The next example shows the read being done correctly against a defender who wants to sit at the line of scrimmage and force the QB to make a decision immediately. The QB does a nice job of taking the read out to the defender with three shuffle steps. You will see the defense stretching as the QB shuffles with the sweeper.
The Power Read is not a new concept. It has become a staple in offenses that utilize and athletic quarterback to stress the defense in multiple ways. The Power Read gives a play that stretches a defense horizontally and puts a defender in conflict with a decision by the quarterback to pull or keep. It would seem that this play could be utilized by any team running power because the blocking sch...