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What is a Drag Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Routes

The Drag route is a short route over the middle of the field, much like a quick Slant route.

In some ways, it’s similar to a Slant in the way the receiver will break toward the middle of the field after taking only a step or two forward off the line of scrimmage.

In some ways, it’s also similar to a Dig route, in that the direction the receiver will run is more of a straight line from sideline to sideline rather than a diagonal direction.

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What is a Corner Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Routes

The Corner route is one of the three passing routes on the Route Tree that is designed to attack the deeper part of the field.

As the name suggests, it’s a route that is eventually run toward one corner of the end zone.

It’s a route that can be run by just about every eligible receiver on the field. It works well when called for outside wide receivers, inside slot wide receivers, tight ends and even running backs, in certain situations.

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What is a Dig Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Strategies

The Dig route is designed to make a defender think that the receiver is going to run a Go route straight downfield.

At the last minute, the receiver will stop, turn and run straight across the middle of the field.

The route is called the Dig because it requires the receiver to dig his feet into the ground when so that he’s able to stop and shift his weight properly for the second part of the route.

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