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Coaching 101: The free play

Posted January 20, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks won the NFC championship on a free play, this week's Coaching 101 breaks it down.

Faced with fourth down and seven, the San Francisco 49ers nose tackle entered the neutral zone. The neutral zone infraction is a five-yard penalty for the defense but for the offense it's a free play. 

The play is practiced often, everyone runs deep and the quarterback pulls back in the hopes of finding an open receiver. If he does, great. It may just end up in a touchdown, like it did Sunday night. If the quarterback is intercepted or the ball is dropped, no big deal, the down is replayed due to the penalty anyways.

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  • vt94hokies Jan 22, 2014

    Solid job by Coach Logan in this one.

  • vt94hokies Jan 23, 2014

    The reason that Coach Logan doesn't get many hits on here is that probably 90% never played nor coached anything in their lives. Darn truth.

  • Alex25 Jan 24, 2014

    Time for Logan to return to Greenville, he's in over his head in the city.

  • nickdorsey Jan 28, 2014

    Coach, I have learned a lot in your series. Any chance you could go through player eligibility? When does a downfield lineman draw a penalty for being ineligible, or when is a receiver covered up?

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