Running to the Nub out of the Over Formation versus One-High Safety Defenses

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When the Offense aligns in Over and the defense adjusts by bringing someone over from the backside to the playside, the numbers are now balanced; however, this puts #2 in a tough situation.

Now #2 must be the primary and secondary force player, plus responsible for the Quarterback AND pitch.

Here’s how running to the Nub can devastate the defense.

Over Right, Triple Left versus 4-4.  #2 has to play  the Quarterback and the Pitch as #3  is loaded by the A.  If #2 takes the Quarterback NOBODY is there to take the pitch and the Backside A will have a clear path to the end zone. Over Right, Triple Left versus 4-4. #2 has to play the Quarterback and the Pitch as #3 is loaded by the A. If #2 takes the Quarterback NOBODY is there to take the pitch and the Backside A will have a clear path to the end zone.

Over Triple versus Odd Stack.  If the Playside A runs the circle on #3, there is no secondary force and once the ball is pitched, this is big problems for the defense. Over Triple versus Odd Stack. If the Playside A runs the circle on #3, there is no secondary force and once the ball is pitched, this is big problems for the defense.

These are two examples of why aligning in Over versus one-high…

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