Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 1, 2014 21:21:33 GMT
Pairing Zone Read and Power Read to Attack Across the Defensive Front
by Coach Grabowski
The read game allows the offense to attack the defense where they become weakest based on post snap keys. The power read allows for a gap scheme read concept that attacks inside and outside in one direction at the same time. The zone option allows for an A-Gap to A-Gap inside run that can hit front side or cutback as well as attacking the perimeter opposite the inside zone. The personnel we use gives us a fullback, running back and a hybrid receiver/running back in the backfield along with a dynamic quarterback. As seen in the diagram below, just two play calls allow us to attack the entire front.
Components in the two concepts
The sweep component of power read attacks the perimeter to the tight end side. The power read from this set allows us to get players out on the flank to block the edge of the play. The U (fullback) and the S (running back) are assigned to get to the edge and block the force player and the next player to show. The tight end is arcing for width as well. This will either pull the defensive end out with the arc, or he will crash inside hard telling the quarterback to run the sweep. With the tight end, the running back, and the fullback, there are three blockers on the perimeter to block for the sweep.
The power component allows the quarterback to become the inside runner if his read player, the defensive end, widens to defend the perimeter. The guard is pulling for the frontside linebacker. The mesh is critical for the success of the play. The quarterback sliding with the sweeper allows the defense to be stretched properly and opens up running lanes. For more on the key component, read here (link).