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65 Toss Power Trap, Diagrammed With Love

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“I told you that baby was there!” Stram chortled on the sideline.  “65 Toss Power Trap. … The coach pumped one in there.”

KCCHIEFSBLOG has a wonderful account of the play:

The Chiefs led 9-0 midway through in the third quarter on the strength of three Stenerud field goals and an overpowering defense when they faced third and-goal at the Minnesota 5.  Though a pass appeared in order, Stram sent wide receiver Gloster Richardson into the game with a running play.

“Gloster, tell (Dawson) 65 Toss Power Trap,” Stram said.  “It might pop right open.”

Dawson normally called his own plays and, like all his teammates, was unaware Stram was miked.  He was surprised at the coach’s selection.

“We hadn’t even practiced it,” Dawson said of the play, an inside run to the left by Mike Garrett.  “It wasn’t even in the game plan.”

Dawson took the snap and spun toward fullback Robert Holmes, who appeared to be running wide left.  Left tackle Jim Tyrer pulled left, convincing Minnesota end Jim Marshall that was the direction of the play.  Right guard Mo Moorman pulled to the left, trapping tackle Alan Page and clearing the path for Garrett.

Garrett bolted through the line of scrimmage, waited for tight end Fred Arbanas to wipe out middle linebacker Lonnie Warwick and pranced to the goal line.

“I told you that baby was there!” Stram chortled on the sideline.  “65 Toss Power Trap. … The coach pumped one in there.”

Maybe after the 2011 season I'll have another Chiefs SuperBowl play to diagram?

 

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