Hi, this is Sean Hobson for Expert Village.
What we want to talk about right now are the proper mechanics behind a good fake. This
is a play that you can use to pick up a lot of additional yardage. If you’re able to fake
the ball good, not only, especially if you have a good running quarterback, you can fake
a lot of runs to the running back and then you can have your quarterback be able to pop
the ball out and run for good yardage. So, it’s very important to make a good fake. It
also throws the defense off. They’ll start focusing on one guy when it’s actually going
to be another running back. So, there’s a couple of ways you can fake. One way is, we
can have the quarterback just go ahead and keep the ball cradled and he can just show
with his hand and from the defense it’s going to look like he’s reaching out to make the
hand off and then he can bootleg out, the quarterback can just keep running on out.
That’s one way that we can fake. The other way that we can fake effectively is, he’s
going to stick the ball in the belly of his running back and he’s got a good base, he’s
going to ride it all the way through so it looks like the running back’s got it and then
he’s going to pop the ball out. This is the best way, the most effective way, to run your
quarterback, is to have him come through, he gets the defense to bite in, and then your
running back’s going to keep it. If you’ve got a good, athletic, running quarterback
this play will work very effective for you.