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Defending the Spread Passing Attack

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© October, 2012

by Frank DiCicco
Assistant Coach • York High School (SC)

How to stop the basic concepts and route combinations of the spread and how to teach and drill your defense to shut down the bread and butter pass concepts of spread offenses.

Most spread offenses—from the air-raid to the spread option attacks —employ a handful of basic pass concepts which often involve simple rules and route combinations that can then be run out of a number of different formations, alignments, and personnel groupings. While spread passing games may look very complex, in reality the vast majority of them are very basic in nature. The key is not ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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