The quarterback reads the backside linebacker. If the backside linebacker adds into the call side, the quarterback throws the slant behind him.
When the running back leaves the box on this Inside Zone RPO, if the Mike linebacker doesn’t follow him, throw it to him. If he does, hand it off.
This Inside Zone play is the most basic play in your run-game package: no reads, no movements, and no complicated rules. Block the zone, hand it off.
Part of an effective offense is placing defenders in a run-pass conflict. Using Split Flow Inside Zone can manipulate the defense at all levels.