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A New Look at the Zone Read

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© December, 2012

by Chris Metcalf
Assistant Coach Auburn High School (AL)

This variation combines zone principles with the traditional Wing-T belly series rules

The zone read has become a popular play over the past few years. Although mostly perceived as a new concept, offenses have been reading certain defenders since the inception of the game. Offenses that run mid-line, veer, and other types of options all read particular players on the defense as the play progresses. The main idea is that by reading a defender, the offense will let him dictate the play. The player being read can never be right because whatever action he takes, the offense will re ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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