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Rocket Sweep Spreads Defense, Opens Offense For Maximum Yardage

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© October, 2007

by Dennis Diericx
Offensive Coordinator, Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.

THE ROCKET SWEEP is a great package when you want to force the defense to have to cover the entire field from sideline to sideline.

It�s an easy package to install and runs as a perfect complement to your other packages, notably to a traditional Wing-T.

If you have considered the Rocket Sweep but weren�t sure if it would be useful in your program, consider these reasons why this package is effective. Then, move on to the principles of the Rocket Sweep and some examples of running and passing plays.

    The Rocket Sweep forces the defense to play sideline to sideline.
    It forces perimeter players, especially cornerbacks, to be tacklers and it causes interior players to run sideline to sideline.
    It is very formation friendly. It can be run to split-end flanks, tight-end flanks, Nub sides and unbalances.
    It forces the secondary to roll coverage, so it�s difficult for the secondary to remain in a plain Cover 3.
    The speed of the motion is going to help the offense outnumber the defense. This cr ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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