I wanted to share a new concept I heard about from a coaching buddy of mine. He calls it the "zone switch" or "opposite" play.
The way it works is exactly like a normal inside zone play. The difference is that the back in on the side AWAY from the read end. If he runs flat and fast down the line, the QB pulls it and runs the track that the RB normally runs. If the end runs up field, then the QB gives and the RB runs the track the QB normally runs.
Essentially, you are switch the tracks of the RB and QB and reversing how you read the end.
Sounds like it could play hell with a defense trying to play tendencies with you. Anyone ever heard of this or scene it? Anyone want to share ideas on it?
I was at the Nebraska Clinic last weekend and one of the speakers was a guy from the Dallas area. They run a play he calls "zone away". The Oline zones away from the direction the RB is going. He said they pre-determine the Q will keep the ball so it is a good way to make sure your Q gets carries with blockers in front when defenses take away your Q by forcing you to run zone all night on all zone read plays. He said they would run it when they faced teams that either read the movement of the Oline and really flow to the zone or when teams are flowing fast to the RB when he and the Q mesh for a zone read look. In his cut-ups the Q almost always hit the line running straight North and South. It looked like most of the defense went with the Oline and the backside DE and OLB went with the RB and the middle of the defense parted like the Red Sea. I have heard of what you are talking about where the Q reads backwards from the normal zone read. My first thought is that there would be more missed reads since the Q is programed to react on the read's movement based on repetition in practice. I think through repetition the Q gets comfortable with the movements of the DE and his decision to keep or give becomes 2nd nature. I would think if you now ask him to read the DE for the same movements but those movements now cause the Q to make the opposite decision it would be tough.
blackhawk some good discussion on this play on coachhuey with TOG. he calls it Dash when done with the back and Flash when done with the jet sweep back.if i remember correctly he says you get a lot of keeps...some TCU cutups on smartfootball.com doing this "inverted veer".. nice little compliment to zone teams if you have a TEBOW.
I ran this a couple of years ago, we would example: back lines up on Left side of qb and but we are running zone left we called it "short zone left" (for the QB) and just "zone left" for the RB... of course I used the formation.. lol. we also ran power like this too. using a H back, opposite or front side of play. Example: rb is on left side of qb, H back is on right 2x2 off tackle, H would kick out emlos on left side, FST takes inside release to FSB, FSG and C combos to MB, BSG man on, and BST takes inside release to cut off BSB... and qb runs left..
I love using a H back because I can motion him and run the opposite way or to the strong side where he lines up... hope this is clear...