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CHip Kelly Spread Article

CHip Kelly Spread Article

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THEZONEREAOOPTIONGAME
Iamgoingtotalkaboutourzonerunninggame.The
firstpart
will
beabouttheinsidezoneplayandthe
secondhalfhour
will
beontheoutsidezoneplay.We
had
an
outstandingyearthispastyearbecausewe
hadgoodplayers.Thatisthebottomlinetothesuccessofourseason.
I
thinkourcoachesdoan
excellentjobofputtingthoseplayersintosituationswheretheyhaveanopportunitytobesuccessful.
Whatyouareentrustedtodoasacoachisto
createanenvironmentwhereyourplayershavea
chancetobesuccessful.Ihavenotsteppedover
thewhitesidelineandplayedinagameinabout20
years.You
canot
play-theplayershavetobean
extensionofwhatyouteachthem.Youhaveto
createtheenvironmentandletthemplay.
I
ama
huge
clinicfootballcoach.Iloveclinics.Ihavegonetothemallmylife.ThefirstclinicIattended,IlistenedtoJoeBugeltalkaboutthecountertrey.Hetalkedaboutrunningthecounter-treypasswithlinemenpullinginbothdirections.Iknewwecouldnotrunthatplay.Ifboththelinemenwerenotpullinginthesamedirection,wecouldnot
do
it.Youhavetopickandchoosethingsfromaclinicthatcanfitintowhatyoudo.Youcannotinstallschemes.IhopeyoucanfindsomethingthatIsaytodaythatcanbeadaptedtowhatyoudo.Ifyouarelookingforacure-allmessage,youwillnotfind
it
heretoday.Ithinkyoucantakesomethingoutofmytalkthatyoucanapplytowhatyoudo.Idonotthinkyoutakeanentireoffenseordefense.Ithinkyoucantakesomethingthatfitswhatyoudoandapplyittotheplayersthatyouhave.Thisoffensefitsforus.Thispastseason,wefinishedsecondinthecountryinrushingthe
UniversityofOregon
football.Weaverage6.2yardspercarry.Wehave
four
funningplays.Wefuntheinsidezone,outsidezone,counter,anddraw.Ifyougiveyourplayerssomethingtohangtheirhatson,theywillperform.Iftheycanruntheoffensewithanyscenariotheymayface,youwillbesuccessfulinrunningtheball.Iftheyhavealltheanswerstotheproblemsthedefensemaygivethem,theywillbegood.Thebestwaytobeattheteamyouaregoingtoplayistohaveyourteamplaywithconviction.Arethereanybasketballcoachesinhere?TheonethingIcannotunderstandabouttheirsportoccursintheclutchstagesofthegame.Withthegametiedandfivesecondsleftinthegame,thecoachcallsatime-out.Hepicksupawhiteboardanddrawsaplay.IdonotknowhowlongIwouldlastinEugene,Oregonifldidthat.Ifyourplayershavenotrunthatplayinacriticalsituationoverathousandtimesinpractice,youwillnothaveachancetobesuccessful.Withourinsidezoneplay,wegetsomuchpracticetimeandsomanyrepsthatwecanhandlealltheotherscenariosthatcomeabout.Insteadoftryingtooutschemeyouropponent,putyourplayersinanenvironmentwheretheycanbesuccessfulbecausetheyunderstandexactlywhattheyhavetodo.Iamgoingtotalkabouttheinsidezoneplay.PaulBrown,thefatherofmodernfootball,said,"Ifyoucangetyourplayerstovaluethefootball,youwillhaveabetterplayer."IfyoutellplayerstodaytodosomethingbecauseItoldyouso,youwillnotreachthem.Weexplaintoourplayerswhywedothethingswedo.Thatgivesthemabitofownershipandtheyunderstandmuchmore.
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Whydoweruntheinsidezone?Theinsidezoneplayisagreatequalizer.Wearedouble-teamingadefensivelinemanwithamathematicalideabehindit.Wehavefourlegsandhehastwolegs,sowewin.Thezoneplaycanberunagainstmultiplelooksbythedefense.Youcandrawthisplayupandrunitagainstfivedifferentdefenses.Theinsidezoneplayisour"gotowork"play.Ithasbecomeoursignatureplay.Wewanttogetofftheballandbeaphysical,downhill-runningfootballteam.Thisisnotafinesseplay.Weteachouroffensivelinemenablockwecallthe
bustblock.
Theideaistobusttheirsternumsupagainsttheirspinesoneveryplay.Wewanttocomeofftheball,createadouble-team,knockthecrapoutofthedefender,anddeposithiminthelinebacker'slap.Thisisphysicalfootball.Theoffensivelinemenplaywithconfidencebecausetheyknowtheyhavehelpfromtheirteammatesintheirblockingscheme.Thisplayisgreatagainstblitzesandtwistsbecausewepickupblocksastheyattackgaps.Thisistheoffensewerunandeveryoneknowsthat.Wehavegreatplayersbutweexecuteitwell.Weranthisplay202timesthispastseason.WhatIamgoingtotalkaboutiswhatwedo.Weaveragedaboutseventoeightyardspercarrywiththisplay.
PHILOSOPHYOFTHEPLAY
Physical,signatureplayPenetratesthefrontDistortsthedefensePhysicalplayinthedouble-teamsWetellouroffensiveguardsandtacklesorourcentersandguardsintheircombinations,wewantthemtobebutt-to-buttandcheek-to-cheekintheirdouble-team.Wewantthemhandlingthedefenderasiftheywereabouncerinabarthrowinghimoutofthebar.Theyunderstandwhattypeofforcehastobeimplementedtothrowaguyoutofabar.Inthebasicconceptoftheplay,thecentermustIDwhatwecallthepoint.Ouroffensivelineisgoingtoblockfiveplaysidedefenders.Ifthedefensealignsinafive-manbox,itisaneasyscheme.Ifthedefenseisasix-manbox,thequarterbackisresponsibleforthesixthman
in
thebox.Hereadsthedefenderandcontrolshim.Thequarterbackisblockingthatdefender.Hecannotphysicallyblockhimbecausethatisamismatch.Whathedoesisruntheballifthedefenderattackstherunningback.Hemakesthedefenderrespecthimasarunnerandkeepshimoutoftheplay.WhenthecenterIDstheplay,helocatesthe0defenderinthedefensivescheme.Peopleovercomplicateandspendtimeteachingdefensestotheoffensiveline.Wecountdefendersin
otr
offensivescheme.Wewanttoknowifitisa
4-l
4-2,3-2,or3-3look.Weareaspreadteam.If
tIw
defensecoversthereceiver,theycannotgettoemanymoredefendersinthebox.IftheoffensiveIncancounttosix,youhaveashottorunthisplay.Whenwecoachouroffensiveline,wedo
ncI'
getintoover,under,orstackfronts.Youspendyourtimeinyourmeetingtryingtoexplainallfronts.A4-1lookisacollege4-3alignment,theoutsidelinebackerremovedfromthebox.4-2isfourdownlinemenandtwolinebackers.3-2isthreedownlinemenandtwolinebackers.3-3lookisanoddstackdefensewiththree
dow
linemenandthreelinebackers.Aslongaslinemencancount,theydonotneedtoknawhether
it
isanoverorunderfront-ourrulestakecareofthat.Youneedtohavecomplementaryplays
with
play.Weruntheplay-actionpassandthebootleg.Thatkeepsdefendersfromgangingup
00
runninggame.ThatisnotarevolutionaryconceptYoucanplaywithatightendoradetachedend.Ifheistight,hisruleistoblockhisplaysideIftheballisgoingtotheright,heblockstotheIfwegototheleft,heblockstotheleft.Hisruleblock#3.Thetackleblockstheplaysidegaptctheguardhastheplavsidegapto
#1,
andtheblocks0,whichisthepointfromwherethestarts.Thebacksideguardblocksthebacksittandthebacksidetacklehasthebackside
#2.
Ifisa#3defendertothebackside,thequarterbDresponsibleforthatdefender.
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Thecenter'sruleforidentifyingthepointisthedefenderassignedastheA-gapplayertothesideoftheplay(Diagram#1).Withthetightendintheformationagainstacollege4-3defense,thecenteridentifiestheMikelinebackerasthe0defender.The3techniqueontheguardisthe#1defender.Therushendinthe7techniqueisthe
#2
defender,andtheSamlinebackeristhe#3defender.ThenoseinthebacksideAgapisthe#1defenderbackside.TheWilllinebackeristhe#2defender.The5-techniquedefensiveendis#3andthequarterback'sread.
,
~112
S
ENTE
000000
Diagram
#1.
LineCount'IS.4-3
,
B
WM
ENES
000000
Diagram#3.ZonePlayLeft'IS.4-2Ifwerunthezoneplaytotheright,thecenterdesignatestheMikelinebackerasthe
a
defender(Diagram#4).Therightguardhasthedefensivetackleonhisoutsideshoulder.Therighttacklehasthedefensiveendontheinsideshoulderofthetightend.Thebacksideguardblocksthenose,andthetackleblocksthebacksidelinebacker.Thedefensiveendtotheleftsideisthereaddefender.Ifhebendsdownfortherunningback,thequarterbackpullstheballandrunsoutthebackside.Ifthedefensiveendcomesupthefield,werunthezoneplaytotheright.Ina4-1alignmentwithnotightend,thecenterThetightendhastheSamlinebacker.makestheMikelinebackerthe0defenderandthelinemencountfromthatdesignation.Ifwegetastacklook,wegetcombinationblocksbetweentwolinemenblockinginazone-blockingscheme.Intheodd3-2look,thecountissimple(Diagram#2).Thenoseisthe
a
point,andwecountoutwiththelinebackersasthe
#1.
Thedefensiveendswillbethe12.Theoutsidelinebackerswillbethe#3.
M
ENTE
00000
@
Diagram#2.LineCount'Is.3-2Ifwerunthezoneplaytotheleft,thecenterdesignatesthenoseasthe
a
defender(Diagram#3).TheWilllinebackeris#1andtheguardblockshimThedefensiveendis
#2
andtheoffensivetackleblockshim.TheMikelinebackeris#1tothebackside,thetackleis
#2,
andthedefensiveendis
13.
Thequarterbackreadsthedefensiveendcomingofftherightside.Diagram#4.InsideZoneRightvs.4-2Ifyouspreadareceivertotheoutside,youmusthavetheabilitytothrowtheballtohim.Thatistheconceptandbasisofthespreadoffense.Wespreadthedefense,sotheywilldeclaretheirdefensivelookfortheoffensivelinemen.Thatmakesitsimpleforus.Themoreoffensivepersonnelweputinthebox,themoredefendersthedefensewillputinthereanditbecomesaclutteredmess.IplayedquarterbackinhighschoolinNewHampshire.Myhighschoolcoachwasaprototypicalcrustyoldfootballcoach.Hecoachedinworkboots,Bermudashorts,andatanktop.Werananunbalanced,two-tight-end,powerIformation.Weaveragedfivepassesagame.Ithrew
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