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© October, 2003
Go For The Kill In The Red Zone

by Brian Kelly
Head Coach, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.

IF YOU SURVEYED a group of head football coaches and asked them where they consider the start of the red zone to be ó almost everyone will say the opponentís 20-yard line.

Our team goes against the norm and goes into red-zone game planning when reaching the opponentís 15-yard line. Our reasoning is that our wide receiversí routes donít change from the 20-yard line into the end zone.

However, when we reach the 15-yard line, the receivers have to tighten up their routes, causing us to change our strategy.

Itís imperative th ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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