Ted Bartlett Apr 11, 2012 2:30 PM
The five-step passing game is the key element of any offense, because with a five-step drop, and its concomitant protection schemes, the QB can create the correct timing to threaten all levels of the defense. When a WR is asked to run a Dig route at 18 yards, that’s an activity that takes around three seconds to execute.
When the QB’s drop is five steps, or five and a hitch, the offensive line drops to deeper sets, and there will usually be a bonus protection player. The whole thing is coordinated together to provide the necessary timing.
We’re going to cover five basic five-step concepts that we’ll all get very used to seeing this season. IAOFM readers will know what they’re looking at, and you can feel really good about that. When you’re done gloating about how much smarter you are than the average reader of Broncos Site X (or Y or Z, for that matter), tell an uninitiated friend or ten to check us out.