Complimentary Plays to the Outside Veer
Doug Kovacs
Offensive Coordinator, Sisler H.S., Winnipeg, Manitoba
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I have always felt that the outside veer is the most devastating play run at the high school and college level.

Coach Kovacs

I have always felt that the outside veer is

the most devastating play run at the high

school and college level.

It's ability to pressure the perimeter and make the defense defend sideline to sideline gives you an edge on game day. The outside veer is the best way to press the perimeter using the option concepts of 3-on-2 or 2-on-1.

Your best athlete in the veer has to be your quarterback, and this is the perfect way to get him on the perimeter and let him make decisions and use his athleticism.

Besides pressuring the perimeter, we believe that it also makes alley players and defensive ends tentative by having them repeat the same responsibilities and remaining focused on each play.

The second thing I like about this play, is that it makes the defense run. It gives you an off tackle and sweep look - and that wears down the legs of the defense as they have to run from the mid-point across the field on each play.

Couple this with effective cut blocks along the line of scrimmage and it can make the defense give up ground before it can pursue or it risks being knocked down at the line of scrimmage. This is especially effective if your horses take turns battering them. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.