Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Oct 2009

ESPN Insider Route-Running Glossary

We put together a glossary of route-running terms to accompany an article by Seth Wickersham in the next (non-naked) issue of ESPN The Magazine. The ESPN folks have tossed it online for those who have Insider, along with a pretty little flash app that lets you click through diagrams of the various routes.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 21 Oct 2009

5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 7:46pm by KO


by DGL :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 12:39pm

One I was hoping to see but didn't -- what's a "jailbreak screen"?

by sfckoski :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 3:58pm

Found this on Insider, as well: http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=4582045

The two main differences being:
1. Jail Break Screen, OL release down filed - Bubble Screen, OL don't release

2. Jail Break Screen, intended WR breaks inside after completion, Bubble Screen, intended WR breaks towards sideline after completion

by LukeM :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 3:43pm

Boo ESPN Insider.

by Anonymous908752345 (not verified) :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 7:29pm

I really want to read this. I assume many people have made some sort of joke about football "outsiders" on ESPN "Insider", so I won't even go there.

by KO (not verified) :: Wed, 10/21/2009 - 7:46pm

If you really want to read:

This story appears in the Nov. 2 issue of ESPN The Magazine.