Welcome to the latest edition of X’s and O’s with the Bros by X’s and O’s editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to look deeper into the game of football, learn something about the X’s and O’s that make it go, and better appreciate the games within the game. It’s called “X’s and O’s with the Bros” because you don’t have to be a player, coach, or rocket surgeon to get something out of taking a closer look at a football play, so please enjoy the post and the discussion in the comments.
This week, we’re in the Weeds again. Here’s Rod.
Situation: 3rd Quarter; 1:15 left
Score: Redskins 24, Browns 14
Down & Distance: 1st & 10 on Redskins’ 43
The Browns come out in 12-personnel (1 RB, 2 TE, 2WR). They are in an I-formation with one Smith playing fullback. The Redskins counter with base 3-4 personnel.
Washington has one safety deep. This is called “MOFC” or “Middle Of the Field Closed” as opposed to “MOFO” or “Middle Of the Fi