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Simplify The QBs Job By Attacking The Will Linebacker

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© June, 2007


by Steve Heck
Wide Receiver Coach, Albright College, Reading, Pa.

DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS are become more creative at disguising their perimeter coverages. Young quarterbacks are increasingly under the gun to recognize various coverage schemes and make good decisions with the football. It is asking a lot of a young QB to look consistently at 11 defenders and quickly diagnose what the defensive coordinator has planned for that snap.

One of the best ways to simplify the QBs job is to design route combinations that attack a single defender or a single area on the field at the linebacker level.

Rather than giving the QB an entire field to survey, we isolate a defender on certain plays and try to out-leverage one aspect of the defensive coverage. Attacking the Will linebacker is one of t ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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