Motion doesn't identify man or zone, compressed sets don't determine man or zone (not that I've heard of yet), Spreading the field doesn't determine man or zone. Nothing is concrete, if you can't read the safeties post snap you are going to be much worse off than you would have been in previous years.
Last edited by baller7345; 08-26-2012 at 12:42 AM.
Indeed, baller is right here. I'm happy to see the end of this pre-snap man or zone idiocy. It's amazing just how many players would throw the ball right into purple zones last year because they "read man" before snapping the ball.
Pre snap reads are indeed important (press positioning, S coming up or not, positioning of LB and line, defensive formation all matter). However, when you are relying on them to make a decision before snapping the ball, then yes there should be ways to severely punish someone for that. There are in real life, after all.
So far what i've noticed is if the Corners are closer to the line it tends to be man. And they are further back if it is zone.
Just follow ballers advice and u'll do well.
I love this ... Play calling and your ability to make reads is more crucial now. I'm glad I wont have to pause and re-assign players just to hid man or zone.
yeah,pre snaps reads are good to know,but its not good to rely on them all the damn time
i dont come out in plays that specifically designed to beat man or specifically designed to beat zone
i come out in plays that can beat man and zone,i dont care what defense u in,u gotta adjust to me
its calm and collective for me at the LOS
you gotta force the issue