When you run RPO’s and are the less athletic team, a lot of opponents will try to play cover 1 press man against you. This takes away the slants, bubbles, and puts a guy in the window of your pop pass. However, what it does leave is a 6 man box and a 1-high shell.
This is our discussion on defending RPO’s from the 4-2-5. Here I run a check I learned from Coach Gray when he was at Virginia Tech (now at Florida), and another I’ve borrowed from Hugh Dehnert (Tampa Plant) and Sean (@IMFB_Sean).
Today’s episode is technically episode 1 and ties to our Install 1 (access on Patreon for $5.00). We will discuss how we got into RPO’s, pre-snap reads, post-snap reads, variations and uses for variations, and how to defend them.
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