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© February, 2003
Read-On-The-Run Technique Makes Defensive Linemen More Productive

by Angel Lopez
Former Assistant Varsity Coach, Weber High School, Chicago, Ill.

OUR TEAM EMPLOYS a stack 4-3 defense. As such, our defensive front plays an attacking “read-on-the-run style” where the defensive line reacts to schemes while making an upfield charge.

We instruct our linemen to react to these schemes much like most teams that run a stack 4-3. It’s how we react to a veer-release scheme, however, that is unique.

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