North Carolina has had some trouble defending the run against pulling action so far this year, and this play from James Madison gives a good example of how pulling linemen can shift gap responsibility and make it difficult for the defensive front to adjust on the fly.
It’s a lot to ask of a defensive front to only have five guys in the box on 2nd-and-3, and the offense should typically get a good gain here just based on scheme regardless of what the defense does. Nevertheless, a few elements of execution allow this play to hit for a bigger gain. That’s the subject of the latest installment of our video series.
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