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Take Advantage of Backside Force Defenders With the Colt Route

By Youth Football Online, 12/11/18, 12:00PM CST

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The Colt Route will have the receiver explode vertical for 5 yards to sell a fade. This helps the receiver figure out if the cornerback is going to play him deep or is going to cover any run to the backside.

There are a couple of things in our offense that we love. We love going into the trips formation to force the defense to make a choice on if they want to use more defenders to combat our backside receiver or the three receivers on the wide side of the field.

We also love reading players, especially when it means that our wide receivers will not be asked to block for 3-4 seconds. We found that the Colt Route was the perfect way to combine these two by allowing us to run the inside zone read to our trips side while also reading the backside force defender.