"Spread offense" may also refer to the four corners offense in basketball.
The four corners offense, technically four corner stall, is an offensive strategy for stalling in basketball.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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The spread offense is an offensive scheme in American and Canadian football that is used at every level of the game including professional, college, and high school programs across the US and Canada.
Canadian football is a form of gridiron football played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards long and 65 yards wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area.
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Spread offenses typically place the quarterback in the shotgun formation, and "spread" the defense horizontally using three-, four-, and even five-receiver sets.
Many spread offenses also employ a no-huddle approach.
Some implementations of the spread also feature wide splits between the offensive linemen.
Many spread offenses use the read option running play to put pressure on both sides of the defense.
Spread offenses also leverage vertical passing routes to spread the defense vertically, to open up multiple vertical seams for both the running and passing game.