Logan Zone

Logan Zone

Coaching 101: What is the zone read?

Posted October 7, 2013

Announcers have started to really use the phrase 'zone read', but what is it exactly?

The zone read is an option offense that uses the quarterback and the halfback. The quarterback reads the move of either a defensive end, linebacker or lineman, depending on which defensive player is left unblocked, and decides whether to hand the ball off to the halfback or run himself. 

Coaching 101: Breaking down the zone read Coaching 101: What is the zone read?

The rest of the offensive players zone block. There are inside and outside zone plays that are used in the zone read.

 

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Golf: Senior Open Championship

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series #1: Iowa

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • San Francisco Giants at LA Dodgers

    Sunday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Panthertalk with Ron Rivera

    Monday at 7:05 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Pawtucket 2:30 PT3:30 MT4:30 CT5:30 ET10:30 GMT
Indianapolis 
Rochester 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Toledo 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Charlotte 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Syracuse 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Norfolk 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Buffalo 
Indianapolis 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT
Pawtucket 
ATP Scoreboard
Thursday, Jul. 27
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
Second Round
(5) P. Lorenzi610 6 4   
E. Gulbis712 3 6   
(4) F. Fognini1 6 6   
N. Gombos6 4 3   
(3) F. Lopez65 6 1   
Y. Hanfmann77 3 6   
(8) J. Sousa6 6    
H. Laaksonen1 2    
 
Atlanta Open (ATP)
Second Round
(5) K. Edmund2 6 7   
P. Gojowczyk6 4 5   
(4) R. Harrison62 77 7   
J. Millman77 64 5   
(8) J. Donaldson4 6 2   
C. Eubanks6 4 6   
(1) J. Sock6 6    
D. Sela4 3    
 
German Open (ATP)
Second Round
(8) D. Ferrer5 3    
F. Delbonis7 6    
(5) B. Paire4 67    
N. Kicker6 79    
(3) K. Khachanov77 5 6   
A. Bedene64 7 4   
H. Zeballos4 4    
J. Vesely6 6    
(4) G. Simon3 6 2   
P. Kohlschrei6 3 6   
L. Mayer6 7    
J. Struff2 5    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Thursday, Jul. 27
Ericsson Open (WTA)
Second Round
(5) C. Suarez Nav3 77 5   
E. Mertens6 62 7   
(1) C. Wozniacki6 2 6   
V. Golubic2 6 4   
(6) K. Bertens     
B. Krejcikova     
K. Kozlova6 6    
M. Barthel3 3    
 
Jiangxi Open (WTA)
Second Round
(6) J. Jankovic6 1 2   
J. Lu2 6 6   
K. Chang0 2    
Y. Wang6 6    
L. Zhu6 6    
F. Xun3 4    
(3) K. Pliskova3     
N. Hibino0     
(2) S. Peng6 3    
T. Martincova2 2