Quarterback Power Read
By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 21, 2018

Every now and then we have coaches say to us “FirstDown PlayBook, you should just give us a play and the coaching points instead of a blog or an article.”

Well, every now and then FirstDown PlayBook listens! So here you go with the coaching points and assignments for this Varsity section Quarterback Power Read to the weak side.

This play offers good numbers regardless of the defense played. If you scroll all the way to the bottom we included a coaching video for this football play too. Enjoy!

 

GENERAL RULES:

-THE OFFENSIVE LINE WILL EXECUTE POWER SCHEME BLOCKING.
-THE OFFENSIVE LINE WILL FIND A DOUBLE TEAM (3 TECH OR SHADE) TO THE BACKSIDE LB.
-THE F WILL BLOCK ANY ALLEY PLAYER OUTSIDE IN.
-THE PULLING GUARD WILL AVOID THE END AND BLOCK THE FIRST SECOND LEVEL DEFENDER LOOKING INSIDE OUT.
-THE QB WILL HAND THE BALL OFF OR KEEP IT BASED ON THE DEFENSIVE END’S REACTION.

QB:
-CATCH THE SNAP AND OPEN WITH AWAY SIDE FOOT TO THE RB.
-EXTEND THE BALL TO THE RB AS HE CROSSES YOUR FACE WITH SPEED TO THE EDGE.
-SHUFFLE WITH THE RB TO THE B GAP AS YOU READ THE DEFENSIVE END.
-IF THE DEFENSIVE END WIDENS WITH THE BACK KEEP THE BALL AND HIT DOWNHILL IN THE B GAP.
-IF THE DEFENSIVE END DOES NOT WIDEN GIVE THE BALL TO THE RB.

BALL CARRIER:
-OPEN STEP TO THE QB AND SPRINT ACROSS HIS FACE WITH NEAR ARM UP.
-STAY FLAT AND ATTACK THE FLANK. TURN UP JUST AFTER REACHING THE F’S BLOCK.
-FULL SPEED EXECUTION IS ESSENTIAL TO THE PLAY’S SUCCESS.

WIDE RECEIVERS:
-PLAYSIDE: BLOCK MAN ON.
-BACKSIDE: MOST DANGEROUS DEFENDER.

F:
-BLOCK THE ALLEY DEFENDER WITH OUTSIDE LEVERAGE.
-IF THE PULLING GUARD BLOCKS YOUR MAN GO TO NEXT LEVEL FOR A BLOCK.

TE: BLOCK MOST DANGEROUS DEFENDER.

OFFENSIVE LINE:
-POWER BLOCKING RULES.
-LEAVE THE PLAYSIDE END UNBLOCKED.

PLAYSIDE TACKLE:
-DOUBLE TEAM ANY B GAP DEFENDER WITH THE GUARD BACK TO THE SECOND LB OFF THE BALL.
-ATTEMPT TO VEER RELEASE ANY DEFENDER THAT LINES UP ON TO OUTSIDE OF YOU.
-VEER RELEASE TO FIRST LB OFF OF THE BALL BACKSIDE.
-BLOCK DOWN ON THE DEFENDER IF THEY PINCH INSIDE. DO NOT ALLOW PENETRATION.
-VS A SOLID FRONT SOLO DOWN ON THE B GAP DEFENDER.

PLAYSIDE GUARD:
-DOUBLE TEAM ANY B GAP DEFENDER WITH THE TACKLE BACK TO THE SECOND LB OFF OF THE BALL.
-DOUBLE TEAM ANY A GAP DEFENDER WITH CENTER TO BACKSIDE LB.
-VS SOLID BLOCK DOWN ON THE A GAP DEFENDER AND EXPECT THE CENTER TO BE GONE.

CENTER:
-DOUBLE TEAM ANY A GAP DEFENDER STRONG WITH THE GUARD TO THE BACKSIDE LB.
-BLOCK BACK VS ANY A GAP DEFENDER WEAK TO SECURE THE GUARD PULL.
-VS SOLID BLOCK BACK WEAK TO SECURE THE GUARD PULL.

BACKSIDE GUARD:
-SQUARE PULL PLAYSIDE AND LOOK TO NEGOTIATE THE “READ” DEFFENSIVE END.
-INSERT IN THE FIRST OPENING OUTSIDE OF THE OFFENSIVE TACKLE.
-BLOCK THE FIRST LB OFF OF THE BALL LOOKING INSIDE OUT.

BACKSIDE TACKLE:
-HINGE BLOCK INSIDE TO SECURE B GAP EARLY.
-LOOK OUTSIDE LATE TO SECURE ANY C GAP DEFENDER WHO IS A THREAT.

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