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New Bengals in New Roles Part 2: Rise of the Multi-Faceted Weapon

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Darren Sproles of the the New Orleans Saints receives a pass in a Drew Brees audible in the 2011 NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Brees called an audible to isolate Sproles in an open middle of the field against linebacker A.J. Hawk in man coverage. Both outside receivers ran go routes and pulled the two high safeties deep and towards the sidelines. The other two receivers on the trips side of the formation ran routes breaking towards the sidelines to give the shifty Sproles lost of open field in which to work.

Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints catches a pass from Drew Brees in the 2011 NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Sproles grabbed the pass and jetted for 36 yards.

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