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X’s & O’s: Running Back Slip Screen

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.

PositionAssignments/Notes
QB5 STEP DROP READING PLAYSIDE. DRIFT AND DUMP THE BALL TO TB STAYING ON THE MOVE.
XBLOCK CORNER AS LONG AS HE IS NOT IN COVER 2 (RUN OFF IF PRESS MAN). IF COVER 2 EASIEST RELEASE TO NEAR SAFETY.
YDEEP MIDDLE 1/3 DEFENDER OR BACKSIDE 1/2 DEFENDER
HSPEED OUT
ZFADE
PSTDEEP ZONE SIDE SET AND CUT C-GAP DEFENDER
PSGDEEP 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.
CDEEP 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.
TSTEP 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.
BSGDEEP ZONE/MAN SIDE SET FOR 2 COUNT. GET DOWN THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE FULL SPPED LOOKING FOR THE PLAYSIDE HOOK DEFENDER
BSTBIG ON BIG. DON'T GET CUTE. PROTECT 5 STEP.

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