Welcome to the 2012 regular season debut of Xs and Os with the Bros by Xs and Os editor @rodofdisaster. This feature represents a basic attempt to dive 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 Xs and Os 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 Rod focuses on Brandon Weeden’s touchdown pass to Greg Little that pulled the Browns within a touchdown in the fourth quarter last Sunday in Cincinnati.
Situation: 4th quarter, 7:18 left;
Score: 31-17 Bengals
Down & Distance: 1st & 10, Cincinnati 24
The Browns come out in “11 personnel” (1RB, 1TE, 3WR). The initial formation is a pistol* with Richardson to Weeden’s right. The formation has a bunch to the right. Ben Watson (Y) shifts to a f