Hole

One of the more impressive throws you see on an NFL field is when a quarterback pulls off the “hole shot,” attacking a two-high defense deep along the sideline, behind the cornerback in coverage but far enough away from the safety to challenge the throw. This is, to borrow a phrase from current Minnesota Vikings coach Karl Scott, the “scholarship throw.”

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Sure, that might be the soft spot in the coverage, but do you have the arm to hit that area of the field?

This season the Houston Texans are using a lot of two-high defenses. Just ask Carson Wentz about them, as he showcased his ability to attack those structures just a week ago:

Three throws from Carson Wentz!

*Attacking two-high

*Post/Over variations

*Using the eyes

*Scissors down in the red zone pic.twitter.com/Xz5ybBOlzI

— Mark Schofield🍂 (@MarkSchofield) October 18, 2021

Well this week, the Texans are taking on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals. And it was Murray who took the idea of a “hole shot” to another level with this absolute rocket of a throw:

Right where it needed to be 🎯 pic.twitter.com/7EVUMDDqwB

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 24, 2021

Facing a 3rd and 24, Murray retreats in the pocket while the Texans play with a soft Cover-2 scheme. After waiting for the concept to develop, Murray uncorks an absolute missile of a throw, deep along the right sideline into the hole in the coverage, right behind the cornerback, and far enough to the outside where the safety cannot make a play on the football.

Arizona would cap off the drive with a touchdown pass from Murray to Christian Kirk in a scramble drill situation:

That @K1 to @Ckirk connection 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EobBhqhUyo

— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 24, 2021

A number of quarterbacks are playing at a high level right now. Murray is right among that group, as he and the Cardinals look to stay undefeated with a win over Houston.

Throws like that hole shot will certainly help.

 

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Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/kyler-murray-redefines-the-term-hole-shot/ar-AAPU7zL

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