Zone Read Arrow is a downhill play that allows offenses to create double-teams on the front with a read action in the backfield. This play pairs well with Zone Read Slice, play-action passes, and many different RPOs. It is not limited to Zone Read Arrow. This play can be done with all shotgun and pistol backfield sets, and it forces the defense to defend the whole field.
|QB||Open at 6 o'clock to RB with eyes on DE. If DE chases heal line, pull the ball run on a wide track while reading the alley defender. If he plays run, throw the arrow.|
|RB||Zone step and press to the first down lineman play side.|
|F||Bypass to safety|
|X||Block man on 2 High, run off 1 high|
|PST||Block Man On|
|PSG||Covered: Base drive, possibly work with center to the point LB|
|C||Versus four down, six-man box: Point play side LB, Zone A gap to Point
Versus four down, seven-man box: point MLB, Zone A gap to Point
|BSG||Covered: Base drive, possible double-team with BST
Uncovered: Double with Center to point LB
|BST||Versus Uncovered BSG: zone B Gap to BSLB
Versus Covered BSG: double with BSG to BSLB
Versus Man on Man: Outside Lock on DE
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