X’s & O’s: Zone Read Slice

The Zone Read Slice is a downhill play that allows you to create double teams on the front with a read action in the backfield. This play pairs well with Split Zone, Play-action passes and RPO. This play can be done with all shotgun and pistol backfield sets and forces the defense to defend the whole field.

QBOpen at 6 o'clock to RB with eyes on DE. If DE chaes heal line pull the ball run on a wide track
RBZone Step and press to the 1st down lineman play side
YBluff the end man on the line of scrimmage blocking the first person in the ally looking inside out. Aiming Point heels of backside OG
XClimb to the safety
FBlock man on 2 High, run off 1 high
ZPush crack
PSTBlock Man On
PSGCovered base drive possible work with center to the point LB
CVs 4 down 6 man box: Point play side LB, Zone A gap to Point - Vs 4 down 7 man box point MLB, Zone A gap to Point
BSGCovered base drive, possible double team with BST - Uncovered double with Center to point LB
BSTVs Uncovered BSG zone B Gap to BSLB - Vs Covered BSG double with BSG to BSLB - Vs Man on Man Outside Lock on DE
Zone Read Slice Vs. 3-4

Zone Read Slice Vs. 4-2 Over

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