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May 2006

May 2006


Point CounterPoint

by: David Purdum
© May 2006

The Air Raid Offense vs The Zone Defense

Valdosta State vs Grand Valley State

Whether you feature a zone or are attacking one through the air, it’s all about the YAC. That four yards your wide out manages to pick up on the quick screen or that tackle your running back breaks on the swing pass can be the key to the game. Face it, if the defense is sagging back in a 2-deep zone, you’re not going anywhere deep. So it’s the little dump offs that need to gobble up chunks of yardage.

    “There’s just not that many throwing lanes,” said Valdosta State head coach Chris Hatcher about facing a zone, “because they’ve got so many guys back there. If they’re going to play zone defense, it’s going to come down to how good of tacklers they have in the secondary.”

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