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Counter Running Play

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The Counter play is designed to deceive the defense.

It involves misdirection, with the running back initially moving in one direction before cutting back and running the ball the other direction. 

The offensive linemen up front are also selling the run. They are using a zone blocking scheme in order to sell the fake. If it is a counter run to the right, the blockers to the play side will block as if it is a run to the left, and the backside blockers will pull to the play side to give the offense a numbers advantage. 

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