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From the five to the goal line

Red zone? No!

You have probably heard the area from the 20 yard line to the goal defined as the "Red Zone." Offenses and defenses change their strategies once they are in the Red Zone because what worked in the open field may not work in the pressure area of the last twenty yards to the goal.

As officials we must consider a more critical area — from the five-yard line to the goal line. For lack of a better term, let"s call it the "Goal Zone." In the Goal Zone, wingmen and the umpire must change their strategy, positioning, and movement.


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