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Strong Pro – 50 X Deep Post

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A popular passing play that teams run to attack zone coverage. The name of the play is called 50 X Deep Post. For this breakdown, we use the Strong Pro set.

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For this breakdown, the X receiver, who is running 12 yard post route, is our primary receiver. The rest of the passing routes are as follows, the Y receiver runs a 12 yard corner, the Z receiver runs a 10 yard curl, the HB runs a swing route to the left, and the FB runs a flat to the right.

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The defensive coverage we use for this breakdown is Cover 3. Three defenders (RCB, FS, and LCB), play 3 deep coverage, while the four defenders (WLB, MLB, SLB, and SS) play zone coverage underneath.

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In the screen shot above, we illustrate how the QB reads his progressions.

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If the FS cheats over’s towards right side, the QB should look look to throw to the X receiver on the post.

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He must also look at the under coverage. If defender ( in this case the MLB) should drop back, he will need to make sure his has enough air the ball to get it over the defender.

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The SE makes a the catch 30 yards down the field.

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