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Shallow Cross Concept: Everything You Need to Know

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The core of the shallow cross concept is a basic route, and shallow drag route working from opposite directions of one another. And as any solid passing game concept does, it looks to put defenders in conflict, and possess answers against both man and zone coverage. Similar to the drive concept in nature, shallow cross looks to put LB level players in a bind, as they must decide whether to drop to cover the basic route, or play low honoring the drag route. Depending on how it is coached, it can offer both a simple triangle read for QBs, or...

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The Y Cross Concept: The Guide to Attacking the Middle of the Field

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Y-Cross is a staple of the Air Raid offense, but is also prevalent in offenses all across football. This is a drop-back concept that can be run from a variety of formations, dressed up with play action, and executed against a wide spread of coverages. Y-Cross can be considered a weak-side flood concept, and one that offenses utilize to take deep shots paired with the ability to find intermediate completions. When you hear “Y-Cross”, you may automatically think of the TE as the tagged crossing route runner. However, offenses will also look to have their speedy slot receiver as the...

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