Quarterback Read Progression on Midline Option

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The following is the progression of the Quarterback when reading #1 on the Midline Option.

1. Quarterback takes the snap.

2. Quarterbacks seats the ball six inches from his chest.

3. Quarterback laterally hops into the backside A-gap.

4. Quarterback fully extends his elbows.

5. Quarterback gives the ball to the B-back UNLESS #1 can tackle the B-back… if so,

6. Quarterback reseeds the ball, steps with his playside foot, replaces the read, and scores…



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