Mark Schofield’s RSP NFL Lens: Rodgers, Winston, Stafford and the Dino Concept

Mark Schofield profiles a dangerous vertical route concept demonstrated by the trio of NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Jameis Winston, and Matt Stafford.

Football is a copycat game. When a route concept, play design or coverage scheme is known to work, coaches are going to find a way to get it into their playbook.

While watching the games from Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season, I saw three teams score touchdowns on the same route design: The Dino concept. Often termed double post, or perhaps seal by Steve Axman, this route concept pairs two post routes on the same side of the field. It is a very versatile play, that can be successful against multiple coverage schemes. From its versatility to the way it creates and exploits leverage advantages, Dino in a fun play to watch. Let’s break it down some more:

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