Power Read hits wider
Differences between traditional Power and Power Read:
The Power Read hits wider when the quarterback keeps. The quarterback will take 2 1/2 steps on the mesh. While some teams make the read much quicker, this is a minimum to prevent some issues and stretch the defense. While his attack will be downhill, it will not hit downhill until after the defense is stretch horizontally.
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...