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Student of the Game “I’d Steal That”: The Scissors switch.

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In the Summer of Steal I have come to appreciate the creativity that offensive coordinators across the country possess. Sometimes it is the grandiose shock play and sometimes it’s exactly what the Green Bay Packers employed down in the red zone. It was subtle simplicity.

A scissors concept isn’t anything new to football. An outside receiver will run a post and the inside receiver will run a corner (or adjust to an out based on leverage). Here you will see an example of the Green Bay Packers getting victimized while utilizing cover-4.

Cover-4 is a popular defense across all levels of football & a common play that offenses use to beat cover-4 is the “scissors” concept.