Zone Read Arrow

X’s & O’s: Zone Read Arrow

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.

QBOpen 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.
RBZone step and press to the first down lineman play side.
FBypass to safety
XBlock man on 2 High, run off 1 high
ZPush Crack
PSTBlock Man On
PSGCovered: Base drive, possibly work with center to the point LB
CVersus 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
BSGCovered: Base drive, possible double-team with BST

Uncovered: Double with Center to point LB
BSTVersus 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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