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The Shotgun is mostly about understanding the play that has been called and throwing the football. You take the snap and can read the field. Under center you need to be progressing through your reads while letting your steps dictate the progression. If you've never done it it's a huge learning curve, which also requires consistent and solid footwork. It's ...


Assuming the running back isn't on the line, it doesn't seem to be prohibited under NFL rules. However, the way you described it wouldn't work because it's highly unlikely the running back would have enough time to grab the ball from under center before the defense could get there. Normally, it would be a direct snap to the running back.

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