USC football: Matt Barkley, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow talk quarterback sneak
Leinart, current Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow are among the voices in a story about the art of the quarterback sneak play in ESPN The Magazine.
Some excerpts from the conversation-style story:
"I just called "Kill!" in the huddle and everyone knew what we had to do."
-- Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos quarterback
"It's not just a meathead play. There is an art to it. You have to know what the defense is going to do before the ball is snapped, know certain guys will slant a certain way when we're in an empty set or that a team doesn't load the box in the red zone."
-- Matt Barkley, USC quarterback
"I think I had six rushing touchdowns my senior year at USC and three were QB sneaks from the 1-yard line. I stole a lot of TDs."
-- Matt Leinart, Houston Texans quarterback
-- Gary Klein
Photo: USC quarterback Matt Barkley. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times