Installation of The Shotgun Offense

Installing an Explosive Run Game

By James Vint Offensive Coordinator Iowa Wesleyan College jvint@iwc.edu
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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
 Train  If

Your Kids In The Off-Season

They Can’t Consistently Stop A Play, Keep Running It Over Coach Or Over Analyze

 Don’t  Be

Prepared and Prepare Your Kids

. 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.Myths of the Gun  The Gun Is A Pass Only Offense: Similar to the Run-and-Shoot in the 80’s.  You can’t block the box if you spread the field. 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.

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: 6.1 yards w/ the TB and no direct QB run  From the gun we average 7.1 yards per play.9 w/ the QB  IS Zone under Center: 5. Under Center: 6.3 and 5.7 yards w/ the TB and 7.3 per rush .Statistically Speaking  We have averaged 6.

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.

D must play man .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.

. Your QB will have more opportunities to carry the football. Your QB will not trip over the centers foot.Why Your QB Will Love The Gun!       He has a wider peripheral field of vision for presnap reads. Your QB will be able to see blitzes quicker and throw hot. Every time he meshes with a back he will be moving downhill. Your QB already has depth in the pass game.

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 .

he goes to the bench  We have some flexibility to his alignment .  His eyes are straight ahead  He is balanced.Running Back Alignment  RB Lines Up 1. with his hands on his hips  If his hands go to his knees. With his crotch splitting the OS leg of the guard.5 to 2 Yards Behind QB.

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 .

or 36 Wrap. We can run 32 Iso. .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. then you simple change the first number of the play to a 3.

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 .

.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. or the QB is running one of the plays to the left. you force the defense to have to account for him. Whether the QB is reading the defender.

Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed. . 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. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States.

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. Short Step. Pull and Replace” . We call this Flat Step.  He rides the back through while making his read. snapping his eyes to his read.  He reaches the ball deep and feels the belly of the back. the QB will take a flat step toward the back.  “Squeeze and Chase.

QB Footwork And The Mesh

RB Footwork And The Mesh
 The

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
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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.

give the football  If the 5 tech comes upfield.SQUEEZE AND CHASE. give the football  If the 5 tech slow plays. PULL AND REPLACE  If the 5 technique squeezes and chases. give the football . pull and replace  If he does anything else. give the football  If the 5 tech comes at the QB.

We drill this with our MESH DRILL..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. This allows the backside tackle to work up to the second and third level. If the 5 tech does anything else. Mesh Drill DE C If the DE squeezes and chases. the QB will pull the football and replace the 5 technique. If the 5 technique squeezes the tackle’s release and chases the back the quarterback is meshing with. Under center. the QB gives the ball and carries out a downhill run fake to hold the pursuit. the QB will give the ball and continue a downhill run fake. the quarterback is not able to read the backside 5 technique. From the gun. the QB will pull the ball and replace the DE. This is a way of reminding the QB to get downhill. We want the QB to get downhill. pull and replace. QB’s Rule: Squeeze and Chase. or goes upfield. We vary how the 5 technique plays in each situation as we drill the mesh and read. the QB can read the backside 5 tech and use his rule. The QB’s and running backs work together getting their mesh down. he is working uphill. QB RB If the DE sits at home. The QB will read the backside 5 technique. . while the QB reads the 5 tech.

then a short step. in a heel toe relationship at the mesh point. His weight should be slightly right . 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.

Reading The Backside 5 Technique The 5 Comes Upfield E Read Key  If the 5 tech comes upfield. give the football to the back and carry out your run fake. .

The QB Must Get Downhill . 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 will pull and replace. 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/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. You can see the angle of his feet allowing the back to cross in front. This is a great view of the quarterback’s footwork on the mesh. .

as per his opposite side mesh rules.  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. The back will step opposite the QB and mesh. allowing us to block one more second level defender  We put good defensive ends in conflict .Reading the Backside 5 Tech  When we read the backside 5 tech. the back will align opposite the call side.

 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.

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. 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 .

not the RB  RB keeps his top palm up and out  QB must be soft with the football  Coach the QB on his eyes .Coaching Points On The Mesh  The quarterback and running back do not need to fight over the football  The QB makes the decision.

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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.

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. 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 . 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. .

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. Each lineman will point out who one and two are. . We are reading number three to the backside in most cases.

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.

We now will zone combo the 0 Nose who 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.

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. 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. a defensive lineman and a backer. then the backside. We get our eyes up and this teaches the kids to be able to work an inside threat.Handling Stunts B B L B E This is a two-on-two drill working two offensive lineman vs. We work this drill with the frontside. We get head up tackles that will slant. We teach patience in this drill and we follow a very strict rule. “Don’t Chase Backers.” . This is a generic drill where we will put guards with tackles and centers with guards.

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. 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 .

we like to kick him out with the guard and bring the tackle under to the PSLB. .42 IS Read With Fold R E M N L E If the playside end is slanting inside.

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 .

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. L Step We drive the down guy into the linebacker We DO NOT chase backers .

.Near Ear Vertical Push (Take/Overtake) B T G T G B T T The linebacker attacks the guard’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. The linebacker attacks the tackle’s gap.

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. The PSG will NOT chase the Mac. and the BST will lead through. We assign two players to the PSLB. Our FSG takes the blitz away and the Y inside releases and looks to seal the Mac. We can also have # 2 block the OSLB and have the pull lead through account for Mac to FS .

down block the T with the PSG. There are many different ways to block this play. a 30 Stack Defense. and put the PSLB on the Mac. Our first adjustment is to block the R with the Center. We will make adjustments based on how each defense plays the 30. .Lion 46 Counter Read B R M L S E T E This is the counter read vs. 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.

5 Yards  Great Play vs.42 Trap Read vs 31 Front F C R E W T M T E S C  Again. a 31 Front . Allows You To Account For The Will LB  Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap  You can move the QB up to 3.

13 Front F C R E T W T M E S C  Again.42 Trap Read vs. Allows You To Account For The Will LB  Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap  You can move the QB up to 3.5 Yards  Great Play vs. a 31 Front .

Allows You To Account For The Will LB  Short Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle Trap  You can move the QB up to 3.42 Trap Read vs. a 31 Front . 50 Eagle Weak F C R E T W T M E S C  Again.5 Yards  Great Play vs.

Dart From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C  Oline uses base dive scheme  Great vs. 1-5 technique playside  TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork  QB Gives. there is no read  Center Cuts Playside One Tech .

Center Steps Around  TB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork  Creates Angles For A Quick Hitting Play .Dart Fold From Ace Lion F C R E W T M T S E C  Center and PSG will Fold vs. aggressive one tech  Guard Blocks Down.

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. .

 Scissors ride allows us to ride the scissors back.  You can use a second back or a slot to be the scissors player.  Using scissors action gives you a lead back for your quarterback on a pull read.The Scissors Concept  The scissors action uses misdirection to slow the linebacker reads. .

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.

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. . We can run this using our hippo technique.

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. with action that holds the backside  TAZ Give allows us get great angles on backers in our trap and counter game .

. 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.

. Iso alerts the offensive line we will be blocking our isolation play through the 3 hole.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.

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.

The backside of the line executes outside zone footwork with fast flow. The PSG is looking to log the DE. an odd front. .Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (Jet Scheme) F C E T C W N M T E $ Vs. The QB will mesh in front and sprint to the backside to hold the pursuit. the PST and Slot combo the DT to the PSLB. The TB sprints to get outside and finds the first gap. aiming for the outside bicep of the offensive lineman. The QB puts the A back in motion and snaps the ball when the A back is at the middle of the BSG. The PSG Pulls and fights to get to the outside jersey number of the DE or inverted OLB.

You can also alert base and put the center down on the one tech. Vs. the guard on the Will. When the defense keeps six in the box and has two inverts versus Gator. . you can outflank the defense. and the BST on the DE. you can read the backside end. an even front defense you can get everyone leveraged to the 3 technique side. If the Rover goes with motion.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. the backside alerts and the backside will account for the Will. If the Will steps up to blitz.

We are blocking this with our outside zone footwork and the PSG does not pull. . an odd front with our OZ Zone scheme. We want to get the ball on the edge.Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (OS Zone Scheme) F C E T W N M T E $ C This is the Jet Sweep vs. The line is going to bucket step to gain depth and get to the outside bicep of the down defender. We are looking to lock the box while working our blocks in tandem.

you can make a “Switch” call. we use this scheme and then run the post corner our Jet Switch Special which is a pass off the Jet. When you get a hard corner. . This helped us get the ball on the perimeter.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. Everything else stays the same.

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.

. You can put the back on either side to run this play. Essentially. The QB will give on the jet.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. fake to the FB. just as many Wing-T teams run from under center. and sprint opposite. instead of blocking the Mac.

Navy Jet Trap (Influence Trap Scheme) F C R E W T M T E $ C This is Navy H Jet 42 Influence Trap. turn this up. The PST releases over the DT and blocks the second level A gap. The Slot releases over the top and Blocks the second level B gap. He must be alert and quick to blow up a Mac Blitz A. . The backside guard will pull and trap the 3 technique. This takes advantage of the Mac flying with the guard. If the 3 widens with the guard.

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 .

8 Man Fronts  O Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks . OLB or R for Pitch  Great vs.Inside Veer From Two Back Gun R C E W T M T S E F C  QB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read. 1-5 technique playside  TB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh Footwork  Great vs.

8 Man Fronts  O Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks .IS Veer Vs a 13 Front F C R E T W T M E S 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. OLB or R for Pitch  VS 3-5.

Alamo 13 Veer
F C R E T W T M E S C

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
F C R E W T M T E S C

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
F C R E T W T M E S C

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

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 QB will ride the FB who will show iso.

 The FB will protect the A gap and attack the Will.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.  The RT will release and wall the Mac.  Kick tells us to use our fever rules.  We fold on the playside .

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. pitch We use inside veer blocking rules for speed option . keep If the end attacks QB.

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 Alabama F C R E W T M T S E C  O-Line Uses Inside Veer Blocking  Great vs.

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 .

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 . 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.

the QB attacks the next defender. If the 5 comes upfield.Slide Option  QB Slides To The Playside and Reads The 5 Tech. the QB shovels the ball to the Under Back. If the 5 squeezes.  Use Veer Blocking  Puts the five in another lose-lose dilemma .

You can also bubble him and use the bubble as the second option. .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. the ISWR becomes the pitch man.

the ISWR becomes the pitch man. 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. .

.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.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. You can also use motion from an empty set to get an extra blocker or a pitchman to the playside. .

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. The Y becomes the shovel man. you come back with speed option away from the motion. When they adjust. .

. The QB shovels off the 5 tech.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. If the 5 squeezes. attack the next defender for your pitch key.

keep the blocking .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.

. but we can block this with the tackle pulling.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.

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 great when you get the defense fast flowing with Jet Sweep Action. and Counter XX coming Back. . You can run this from a one back set with Jet Sweep and Trap Action. 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.

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. . This is a great way to take advantage of an over aggressive defense. This is a very quick reverse with our line using fold blocks to create angles.

The backside back can cross in front (scissors). You can adapt the gun to virtually any offense! .All of the previous plays can be run from two back sets. or dropstep and get into pitch relationship of the QB gets a pull read. That is the great thing about the gun run game is every play can be a double or triple option.

Sweep. .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. 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. Power. Trap. 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 .

The Horses Set The horses set is a set we used to get our QB on the perimeter. The Horses Set Motion . We complement this play with 12-13 Iso. We ran the horses set with great success. and all of our read plays. and run play action off the horses. We also run our zone play. The base play is 18-19 Horses. The horses set is designed to get angle blocks on our opponents.

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 .

our TE and PST would block down and our PSG would pull and lead through. We would have our backside zone to the play. . Following our blocking rules.Zip 19 Horses F C $ S E T M T W E C This is 19 Horses to a solid front on the playside.

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 .

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 .Using Your QB as a TB  In the one back gun.

you the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield. From the gun. 30 Stack F C $ N W E M T S E C From an Even set under center. Versus the 30 stack. you can run QB Iso. you couldn’t run the Iso without motioning a slot. . and still account for four wides.Getting Your QB In The Run Game Alamo Gun 13 ISO vs.

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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 BSG pulls and leads through. .14 Influence Scissors Wrap Vs. and the fullback kicks him out. 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. The outside veer release of the PST widens the DT. You can also run this with the BSG pulling and kicking out and the TB leading up.

The QB shortens his steps on the mesh and gets a longer ride. The back must fly outside after the ride as if the play is OS zone. 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 slows him down. 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. This keeps the defense from getting flow to the motion to defend your counter read.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. .

you couldn’t run the power without motioning a slot. 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 the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield.

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 .

the FB turns up inside of him to block the next color  If the read squeezes.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 .

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. so the fullback turns up field to load the alley player.

Any Defensive Front Minus an Invert  FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player  QB Slides. a 4-3 R C E W T M T F S E C  O-Line Uses Slow rotating zone combinations  Great vs.Load Option From Gun 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. 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.Load Option From Gun vs. Then attacks 9 Tech  Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement . Any Defensive Front Minus an Invert  FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player  QB Slides.

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 .

Then attacks 9 Tech  PSWR Cracks the alley player .18 Switch vs. 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.

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 R E W T M T E S C  From our State set.

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 .

or coverage  We can use motion to gain an advantage at the point of attack. stunt.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. using our two tracking two concept .

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. .

we are alerting the offense that the QB will be calling Veer at the line. . He will look for the one and 5 technique. In the case above.Green Virginia Check F R W M S E T T E When we call Virginia Check. we would check 13 veer.

. If we run veer from Green.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. the Y will block the free safety and we will pitch off the OLB.

18-19 Check  When we run load or speed to the open side. we are looking for a 1-5 technique. . 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.

he will motion to the center. We will usually use Tom motion to get a combo on the 5 tech to the PSLB. . settle. and shuffle back. We want to check to the 1-5 technique.Green Tom Louisiana Check R F W M S E T T E If the TE is on the call side. 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 F R W M S E T T E In the case above. We get two combos to the point of attack. The QB will put the TE in motion and snap the ball when he is one yard outside the PST. we would check to 19 Load. .

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 T E F The Will flows over the top. the PST picks him up and the motion man goes to safety.Two Track Two Drill Illustrated We are tracking the Will with our motion man and the PST. so the motion man picks him up and the PST goes to FS. If the Will steps up. W E T .

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. When we put the Y in Tom motion. he will be the second player tracking the PSLB to FS. We will pitch off the invert . The QB will snap the ball when the Y gets one yard outside the PST.

Orange Tom 13 Veer (Continued) F R W M S E T T E If we were in a check mode. If the 1-5 were on the tight side. we would want to run the 13 veer with a 1 and a 5 technique on the left side. . we would check to Tom 12 Veer.

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