Trap Play

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Trap Play

Postby ii7-V7 » Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:02 am

COuld someone demonstrate, or clearly explain how a trap block works?

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Postby ii7-V7 » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:15 am

I can't believe that no one can explain this!

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Postby BossHog » Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:10 am

Sorry Chad... been busy... missed the post.

A trap play is a play where the defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked in the backfield by a pulling lineman from somewhere else on the line (usually a guard).

It's called a trap because the defender is TRICKED into thinking he's in the backfield alone because the o-lineman across from him does not block him. The defender is then blocked by the pulling lineman and ideally, the runnuing back runs through the hole where the 'trapped' d-lineman used to be.

It's a great play to call on over-blitzing defenses.
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Postby ii7-V7 » Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:31 pm

Check! And thanks!

Chad

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