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Shotgun, two-by-two (two receivers to each side), one back.
Run each of the four receivers 10 yards off the line, then have them plant and turn back to Young, who'll choose the best option.
Britt makes a catch over cornerback Bryant McFadden for a 10-yard gain.
HEIMERDINGER: "I'm in a panic. It's fourth-and-four, and I've just missed on the three-step drop. So I say, I'll call Vince's favorite play, All Pivot. Vince's feeling about the play is based on comfort; he thinks he can make this go no matter what, even though his completion percentage isn't very good on it. I hate the play because it's only good against two coverages: three-deep and quarters [four defensive backs playing deep across the field]. Well, I've caught the worst coverage I can catch on this play—two-man [two safeties deep; the Cards also had man coverage on three of the four receivers, with one corner off his man]—which never crossed my mind. In two-man, [the corners'] backs are turned and everybody is covering, so I teach Vince whenever he sees two-man, take a step and run.
"When I saw them drop to this coverage, I said, Game over; we have no play. Vince throws it outside to Kenny, but it's against the worst coverage you could get."
BRITT: "I wasn't expecting to get the ball because we're taught to get inside the corner, and I didn't do that. When I turned around, I saw the ball beaming at the back of the corner's head. I'm thinking, He really threw me the ball? I'm down at the time because I fumbled on the previous series, and now I don't get inside the corner."
YOUNG: "Kenny's man had his head turned. Anytime you have a cornerback who's not looking at the ball, you have a better shot at completing it, regardless of the coverage. All you have to do is throw it at the back of his head, and that's what I did. Coach Heimerdinger doesn't like that play much at all, but that play is 100 percent for us. If you go pull up that play in our computer—All Pivot—it's 100 percent for us. We always complete that ball."