A nice clean pocket so Rivers could deliver the throw. You’ll see Rivers manipulates the safety just enough. Henry wins to the inside and that’s all she wrote.