Originally Posted by HJam72
I'm sure you guys are right, but I always thought the immediate pass to a receiver (like Johnson) was called a quick out, as in quick pass to the wide-out, or quick out pass. Same thing or what?
A hitch is a pattern where the WR turns back towards the QB and comes to meet the ball, shoulders facing the QB. It can be run at any distance, including zero yards, as the Carr to AJ route is run. You can call it a quick out, though an out is thrown to the sideline with the receivers shoulders away from the QB.
FWIW, the Texans can it the "Now" pattern.