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Installing an Explosive Run Game
By James Vint Offensive Coordinator Iowa Wesleyan College firstname.lastname@example.org
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Installing the Gun Offense
1. The Mesh and Reading the 5 in the Gun Offense 2. Mechanics of the Read Game 3. Running The Jet Series 4. The Quarterback Run Game
Keys To Being Successful
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You can’t block the box if you spread the field. . people perceive the gun as pass first The Gun Is A Finesse Offense You can run a power offense from the gun! The Snap Is Too Easy To Fumble How many snaps have you fumbled from under center? How many of those did you lose? Gun-1 mishandled snap every 201 plays: 1 Lost. Under Center-1 mishandled snap every 119 plays: 6 Lost Your line must be in a 2 point stance in the Gun You can operate from a 3 point stance.Myths of the Gun The Gun Is A Pass Only Offense: Similar to the Run-and-Shoot in the 80’s.
with fast break potential .Advantages of The Gun Defenses Have To Account For the QB As A Runner Every Play Can Become An Option Play QB Has Easier Pre And Post Snap Reads QB Already Has Depth In The Pass Game Offense Can Read Rather Than Block A Defender In The Run Game QB Works Downhill As Opposed To Uphill From Under C You get your athletes the football in open space Basketball on grass.
Comparing The Gun To Being Under Center The defense loads the box! .
.Comparing Gun To Being Under Center In the spread gun. we open up the box.
2 yards a rush from the gun over 4 years IS Zone from the gun: 6.Statistically Speaking We have averaged 6.7 yards w/ the TB and 7.1 yards per play.3 per rush .1 yards w/ the TB and no direct QB run From the gun we average 7.3 and 5. Under Center: 6.9 w/ the QB IS Zone under Center: 5.
The Gun is Versatile You can run the gun from virtually any offense You can be either pass dominated or run dominated from the gun Nearly every personnel package can be tailored to the gun You can use the gun as a change-up or as a full-time offense .
They Are Left With 6 To Defend 7 In The Box .Comparing The Gun To Under Center F C R E T W T M E S C Def Accounts For 4 WR and 1 Back Defense Does Not Have To Defend The QB As A Runner Defense Can Defend The Box With 6 VS 6 F C R E T W T M E S C Defense Must Account For The QB AS The Second Back Defense Must Account For Four Wideouts If D Account For 4 Wides.
Comparing The Gun To Under Center F C R E W T M T E S C Def Accounts For 3 WR and 2 Backs Defense Does Not Have To Defend The QB As A Runner Defense Can Defend The Box With 8 Men F C R E T W T M E S C Defense Must Account For The QB AS The Third Back Defense Must Account For Three Receivers The Defense Must Defend Three Backs With Six or Seven Players To Get 8 in the box. D must play man .
Your QB already has depth in the pass game. Every time he meshes with a back he will be moving downhill. Your QB will be able to see blitzes quicker and throw hot.Why Your QB Will Love The Gun! He has a wider peripheral field of vision for presnap reads. . Your QB will not trip over the centers foot. Your QB will have more opportunities to carry the football.
5 yards from the center Feet are slightly staggered with throwing foot slightly in front Hands are comfortable.QB Pre Snap Alignment QB Aligns at 4. with fingers spread QB brings the snap through the third hand QB Snaps Eyes to Read .
with his hands on his hips If his hands go to his knees. His eyes are straight ahead He is balanced.Running Back Alignment RB Lines Up 1.5 to 2 Yards Behind QB. he goes to the bench We have some flexibility to his alignment . With his crotch splitting the OS leg of the guard.
Pre-Snap Alignment .
Ace Back Run Game 42-43 Inside Zone 42-43 Base Dive 42-43 Trap 42-43 Counter Trap 42-43 Influence Trap 44-45 Gut Lead 44-45 Fever 44-45 G 46-47 Kick 46-47 Wrap 46-47 Power (With Motion) 46-47 Counter Trey 48-49 Outside Zone 48-49 Stretch 40-41 Zone Cutback 42-43 Inside Zone Read 42-43 Base Dive Read 42-43 Trap Read 42-43 Counter Trap Read 42-43 Influence Trap Read 44-45 Gut Lead Read 44-45 Fever Read 44-45 G Read 46-47 Kick Read 46-47 Wrap Read 46-47 Power Read (With Motion) 46-47 Counter Trey Read 48-49 Outside Zone Read 48-49 Stretch Read 40-41 Zone Cutback Read .
We can run 32 Iso. . then you simple change the first number of the play to a 3.Two Back Gun Runs 42-43 Inside 42-43 Inside Lead 42-43 Iso 44-45 G Lead 44-45 GUT Lead 46-47 Power 46-47 Power Kick 46-47 Wrap 46-47 Counter 48-49 Outside Zone 48-49 Outside Lead Each of the plays on the left have a Read component If you want the FB to mesh with the QB. or 36 Wrap.
Option Game 12-13 IS Veer 12-13 Trap 14-15 Slide Option 14-15 OS Veer 18-19 Lead Option 18-19 Speed Option 18-19 Load Option We have tried to run Midline from the gun. and we have found it difficult to mesh .
. or the QB is running one of the plays to the left. you force the defense to have to account for him.QB Run Plays 12-13 QB Dive 12-13 QB Inside 12-13 QB Inside Lead 12-13 QB Iso 12-13 Inside Read 12-13 QB Trap 14-15 QB G 14-15 QB Gut 16-17 QB Power 16-17 QB Power Wrap 16-17 QB Power Kick 16-17 QB Counter 18-19 QB Outside 18-19 Outside Lead One of the most valuable aspects of the gun offense is the ability to get your quarterback involved. Getting the QB involved in the run game will help to open up different aspects of your pass game. Whether the QB is reading the defender.
. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States. written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.Installation Of The Gun Offense By: James Vint Christopher Columbus High School The QB Mesh and Reading The Backside 5 Technique COPYWRIGHT 2005 James Vint. Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed.
Ways We Mesh Same Side Mesh (Front Side Read) Backside Read Designed Give Play Designed Pull Play TAZ Mesh OS Veer Mesh Play Action Mesh .
QB Footwork And The Mesh If The back is crossing the QB. Pull and Replace” . snapping his eyes to his read. He reaches the ball deep and feels the belly of the back. Short Step. He rides the back through while making his read. We call this Flat Step. the QB will take a flat step toward the back. “Squeeze and Chase.
QB Footwork And The Mesh
RB Footwork And The Mesh
back aligns 1.5 to 2 yards behind the QB, straddling the outside leg of the guard. If the back is crossing the QB, he will take a step opposite the QB, then get downhill. He must make a deep pocket, with the top palm up. The back must feel the QB read, and not snatch at the football.
Reading The Backside 5
is the whole concept that began our craze with the gun offense The offense does not have to block a backside player This allows us to get one more lineman to the second level Allows us to put 5 techniques in conflict
and 5 techniques tend to be very good players We allow the 5 tech to see several different looks The defensive line must practice facing multiple looks We give ourselves a chance to be successful against a stud by having him take himself out of the game .Why Read The Backside 5? We get one more blocker to the second level We allow the offense to always give the ball to the right player We put the 5 technique in conflict.
SQUEEZE AND CHASE. pull and replace If he does anything else. give the football If the 5 tech comes at the QB. give the football . give the football If the 5 tech comes upfield. give the football If the 5 tech slow plays. PULL AND REPLACE If the 5 technique squeezes and chases.
The QB will read the backside 5 technique. the QB will pull the ball and replace the DE. the QB will pull the football and replace the 5 technique. the QB can read the backside 5 tech and use his rule. This is a way of reminding the QB to get downhill. while the QB reads the 5 tech. the QB gives the ball and carries out a downhill run fake to hold the pursuit. Under center. the QB will give the ball and continue a downhill run fake. .. QB’s Rule: Squeeze and Chase. The QB’s and running backs work together getting their mesh down. he is working uphill. We vary how the 5 technique plays in each situation as we drill the mesh and read. If the 5 tech does anything else. We want the QB to get downhill. This allows the backside tackle to work up to the second and third level.Read the Backside 5 Technique The main concept that started the whole phenomenon with the gun is the ability of quarterbacks to read the backside 5 technique. Mesh Drill DE C If the DE squeezes and chases. From the gun. the quarterback is not able to read the backside 5 technique. If the 5 technique squeezes the tackle’s release and chases the back the quarterback is meshing with. or goes upfield. We drill this with our MESH DRILL. pull and replace. QB RB If the DE sits at home.
His feet should face the Sideline.Reading The Backside 5 Technique Diagram Of The Mesh E Read Key The QB Takes A Flat Step To The Back. then a short step. His weight should be slightly right . in a heel toe relationship at the mesh point.
give the football to the back and carry out your run fake. .Reading The Backside 5 Technique The 5 Comes Upfield E Read Key If the 5 tech comes upfield.
the QB will pull and replace.Reading The Backside 5 Technique The 5 Squeezes and Chases E Read Key If the 5 technique squeezes and chases. The QB Must Get Downhill .
The QB Must Get Downhill .Reading The Backside 5 Technique The 5 Squeezes and Chases E Read Key If the 5 technique squeezes and chases. the QB will pull and replace.
.The QB/RB Mesh QB gets his eyes to his read Always simulate a snap The QB is giving the football as the 5 technique is coming up field. This is a great view of the quarterback’s footwork on the mesh. You can see the angle of his feet allowing the back to cross in front.
allowing us to block one more second level defender We put good defensive ends in conflict . the back will align opposite the call side. We can run virtually all of our offensive run plays reading the backside 5 technique Allows us to account for a defender with a read.Reading the Backside 5 Tech When we read the backside 5 tech. The back will step opposite the QB and mesh. as per his opposite side mesh rules.
We run active mesh at least two days a week where we add our offensive tackles and tight ends We have an inside run period with 5 minutes designated for our read game .Mesh Drill We run our mesh drill with our quarterbacks and running backs every day.
don’t rush The Tackle must reduce his shoulder to avoid allowing the DE to collision him down the line The QB must be soft with the football .Keys To A Good Mesh The QB must secure the snap first! The QB MUST get his eyes to his read The RB must make a deep soft pocket The RB must be patient.
Coaching Points On The Mesh The quarterback and running back do not need to fight over the football The QB makes the decision. not the RB RB keeps his top palm up and out QB must be soft with the football Coach the QB on his eyes .
.Installing The Run Game In The Spread Gun Offense Installing The Inside Read Play In A Gun Offense COPYWRIGHT 2005 James Vint. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States. Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed. written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.
we will use zone combinations and or fold blocks to get movement We read the backside 5 or #3 defender The TB reads Will To Mac To Go .Inside Zone Read Play The inside read play is our number one play from the gun This is the first play we installed from the gun We use our zone blocking system for this play Based on game planning decision.
our offensive lineman will grab their guns (This term tells our lineman to get their hands cocked) The second step is through the crotch of the defender The offensive lineman is trying to punch through the playside jersey number We keep our feet moving to get our head across the midpoint of the defender We must keep our feet moving to get to the playside .Inside Zone Rules Our offensive line rules begin with the playside gap Our landmark is the playside jersey number of the defensive lineman We want to dent the line of scrimmage and get movement Our offensive line takes a six inch zone step to the play side at a 45 degree angle. depending on the technique of the defensive lineman On our first step.
Inside Zone Read Rules Center: Must Establish The Ohio (Ohio is our term for the 0) The Center Has playside Gap to 0 Guards: Playside Gap #1 Tackles: Playside Gap #2 TE: Playside Gap #3 The key is the Center MUST establish and communicate who the OHIO is. .
. Each lineman will point out who one and two are. We are reading number three to the backside in most cases.Illustrating Our Count System 42 Inside Read 1 Read Player 1 W T 3 E 2 T M 2 E We number out from the Ohio on both sides.
Inside Zone Read From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C The 0 is the Mac in the case above The offensive line call out one and two QB Reads Backside 5 Tech TB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork .
Lion 42 IS Read vs a 3-5-3 F C B E W M N S E $ C We get three combinations on the LOS We have a numerical advantage Line calls ensure lineman know who they are working with .
The offensive line executes their inside zone steps. The QB reads the backside nine technique. .42 IS Read vs a 13 F C $ E T S N M T W C One Tech to the call side is the Ohio.
Even 42 IS Read vs a 50 Solid F C $ S T M N T E W C This look can be tough because 50 teams will give us a solid look vs spread gun and play with one backer in the box. The Free safety will usually move to the side of the overplay. Either the $ or the W will overplay the box. . tracking the Mac backer. We now will zone combo the 0 Nose who is the Ohio.
our lineman must understand their first responsibility is playside gap They must have their heads up and eyes open TB and QB Utilize Backside Mesh Footwork .Dealing With Stunts F C R E W T M T S E C When the defensive line stunts.
We want this to be a game speed drill once the initial teaching is done. We work this drill with the frontside. a defensive lineman and a backer.” . We get head up tackles that will slant. We teach patience in this drill and we follow a very strict rule.Handling Stunts B B L B E This is a two-on-two drill working two offensive lineman vs. This is a generic drill where we will put guards with tackles and centers with guards. then the backside. We get our eyes up and this teaches the kids to be able to work an inside threat. “Don’t Chase Backers. You must work against twists and loops T T E This is our three on three drill we do a lot because of stacked fronts.
We Work To Get To Our Landmarks and Stun the defender The Back Most Likely Will Cut-Back When He Sees This Much Flow When We See This In A Game. We Are Ready To Call The Counter Play To Slow Flow .Offensive Line Stunt Drills For The IS Zone Coaching Point: Coach Your O-Line To Open Their Hips Against Fast Flow This Is A 3-on-3 Drill Called Flow Because The Defense Is Working A Fast Flow Concept.
42 IS Read With Fold R E M N L E If the playside end is slanting inside. . we like to kick him out with the guard and bring the tackle under to the PSLB.
Our HIPPO Concept We also use zone combinations with our lineman getting hip to hip Offensive Linemen will drive the defensive lineman into the linebacker The direction the linebacker goes will determine which lineman accounts for the backer Our landmark is the near ear/near number of the down defender We teach the offensive lineman to get four eyes to backer .
L Step We drive the down guy into the linebacker We DO NOT chase backers .Teaching a Near Ear Vertical Push Offensive lineman will take a flat step to the near number On the flat step the offensive lineman will cock their hands The second step is a vertical step and punch the near number of the down defender We call this Flat Step.
Near Ear Vertical Push (Take/Overtake) B T G T G B T T The linebacker attacks the guard’s gap. The linebacker attacks the tackle’s gap. so the guard takes the backer and the tackle overtakes the down defender. . so the tackle takes the backer and the guard overtakes the down defender.
and the BST will lead through. Our FSG takes the blitz away and the Y inside releases and looks to seal the Mac. The PSG will NOT chase the Mac.Lion 46 Counter Read R W M S E T T E Vs a 3-5 to the call side we will kick out the 5 tech with the BSG. We assign two players to the PSLB. We can also have # 2 block the OSLB and have the pull lead through account for Mac to FS .
There are many different ways to block this play. and put the PSLB on the Mac. . down block the T with the PSG. The Rover usually is not a problem because he gets caught up in the flow when we reacts to the pulling of the G and T. a 30 Stack Defense.Lion 46 Counter Read B R M L S E T E This is the counter read vs. Our first adjustment is to block the R with the Center. We will make adjustments based on how each defense plays the 30.
Allows You To Account For The Will LB Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap You can move the QB up to 3.5 Yards Great Play vs. a 31 Front .42 Trap Read vs 31 Front F C R E W T M T E S C Again.
Allows You To Account For The Will LB Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap You can move the QB up to 3.5 Yards Great Play vs. a 31 Front .42 Trap Read vs. 13 Front F C R E T W T M E S C Again.
a 31 Front .5 Yards Great Play vs. Allows You To Account For The Will LB Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap You can move the QB up to 3. 50 Eagle Weak F C R E T W T M E S C Again.42 Trap Read vs.
there is no read Center Cuts Playside One Tech . 1-5 technique playside TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork QB Gives.Dart From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C Oline uses base dive scheme Great vs.
Center Steps Around TB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork Creates Angles For A Quick Hitting Play . aggressive one tech Guard Blocks Down.Dart Fold From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C Center and PSG will Fold vs.
Dart Seal From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C Center Pulls and logs the 5 tech PST Inside Veer Releases To PSLB TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork Quick Hitting Play to Put the 5 Tech On Ice .
42 Iso Read F C E W T M T S E R C Offensive Line Uses Inside Zone Blocking Techniques QB Reads Backside 5 Tech TB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork .
Alamo Rip 42 Iso R W M S E T T E We can use motion from one of our inside receivers to become the lead backer. . Using motion forces the defense to adjust.
. Using scissors action gives you a lead back for your quarterback on a pull read. Scissors ride allows us to ride the scissors back.The Scissors Concept The scissors action uses misdirection to slow the linebacker reads. You can use a second back or a slot to be the scissors player.
46 Scissors Read F C E W T M T E S R C Scissors Action Holds The Backside Flow Scissors Read Allows You To Read the BS End Allows You To Have A Lead Blocker For The QB Counter Blocking Scheme .
then the back getting the ball The meshing back steps in front of the QB to mesh The QB takes a short flat step slightly downhill to mesh with the back The QB then steps with his inside foot towards the back getting the ball The QB is not making a read when we call TAZ.The “Taz” Call The Taz call alerts the backfield their will be two meshes We use Taz from two back gun sets The QB will mesh with the crossing back. .
TAZ Footwork Illustrated TAZ With A Right Left Mesh TAZ With A Left Right Mesh This illustrates our TAZ mesh from the right to left for even numbered plays This illustrates our TAZ mesh from the left to right for our odd numbered plays .
.Green 42 Tackle Trap Taz F C R E W T M T E S C Tax alerts our QB that he will mesh with both backs Our QB will ride the FB. then give to the TB We will NOT read the backside end The crossing action of the back slows the linebackers The first ride back must block the backside 5.
We can run this using our hippo technique. .Green Taz 46 Counter R W M S E T T E When we use Taz action with the counter read we use our zone away rules on the frontside. but we find the zoning away helps sell the defense.
with action that holds the backside TAZ Give allows us get great angles on backers in our trap and counter game .Using TAZ Give and Taz Follow TAZ Give alerts we will give the ball to the first back and fake to the second back This creates conflict within the linebackers TAZ Give allows us to hit the defense quickly.
He will carry out his fake with the A or TB and sprint outside. . The QB will give the ball on his initial mesh with the H.Green Taz 33 Inside Give R W M S E T T E The 33 Taz Inside Give is simply an inside zone play to the H or 3 back.
Green Taz 13 Iso Follow R W M S E T T E With our TAZ action we can alert Follow to tell the QB to fake both the H and the A and follow the H. . Iso alerts the offensive line we will be blocking our isolation play through the 3 hole.
or your jet rules .Running Jet Sweep From The Gun You can run Jet Sweep from the gun You can set the blocking up with multiple schemes You can run Jet Trap and Jet Counter Criss Cross You can run either from one back or no back sets You can run Jet with OS Zone blocking.
an odd front. The PSG Pulls and fights to get to the outside jersey number of the DE or inverted OLB. aiming for the outside bicep of the offensive lineman. The backside of the line executes outside zone footwork with fast flow. the PST and Slot combo the DT to the PSLB. The TB sprints to get outside and finds the first gap. The QB puts the A back in motion and snaps the ball when the A back is at the middle of the BSG. . The QB will mesh in front and sprint to the backside to hold the pursuit.Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (Jet Scheme) F C E T C W N M T E $ Vs. The PSG is looking to log the DE.
. the guard on the Will.Gator Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C We will run the Jet Sweep with the H back as well to the trips side. If the Will steps up to blitz. If the Rover goes with motion. you can read the backside end. When the defense keeps six in the box and has two inverts versus Gator. you can outflank the defense. an even front defense you can get everyone leveraged to the 3 technique side. the backside alerts and the backside will account for the Will. Vs. You can also alert base and put the center down on the one tech. and the BST on the DE.
We want to get the ball on the edge. We are looking to lock the box while working our blocks in tandem. The line is going to bucket step to gain depth and get to the outside bicep of the down defender. . an odd front with our OZ Zone scheme.Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (OS Zone Scheme) F C E T W N M T E $ C This is the Jet Sweep vs. We are blocking this with our outside zone footwork and the PSG does not pull.
Everything else stays the same. This helped us get the ball on the perimeter. you can make a “Switch” call. When you get a hard corner.Gator Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Switch Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C If the Sam is beating your guard. This puts the OSWR cracking the #2 defender and puts the pulling guard on the corner. . we use this scheme and then run the post corner our Jet Switch Special which is a pass off the Jet.
You will notice that you block the play the same as you would from your empty set.Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Switch Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C Jet Sweep can be run from a one back set as well. The only real difference is the starting point for your tailback. We can also run this play with trap action to hold the Mac. .
Essentially. . just as many Wing-T teams run from under center. instead of blocking the Mac. You can put the back on either side to run this play. The QB will give on the jet. fake to the FB. and sprint opposite.Navy 38 Jet Blast (Jet Switch Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C We can run the Jet Sweep with the trap fake off the Jet action. you are holding him with the trap fake.
The PST releases over the DT and blocks the second level A gap. . turn this up. The Slot releases over the top and Blocks the second level B gap. This takes advantage of the Mac flying with the guard. If the 3 widens with the guard.Navy Jet Trap (Influence Trap Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C This is Navy H Jet 42 Influence Trap. He must be alert and quick to blow up a Mac Blitz A. The backside guard will pull and trap the 3 technique.
Adding The Option Game To The Gun Forces The Defense To Play Assignment Football Slows Down Blitzing Linebackers Gets The Ball To Your Athletes On The Perimeter Creates Opportunities For The Big Play Slows Down Pursuit of Front Seven Allows You To Account For More Defenders QB Makes Reads While Working Downhill .
Installing The Option Game Into Your Gun Offense IS Veer OS Veer Load Option Lead Option Speed Option Speed Lead Option Belly G Option Slide (Shovel) Option Counter Read Option Tackle Trap Read Option .
Option Plays From The Gun Inside Veer Outside Veer Load Lead Speed Belly Counter Trap Slide .
Installing the Inside Veer Attacks the Playside 5 Tech Can be run as a double or triple option Allows you to get downhill quickly QB and RB utilize same side mesh footwork Offensive line uses slow rotating zone combinations IS Veer gives you leverage on linebackers Run to the open side of the defense .
OLB or R for Pitch Great vs. 1-5 technique playside TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork Great vs. 8 Man Fronts O Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks .Inside Veer From Two Back Gun R C E W T M T S E F C QB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read.
we combo the 3 tech to backer TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork Great vs. 8 Man Fronts O Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks . OLB or R for Pitch VS 3-5.IS Veer Vs a 13 Front F C R E T W T M E S C QB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read.
Alamo 13 Veer
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From a one back set, the veer allows us read the 5 tech, but eliminates the pitch phase We can motion a back to become the pitch man We can motion a back out of the backfield to clear the box
Alamo 13 Follow
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13 Follow is a QB Iso play with veer action The QB will ride the fullback and follow him up into the hole Versus a 3 and 5 tech to the playside, we will have two base blocks and the QB will read the block on the 3 tech
Alamo 13 Follow Vs 3 and 5 tech
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13 Follow is a QB Iso play with veer action The QB will ride the fullback and follow him up into the hole Versus a 3 and 5 tech to the playside, we will have two base blocks and the QB will read the block on the 3 tech
. The QB will ride the FB who will show iso. then bend backside and kick out the BS five tech The RT will release and wall the Mac.Alamo 13 Follow Opposite Vs 3 and 5 tech F C R E T W T M E S C When the BSLB is flowing hard over the top we can run follow opposite.
The FB will protect the A gap and attack the Will. The RT will release and wall the Mac. We fold on the playside .Alamo 13 Follow Opposite Kick F C R E T W T M E S C When the BSLB is flowing hard over the top we can run follow opposite. Kick tells us to use our fever rules.
pitch We use inside veer blocking rules for speed option . keep If the end attacks QB.Installing The Speed Option Allows you to get the ball into the alley quickly You can get your athletes the ball in open space Uses inside veer blocking rules QB slides to the play side and attacks the defensive end’s IS shoulder If the end goes upfield.
Speed Option From Alabama F C R E W T M T S E C O-Line Uses Inside Veer Blocking Great vs. 1-5 technique playside TB Drop Steps and Gets Into Pitch Relationship QB Slides and Attacks PS DE Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement .
Speed Option From Texas F C R E W T M T E S C Since we have an extra player to the call side. we would use motion to account for the extra defender We can also make a call to flip the play The QB can check out of the option called .
we would adjust run speed to the trips side If the back is on the backside.Speed Option To Trips F C R E W T M T E S C If the defense does not adjust to the trips set. he will dropstep and sprint on the snap #3 checks the force player then works to the first jersey inside #2 has the force player and exchanges if #2 has force .
If the 5 comes upfield.Slide Option QB Slides To The Playside and Reads The 5 Tech. Use Veer Blocking Puts the five in another lose-lose dilemma . the QB attacks the next defender. the QB shovels the ball to the Under Back. If the 5 squeezes.
the ISWR becomes the pitch man. .Alamo Gun 15 Slide F C S E W T M T E $ C From The Even look. Keep the bubble behind the line as you have lineman going upfield. You can also bubble him and use the bubble as the second option.
Two Back Gun 15 Slide F C S E W T M T E $ C From The Even look. You can also bubble him and use the bubble as the second option. . Keep the bubble behind the line as you have lineman going upfield. the ISWR becomes the pitch man.
.Alamo Liz 15 Slide Cowboy F C S E W T M T E $ C This gives us motion to trips with the back becoming the shovel player and the motion man becoming the pitch man for the second level.
You can run slide option as a double option to either side. You can also use motion from an empty set to get an extra blocker or a pitchman to the playside. .Gator 15 Slide $ W E T M T E S C C F Slide option can be run well from an empty set as well.
State Rip 15 Slide F C S E W T M T E $ C Motioning the H to Texas and putting the back on the trips side forces the defense to adjust. you come back with speed option away from the motion. When they adjust. The Y becomes the shovel man. .
The QB shovels off the 5 tech. If the 5 squeezes. attack the next defender for your pitch key.Gun Slot 15 Slide F C E W T M T S E $ C This is a triple option with the FB being the shovel option and the Tailback being the pitch option. . If the 5 comes upfield. shovel the ball.
Using Misdirection You can change the direction of the football to create confusion in the defense You can run Counter Criss Cross from the gun There are a variety of ways to block each play If you already run a counter criss cross or sally play under center. keep the blocking .
.Counter Criss Cross F C R E W T M T S E C Shown above with IS Zone Action QB Seals 5 Tech Can Be Run From Multiple Formations This example shows base blocking. but we can block this with the tackle pulling.
The Counter X has big play potential and slows down pursuit. This is a great play from a one back set and your empty set. and Counter XX coming Back. . You can run this from a one back set with Jet Sweep and Trap Action. This is great when you get the defense fast flowing with Jet Sweep Action.Jet Counter X F C R E W T M T E $ C Off of our Jet Sweep Action we can run the Counter XX play.
This is a very quick reverse with our line using fold blocks to create angles. This is a great way to take advantage of an over aggressive defense. .Gator Navy 38 Jet Y Counter X F C R E W T M T E $ C This is the Counter X off 38 Jet Action.
All of the previous plays can be run from two back sets. The backside back can cross in front (scissors). You can adapt the gun to virtually any offense! . That is the great thing about the gun run game is every play can be a double or triple option. or dropstep and get into pitch relationship of the QB gets a pull read.
.Getting Your QB Into The Run Game This allows you to take advantage of the box as you spread the field QB can run Iso. Trap. Sweep. Power. and Zone You can run your misdirection game with the QB giving the ball to other players Forces the defense to account for your QB as a runner. Counter.
The Horses Set .
The Horses Set Horses is a one back wing set with 12 personnel We take the Z out and bring in a tight end to motion and crack the EMOL We use angle blocking We get great movement and force the defense to defend the flank We run several plays from this set to keep the defense form loading up on the sweep .
and all of our read plays. The horses set is designed to get angle blocks on our opponents. The Horses Set Motion . The base play is 18-19 Horses. We ran the horses set with great success. We also run our zone play. and run play action off the horses.The Horses Set The horses set is a set we used to get our QB on the perimeter. We complement this play with 12-13 Iso.
Rules For 18-19 Horses The motion man will crack the EMOL The Wing Will block the invert to Sam The TE will block gap down backer PST Will Block Down if there is a 3 and pull if the down gap is open PSG Will use OS Zone footwork to backer if he is uncovered… If he is covered he will pull The center will block on or over We will zone the backside .
Getting Your QB In The Run Game Zip 18 Horses F C E T W T M E S $ C Zip Motion The Horses Set Allows You To Get The QB To The Perimeter Playside O-Line Blocks Down if There Is A Man Inside We Zone the Backside .
Getting Your QB In The Run Game Zip 18 Horses F C E W M $ C T T E S Zip Motion The Horses Set Allows You To Get The QB To The Perimeter Playside O-Line Blocks Down if There Is A Man Inside We Zone the Backside .
Zip 19 Horses F C $ S E T M T W E C This is 19 Horses to a solid front on the playside. We would have our backside zone to the play. our TE and PST would block down and our PSG would pull and lead through. Following our blocking rules. .
Complementing The Horses Play QB Iso is a great complement to 18-19 Horses You can also run quarterback trap You can throw the football from what is essentially a bunch set You can run all of your read plays .
Using Your QB as a TB In the one back gun. your QB can become the tailback Your ace back becomes your fullback You can run your regular two back run plays from the gun This is great if you have a very athletic quarterback .
Versus the 30 stack. and still account for four wides.Getting Your QB In The Run Game Alamo Gun 13 ISO vs. you couldn’t run the Iso without motioning a slot. you can run QB Iso. . you the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield. 30 Stack F C $ N W E M T S E C From an Even set under center. From the gun.
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You don’t have to have the A back to the same side as the QB to run QB Iso. QB Iso can be run away from the side of the back. Vs a 50 the State formation gives you an advantage to the play side as you have a slot to block the DE. Even if they invert the Strong Safety, he becomes a non-factor. We can double team the PSDT and use fast zone footwork with the center and BSG to account for the Nose and the Will. We do tell the Center to work the playside jersey number of the Nose to allow the Guard to overtake the block. If we get the nose shaded to the backside, we would use a HIPPO combo to the BSLB.
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Versus a backside on against a more traditional 4-4 look, we use our HIPPO combo on the one tech. If they invert the Strong Safety, we block him with the PSWR and put the H on the FS. If they invert him, however, they become weak to the backside versus the pass game.
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This is a great adjustment off of the 14 QB trap with the PST outside veer releasing to the Strong Safety and the FB leading up on the PSLB. BST protects against B gap run through on the backside. Let BST go unless he is a super stud. A good down block on the Nose eliminates the run through. The QB is not faking pass at all as this is not a draw. He takes the snap and he is off to the races. The frontside slot tightens up to 4 yards and blocks the backside safety. In red is an alternate path for your backside slot if your tackle can not get the Strong Safety. We put this in against a 50 team and had two big plays.
The outside veer release of the PST widens the DT. The scissors action holds the LB’s. 50 (Designed Keep) $ M E T N W T E C F C This is another variation of this play from two back gun. and the fullback kicks him out. The BSG pulls and leads through. You can also run this with the BSG pulling and kicking out and the TB leading up.14 Influence Scissors Wrap Vs. .
The back must fly outside after the ride as if the play is OS zone. The QB shortens his steps on the mesh and gets a longer ride. or trying to squeeze/scrap.15 QB CTR R E M N L E This is a great play if the defense is fast flowing to the play side. .
This keeps the defense from getting flow to the motion to defend your counter read. . this slows him down.Alamo Rip 16 QB Counter Base W M S E T T E This is a designed QB Keep off power action with rip motion. When the DE to the mesh side flies upfield. Counter base alerts us we will have only a pull kick out with no lead through.
you the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield. and still account for four wides. From the gun. .Getting Your QB In The Run Game Alabama 17 Power F C $ W E T M T S E C From an ace set under center. you couldn’t run the power without motioning a slot.
Additional Option Concepts .
Installing The Load Option Load Option gets the ball on the perimeter quickly We load the alley player (usually the free safety) Offensive line uses slow rotating zone combinations Load is a double-option with a pitch phase and a keep phase Puts the 9 technique in conflict .
Fullback on Load Option The Fullback will block the first defensive player past our pitch read The fullback runs at the inside jersey of the read If the read goes upfield. the fullback goes outside the read to block the next color . the FB turns up inside of him to block the next color If the read squeezes.
. so the fullback turns up field to load the alley player. so the fullback goes outside of him to load the alley player. The defender comes down hill to take the quarterback.Load Drill D F F D The fullback sees the defender going upfield to take the pitchman.
Any Defensive Front Minus an Invert FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player QB Slides.Load Option From Gun vs. a 4-3 R C E W T M T F S E C O-Line Uses Slow rotating zone combinations Great vs. Then attacks 9 Tech Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement .
a 1-5-9 R C E W T T M E S F C O-Line Uses Load Blocking Pitch off the first man outside the 9 Tech FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player QB Slides.Load Option From Gun vs. Then attacks 9 Tech Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement .
Load Option From Gun vs. a 4-4 R C E W T M T E F S C O-Line Uses Slow Rotating Zone Combinations Great vs. Any Defensive Front Minus an Invert FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player QB Slides. Then attacks 9 Tech Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement .
and then attack the IS 5 tech Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement .Load Option Weak From Gun F C R E W T M T S E C O-Line Uses Slow rotating zone combinations Great Versus Any Front FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player QB will slide.
Switch Call On Load Option Allows us to crack the alley player Puts the FB on the Corner automatically Allows us to lock the alley player inside The defense must prepare for this changeup .
18 Switch vs. Then attacks 9 Tech PSWR Cracks the alley player . a 1-5-9 R C E W T T M E S F C O-Line Uses Load Blocking Pitch off the first man outside the 9 Tech FB Flashes Hands and Works to corner QB Slides.
46 Counter Read Option F C R E W T M T E S C From our State set. the H back becomes the pitch man We use our counter read blocking This allows us to put the defense in conflict .
46 Counter Read Option F C E W T M T E S R C Counter Read Option gives us the ability to add a third phase into our read game We use our counter read blocking We can run this from one or two back gun .
stunt. or coverage We can use motion to gain an advantage at the point of attack. using our two tracking two concept .Pairing Option Plays We call two option plays in the huddle and allow the quarterback to have a check We can flip each of our option plays at any time based on the defensive front.
.12-13 Veer Check We will call Virginia check when we play even front teams We want to run veer to a 1-5 technique for best case scenario We can use motion to get an extra blocker Our QB will check to the 1-5 side.
. He will look for the one and 5 technique. we would check 13 veer.Green Virginia Check F R W M S E T T E When we call Virginia Check. we are alerting the offense that the QB will be calling Veer at the line. In the case above.
the Y will block the free safety and we will pitch off the OLB. .Green Virginia Check R F W M S E T T E The QB will check to 12 Veer with the 1-5 combination on our right side. If we run veer from Green.
18-19 Check When we run load or speed to the open side. just like we do for inside veer We can use motion to gain an extra blocker Our QB can flip the call to get the play to the 1-5 side When we work with a TE. we want our load option to go to the 1-5-9 technique This gives us two double teams at the point of attack We can slot the TE and use Tom motion to get the TE to the playside He can then Trey with the PST tracking the PSLB This allows us to combo the 1 tech with the PSG and Center tracking the Backside linebacker. we are looking for a 1-5 technique. .
he will motion to the center. 18-19 Check works the same way as 12-13 check. The reason we run load to the 1-5 tech with Tom motion is to get two combos on the playside.Green Tom Louisiana Check R F W M S E T T E If the TE is on the call side. settle. We will usually use Tom motion to get a combo on the 5 tech to the PSLB. We want to check to the 1-5 technique. . and shuffle back.
. we would check to 19 Load. The QB will put the TE in motion and snap the ball when he is one yard outside the PST. We get two combos to the point of attack.Green Tom Louisiana Check F R W M S E T T E In the case above.
Two Tracking Two We can motion our Y or H to the playside depending on our formation We get an extra blocker to track the PSLB The Tackle and motion man will track PSLB to Free Safety .
W E T .Two Track Two Drill Illustrated We are tracking the Will with our motion man and the PST. the PST picks him up and the motion man goes to safety. so the motion man picks him up and the PST goes to FS. If the Will steps up. W T E F The Will flows over the top.
The QB will snap the ball when the Y gets one yard outside the PST.Orange Tom 13 Veer F R W M S E T T E Tom alerts the Y he will be in motion to the playside. We will pitch off the invert . When we put the Y in Tom motion. he will be the second player tracking the PSLB to FS.
Orange Tom 13 Veer (Continued) F R W M S E T T E If we were in a check mode. . we would want to run the 13 veer with a 1 and a 5 technique on the left side. If the 1-5 were on the tight side. we would check to Tom 12 Veer.
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