Gaining the Pre- and Post-Snap AdvantageHow to gain leverage on defenses before and after snapping the ball
by: Mike Kuchar
© December 2007
It is commonly said that an offense has two distinct pre-snap advantages over any particular defense: one, they know the snap count and two, they know where the ball is going. Once the ball is snapped those advantages disappear, but there are other factors post-snap, such as movement and deception, to help leverage defenses.
AFM talked to three of the more prominent coaches in the country: Dale Weiner of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge; Byron Hamilton of Foothill High School in California and Glenn Caruso of Macalester College. We asked them about some of the things they do offensively to put defenses in a disadvantage before and after the ball is snapped.
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