We got this play from YouTube as well, the best resource for trick plays in this modern era. Everyone loves to show off great trick plays. It was run in a Texas State Championship game for a TD. We are a no-huddle check with me team. So the idea behind the play is to line up with everyone, including the OL standing up, looking relaxed.
They are all looking over to the sideline like they are waiting from a call from the coach. The center will have his hand on the ball, the QB will be looking to the sideline as well. There is only one receiver that is involved in the route. The QB will initiate a silent snap and the receiver will take off on a go route. The OL will not move!! This is incredibly important. They will stand there like nothing is going on. The QB will receive the snap, take a drop and let it fly. We have run this in practice and in games. The defense, other than the man covering the receiver releasing on the route, will stand there like nothing is happening.
We ran this in a playoff game and wound up getting a pass interference call for a big first down that led to a TD. When we run this next time, we will change the receiver that will be getting the ball. The entire team is looking to the sideline, that means that most of the defense is half looking to that sideline as well. This play will work best if you release the opposite receiver from your sideline as he will get less attention.
I know the fear…the defense is going to rush and kill my QB. Once you run this in practice and you see how your own defense reacts, I think it is something that is worth having in the playbook for those times when you might be playing a team better than you and you need something to catch them off guard.