Rarely is anyone limited to being a one-trick pony. The quarterback is tasked with a number of duties. Take charge in the huddle. Change plays at the line of scrimmage. Hand off to a running back. Find an open receiver. If all fails, take off running. In short, direct the offense.
Part of running an offense is recognizing how the opponent is trying to defend you.
Marian Central offensive coordinator Dirk Stanger and quarterback Billy Bahl bring the reader inside their playbook and demonstrate the quarterback's role in the offense. First, they take at how one of their plays — Trio Rt 56 — is executed against cover 2 or cover 4.
The play is executed differently if the defense is in cover 1, cover 3 or man-to-man coverage. Stanger and Bahl break down how the quarterback's progressions change.