MatchQuarters dissects one of Bill Belichick's favorite "read" pressures.
An easy way to amplify a pressure is to combine it with a static “base” look. With the LB’s off the ball and the front set in a traditional way, the offense usually will check to a more basic protection scheme. This is where read pressures can have an effect.
A “read” pressure uses the O-line’s protection scheme against it. The pressure could read the s…