As with most screens, the Running Back Slip Screen first invites the pass rush. The T-back must be patient and use great footwork to “slip” through the rushers to the flat, catching the ball nearly on the play-side tackle’s original alignment. By this time, the center, play-side guard and back-side guard should have moved into proper position to secure their blocks.
|QB||5 STEP DROP READING PLAYSIDE. DRIFT AND DUMP THE BALL TO TB STAYING ON THE MOVE.|
|X||BLOCK CORNER AS LONG AS HE IS NOT IN COVER 2 (RUN OFF IF PRESS MAN). IF COVER 2 EASIEST RELEASE TO NEAR SAFETY.|
|Y||DEEP MIDDLE 1/3 DEFENDER OR BACKSIDE 1/2 DEFENDER|
|PST||DEEP ZONE SIDE SET AND CUT C-GAP DEFENDER|
|PSG||DEEP ZONE SIDE SET FOR 2 COUNT. GET DOWN THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE FULL SPEED LOOKING FOR THE FLAT DEFENDER. IF NO FLAT DEFENDER THEN LOOK UPFIELD FOR 1ST OFF COLOR JERSEY.|
|C||DEEP ZONE SIDE SET FOR 2 COUNT. GET DOWN THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE FULL SPEED LOOKING FOR THE CURL DEFENDER. IF NO CURL/DEFENDER THEN LOOK UPFIELD FOR 1ST OFF COLOR JERSEY.|
|T||STEP UP AND EYE YOUR PLAYSIDE #1. IF HE COMES GIVE A SHOT AND USHER OUTSIDE. STAY BEHIND THE LOS AND CATCH THE BALL AROUND THE ORIGINAL ALIGNMENT OF THE PST.|
|BSG||DEEP ZONE/MAN SIDE SET FOR 2 COUNT. GET DOWN THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE FULL SPPED LOOKING FOR THE PLAYSIDE HOOK DEFENDER|
|BST||BIG ON BIG. DON'T GET CUTE. PROTECT 5 STEP.|
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