Shotgun Running Game

Jay Wilkinson Jenks High School
jay.wilkinson@jenksps.org 918-299-4415 ext. 2399

Base Shotgun Run Game
READ PLAYS
Inside Zone Trap Wrap

NON-READ PLAYS
QB Sweep
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QB / TB Alignment
QB – Toes at 5 yards. TB Vertical Spacing:  5 ½ to 6 Yards Deep TB Horizontal Spacing  Behind the Tackle.
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READ
Using the READ, we can run the ball with a -1 advantage in the box.

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QB Rules - READ
#1 Coaching Point – 4 Yard Rule
 Pull the ball if you think the RB is not going to make 4 yards and you can!

If the Read player gets blocked, give the ball. Read the Picture (EMOL).
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#1 Play Inside Zone
 Our Catch All! 2003 (14 Games) 103 for 627 6.1 avg. 2004 (13 Games) 194 for 1215 6.3 avg.
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OL Rules – Inside Zone
COVERED - Stretch
 The purpose of this block is to create movement off of the line of scrimmage.

UNCOVERED – Double
 When lineman is uncovered he is working with playside lineman to a specified backer.
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QB / RB Rules – Inside Zone
QB – Catch snap, eyes on read, ride the TB and explode away from call. Block at least one. TB – Read front, make the mesh happen. Aim for the inside leg of the Guard. Run to daylight, if nothing is there, stick it.
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Inside Zone Vs. 4-4
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Inside Zone Vs. 4-3
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Inside Zone Vs. Eagle
SS C E
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Inside Zone Vs. 3-3 Stack
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Trap Philosophy
DL that are penetrators! Try to disrupt the Zone play. 2003 (14 Games) 17 for 130 7.6 avg. 2004 (13 Games) 40 for 183 4.6 avg.
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OL Rules – Trap
PST – 1st LB inside. PSG – Influence to EMOL. C – On or back. BSG – Pull & Kick 3 Tech. (5) BST – Scoop BSLB. TE – OLB / Support
 Backside - Scoop
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QB / RB Rules – Trap
QB – Catch snap, eyes on read, ride the TB and explode away from call. Block at least one. TB – Read front, make the mesh happen. Aiming point is Center’s butt. Read PST’s block.
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Trap Vs. 4-4
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Trap Vs. 4-3
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Trap Vs. Eagle
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Trap Vs. 3-3 Stack
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Wrap Philosophy
Counter Play 2003 (14 Games) 35 for 142 4.1 avg. 2004 (13 Games) 19 for 141 7.4 avg.
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OL Rules – Wrap
 PST – Covered – Stretch. Uncovered – POA rules.  PSG – On or Down.  C – Double A gap player to MLB/BSLB.  BSG – On. Vs. Odd front pull for PSLB.  BST – Pull for PSLB. Vs. Odd front scoop BSLB.  TE – Stretch Base.
 Backside – Scoop.
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QB / RB Rules – Wrap
QB – Catch snap, eyes on read, ride the TB and explode away from call. Block at least one. TB – Align over Tackle. Make the mesh happen. Read tackles block. Don’t get in a hurry.
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QB / RB Rules – Bluff
QB – Catch snap, fake the ball to the TB and become the ball carrier on run plays or execute drop on pass plays. TB – Fake handoff, block EMOL on run plays, or pass pro on pass plays.
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Wrap (Bluff) Vs. 4-4
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Wrap (Bluff) Vs. 4-3
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Wrap Vs. Eagle
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Wrap (Bluff) Vs. 3-3 Stack
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QB Sweep Philosophy Our Catch All! 2003 (14 Games) 21 for 108 5.1 avg. 2004 (13 Games) 20 for 131 6.6 avg.
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OL Rules – Outside Zone
Covered – Rip, Reach, Escape to 2nd Level. Uncovered – Pull and Overtake. Covered with no help – Rip, Reach.
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QB / RB Rules – QB Sweep
QB – Catch snap and get outside. Run off of TB’s block. TB – Lead Blocker. 1st thing that shows outside the Tackle/TE. Never turn back inside.
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QB Sweep Vs. 4-4
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QB Sweep Vs. 4-3
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QB Sweep Vs. Eagle
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QB Sweep Vs. 3-3 Stack
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