Drill Type:   Quarterback/Receiver Drill


This drill works the hook-flat combination. This drill is all about spacing and seeing seams in the defenses’ alignments.

Set Up

  • Defensive alignment is a three-deep concept.
  • The three barrels represent the two corner positions and the middle safety.


  1. The outside receiver will be running the hook route.
  2. The inside receiver will be running the flat combination.
  3. The quarterbacks will go through their read. (And basically these are stationary reads, but in a live situation they would be reading off the underneath coverage.)
  4. Since we’re using two quarterbacks, one quarterback will go to the second progression, and the other quarterback will throw to the first progression. (In this case, the first progression is the hook route.)
  5. We’re emphasizing seeing spacing in defensive alignments, and then going through our quarterback progression, which results in a hook-flat combination.

Coaching Tips

  • In this drill, you want to emphasize body lean, hands and release working in space, coming back to the ball, sticking your routes, reaching out to catch the football.
  • This is a great opportunity for quarterbacks to see spacing, for receivers to see the seams, and to work on all the fundamentals.