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Four Base NFL Run Plays


Here is an article that was posted by the National Football Post that breaks down four staple run plays that NFL teams like to run.

The following is an excerpt from the post called ” Want to learn the base NFL run game?” It was by posted by Matt Bowen of the National Football Post on October 6, 2o11.

“In the NFL, there are four basic power runs that are installed on the first day of training camp: Power O, Lead Open, Lead Strong and Counter OF.  Two-back schemes that are scripted to get downhill and move the sticks.

How do they work? Let’s check go back to tape and talk some simple coaching points that will give you a better understanding of the game on Sundays.

1. Power O: Marshawn Lynch vs. Saints

Regular personnel (2 WR, 1 TE, 2 RB) on the field for the Seahawks.


– Power O, or “Bob O” (Back on Backer).
– Pull the backside guard, kick out with the FB.
– Down block by the TE, guard lead up through the hole.
– Downhill action from the RB.”

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