Quick Red Zone Answers Are Good Answers

By FirstDown PlayBook on Apr 17, 2020

When you get into the red zone space comes at a premium for the offense. This is especially true in the passing game. The receivers are no longer a deep threat because there is no deep to threaten. The  throwing lanes become tighter as bracket coverage begins to show up and all routes seam to be contested more physically in this area of the field.

For this reason, it is important that plays called in the red zone have very compact easy reads so the Quarterback can make a quick decision. The last thing you want is for the Quarterback to hold the ball and take a sack or even worse turn it over and forfeit almost certain points.

This red zone pass game concept fits well in the 10-20 yard line area. The Quarterback should be able to take 5 steps and get the ball out of his hand quickly.

Vs two high Safeties or quarters coverage: Read the Tight End to the side that squeezes.

Red Zone 264 Spin F Seam

     –If the Sam LB squeezes get to the H.

     –If the Will LB squeezes get to the X.

If either Safety screws down think the Tight End to the Dig.

Vs Man coverage stay on the weak side and read the F down to the X

Use the X as your hot throw if you need one.