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Black and Gold X’s and O’s—Identifying Concepts: The Slant Route

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

For the next eight weeks, I will write one column a week regarding different concepts the Saints will use either on offense or in defensive packages in 2009.

Today's version talks about the intricacies of the slant route and the routes and ideas that are related to this route.

The slant route is perhaps the oldest route in all of football. It has always been an integral part of the short passing game from Sid Gilman to Don Coryell to Bill Walsh, and now to all of today's offensive geniuses; and among them Sean Payton is high on the list.

Payton has used the slant in many key situations over the past few seasons. In fact, it's been a go-to route on third-and-short or medium situations.

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