Linebacker Reads for Defending RPOs | QC Episode 186

How do you get your Linebackers to defend the run without getting lit up by a great RPO play? You don’t.

Great question for today’s Quick Clinic on coaching Linebacker key reads against run-pass options. It’s a chance to remind ourselves that we can’t stop everything!

We also get into coaching your underneath defenders in pattern match coverages. That’s right, it’s another 2 for 1 football coaching question!

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