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© August, 2001
Teaching Your QB To “Steal” Yards From The Defense

by Jerry Teel
Former Head Football Coach, Muscatine High School, Muscatine, Iowa

THE QUARTERBACK in our offense has the freedom to change the play at any time. We teach our QBs to take what the defense is giving. Every good offense “steals” yards from the defense whenever possible.

This is especially true on first and second down. We send suggested plays into the game for the QB. If the play will work, we want him to run it. However, if he sees a problem with the play, we expect him to change it and go to a good one.

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