Mesh Point Attacked
Defenders That Attack the Mesh Point
The defense can do things to force an earlier read. Maintaining the principle of bringing the mesh to the read defender still holds true. The defense will still stretch in this example and allow for an inside running lane for the quarterback. As you will see in this example, the quarterback will shuffle two steps to the read player and then make his decision to pull and keep it on the power run.
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...