The FS to the motioning side reads his TE. If the TE blocks he becomes an alley player filling C gap andcontains D gap if the PCB forces the play wide. If he reads pass from the TE he covers the deep ½ jumping acorner route by the TE.FS away from motion slides to center field and reads his TE for pass or run. If he reads reverse he now becomesthe fill/contain man to his sideIf every one does their responsibility two things should happen. First we have a RB that has no where to go,running into his line. He ends up trying to bounce outside or falls over his own man. Sometimes the RB bouncesout to a open space. While this is usually a problem it is not. The RB 's in the double Wing are used to running behind people. They are not open field runners. A usual scenario has our line taking out their line and the CB'send making the tackle. The Double Wing has many advantages that if left untended will cause the field to tilt intheir favor. By using the 54 and evening the odds we are able to compete with this explosive offense.
Scouting the Double Wing Team
Double Wing Teams everywhere are running up scores, racking up huge rushing gains and embarrassing manyopponents who have no idea on how to stop this New potent offense. Here are some new ideas in scouting theDouble Wing Team. Hopefully you will be able to take these new ideas and put them to work within your defensive package.Basic QuestionsWhen scouting a Double Wing Team the first thing you have to take into account is,
Who is the best running back?
Even though the offense is design to be evenly spread between the three backs, most teams tend to haveone featured back. The main priority in stopping the double wing is to stop the featured back. Identifying this back is usually easy as he comes into the game with some unheard yardage gained and Touchdowns scored.You have to turn the game into stopping him and worrying about covering the aspects of the double wing later.Its no different from an featured I back or Option QB. He has to be stopped and make the other guys beat you.If the team is pretty evenly spread you still have to play the game as if one of them is the featured back. After going through this scouting check list one of the backs will stand out more then the others.The second most important thing in scouting a double wing team is
what is their best play?
Typically this istheir Toss or Super Power play and is run with their best back. Your entire defense must positioned to stop that play. That play has to be taken away from their arsenal. You have to be sound in your total defensive packageand not put eleven guys on one side but overload your defense with your best players and your best scheme toside where the best play goes. Typically the double wing team is really strong running the Toss or Super Power to one side and they run the Buck sweep or Reverse to the other. This allows you to put your strongest, biggestkids to one side and you’re faster, more pursuit type kids to the other.Next you must determine,
what is their best pass play?
This pass tends to be a play action pass off their best play and usually has the Tight end or Wings running deep routes. Double wing teams usually don’t throw the pass unless they see you are committing most of your men to stopping the run. Whatever scheme you run youmust keep at least two guys deep or their best pass play will be a huge gainer for them. Most Double WingQuarterbacks have some of the highest pass completion ratio. This is from the fact it is easy to play catch with awide receiver that is wide open. Even though the pass is not usually an effective weapon for the double wingteam, it is an aspect that must be accounted for when preparing to defend the double wing.