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December 2005

December 2005


Pattern Reading

Understanding Vertical and Horizontal Stretch
by: Mark Miller
Secondary Coach
© December 2005

This article is part two of a two part series. Part one was entitled: Landmarks: The Foundation of Zone Coverage. Pattern Reading serves three purposes for the defense. Defenses utilize a system of ‘Pattern Reading’ to get an early indicator of what type routes the offense is going to execute. It also serves to reduce the number of possible route combinations that the defense must anticipate and defend. Thus, maximizing the efficiency of how we leverage routes in zone pass coverage.

Stretch Principle


Diagram 1. Stretch Principle
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