Open Grass Reads The Dynamics of the `6` (4 Verts) Play

by Patrick Taylor


This is part 2 of the Open Grass clinic series. This will show how we use the "walkthrough" drill inside of the framework of the famous Air Raid Concept "6." We will show how we use freedom with our quarterbacks in our offense to produce a Quarterback Rating of 145.9, and a very successful 22 td's to just 5 int's. Along with a completion percentage of 68%, this play has led us to over 2,000 yards within our frame work. 

Teach your receivers to use Run n Shoot principles to has "when am I open," while your quarterback learns to scan the defense for "who is open now." Your playbook is endless when you incorporate these ideas. 

We will also dive deeper into the Slow Process (presnap) and the Fast Process (post snap) that teaches the quarterbacks coverage, and quicker more definite decision making abilities. This is a deep approach to how the brain learns through 3D vision recording, and why we never use "chalk talks" with our quarterbacks. This includes voice over film, instructional for install and many other aspects that will allow you to ignite your offense immediately. 

Here are a few of the points we will hit on:

•It allows the Offense to adjust with ease.
•Take advantage of the defenses game plan.
•Your offense appears to be larger and more complex to a HUDL breakdown, which forces opposing coaches more data input and less practice time.
•Quick game gets even faster.
•You know that your QB is seeing the defense and reacting to what he sees.
•The defense has to defend the ENTIRE FIELD and their DC has to defend the ENTIRE PLAYBOOK on every play.
•The sideline triangle concepts become a full field play.
It allows the OC/QB to create tags like a blank canvas


The Coach


Patrick Taylor

Open Grass Reads in the Air Raid Offense


Over a decade ago I started my journey as a high school football coach. I have been fortunate enough to work on some amazing staffs, that have accomplished record breaking feats. I first served as a Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Defensive Coordinator, in Georgia. Utilizing the Air Raid offense the teams were able to break numerous offensive records in rushing and passing, and lead the AAA state in passing yards.

During my  first stint in the in the Air Raid, All school offensive records were broken, as well as players being recognized on the state and regional level for their accomplishments. Reaching the playoffs each year. In North Carolina, installing the Air Raid offense led us to producing 4,000 yards of total offense while compiling 2,000 rushing annually. We led the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference in total yards, passing, and team rushing. This helped us produce several all conference players, the Winston Salem Journal All Northwest Receiver, and the Offensive Player of the year. During my 6 seasons utilizing the Air Raid offense, the teams have gained 21,200 yards of total offense. 

I am currently the offensive coordinator for the North Surry Greyhounds, in Toast, NC. I am a small part of an outstanding staff that is committed to teaching young me to compete and perservere on and off the field. If you are ever in the area feel free to stop in, we are always ready to talk ball. 

Ratings and Reviews (11)


Great series of videos!!

Mar 29, 18 08:30 AM


This was a great course for myself and my coaching staff. Thank you so much for putting this together!

Mar 28, 18 02:47 PM


Awesome concept and ideas.

Mar 28, 18 02:50 PM

Estruck Struck

Great video course. Was able to gain some great ideas on what to look for and implement in the pass game from a scheme and teaching standpoint!

Mar 28, 18 11:58 AM

Matt Slusher

Really good explanation of get open now.

Mar 28, 18 12:13 PM

Jon Hopkins

Coach Taylor's course is very information and provides an easy way to teach the 4 Verticals concept to the QB and WR's.

Mar 28, 18 12:18 PM


Great concept that makes sense! Gives OC & QB confidence in throwing the ball downfield.

Mar 28, 18 02:28 PM

Andy Strecker

great concepts and progressions.

Mar 29, 18 06:01 AM

Bill Ehrlichman

Great course on helping players understand space and how to get open.

Mar 30, 18 06:43 AM


Outstanding stuff!!

Jul 1, 19 08:11 PM


Coach Taylor does an incredible job of breaking down Open Grass Reads with 6. Thanks Coach for putting this together.

Nov 11, 19 11:40 AM

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