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What is a Trap Run in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Plays

Running a successful offense is contingent on confusing the defense.

Against good defenses, teams can’t just run the same few plays over and over again and expect to be successful every time.

Misdirection plays such as play-action passes and draw runs are great ways to keep the defense off balance and guessing at all times.

However, not all misdirection plays are meant to confuse the entire defense.

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Cover 4 Beaters: 5 Plays to Dominate the Cover 4 Defense

ByCoach Martin|Football Plays

Cover 4 is one of the most popular defensive schemes in football.

Also known as Quarters coverage, it includes having four defenders deep and three-under in a zone-type defensive scheme.

At the same time, it’s very popular because defenses are able to use principles of man-to-man defensive schemes to allow either of the safeties to put double coverage on the offense’s big-time receivers.

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5 Crazy Trick Plays in Football (And How to Run Them)

ByCoach Martin|Football Plays

Maybe you need to give your team a jolt of energy, score some points quickly, or turn the field around to get out of a bad situation.

These are all times when a coach might call for a crazy trick play.

These trick plays are more than just simple misdirection plays like a draw play or the play-action pass.

Instead, they are full-blown deceptions designed to completely confuse every defender.

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What is a Bootleg Play in Football? (Explained)

ByCoach Martin|Football Plays

To be successful, offenses have to incorporate misdirection plays to keep defenses off balance.

If teams only called straight running plays up the middle and short passing plays, the defense would catch on and key in on the play before they even happened.

That’s why offensive coaches come up with plays that make the defense think a play is going one way — when in fact it’s doing the exact opposite.

One of the most common misdirection plays offenses run is the bootleg play.

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