Want Numbers? Quarterback Power Read


By FirstDown PlayBook on May 4, 2022
The Quarterback Power Read Is Just One Of Thousands Of Editable Plays In FirstDown PlayBook

It’s no secret that one of the first thing that offensive coordinators look for in the run game is numbers. Enough blockers for the box defenders is a good thing. The fact that the quarterback carrying the football evens those numbers up is also smiled upon. The Quarterback Power Read we are looking at today has this and a lot more.

The Quarterback Power Read evens the numbers in a hurry. It also creates options for you and your quarterback as he takes the snap. The defense is normally looking for some way to get a safety involved. They will either bring that player down before or after the snap. This play is good against middle of the field closed too.

Understand That This Quarterback Power Read Mesh Takes A Lot Of Practice

When you install this type of offense out of an offensive formation that also presents the defense with a passing game threat, you give them even more problems. In some ways you force them into a two deep safety look. Now you are really forcing the defense to pick their poison. Do they load up vs the run or respect the 3 skilled receivers on the line of scrimmage?

The Quarterback Power Read Is Just One Of Thousands Of Editable Plays In FirstDown PlayBook

The Quarterback Power Read we are highlighting today is a great play to run out of 11 or 20 personnel. There is a decent chance that you will get a secondary that is set up to defend the pass. If you get 2 high then you are in great shape.

There is a whole lot of adjusting that needs to take place on the defenses part after the ball is snapped. They will adjust. They are good coaches too. There will be a safety down very quickly in the alley.

The good news about this play is that the numbers are on your side as the offensive coordinator. The quarterback will read the defensive end. The quarterback is thinking keep the ball unless the end crashes. If the end crashes he will hand off to the H.

Teaching Your Young QB Coverages

Keep in mind that this Quarterback Power read mesh takes a lot of practice. The quarterback will actually shuffle horizontally as he reads the end. This is similar to how a veer quarterback rides the mesh in that option offense. Stay tuned because at some point FirstDown PlayBook will look at a great play action pass off of this. You will want that play on your call sheet too.

The Quarterback Power Read Is Just One Of Thousands Of Editable Plays In FirstDown PlayBook