Yesterday on Hot Route This Play we talked about Ace Close – Bench from the Steelers playbook.
Today let's take a look at the I-Form Niners Heavy TE Fade. This play is great to use because we have the stock "red zone" fade. We like it against Cover 3 zone for a nice quick pass on the outside. However, we also like to hot route a fade to attack down field coverage. The TE quick pass is also a great option, as it will beat the defense for a quick 3-5 yards. Your opponent will load up to stop the run against this formation, so expect to catch them off guard when you start passing!
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