Defender that attacks mesh point/sweeper
Finally, the sweeper needs to be prepared to be hit as the read defender is stretched and forced to hit the sweeper. As long as the quarterback does a great job manipulating the defender, he really can never be correct. The final example shows the quarterback doing exactly that as he brings the mesh to a read defender who attacks upfield.
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...