My fellow Alumnus Tyrell Sutton explains/diagrams how to execute the Zone Read. I know many veterans here can diagram this in their sleep and probably even explain it better but it's interesting to get a write up from a guy who actually ran it in the BIG and lead the nation in touchdowns at one point. This will be a regular feature from him so here's hoping we learn much more going forward about what its like to be a running back. http://www.huddlepass.com/feature/120643 Excerpt: If the quarterback gives the handoff, the running back has three options: bend it behind the double team, bang it between the middle or bounce it to the outside front-side (side with 3 receivers in this case). These reads by the running back must be made sooner than your typical I formation because we are closer to the line of scrimmage, thus making reaction time essential to a running back in the zone read scheme. apologies for the formatting, I don't make threads and not sure how to fix.