Run Zone Dive vs. 7-Man Front When the Playside Linebacker Scrapes Over the Top and Tackles the Pitch–Got It?

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You Run Zone Dive When the Playside Linebacker Scrapes Over the Top and Tackles the Pitch.

Otherwise, utilize a more appropriate constraint.

In these two cases, the Zone Dive solves the problem of the Playside Linebacker running over the top to tackle the pitch.

Utilize Zone Dive against 7-man fronts as this is not a gap-control defense.  Eight-man fronts allow for all gaps to be covered even with a squeeze/scrape situation.

Zone Dive versus 4-3.  This is utilized when the Mike runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch on Triple. PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 PT/PG- Base C- Veer BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Give B- Veer Path--Bend behind action keyZone Dive versus 4-3. This is utilized when the Mike runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch on Triple.
PR- Near Deep Defender
PA- #3
PT/PG- Base-Zone Out
C- Veer
BG/BT- Scoop
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Give
B- Veer Path–Bend behind action key

Zone Dive versus 3-4/50 Defense. (Triple Option Football Academy)Zone Dive versus 3-4/50 Defense. (Triple Option Football Academy).  The Playside Guard blocks the 4-technique with the Playside Tackle if the 4-crosses his face.

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