When the defense aligns with a 4i, the 4i is designed to cancel the B-Back on Triple Option.
There is the likelihood that the 9-technique is going to hit the Quarterback as fast as possible–this is what is called a Blood Stunt.
Navy, Georgia Tech, and the Citadel run Outside Veer out of the base Spread Formation when they get a 4i so that they can double #1 and hand the ball off while #2 (9-technique) runs right past the ball carrier.
Here is Outside Veer run versus a 50 defense with a 4i technique:
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