The Multiple West Coast Offense

Overview
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Introduction Philosophy of the system How the run game is set up How the passing game is set up Basic drop back pass protection Incorporating two separate sets of progressions The formations system The motions How the play-calls are made How the call sheet is set up and used

Introduction
‡ This is a complete offensive system ‡ Once the language of the system is learned and installed, the possible play-calls and formations are virtually endless ‡ Easy to understand ‡ Easy to learn ‡ Easy to install ‡ Works with most any type of offense ‡ Extremely flexible

Philosophy of the System Create a precision-timed offense Teach a technique based offense Use multiple formations Use a multitude of plays Create an offense that is hard to prepare for because of the variety of the offense ‡ Take what the defense gives us most all of the time ‡ Be patient ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ .

How the Run Game Is Set Up ‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering .

WIDE PLAY OUTSIDE LEFT .OVER THE RIGHT LEG OF RIGHT TACKLE 7 HOLE .OVER THE RIGHT LEG RIGHT GUARD 5 HOLE .THE RUNNING GAME BASIC LINE SPLITS 3' 3' 2' QB 2' 3' 3' HOLE NUMBERING 9 7 5 3 10 2 QB 4 6 8 0 HOLE .OVER THE LEFT LEG OF LEFT TACKLE 8 HOLE .OVER THE LEFT LEG OF CENTER 4 HOLE .OVER THE RIGHT LEG OF CENTER 3 HOLE .OVER THE LEFT HALF OF CENTER 2 HOLE .OVER THE RIGHT HALF OF CENTER 1 HOLE .OVER THE LEFT LEG OF LEFT GUARD 6 HOLE .WIDE PLAY OUTSIDE RIGHT 9 HOLE .

How the Run Game Is Set Up
‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering ‡ The backs numbering
± Single-back numbering
‡ The back lines up at 5 yards behind the LOS

± Ace-back numbering
‡ The back lines up at 7½ yards behind the LOS

THE RUNNING GAME SERIES
SINGLE BACKS = 30 SERIES & (ACE) SINGLE DIGIT SERIES

QB
RB= 30 SERIES FROM THE SINGLE BACK

POSITION @ 4.5 YARDS FROM LOS RB= SINGLE DIGIT SERIES FROM THE SINGLE BACK POSITION @ 7 YARDS FROM LOS EXAMPLE: 32 BASE
FS C B B T N QB B T B SS C

EXAMPLE: 9 SPEED OPTION
FS C W E T QB M T S E SS C

How the Run Game Is Set Up
‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering ‡ The backs numbering
± Single-back numbering
‡ The back lines up at 5 yards behind the LOS

± Ace-back numbering
‡ The back lines up at 7½ yards behind the LOS

± Two-back numbering
‡ Split, I, near/far, strong/Quick

STRONG & WEEK BACKS = 20 & 30 SERIES QB F = 30 SERIES H = 20 SERIES Example: 24 SLAM FS C B B T B N DEN CALL T QB B SS C Example: 34 BASE FS C B B T N QB B T B SS C .I BACKS & OFF I BACKS. SPLIT BACKS.

How the Run Game Is Set Up ‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering ‡ The backs numbering ± Single-back numbering ± Ace-back numbering ± Two-back numbering ± Z back run plays .

Z RECEIVER = 40 SERIES QB Z = 40 SERIES FROM THE Z POSITION EXAMPLE: 49 Z REVERSE FS C B B T N QB B T B SS C .

How the Run Game Is Set Up ‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering ‡ The backs numbering ± Single-back numbering ± Ace-back numbering ± Two-back numbering ± Z back run plays ± Quarterback movement .

QB = (10) TEEN SERIES QB QB = (10) TEEN SERIES FROM THE QB POSITION .

How the Run Game Is Set Up ‡ Basic line splits ‡ The hole numbering ‡ The backs numbering ± ± ± ± Single-back numbering Ace-back numbering Two-back numbering Z back run plays ‡ The master calls ‡ The line calls .

(Guard and Tackle Combo).(Tackle and T.BLOCKING MASTER CALLS EXAMPLES: BASE 34/35 CAT 6/7 COUNTER 26/27 & 36/37 LEAD 20/21 SLAM 24/25 POWER 26/27 TOSS 28/29 & 8/9 TRAP 30/31 LINE CALLS EXAMPLES: DEN . BEAR . .(Center and Guard Combo).E. CUB . Combo).

How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across .

PASS PLAY CALLING SYSTEM SPLIT RIGHT 628 FLAT 8 6 2 FLAT X H QB FLAT Y F Z SPLIT LEFT SLOT 628 FLAT 8 6 2 FLAT Y F QB FLAT X Z H .

How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across ± The wide receiver route tree .

.NUMBERED PASS ROUTES FOR WIDE RECEIVERS 9 7 BENCH 5 3 2 1 DART (MOTOR DOWN) 8 Skinny 6 (Dig) 6 (Square-in) 8 4 MIDDLE 0 DRAG SMASH QB ODD NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE OUTSIDE. . ALWAYS REMEMBER. THE LARGER THE NUMBER... THE DEEPER THE ROUTE.. EVEN NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE INSIDE.

How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across ± The wide receiver route tree ‡ TE/inside receiver routes ± Te/inside receiver route tree .

TIGHT-END PASS ROUTES 7 9 8 5 6 3 4 2 1 0 SHAKE MIDDLE STICK QB ODD NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE OUTSIDE. THE DEEPER THE ROUTE. THE LARGER THE NUMBER. ALWAYS REMEMBER. EVEN NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE INSIDE.. ...

How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across ± The wide receiver route tree ‡ TE/inside receiver routes ± Te/inside receiver route tree ‡ The back routes are called ± Back¶s route tree .

CALLED PASS ROUTES FOR RUNNING BACKS SEAM WHEEL "M" POST MIDDLE SNEAK CUT CREASE SWING QB CORNER STOP "V" FLAT .

How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across ± The wide receiver route tree ‡ TE/inside receiver routes ± Te/inside receiver route tree ‡ The back routes are called ± Back¶s route tree ‡ Basic pass protection ± ³Strong´ and ³Quick´ calls ± if we want to get both backs out. .

Strong ‡ A ³Strong´ call free releases the Back on the Strong-side. . Strong-side Guard. and the back will check release to the Quick-side. and Tackle will block to the strong-side. ‡ The Quick-side Guard and Tackle will block to the Quick-side. ± The other back will check release to the ³Quickside.´ ‡ The Center.

C: Double-read MLB to SLB. LG: Left Tackle. HB: Check WLB then release.³STRONG" CALL TO DESIGNATE WHICH BACK RELEASES QB H STRONG CALL GIVES THE STRONG-SIDE BACK A FREE RELEASE LT: Left End. FB: FREE RELEASE. RT: Right End. F RG: Right Tackle. Y: Run pass route. .

´ ‡ The Center.Quick ‡ A ³Quick´ call free releases the Back on the Quick-side. and the back will check release to the Strong-side. . ‡ The other back will check release to the ³Strongside. Quick-side Guard. ‡ The Strong-side Guard and Tackle will block to the Strong-side. and Tackle will block to the Quick-side.

LG: Left Tackle. .³QUICK" CALL TO DESIGNATE WHICH BACK RELEASES QB H QUICK CALL GIVES THE QUICK-SIDE BACK A FREE RELEASE LT: Left End. F RG: Right Tackle. HB Free release. C: Double-read MLB to WLB. Y: Run pass route. FB: Check SLB then release. RT: Right End.

. ‡ The use of single-syllable words as much as possible ‡ The use of built-in hot routes ± Routes that should open up on the quarterback¶s third step in his drop.How the Passing Game Is Set Up ‡ Receiver routes are called single-side receiver across ± The wide receiver route tree ‡ TE/inside receiver routes ± Te/inside receiver route tree ‡ The back routes are called ± Back¶s route tree ‡ Basic pass protection ± ³Strong´ and ³Quick´ calls ± if we want to get both backs out.

1 1 OUTLET HOT 2 HOT 5 BIG HITCH SPLIT RIGHT 414 SWING / "V" QUICK 2 .

TD 1 2 HOT HOT 7 QUICK HITCH QUADS RIGHT ACE 628 F FLAT .

Incorporating Two Separate Sets of Progressions ‡ Similar to having two separate pass plays in one play-call ± The QB comes to the line and decides which two .three progression read to go with ‡ Examples: ± Split Right 414 Swing / ³V´ Quick ± Trey Right 680 Corner / Cut Strong .

1 C FS 1 C OUTLET W Mg T N QB Mk T S SS 2 2 5 BIG HITCH SPLIT RIGHT 414 SWING / "V" QUICK .

ALERT / TD 1 C FS C2 Mk T SS S 1 2 W Mg T N QB 7 QUICK (HITCH) TREY RIGHT 680 CORNER / CUT STRONG .

I.The Formation System ‡ Two backs ± Split. near/far. strong/Quick .

X QB Y Z Z SPLIT LEFT Y QB X SPLIT RIGHT H F F H X QB F H Y Z Z Y QB F H X I RIGHT I LEFT X F QB Y Z Z Y QB F X H QUEEN RIGHT QUEEN LEFT H X QB F H Y Z Z Y F QB X H KING LEFT KING RIGHT X QB Y Z Z Y QB X H WEAK RIGHT F WEAK LEFT F H .

X QB Y Z Z Y QB X F STRONG RIGHT H STRONG LEFT H F .

strong/quick . strong/quick ‡ Single backs ± Regular. I. near/far. ace.The Formation System ‡ Two backs ± Split. near/far.

X QB F Y H Z Z H Y QB F X TREY LEFT TREY RIGHT X QB Y F Z Z Y F QB X H TREY RIGHT ACE TREY LEFT ACE H X H TREY RIGHT FAR QB Y F Z Z Y F QB H X TREY LEFT FAR X QB H Y F Z Z Y F H QB X TREY RIGHT NEAR TREY LEFT NEAR X QB F Y H Z Z Y H F QB X TREY RIGHT KING TREY LEFT KING .

X F TREY RIGHT QUEEN QB Y H Z Z H Y QB F X TREY LEFT QUEEN .

The Formation System ‡ Two backs ± Split. near/far. I. ace. near/far. flex. king/queen ‡ Single backs ± Close. open and under . king/queen ‡ Single backs ± Regular.

X F SPLIT RIGHT QB H Y Z Z H Y QB F X TREY LEFT Y X F SPLIT RIGHT CLOSE QB H TREY LEFT CLOSE Y Z Z H QB F X X F SPLIT RIGHT OPEN QB H Y Z Y Z H QB F TREY LEFT OPEN Y Z H QB Z F Y H QB F TREY LEFT FLEX TREY LEFT UNDER .

How to Call Motions ‡ Every eligible receiver has a specific ³tag´call. ‡ The ³tag´ occurs at the beginning of the play call to alert the specific player. ‡ We motion to the called formation. .

‡ ZAP: ³Z´ goes in short motion into the formation. . ‡ EASY: ³X´ goes in short motion into the formation. ‡ EXIT: ³X´ goes in motion across the formation.Receivers Motions ‡ ZIP: ³Z´ goes in motion across the formation.

X Z H QB X Y F H QB Y Z F ³ZIP" SPLIT RIGHT CLOSE ³ZAP" SPLIT RIGHT CLOSE Z H QB Y X X Z H QB Y F F "EXIT" BUNCH RIGHT "EASY" BUNCH RIGHT .

‡ JAM: ³Y´ goes in short motion into the formation. .TightTight-end Motions ‡ JET: ³Y´ goes in motion across the formation.

X Y H QB Z X QB Z F Y F H "JET" SPREAD RIGHT "JAM" SPREAD RIGHT .

‡ FLY: ³F´ goes in motion across the formation.Backs Motions ‡ HIT: ³H´ goes in motion across the formation. . ‡ HOP: ³H´ goes in short motion into the formation. ‡ FLIP: ³F´ goes in short motion into the formation.

X QB Y H Z H X QB Y Z F F TREY RIGHT ³HIT" SPREAD RIGHT ³HOP" X F QB Y X Z QB Y Z F H H QUEEN RIGHT "FLY" TREY RIGHT "FLEW" .

blue (on three) . white (on two).How the Play Is Called ‡ Motion (possible) ‡ Formation ‡ Play-call ± Blocking (master call in run game) ± Pass pattern (in passing game) ± Protection (in passing game) ‡ Snap count ± Red (on one).

± ³24 lead´ tells the HB (2) to go through the 4 hole and the blocking scheme is slam. ± ³Queen right´ would be the formation we want to start in. the probable line call would be ³Den´. . ± ³Fly´ would be the motion.What the Call Would Sound Like If It Were a Run Play ‡ Queen right ± Fly ± 24 lead ± on one. he would say ³check ± check´ and he would be told ³white´. on one ± ready break. ‡ If a player forgot the snap count at the line of scrimmage. ± Vs a 50 front. ± ³On one´ tells everyone the snap count is on one.

X Y QB F H Z QUEEN RIGHT FLY 24 LEAD .

. on three ± ready break ± Split left slot means we want to line up in a split left z slot formation ± Zoom tells the Z receiver to go in motion across the formation ± 414 tells the single receiver (X) to run a curl route.Quick. the inside receiver on the two-receiver side (Y) to run a flat route.What the Call Would Sound Like If It Were a Pass Play ‡ Split left slot ± Zoom ± 414 swing / v . on three. and the outside receiver on the two-receiver side to run a curl route.

± ³Swing / v´ tells the H back to run a swing route and the F back to run a v route ± Quick tells the line to zone the quick-side and man the strong-side. The remaining back on the strong side will check release into the pattern ± ³On three´ tells everyone the snap count is on three. . This will release the back on the quickside into the pattern right away. ‡ If we wanted to audible to a different play. blue is the live color for a pass play and green is the hot color for a run play.What the Call Would Sound Like If It Were a Pass Play.

Y X QB F H Z SPLIT LEFT SLOT ZOOM 414 SWING / V QUICK .

The Call Sheet ‡ Intuition vs. ³Stick with the pre-game plan no matter what´ ‡ How the call sheet works ± The importance of the hash marks ± Area for motions ± Play-calls ± Formations ± Protections .

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Specific Areas of the Call-sheet Call‡ No huddle offense ± Kill the clock ± Last three plays ‡ Base plays ± Run game ± Quick passes ± Base passes ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Play action Screens and Draws Four minute offense Check list for Time-outs .

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Specifics of the Call Sheet ‡ Openers ‡ Situation offense ± Open field situations ± Long yardage ‡ Backed up plays ‡ Rhythm plays ± Just for the quarterback ‡ Situation offense .

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Specifics of the Call Sheet ‡ Special coverage section ‡ Protections ‡ Red zone offense ± Red zone field position ± Two point plays ± Two-point chart ‡ Personnel groups ‡ A worStrong version of the call sheet .

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Videos on The Multiple West Coast Offense .

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