The Huddle: At 1:15, Sockeye transitions from zone to man. How well did they transition? How do you judge this effectiveness?
Mike Whitaker: Sockeye makes an excellent transition by finding marks quickly and transitioning on a throw that loses yardage so that the offensive handlers are not immediately dangerous. Too often, zones wait for jail-break type situations to transition where they are at a real disadvantage.
Andrew Fleming: At its best, a zone-to-man transition catches the offense off-guard by taking away options that had been easy, leading to a high stall count and a turnover. Here, Bravo is able to get off a quick dump to start the flow, followed by two upfield throws for the score. The defense can improve by denying the easy throw early in the count, forcing the offense into a riskier throw.