Our focus for these Slide Concept Read Drills is to cut the field in half and give the quarterback a clear picture of what he will be reading to one side.
Split Zone is a great play meant to look like Zone Read to freeze the defensive end for a kick-out block from the tight end or fullback.
The quarterback reads the backside linebacker. If the backside linebacker adds into the call side, the quarterback throws the slant behind him.
If the backside linebacker adds into the call side, throw the Dig in behind him. If he stays, expand to the #3 wide receiver or hand the ball to the running back.
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.
This play-action Double Post is a take-your-shot, play-action bomb for the quarterback. The best part is, it’s a very easy read.
When you’re ready to “take a shot,” you could do worse than this Double Post X Cross with its easy high-to-low, check-down progression.
This play is a great change-up for your zone read game and is also a great way to isolate a good 3 tech by putting him in a position he isn’t used to.
This is a read play based off the power blocking scheme. Try pairing this with wide receiver jet sweep or RPO. There is great play-action off this play.
Split Zone is a great play meant to look like zone read to freeze the defensive end for a kick out block from the tight end or fullback.
Here’s a Lumberjack’s approach to chopping down the run. Be simple in your techniques and progressions, and know repeatable processes are key to success.