Selected plays from the Spring Game

On every running play, even if it is blocked perfectly, there are two unblocked defenders. With a ball carrier and a quarterback, there are only nine players available on offense to block 11 defenders. To make the running game work, there obviously needs to be good blocking execution. If anyone misses his block, then there are three unblocked defenders. Also, it’s important to have a back who makes the correct reads and can beat defenders in one-on-one situations.

Today we’ll take a look at some plays from the Spring Game, talk about the reads of the running backs, and focus on blocking the backside defensive end (or not blocking him, in some cases).

Here’s the video.