Originally Posted by Bluestang
The problem with traps, draws, and counters is that you cannot use that as a basis for running the ball.
These type of plays are change ups to traditional runs. Think of it as a playaction pass but in the sense that you use it to trick the defense when they are already afraid of the run.
All of these runs are predicated on over-agressiveness of the LBs trying to fill the gaps because they are selling out on the run completely.
We can't even establish a run game so why would those runs work if the defense is laughing at us trying to run the ball in the first place?
Exactly. Those traps, draws and counters work on LBs who are moving to the ball quickly who don't watch their backside enough. They esp work on defenders trying their best to stop an offense running the ball well already.
And they don't help the passing game at all because you have no play action. The field really shrinks and you get even more predictable.
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