Author Archives: Tyler Hill


About The Author

Tyler Hill
Tyler was born and raised in the Midwest as a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan. After having his football career ended at the Junior Varsity level with a serious case of unathleticism, he took his vast years of experience to the only place it would be accepted and listened to: the Internet. He is a recent college graduate and US Army officer with too much spare time and too many opinions.

Beginner Series: Screen Pass

Screen Pass The screen pass is a staple of every professional offense. It is used to combat an aggressive pass rush and to get a safe and consistent 5 or 6 yards. The offenseive linemen let the defense move past them and the quarterback tosses it over …

May 13, 2015 Tyler Hill

Beginner Series: Vertical Stretch Passing

Vertical Stretch Passing The vertical stretch is a very similar concept to the horizontal stretch discussed previously here. The difference is, instead of stretching the defense side to side, the vertical stretches the defense up and down the field. Th…

Apr 09, 2015 Tyler Hill

Beginner Series: Guide to Horizontal Stretch Passing

Horizontal Stretch Passing The zone defense is the most common pass coverage used today in the NFL. It works by having the defenders cover a specific area instead of a specific man. Typically, this leads to better results, because if one defender gets …

Apr 04, 2015 Tyler Hill

Beginner Series: Guide to Zone Runs

Zone Running Zone Running is comprised almost entirely of two plays. The Outside Zone shown here with Kansas City vs New England, [gfycat data_id=”EmptyBountifulAmericanavocet”] and the Inside Zone shown here with Dallas vs Philadelphia, …

Mar 25, 2015 Tyler Hill

Beginner Series: Guide to the HB Iso and Power-O

The Iso. Also known as the HB Lead or B.O.B.(Back on Backer), is a basic power running play which requires a fullback. Run out of the I-Formation or its variants (offset, etc.), the Iso is a play designed for one linebacker to be isolated with the FB t…

Mar 20, 2015 Tyler Hill

Beginner Series: Guide to the Zone Read

The Zone Read, also known as the Read-Option, is a simple running play, with two possible outcomes: (1) Either a quarterback keeper, or (2) a hand off to the running back off-tackle. The quarterback makes his decision based on the actions of the backsi…

Mar 17, 2015 Tyler Hill
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