Overview.............................................................................................................................4 Alignment & Numbering...................................................................................................

5 Alignment........................................................................................................................5 Play Calling......................................................................................................................5 Cadence............................................................................................................................6 Huddle..............................................................................................................................6 Formations..........................................................................................................................7 Right.................................................................................................................................7 Left...................................................................................................................................7 Strong Right.....................................................................................................................7 Strong Left.......................................................................................................................7 Tight Right.......................................................................................................................7 Tight Left.........................................................................................................................8 Red...................................................................................................................................8 Blue..................................................................................................................................8 Slot Right.........................................................................................................................8 Slot Left ..........................................................................................................................8 Motion & Shifting..............................................................................................................9 Motion..............................................................................................................................9 Defensive Fronts vs. Base Wing T..................................................................................10 Versus 5-2 (Cover 2)......................................................................................................10 Versus 5-3 (Cover 1)......................................................................................................10 Versus 4-4 (40 Gap, Cover 1).........................................................................................11 Plays by Formation..........................................................................................................12 Right...............................................................................................................................12 Tight T............................................................................................................................13 Slot Left.........................................................................................................................14 Glossary............................................................................................................................16 Offensive Line Techniques and Blocking Rules............................................................18 Alignment......................................................................................................................18 Base Blocking Rule Progression....................................................................................18 Blocking Schemes..........................................................................................................19 Drive Block Progression................................................................................................19 Down Block Progression...............................................................................................20 Power Series (100)............................................................................................................22 Overview........................................................................................................................22 Right 125 Toss (Left 126 Toss)......................................................................................25 Right C 148 Toss Sweep (Left C 147 Toss Sweep).......................................................27 Right 144 Counter Trap (Left 145 Counter Trap)..........................................................29 Right C 121 Counter Trap (Left C 122 Counter Trap)...................................................31 Right 125 Power (Left 126 Power)................................................................................33 Right 127 Sweep (Left 128 Sweep)...............................................................................35 Right 127 Halfback Pass................................................................................................37 Right 125 Keep Pass (Left 126 Keep Pass)...................................................................38 Belly Series (200)..............................................................................................................39 Overview........................................................................................................................39 Right C 234 Belly Cross Block (Left C 233 Belly Cross Block)..................................41 Right C 244 Double Dive (Left C 243 Double Dive)....................................................44 Right 235 Down 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Right 227 Belly Sweep..................................................................................................48 Right C 234 Option (Left C 233 Option) ......................................................................49 Right 235 Option (Left 236 Option)..............................................................................54 Right 235 Keeper Pass...................................................................................................56 Cross Buck Series (400)...................................................................................................57 Overview........................................................................................................................57 Tight Right 430 Wedge (Tight Left C 430 Wedge)........................................................59 Right C 431 Trap (Left C 432 Trap)..............................................................................61 Right C 425 (Left C 426)...............................................................................................66 Right C 425 Keep Out (Left C 426 Keep Out)..............................................................69 Right C 431 Bootleg (Left C 431 Bootleg)....................................................................71 Right C 425 Keep Pass (Left C 426 Keep Pass)............................................................73 3 Step Passing (99)...........................................................................................................75 Blue 99 Slant..................................................................................................................75 Blue 99 Hitch.................................................................................................................76 Blue 99 Jet......................................................................................................................77 NOT USED.......................................................................................................................78 Fly Sweep Series (300).....................................................................................................78 Blue Laser 328 Fly Sweep.............................................................................................78 Blue Laser 332 Trap.......................................................................................................79 Blue Laser 336 Down....................................................................................................80 Blue Rocket 347 Fly Sweep...........................................................................................81 Blue Rocket 347 Kick Sweep........................................................................................82 Right C 221 Counter Trap..............................................................................................84 Right 32 Waggle Left (Buck Sweep Series)..................................................................85 Right C 446 Counter (Left C 445 Counter)...................................................................87

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Overview
The offense is an adaptation of the Wing-T made famous by the University of Delaware. The offense is designed in complete backfield series, which presents multiple threats to the defense on each play. Each series is designed with a few basis plays at the primary point of attack with complimentary counter, play action pass, or option plays. Most plays have at least two complements. The use of several formations and motions increases the effort of the defense with no change of assignments for the offense.

1) Power Series (100)– is the Halfback series and brings both power and finesse to the offense. Each play
utilizes lead blocking from multiple backs and pulling offensive lineman at the point of attack.

2) Belly Series (200)– is designed around the Fullback who is running to the off tackle hole. All of the
backs are flowing to the play side. The quarterback will either give it to the fullback or execute the option or pass on the flank.

3) Speed Series/Jet Sweep Series (300)- is based on the full sprint motion of one of the backs across the
formation directly behind the quarterback. Once the ball is snapped, many of the core Wing-T plays can be run. The sweep plays are designed to use our speed to get to the sideline:

4) Cross Buck Series (400) – is based on misdirection off of the diving (“bucking”) fullback up the
middle. The series attacks the defense from inside out and forces the defense to defend all four backs on each play. The series is predicated on precision and ball faking. 5) 3 Step Passing – is designed to maintain ball control via short high percentage pass plays utilizing four receivers running combination routes The Wing –T is a multi formation run oriented attack. The passing plays are designed to hit those areas that are covered by defenders whose immediate assignments must be to control the running plays. Play-action passes create defensive conflicts that make it difficult for these defenders to concentrate on either phase. Why the Wing-T for youth football: 1) The core of the offense relies on balance, deception, and angle blocking to gain an advantage over the defense. 2) The offense is ball control attack. During a football game, each team will get the ball between eight and ten times. The team that controls the ball by making first downs with the least risk of turning the ball over will decrease their opponent's opportunities to have the ball and increase their own chance of winning. We must control field position. 3) The attack is dependent on good execution from all eleven players and not on the superior ability of one or two players. 4) You can spread the wealth with a four back attack 5) It gives your team an identity/attitude Sources: The Delaware Wing-T: An Order of Football, by Harold "Tubby" Raymond and Ted Kempski; Belly Series in the Delaware Wing T, written by Ted Kempski; Youth Football Using The Wing-T, by Bryan L. Schaumloffel; Wing-T, by Malcom Robinson; http://www.bucksweep.com/; http://www.fbforyouth.com/; http://bcwarrior.coachingstaff.com/; Double Slot Wing-T; http://www.geocities.com/wingtplaybook/; Senator Football; The 2005 DC Wing T by Clarke L. Wilkins; Footbal Coaching A to Z

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Alignment & Numbering

8 X D
6 - 8 yds

6 C

4 B LT

2 A LG

0 A C 1

1 B RG

3 C

5 D

7

Holes Gaps 3x2 yds

RT

Y

4 yds

4

C 2 A
3

B

Alignment
Position Center Guard Tackle Tight End Split End Quarterbac k Halfback Fullback Wingback Number C RG/LG RT/RT Y (TE) X (SE) 1 2 (A) 3 (B) 4 (C) Alignment Over ball 1’ split from heel of center; 3-point stance 1’ split from outside foot of Guard; widen additional 6” if no one is in gap; 3-point stance 1’ split from outside foot of Tackle; widen additional 6” if no one is in gap; 3-point stance 7 to 10 yards outside of Tackle; 2-point stance eyes on the football Under Center Align at Fullback’s depth, split the outside foot of the Tackle; 2point stance eyes forward Heels 4 yards off of line of scrimmage; 2-point stance eyes forward 3 yards from outside foot of Tackle and 2 yards off of line of scrimmage; 2-point stance eyes forward. When aligning to the Tight End side this alignment will put the Wingback 1 yard from the outside foot of the Tight End

Play Calling
Play Call 1.Right 125 Toss 2.Right C 234 Belly 3.Red Charlie 348 Fly Formation Series Right 100 Right 200 Red 300 WB/HB Motion C Charlie Ball Carrier 2 3 4 Hole 5 4 8 Tag (Play Type) Toss Belly Fly Sweep

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Cadence
We will use a simple cadence: “Down, Red, Set, GO”. The quarterback will snap the ball on one of five cadence calls: On Down On Red On Go On 2 Sleep “Down” “Down, Red” “Down, Red, Set, Go” “Down, Red, Set, Go; Red, Set, Go” “Down, Red, Set, Go; Red, Set, Go, Red, Set, Go Timeout”

We want the snap count to be a “sing song”, rhythmic count. Shifting happens on down. Motion starts on Red.

Huddle
X RT

2
RG

3 C 1

4 LG

Y
LT

8 yards

• • • • •

The Center calls the huddle All eyes are on the Quarterback The Quarterback is the ONLY player to speak in the huddle The play will be called twice. After the first call, the Center, Tight End, and Split End break the huddle When the huddle breaks after the second call, everyone sprints into position in ready stance

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Formations
Right

Left

Strong Right

Strong Left

Tight Right

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Tight Left

Red

A

C

Blue
C A

Slot Right

Slot Left

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Motion & Shifting
Motion
X 1
“Charlie” “C”

Y
2 4

3

X 2
“A”

Y
“Abel”

1

4

3

We have two types of motion Extended (Charlie and Abel) and 3 Step (C and A). The letter of the motion indicates which back goes in motion: A or Abel (Halfback) and C or Charlie (Wingback) All motion is full speed. All motion starts on “Red” Motion Call C A Charlie Abel Rule Tells the WB to go in a 3 step short motion; QB snaps the ball when the WB is in the diveback position behind the Tackle Tells the HB to go in a 3 step short motion; QB snaps the ball when the HB is in the diveback position behind the Tackle Tells the WB to go in motion across the formation at full speed through a spot 1 yard behind QB. Tells the HB to go in motion across the formation at full speed through a spot 1 yard behind QB.

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Defensive Fronts vs. Base Wing T
It is important for us to recognize the defensive alignment to make sure we block the right assignments. The following shows our base Wing T alignment versus the common defenses our opponents are expected to play.

Versus 5-2 (Cover 2)
Alley Support #4 (D Gap)
#5

FS

#4 #1 #1 #0 #2 #3

C
Contain

SS(D Gap) T
C Gap

Alley Support
#5

#3

#2

B

E
C Gap

T
B Gap A Gap

B
B Gap

N
A Gap

E
D Gap

C

Contain

Versus 5-3 (Cover 1) FS
Alley Support (D Gap)

#5

C

E

#3

B

#4 #2

B

#1 #0 #2

B

#4 #3

#5

T
B Gap A Gap

N

T
B Gap

E
C Gap

C
Contain

C Gap

A Gap

D Gap

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Versus 4-4 (40 Gap, Cover 1) FS C
#5

Alley Support (D Gap) #4

B

#3

#2

B

#1 #1

B

#2 #3

Alley Support (D Gap)

E
C Gap

T
B Gap A Gap

T
A Gap B Gap

E
C Gap

B
D Gap

#4

C

#5

Contain

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Plays by Formation
Right
127 Bootleg 148 Toss Sweep 234 Belly Option 234 Keep Pass 431 Bootleg 144 Counter 234 Belly 244 Double Dive 446 Counter 121 Counter Trap 242 Sally 221 Counter 431 Trap 430 Wedge 125 Toss 125 Power 235 Down 225 Down Sweep 425 Cross Buck 425 Down 425 Trap 125 Keep Pass 127 Sweep 235 Down Option 235 Keep Pass 425 Keep Out 425 Keep Pass

L E

L T

L G

C

R G

R T

R E

Q B

W B

H B

F B

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Tight T
127 Bootleg 234 Belly Option 234 Belly Pass 234 Belly 244 Double Dive 125 Power 233 Belly 223 Double Dive 127 Sweep 125 Keep Pass 233 Belly Option 233 Belly Keep Pass

431 Bootleg

444 Counter

431 Trap 430 Wedge

425 Cross Buck

425 Keep Out 425 Keep Out Pass\

L E

L T

L G

C

R G

R T

R E

Q B

H B

F B

W B

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Slot Left

124 Counter

145 Power 233 Belly

145 Sweep 233 Belly Option 233 Keep Pass 445 Keep Out 445 Keep Pass

431 Bootleg

426 Counter

431 Trap

445 Cross Buck

L E

L T

L G

C

R G

R T

R E

W B

Q B

F B

H B

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Glossary
Base Block: Blocking progression unless otherwise called: Gap, On, Linebacker

Cross Block (XB): Outside man blocks down to stop penetration and inside man blocks out. Counter: Double Team: Down Block: Backs run opposite to the called play with the exception of the ball carrier, who runs to the point of attack. Block where one lineman executes a post block and an adjacent lineman executes a down (lead) block. Stepping with your inside foot and placing your head to the inside of the defender "on" the first man to your inside and no further. Do not chase a man who further inside than on that man. Read up to the next level. Block downfield at the closest point where you will intercept the defender’s (usually the safety’s) path to the ball/hole Step around tail of adjacent lineman and wall off linebacker. Zone between two offensive linemen. Block man in your inside seam. QB keeps the ball in direction of the offensive call and executes run or pass option. The down block in a double team, and includes a read up responsibility. An adjustment to option blocking where the halfback blocks the option man (3) and the end stalks the contain man (5).* Drive toward point of attack attempting to get head outside and hook defensive man. If man opens up, kick him out.* Block man aligned on the line of scrimmage and between the inside shoulder and outside shoulder QB executes of one two alternatives, keep or pitch.

Downfield Block: Fold (Gut) Block: Gap: Gap Block: Keep Pass: Lead Block: Load: Log block: On Block Option:

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Post:

The inside block of a double team where the blocker protects his inside seam after contact with the defensive man. The post block is an “on” block by the inside blocker. The post blocker maintains his "eyes inside" and is ready to use his inside flipper to pick up any run thru or delayed blitzers. It’s also very important to teach the post blocker to keep his hips tight with the pivot blockers hips. It’s his responsibility! Step laterally playside and block adjacent defender. Step to block down, if defensive man on adjacent man stunts away, block backer. Block used by backside offensive lineman on play action pass (also use on Sally play). Take slide step to inside (playside) gaining inside leverage on defender and force him upfield. Release off the line with speed to drive the defensive back off the line. As the DB relinquishes his cushion, come under control and maintain your position between him and the ball carrier. Under no circumstances should you permit the DB to support through you. Block by offside lineman on defensive lineman along the line of scrimmage at the point of attack (playside). Block defensive pursuit at a point immediately beyond line of scrimmage. Mainly used by pulling guards leading through the playside hole.

Reach Block: Read Up: Slide and Hinge:

Stalk:

Trap Block: Wall Off Block:

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Offensive Line Techniques and Blocking Rules
Alignment
All linemen will assume a two-point stance when reaching the line of scrimmage. The Center should be ready to snap the ball. We want our linemen off the ball as far as legally possible. Both guards should align their feet in a position where the tops of their Helmets will intersect the belt of the center when they are in a three point stance. The Tackles and ends will align their down hands even with the guard’s down hand rather than aligning their feet. This will create a straight offensive line that is off the ball as far as legally possible.

Base Blocking Rule Progression
• All blocking will be “Base” unless otherwise called in the huddle with one of the following Tags:      • Belly Power Sweep/Toss Trap Down

Base blocking rule progression: “Gap, On, Linebacker” 1. Gap – block defender in your inside gap 2. On (or Base) – block defender head up. A defender who lines up from your inside shoulder to your outside shoulder is considered head up or “On”. 3. Linebacker – block first linebacker your side  Remember: “G.O.L”

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Blocking Schemes
Lineman need to listen for the following word cues (or tags) in the play call which may change their base blocking rule:
Base Cent er PSG Man on, Man Away Gap, On, LB Trap Post nose or cover BSG Gap, Lead, LB Power Man on, Man Away Gap, On, LB Toss Man on, Man Away Gap, On, LB Belly XB (SE) Man on, Man Away Gap, Pull and kick out first man past tackle Gap, Down, On Downfield @ the hole Gap, On, LB Down Man on, Man Away Pull and kick out End Gap, Down, LB Gap, down, LB Gap, On, LB Sweep Man on, Man Away Gap, On, LB

PST PSE (TE) BSG

Gap, On, LB Gap, On, LB Gap, On, LB

1st LB playside On, LB

Gap, On (Post), LB Gap, Lead, LB Pull, lead thru hole and wall off Reach Downfield @ the hole

BST BSE (SE)

Reach Downfield @ the hole

Pull and trap first lineman in or past the hole Reach Downfield @ the hole

Gap, On, LB Gap, On (Post), Down (Lead) Pull, lead thru hole and wall off Reach Downfield @ the hole

Gap, On, LB Gap, On, LB Pull, lead thru hole and wall off Reach Downfield @ the hole

Reach Nearest 2nd level defender to the inside

Reach Downfield @ the hole

Drive Block Progression
This block is used to block a down defender lined up “On” an offensive lineman. “On” is defined as a defender "on" the line of scrimmage (LOS) and aligned in such a way that his helmet is between the shoulder pads of the offensive lineman. A simple method to teach this is to have the linemen extend their arms straight out from their shoulders toward the other end zone, anyone between their hands is "On". 1) On “Down”, the offensive line snaps down into a three point stance: a) Feet (toes) even with each other, do not stagger or use a heel to toe alignment b) Head is up, back is flat, and eyes are focused on the chin of the defensive lineman 2) At the snap of the ball, the blocker takes a short 6” step (the “Drive” step) with the playside foot a) The first step is playside Page 19 of 90

b) He is NOT to have made contact with the defender at this point! Contact comes on the second step. c) This sets the blocker up for the power that's now about to come out of it when he drives out using that foot. d) Chest should still be over knees 3) The blocker explodes off of the drive step to make his second step (the “Engagement” step). a) The defender is engaged as the second foot comes down b) The lead foot should be almost directly below his head. This should result in a 90 degree bend in the knee of the back foot at this point. The front foot should also have a 90 degree bend at the knee. 4) On the second step the elbows are bent at a 90 degree angle (for maximum arm push) and with the thumbs of the hands pointed up. The offensive lineman fires out head up, knees bent, numbers over knees, eyes above foot of second step, and back flat. Hands are in “pistols” (semi-closed fists with thumbs up, index fingers pointed forward) and the elbows are cocked, locked, and ready to strike. a) The hands punch to fit, squeeze, and lift up. The helmet follows, nose to the armpit, simply to keep the blocker low. i) Aiming point for the hands should be at the outside edge of the outside jersey number. Pointed index finger goes to armpit. ii) Punch with both hands to stop his momentum and find the outside edge of his front shoulder pads of the chest. This should be near the armpits. iii) Squeeze the hands towards one another and lift up high on his gear. The knuckles of the hands will be under the gear and the thumbs over the top. The helmet follows the playside hand. The level of the eyes should be even with the hands when they make contact, with head to the playside of defender, nose to armpit. Any helmet contact against the defender is incidental. The helmet is not part of the blow. b) Do not extend your arms after the blow - you have no leverage that way. Extend the arms only if you feel him getting away. Until then, roll the hips under the body and drive while lifting up on the opponent’s gear. c) Keep the elbows in and drive with your feet. Get your body and shoulder pads into the man and do not allow him to separate. Work the hips to the playside (between the defender and the hole) d) Drive until the whistle or until your man is on the ground underneath you.

Down Block Progression
This block is used to block the first man to your inside and no further that is lined up on the line of scrimmage. We do not want to block down on more than one position to the inside. 1) The 6” drive step is to the inside at 45° towards the defender on the man next to you 2) If the defender is attacking up field the head goes in front of the defender and the far side shoulder locks into the defender below his shoulder. This forms a L that locks the Page 20 of 90

3)

4)

5)

6)

defender in as he is driven into the track and away from the play and the LOS. We start teaching this by saying anyone on the LOS will be head in front. Coming towards the LOS equals attacking. The key is blocking surface and we want to maximize the area provided to us by the angle block. We want our blocker’s shoulder, head, and hands on the defender and driving him down the track. Never lean into a defender; keep your center of gravity low and stay under the defender as you drive him upward. Drive your hips into him so that your body stays under his. Feet constantly moving towards the defender. The linemen cock their arms at the hips with bent elbows and palms up. As they begin to make contact with their shoulder and head they strike into the ribcage and chest (far side hand and near side hand respectively) with the palms and drives upward and forward maintaining contact and force throughout the block. You don’t recock and strike again instead you keep driving into the defender with the palms as you lock into the defender with the head and shoulder. The reason for this is two fold; one you want to get the defender on his toes and moving down the track and secondly you want to have a large blocking surface (palm of hands, head, and shoulder) that controls the defenders movements as he tries to break away. Never ever let your hands, shoulders, or head disengage the defender. Always work to maintain your initial placement as you drive upward into the defender and drive him down the track. If the down block is a lead block on a double team, the blocker must put his head on the defender’s back and the near shoulder locks in below the defender’s shoulder. The lead blocker drives the defender hard to the inside as the post man gains momentum and swings his hips into the down blocker, the two of them open a hole vertically and horizontally while gobbling up all linebackers and safeties in their path. If a defender slants away, do not chase, stay on your track to the next level (i.e., read up).

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Power Series (100)
Overview
Formations • Right/Left • Tight Right/Left • Red/Blue • Right/Left Over • Strong Right/Left • Doubles Tight • Nasty Right/Left Base Plays • Toss (TE/WB) • Toss (SE) • HB Counter (TE/WB) • WB Counter (SE) • FB Wedge • HB Power • HB Sweep • HB Pass • Keep Pass (TE/WB) Tags • Toss • Trap (Counter) • Wedge

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Base Backfield Action Right TE/WB SE

Left
QB - Reverse pivot, make short pitch, read block of FB, lead HB through hole and block #1 outside defender WB - Influence defensive end and block 2nd outside defender HB - Arc step, follow lead blocks of QB/FB FB - Head for tail of TE, kick out or log the defensive end

QB - Reverse pivot, make short pitch, lead on cornerback (#1 outside defender) WB - 3 step motion, take pitch and follow lead QB block HB - Step at 45°, block outside number of defensive end FB - Open step play side, head for outside foot of Tackle and seal to the inside

Base Blocking Rules
Tight End Toss Gap, on, down (TE/WB), block post (SE) Step play side, block man on man away Gap, on, linebacker Wedge Step inside, drive inside shoulder into T’s ribs, and drive up field Drive man on, assist with 1st man play side. Step inside, drive inside shoulder into G’s ribs, and drive up field Drive man on assist with 1st man play side Step inside, drive inside shoulder into C’s ribs, and drive up field Step inside, drive inside shoulder into G’s ribs, and drive up field Trap - SE Block post Trap – TE/WB Gap-linebacker Sweep Gap, On, LB Power Gap, Down (Lead), LB

Center

Play side Tackle

Step play side, Man on, man away, cover pulling guard Gap, down, Linebacker

Step play side, Man on, man away, cover pulling guard First linebacker play side (TE/WB) Gap, down, linebacker Pull and block first man in or past hole Reach

Step play side, Man on, man away Gap, On, LB

Step play side, Man on, man away Gap, On (Post), LB

Play side Guard Backside Guard

Gap, on, linebacker Pull, lead through hole, and wall off Reach

First linebacker play side Pull and block first man in or past hole Reach

Gap, On, LB Pull, lead through hole, and wall off Reach

Gap, On, LB Pull, lead through hole, and wall off Reach

Backside Tackle

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Split End

Toss Release inside and block nearest second level defender to the inside (SE). Block downfield at hole on toss to TE/WB side.

Wedge Block middle of field (Safety)

Trap - SE Release inside and block nearest second level defender to the inside (SE).

Trap – TE/WB Block downfield at hole

Sweep Block downfield at hole

Power Block downfield at hole

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Right 125 Toss (Left 126 Toss)
Versus 5-2

FS B E T N B T

SS C E

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Pull, lead through hole, block linebacker to safety and seal to the inside Reach

Gap, on , linebacker “Off” - Gap, down, linebacker. “On” – Gap, on, linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot, make short pitch to Halfback, pull, and lead Halfback. Read block of Fullback. If the fullback kicks the End out, lead through the hole. If the Fullback hooks/logs the End, lead outside. Block first defender outside WB block Head for tail of TE, kick out or log the defensive end If End is…. Boxing outside in Outside shoulder or wider of TE (8 or 9 tech) Head up or inside TE (6 or tighter tech) Scrapping down the LOS Crashing FB Block Kick-out Kick out Log Log Log

HB WB Notes

Ball carrier. Open step , crossover, gain depth (no deeper than one yard behind FB near hip). Stay square to the line of scrimmage, take toss and follow block of the QB. Allow the pulling lineman to cross face before hitting the hole “Off” - Influence man on or inside TE, block nearest second level defender inside corner “On” – Block down and double team man on TE

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Versus 4-4

FS C B E T B T B E B C

Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E C

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Right C 148 Toss Sweep (Left C 147 Toss Sweep)
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Pull, lead through hole, block linebacker to safety and seal to the inside Reach

Gap, on, linebacker Block post Block nearest deepest defender to the inside Reverse pivot, make short pitch to Wingback, pull, and lead Wingback. Block first defender outside (usually the Cornerback). Attack inside number. Open step to play side, drive off first step for outside foot of play side Tackle, block first man past the Halfback block. Seal to the inside. Log (hook) the defensive end. Block Ends outside number and hook him inside Short motion, take toss and follow the lead block of the QB

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Versus 5-2

FS C E T B N B

SS T E C

Versus 4-4

FS C B E T B T B E B C

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Right 144 Counter Trap (Left 145 Counter Trap)
Versus 5-3

FS B E T B N T B E

C

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Man on man away Nearest linebacker Pull and kick out End Gap, down, linebacker Reach Pull, lead through hole and block Corner Block nearest deepest defender to the inside Reverse pivot, fake toss, make outside exchange with Wingback, continue Toss path Head for tail of TE Open step, crossover, and run Toss path. Make a good fake and run to the sideline – make them think you have the ball. Delay, take outside hand off, follow block of pulling lineman Trap the first man in or past the hole called. The key to the success of this play is the fake given by the quarterback and Halfback. The pulling guard makes the key block. He must determine whether or not to kick out, hook block, or just leave the defensive end alone if he has run himself out of the play. The tight end is the lead blocker; he simply gets behind the guard and reads his block.

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Versus 5-2

FS C B E T N B T

SS E C

Versus 4-4

S C B E T T B E

B

B

C

Other formations Red C 144 Counter, Double Wing C 144 Counter, Tight Right 144 Counter Companion Plays

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Right C 121 Counter Trap (Left C 122 Counter Trap)
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes Man on man away. Double team noseman if defense is in an odd front. Gap on down

Backside
Pull and kick out play side first down lineman in or past the hole (Tackle) Reach backside

First linebacker play side (nearest linebacker) Gap - linebacker Block middle of field (Safety) Reverse pivot, fake toss, make inside exchange with Halfback, continue Toss path Drive for outside foot of backside Tackle and block last man on line of scrimmage Take misdirection step backside. Take inside hand-off and follow block of pulling guard Short motion, fake toss and follow the toss path. Make then think you have the ball

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Versus 5-2

FS C E T B N B T E

SS C

Versus 4-4

FS C B E T B T B E B C

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Right 125 Power (Left 126 Power)
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Man on, man away Gap, On, Linebacker Pull, lead through hole, wall off inside Gap, On (Post), Linebacker Reach backside Lead, Linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse out at 6 o’clock, make exchange with Halfback, and run keep out path Head for tail of TE, kick out first man on or outside TE Ball carrier. Open step, crossover, and on third step drive towards C Gap. Follow block of the QB. Influence man on or inside TE, wall off inside We can run 125 Keep Out which is blocked the same except we will log the defensive end and pull the PSG around to the Corner

Other formations

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Versus 5-2

FS B E T N B T E

SS C

C

Versus 4-4

S C B E T B T B E B C

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Right 127 Sweep (Left 128 Sweep)
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Man on, man away Gap, On, Linebacker Pull, lead through hole, wall off inside Gap, On, Linebacker Reach Gap, On, Linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse out at 6 o’clock, make exchange with Halfback, an run bootleg path opposite Head for tail of TE, kick out D Gap defender (first man outside WB Block) Ball carrier. Open step, crossover, and on third step drive towards D Gap. Follow block of the FB. Block down on first man inside. Inside step, read defender, get head across, and hook defender inside We can run 127/128 Bootleg which is blocked the same except that the QB keeps the ball and the SE stalks the Corner

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Versus 5-2

FS B E T N B T E

SS C

C

Versus 4-4

S C B E T B T B E B C

Other formations

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Right 127 Halfback Pass
3 1

8

C

FS E

SS E
3

B T N

B T

C
2

Run or Pass Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes Gap-area left Gap-area-on

Backside

Gap-area-on, if uncovered and linebacker does not blitz, peel back and block backside End Gap-area-on Gap-area-on, if uncovered and linebacker does not blitz, peel back and block backside End Release inside, fake down block and run a 10 yard corner route Release inside, run Middle/Post route Reverse out at 6 o’clock, make exchange with Halfback, an run bootleg path opposite Run directly at man outside WB, fake block and run into flat no deeper than 5 yards Open step, crossover, and make exchange with QB. Flatten out behind Tackle; read high to low; run if defenders drop off Block first man outside TE.

Other formations

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Right 125 Keep Pass (Left 126 Keep Pass)
Versus 5-2 Cover 2 3 2

FS C E B T N B T

8

SS E
3

C

1

Run or Pass

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes Gap-area left Gap-area-on, if uncovered and nobody shows, block backside End.

Backside

Hinge – cup backside, if uncovered and linebacker does not blitz, peel back and block backside End Gap-area-on Hinge – cup backside, if uncovered and linebacker does not blitz, peel back and block backside End Release inside, fake down block and run a 10 yard corner route Release inside, run Middle/Post route Reverse pivot, fake toss to HB, and roll to 8 hole; turn on speed no deeper than 5 ½ yards; read CB low to high throwing to the route not covered; if the CB hesitates or stands, still set up and throw the corner route; any pressure throw the flat route; run if it is open Run directly at man outside WB, fake block and run into flat no deeper than 5 yards Fake Toss; flatten out behind Tackle and block first man outside WB block Block first man outside TE.

Other formations Companion Plays Right 125 Toss

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Belly Series (200)
Overview
Formations • Right/Left • Tight Right/Left • Red/Blue • Slot Right/Left • Red Loose / Blue Loose Base Plays • Belly • Down • Belly Option • Down Option • Double Dive • Sally • Keep Pass Tags • Cross Block • Sally • Down

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Base Backfield Action Right TE/WB SE

Left
QB - Reverse pivot flat and fast, mesh with fullback, give short ride to fullback, get up field sharply WB - Influence defensive end and attack nearest inside 2nd Level defender HB - One step motiom, run path through fullback alignment, gain depth and run option path to sideline – maintain pitch relationship with QB (3-4 yards outside QB and 1-2 yards behind) FB - Outside step and drive towards inside foot of TE, mesh with QB,

QB - Reverse out at 45° past the midline, short ride to fullback, and carry out option. Keep elbows tight and seat ball. Hands must be quick on mesh with FB. WB - Short motion on second sound, run through fullback spot, and carry out option HB - 45 degree first step, read tackle block, block first linebacker play side FB - Side step to play side, drive off first step for inside foot of play side Tackle

Base Blocking Rules
Belly XB (SE) Tight End Play side Tackle Play side Guard Center Backside Guard Backside Tackle Split End Release inside to middle of field for FS Gap, Down, On, Gap, pull – block out first man past tackle Step play side, block man on man away Gap, on, linebacker Reach Release inside and block nearest second level defender to the inside (SE). Down (TE/WB) Gap, down, backer Gap, down, backer Pull and kick out end Step play side, block man on man away Gap, on, linebacker Reach Release inside to middle of field for FS Sally (TE) Step and cup – block on, outside, linebacker Step and cup – block on, outside, linebacker Step and cup – block on, outside, linebacker Step play side, block man on man away Pull and block through hole Reach Release inside to middle of field for FS Belly Option (SE) Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, linebacker Step play side, block man on man away Gap, on, linebacker Reach Stalk corner Down Option (TE) Gap, Linebacker Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, linebacker Step play side, block man on man away Gap, on, linebacker Reach Release inside to middle of field for FS

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Right C 234 Belly Cross Block (Left C 233 Belly Cross Block)
Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Step play side, block man on man away Gap – pull and kick out Gap, down, on

Backside
Base blocking - gap, head-up, linebacker your side Base blocking - gap, head-up, linebacker your side

FB HB WB Notes

Release inside to middle of field for FS Release inside flat and block alley defender (D Gap) Reverse out at 45° past the midline. Keep elbows tight and seat ball. Hands must be quick on the mesh with FB. Make exchange (mesh) with fullback on second step, step through on third step and attack flank on the option fake. Do not look back at the FB and carry out fake 10 yards down field. Carrier, side step to play side, drive off first step for inside foot of play side Tackle, blast through hole, look to outside 45 degree first step, read tackle block, block first linebacker play side Short motion on second sound, run through fullback spot, and carry out option The play can be called Belly without the cross block tag. On the Belly call, all assignments are the same except for the play side Guard (Gap-On-Down) and Tackle (On-OutsideBacker).

Other formations Slot Right C 234 Belly (Slot Left C 233 Belly)

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Versus 52

FS SS C B E T N B T E C

Versus 44

S C B E T B T B E

B

C

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Right C 234 Belly

FS C E B T B N B T E C

FS C E T B N B T E

S C

S C B E T B T B E

B

C

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Right C 244 Double Dive (Left C 243 Double Dive)
53 Defense

FS C B E T B N B T E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Step play side, block man on man away Gap – pull and kick out end Base blocking - gap, on, linebacker Gap, down, on Reach Release inside to middle of field for FS Release inside flat and nearest second level defender to your inside Reverse out at 45° past midline, make exchange with WB, and carry out option path Side step to play side, drive off first step for inside foot of play side Tackle, blast through hole, block 2nd linebacker play side or first wrong color jersey 45 degree first step, drive for tail of Tackle, block first linebacker play side Short motion on second sound, run through fullback spot, turn up at the B gap, receive, make exchange with QB, and explode through the hole. Same action as Belly and Belly Cross Block except we are giving it to the WB who is in short motion. It is equivalent to the Power I formation isolation play.

Other Formations Slot Right C 234 Double Dive (Left C 233 Double Dive)

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Versus 52

FS SS C B E T N B T E C

Versus 44

S C B E T B T B E

B

C

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Right 235 Down (Left 236 Down)
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Step play side – man on man away (cover play side guard) Pull and kick out end Gap. On, Linebacker Gap-down-linebacker Reach backside Gap-down-linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot flat and fast, mesh with fullback, give short ride to fullback and make exchange, get up field sharply and run option path Outside step and drive towards outside hip of tackle, mesh with QB and take exchange; read block of Guard, run north and south Open step motion play side, run path through fullback alignment then –gain depth and run option path to sideline – maintain pitch relationship with QB (3-4 yards outside QB and 1-2 yards behind) Influence defensive end and attack nearest inside 2nd Level defender

Other formations Red A 235 Down

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Versus 5-2 C

FS B E T N B T E SS C

Versus 4-4 C B E T

FS

B T

B E

B

C

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Right 227 Belly Sweep
Versus 5-3

FS C B E T B N T B E

C

Play Side
C G

Backside

T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Step play side – man on man away (cover play side guard) Pull and kick out first man past WB block. Gap. On, Linebacker Pull with depth, one yard deeper than your alignment, come off of tail of WB and block out first man that shows Gap-on-linebacker Reach backside, block downfield Gap-on-linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot 45°past midline, make proximity fake with fullback. Push ball back to HB on second step and run keep out path. Sell fake for 10 yards downfield Run quick belly path towards inside hip of tackle, proximity fake with QB and cut back towards Center, filling for pulling playside guard Open step, crossover, run path through fullback alignment. Focus eyes on WB block. Cut off of WB block Gap, Down, Backer

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Right C 234 Option (Left C 233 Option)
Versus 53

FS C
#5 #4 #3 #1 #4

B E
#2

B T
#0

B N
#2

#5

T

#3

E

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Base block – gap, head up, linebacker Base block – gap, on, linebacker Base block – gap, on, linebacker Base block – gap, on, linebacker Base block – gap, on, linebacker Base block – gap, on, linebacker Stalk Corner (#5) Reverse pivot, ride fullback sharply, execute option – pitch if the End (#3) closes down, turn up if the End (#3) widens Lead step bend path for outside foot of play side Guard, make good fake, turn up and block pursuit 45 degree first step, take arc path to block alley support #4 defender (S) Early motion, pitch option – maintain pitch relationship with QB -4.5 to 5.5 yards off outside hip of QB at 45 degree angle Technique of read: • eyes on EMLOS immediately; ID the pitch key • ball at sternum level • attack inside hip of pitch key • don’t get too close to EMLOS • once you decide to pitch, look pitch in to the pitch back Pitch: • “Thumbs down” pitch; • Pop elbow to locked out position; • Short jab step in direction of pitch; • Look ball in to pitch back; • Tuck off-side shoulder as pitch is made to take any contact by DE Tags: • Option: Pitch off of #3, Stalk #4 and #5 • Load: Load #3, pitch of off #4, and stalk #5

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Other formations Red C 234 Option, Slot Right C 234 Option, Red Loose C 234 Option

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Versus 52
#4 #5

FS
#1

C
#3

B
#0

#1

B
#2

SS T E
#3

#4

#5

E

#2

T

N

C

Versus 44
#5

FS
#4 B #3 #1 #2

C

B E
#2

B
#1

#4 #3

B

#5

T

T

E

C

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Right C 234 Load Option

FS C E B T B N B T E C

C

FS B E T N B T E

SS C

S C B E T B T B E

B

C

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Red Loose A 233 Option

FS C B E T B N B C

T

E

C

FS B E T N B T E SS C

S C B E T B T B E

B

C

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Right 235 Option (Left 236 Option)
Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T
#4

B #3 E

#5

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Base block Nose Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; cut Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; cut off backside linebacker off backside linebacker Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; cut double team tackle off backside Tackle Release outside and block D gap defender (#4, alley support) Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot, mesh with fullback, give short ride to fullback, get up field and execute option. Attack last man on line of scrimmage, read end, pitch to HB or duck inside and work back to sideline Outside step and drive towards outside hip of tackle, mesh with QB, block LB to SS Leave in one step motion, run path through fullback alignment then gain depth and run option path, work to keep proper pitch relationship to QB (3-4 yards outside QB and 1-2 yards behind) Release outside, and stalk cornerback (#5) Pitch: We want the QB to "squat," i.e., slow down and sit down, look at the HB, pitch him the ball Pitch off of #3, Stalk #4 and #5

Other formations

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Versus 52

C

FS B E T N B T

SS C E

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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Right 235 Keeper Pass
Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T B E

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Base block – gap, head up, linebacker Base block – gap, head up, linebacker, Step and cup double nose Base block – gap, head up, linebacker Step and cup Release inside, run 10 yard corner route Release to middle of field to hold FS Reverse out, mesh with fullback and fake down; roll play side gaining depth and width outside End. Read low to high : (1) WB flat , (2) TE corner out, (3) keep and run Outside step and drive towards outside hip of tackle, make good fake, turn up and load block End Open step play side, run path through fullback alignment, turn up and lead QB outside Release immediately to flat – look quickly

Other formations Red/Blue Loose

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Cross Buck Series (400)
Overview
Formations • • Right/Left Tight T

Base Plays • • • • • • • Fullback Trap/On Cross Buck QB Keep Counter/Reverse Cross Buck Pass Bootleg Bootleg Pass

Tags • • Trap Down

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Base Backfield Action Right TE/WB SE

Left

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Tight Right 430 Wedge (Tight Left C 430 Wedge)
Versus 5-3

FS C E

C B E T B N T B

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Drive man on, assist with 1st man play side. If there is no man over the center he aims for the end zone. Fires out and then takes a half step and lets the rest of the line form and drive him up the field. (we don’t shift our wedge from odd to even fronts – Center/PSG). Drive man on assist with 1st man play side Step inside, drive inside shoulder into C’s ribs, and drive up field Step inside, drive inside shoulder into G’s Step inside, drive inside shoulder into G’s ribs, and drive up field ribs, and drive up field Step inside, drive inside shoulder into T’s ribs, and drive up field Step inside, drive inside shoulder into T’s ribs, and drive up field. Block middle of field (Safety) if lined up as SE Reverse pivot on playside foot clearing the midline; make one hand exchange with fullback, step deep for fake to HB; slight ride with HB and pull hands back together on hip, and run bootleg path. Align heels at 3 ½ yards. Hit quickly with no delay. Be prepared to dive over pile if things get stacked up. Push the Wedge. Take many short choppy steps with knees high. Keep your eyes open and look for daylight. Open step, cross-over through FB feet, and create pocket. Run over the hands of the QB. Run outside the WB block and attack the corner. Sell fake 10 yards down field Block down inside. Get in the wedge The Wedge Fit is very important to the success of the wedge as well. It allows the unit of blockers to move as one and allow no penetration. The fit is achieved by having the exterior lineman (those outside of the center or pivot man) slide inside (not forward) and fit their inside shoulder into the inside man’s ribcage as they get their inside arm up and their hand pressing on the lower back. This locks the players in as they work up field they must work to get their outside hand onto the inside blocker’s shoulder pad (on the near back). Wedge Bootleg – if we call Wedge Bootleg, everybody blocks the same, except the QB will keep the ball. The SE will stalk block the Corner

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Right 430 Wedge Bootleg (versus 5-2 Cover 2)

C E

FS B T N B T SS E C

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Right C 431 Trap (Left C 432 Trap)
Versus 52

C

FS E T

SS B N B T E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Post nose, cover pulling guard Gap, double nose, linebacker

Backside
Pull inside out. Trap first man in or past the hole. Keep head to the inside Gap, backer, on

First Linebacker on play side of center Gap, nearest linebacker Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot on playside foot, second step should clear the midline; make one hand exchange with fullback, step deep for fake to HB; slight ride with HB and pull hands back together on hip, and run bootleg path. Point of aim is backside leg of center. Step with backside foot, crossover with play side foot, and drive backside leg of center. If there is a nose man stay close to the double team then break off of block of tackle. Run north and south. Open step, cross-over through FB feet, and create pocket. Run over the hands of the QB. Run outside the WB block and attack the corner. Sell fake 10 yards down field Short 3 step motion to dive back position. At the snap, step towards tail of TE, follow banana route to defensive end. Attack inside number, keep head to the inside, and keep DE where he is at or drive towards sideline. Do not allow DE to cross your face.

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Notes

HB and QB must make good fake to setup off tackle and bootleg Blocking Adjustments 1) Right /Left 430 Base a) G/T/TE – Gap, On, Linebacker (base blocking) b) C – Block nose man any way you can. Block backside LB on 40 front c) FB – Cut off centers block, run towards his hat

2) Right C 432 Ice (Left C 431 Ice) a) Backside G/T – Gap, On, Linebacker (base blocking) b) Playside Guard – Gap, on, down c) Playside T/TE – Gap, On, Linebacker d) WB – Block 1st linebacker playside
3) Tight Right 430 Wedge a) Wedge blocking TE to TE

Other formations Right/Left, Tight T

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Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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Right 430 Base

FS C E B T B N T B E C

FS C B E T N B T E SS C

S C B E T B T B E B

C

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Right C 431 ICE

FS C E B T B N T B E C

FS C B E T N B T E SS C

S C B E T B T B E B

C

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Right C 425 (Left C 426)
Versus 52

FS C E T B N B T E

SS C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Pull, lead through hole, and block first wrong color jersey Reach and cut off backside tackle

FB HB WB

Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, down, read up (linebacker inside) Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse pivot on play side foot and follow midline. Push ball back to Halfback on second step. After hip to hip mesh with HB step at 45°, put hands on front of hip and fake Keep Out play side. Run outside the widest defender and sell fake for 10 yards down field. Never look back at off tackle hole. Open with backside foot, crossover with play side foot, and drive for backside foot of Center. Make proximity fake with QB; fill for backside pulling guard, and block backside linebacker or pursuit. Open step, cross-over through FB feet, and pocket. Focus eyes on WB’s block. On third step drive towards tail of TE and cut inside block of the WB. Short 3 step motion to dive back position. At the snap, step towards tail of TE, follow banana route to defensive end. Attack inside number, keep head to the inside, and keep DE where he is at or drive towards sideline. Do not allow DE to cross your face.

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Notes

Offside Guard: 1. Pull flat on line of scrimmage looking for any penetration. If there is penetration, chop it down immediately. 2. No penetration, look at tackle area for defensive tackle who may be free on TE gap, down, backer rule. 3. No one there, turn up first opening to wall off pursuit. Center 1. Protect play side gap by reaching. 2. Work through nose man’s playside leg to the backside linebacker , do not go too flat 3. Be aware of any inside move by a man on the guard or an inside stunt by a linebacker. 4. If no one threatens the playside gap, drop offside foot to block any pursuit from the backside. Playside Guard 1. If there is a 53 over shift (nose man in playside gap), read down to the middle linebacker Blocking Adjustments

1. Right 427 Switch (TE and WB switch assignments versus 53 or 40 front)
1. 2. TE – kick out defensive end WB – Block first man on or inside TE

2. Right 427 Trap
1.

2.
3. 3.

TE – Gap, down, linebacker WB – 1st playside linebacker Backside Guard – pull playside down line of scrimmage. Trap first man past TE’s down block

Right 427 Down 1. Playside Guard – pull and kick out End 2. Playside Tackle – Gap, down, backer 3. TE – Gap, down, backer 4. WB – Nearest linebacker

Other Formations Full House Right/Left, Tight T

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Versus 53

C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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Right C 425 Keep Out (Left C 426 Keep Out)
Versus 52

FS C E T B N B T E

SS C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Pull, bubble on 3rd step swing around WBs block and first man outside the WBs block. Reach and cut off backside tackle

Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, down, read up (linebacker inside) Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Pivot on playside foot and follow the mid-line. Put the ball in the HB pocket on 2nd step and ride him into the line. Make a great ride with HB! Pull the ball and put it on hip. Follow the pulling guard and read his block. Keep the ball on hip as long as possible.

FB HB WB Notes

Open with backside foot, crossover with play side foot, and drive for backside foot of Center. Make proximity fake with QB; fill for backside pulling guard, and block backside linebacker or pursuit. Run your off-tackle path slower and tighter than normal. Sell fake for 20 yards. Short 3 step motion to dive back position. Block the d-end as on 436-427. On the last step before contact get your head on his outside # and hook him in. Get between him and QB.

Other Formations Full House Right 427, Tight T 427

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Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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Right C 431 Bootleg (Left C 431 Bootleg)
Versus 52

C

FS E T

SS B N B T E C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Post nose, cover pulling guard Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Lead step, pull normal and on your second step bubble. Hook the DE with an aggressive block. Gap, backer, on

FB HB WB Notes

Gap, on, linebacker Run post route Release inside, run post corner route. Make sight adjustment to an out route if Corner plays deep Reverse pivot on backside foot, second step should clear the midline; step deep for fake to HB; touch the faking back’s jersey with the ball, follow him with your eyes, and run bootleg path. Give the guard time to set up his block. Boot backside and threaten the edge. Read high to low. Run if it is open. Step towards the playside B-gap and go between the playside guard and tackle. Run a waggle pattern (flat pattern no deeper than 5-7 yards)playside. We want you to beat the defense to the outside and get open Open step, cross-over through FB feet, and create pocket. Run over the hands of the QB. Block backside pursuit. Watch for blitzing linebacker. Short 3 step motion to dive back position. At the snap, step towards tail of TE and block backside end. Do not allow DE to cross your face. Offensive line must stay on line of scrimmage since there is a run/pass option

Other formations Right/Left, Tight T

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Versus 53

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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Right C 425 Keep Pass (Left C 426 Keep Pass)
Versus 52

FS C E T B N B T E

SS C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside

Step inside protecting gap, hinge and block area. If uncovered and LB drops in coverage, peel backside for DE. Gap, on, linebacker Step inside protecting gap, hinge and block area. If uncovered and LB drops in coverage, peel backside for DE. Block the 1st man inside d-end for 3 steps. You must sell the run. Then pivot 360’ and run bounce route (5 yards into the flat) Release inside flat and run middle route – hold safety in middle of field Pivot on playside foot and follow the mid-line. Put the ball in the HB pocket on 2nd step and ride him into the line. Make a great ride with HB! Pull the ball and put it on hip. Open with backside foot, crossover with play side foot, and drive for backside foot of Center. Make proximity fake with QB; fill for backside pulling guard, and block backside linebacker or pursuit. Run your off-tackle path slower and tighter than normal. Hook the DE inside (load block). Short 3 step motion to dive back position. Run an 8 yard flag route. Get open deep outside. Fork route off vs. Deep 1/3 defender. Read CB low to high throwing to the route not covered; if the CB hesitates or stands, still set up and throw the corner route; any pressure throw the flat route; run if it is open Adjustments: • Switch Pass – TE and WB switch routes • Run out of double tight, pull backside G to escort QB on the corner

Notes

Other Formations

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Versus 53 (Switch Pass)

FS C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44 (Tight Right 425 Keep Pass)

FS C B E T B T B E B C

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3 Step Passing (99)
Blue 99 Slant

3

S S C E T B N B T
“Fan” Call

F S

1 C

E

2

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Block play side A Gap Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Run flat combination route Run 5 yard slant route 3 step drop (5 yards) and release ball quickly Block to TE side – look for blitzing linebackers Run slant combination route – release to flats look immediately Run flat combination route on backside – release to flats look immediately QB Foot work: a) the first step is a reach step: it is a powerful, quick deep step with the right foot; open the foot to face 6 o’clock. b) the second step is a cross-over step: it is a gather step where the foot crosses over the reach step (about 1 ½ feet beyond) and is parallel to the LOS. c) the third step is the plant step: it is small reach step and is also parallel to the LOS. As the plant step takes place, the front shoulder should dip down slightly to help maintain a balance. d) at this point the QB should be in a balanced, alert “set” position.

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Blue 99 Hitch

3

SS C E T B N B T E

FS 2

1

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Block play side A Gap Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Run flat combination route Run 6 yard hitch route – get hands up quickly 3 step drop (5 yards) and release ball quickly (to the numbers) Block to TE side – look for blitzing linebackers Run hitch combination route – release up-field on a jet route Run flat combination route on backside – release to flats look immediately

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Blue 99 Jet 1

3

S S C E T B N B

F S

C

2 T E

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Block play side A Gap Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut Base block – gap, head-up, linebacker. Cut defenders to get their hands down defenders to get their hands down Run flat combination route Run jet route – release through outside shoulder of corner 3 step drop (5 yards), pump shoulder, and release ball upfield (inside shoulder) Block to TE side – look for blitzing linebackers Run jet combination route – release to flats look immediately Run flat combination route on backside – release to flats look immediately

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NOT USED Fly Sweep Series (300)
Blue Laser 328 Fly Sweep SS C E T B N B T E FS C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Wall off nose. Pull block out first man outside WB block Pull and wall off inside Block play side linebacker Block downfield looking for FS Hook End Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Send HB in motion by lifting heel; snap the ball when motion man gets to inside leg of Tackle; reverse out at 6 o’clock (butt ends up in play side A gap); give sweep to HB using right hand; fake exchange with fullback and pull hands back together then run bootleg path. Let HB (sweeper) clear then drive for inside hip of play side Guard; carry out dive fake and block linebacker. Make good dive fake! Sweeper; go in Laser motion full speed on QB’s command; motion through 1 yd spot behind QB; make exchange with QB; side step for depth, after receiving the handoff hide ball on hip until you turn up field; follow blockers and out run defenders to the sideline Block D Gap alley support defender (first man outside End) Do not block defensive lineman head up or inside Tackles

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Blue Laser 332 Trap

SS C E T B N B T E

FS

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB

Backside

FB HB WB Notes

Trap block – backside side A Gap, head up, linebacker. Double nose with play side guard. Must get movement. Trap block – play side A Gap, head up, Pull inside out up field. Trap first man past linebacker. Get head across and stop the play side A Gap penetration. Must get movement. Trap block - First Linebacker on play side Tap block - Gap, linebacker, head up of center Release inside to middle of field for SS Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Send HB in motion by lifting heel; snap the ball when motion man gets to inside leg of Tackle; pivot on play side foot (butt ends up in play side A gap); slight ride with right hand with HB faking sweep; make exchange with fullback and pull hands back together then run bootleg path. Let HB (sweeper) clear then drive for inside hip of play side Guard. Read block of T on linebacker and be ready to make cut to outside Sweeper; go in Laser motion full speed on QB’s command; motion through 1 yd spot behind QB; fake exchange with QB and run sweep path to the sideline Step to DE as if blocking sweep and cut-off Corner If play is called 31 Dive, – everybody base blocks – gap, head up, linebacker Or 31 Wedge – everybody slides to inside shoulder to shoulder and blocks up field

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Blue Laser 336 Down

SS C E T B N B T E

FS

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Down block – play side A Gap (cover play side guard), head up, linebacker Down block - pull and kick out first man passed the C Gap Down block - block down B Gap

Backside
Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; cut off backside linebacker Base block – gap, head up, linebacker; cut off backside Tackle

FB HB WB Notes

Down block - block down C Gap Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Send HB in motion by lifting heel; snap the ball when motion man gets to inside leg of Tackle; reverse out at 6 o’clock (butt ends up in play side A gap); slight ride with right hand with HB faking sweep; make exchange with fullback and pull hands back together then run bootleg path. Let HB (sweeper) clear then drive for outside hip of play side Tackle; read block of Guard, run north and south Sweeper; go in Laser motion full speed on QB’s command; motion through 1 yd spot behind QB; fake exchange with QB and run sweep path to the sideline Influence defensive end and attack SS

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Blue Rocket 347 Fly Sweep
#2 #1

SS C E T B N

FS
#4

C

B T

#3

E

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Block play side A Gap Pull, lead through C Gap, and wall off Block A Gap Hook End (#3) Block B Gap Release inside and block SS Block down 2nd outside defender Send WB in motion by lifting heel; snap the ball when motion man gets to inside leg of Tackle; pivot on play side foot (butt ends up in play side A gap); give sweep to WB using left hand; fake exchange with fullback and pull hands back together then run bootleg path. Let WB (sweeper) clear then drive for inside hip of play side Guard; carry out dive fake and block linebacker. Make good dive fake! Release outside and block #1 outside defender Sweeper; go in Rocket motion full speed on QB’s command; motion through 1 yd spot behind QB; make exchange with QB; side step for depth, after receiving the handoff hide ball on hip until you turn up field; follow blockers and out run defenders to the sideline Do not block defensive lineman head up or inside Tackles

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Blue Rocket 347 Kick Sweep
#2

SS C E T B N

FS

#1

#4

C

B T

#3

E

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Block play side A Gap Pull, lead through C Gap, and wall off Block A Gap Block play side linebacker Block B Gap Release inside and block SS Block down 2nd outside defender Send WB in motion by lifting heel; snap the ball when motion man gets to inside leg of Tackle; pivot on play side foot (butt ends up in play side A gap); give sweep to WB using left hand; fake exchange with fullback and pull hands back together then run bootleg path. Align in B Gap, kick out first man outside HB Crack down on defensive end Sweeper; go in Rocket motion full speed on QB’s command; motion through 1 yd spot behind QB; make exchange with QB; side step for depth, after receiving the handoff hide ball on hip until you turn up field; follow blockers and out run defenders to the sideline Do not block defensive lineman head up or inside Tackles

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Right C 221 Counter Trap
Versus 53

FS B E T B N T B

C

E

C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Step backside – block man on man away Trap block – block play side A Gap, Double Pull and trap first man past the A Gap, nose with center, release to backside inside out path. linebacker if possible Trap blocking rule – block first linebacker Trap block – Reach backside your side Release inside to middle of field for SS Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Reverse out at 6 o’clock, flash fake fullback sharply, make inside handoff to HB, continue with option fake Drive for outside foot of backside Guard, make good fake, and block backside B Gap 45 degree first step, plant off outside foot and come off of fullback fake to receive inside hand off. Head for play side foot of center Short motion, execute option fake – maintain pitch relationship with QB (3-4 yards outside QB and 1-2 yards behind) Play can be called “On” instead of “Trap”. The “on” call tells the lineman to base block the play.

Other formations Companion Plays Right C 234 Belly

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Versus 52

FS C E T B N B T E SS C

Versus 44

FS B E T B T B E

C

B

C

Right 32 Waggle Left (Buck Sweep Series)
(Left 31 Waggle Right) 3 2 We can run this as a “naked” bootleg without pulling the

FS
1

SS B B N
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C E T

C T E

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB FB HB WB Notes

Backside

Base block nose. Pull and hook End Pull flat and lead QB on bootleg Base block Tackle Gap – on - area Release inside and run drag route 8-12 yards. Find hole and settle, get hands up so Q can find you Run post corner route. Make sight adjustment to an out route if Corner plays deep Open play side, as fullback passes, step deep, and give hand fake to HB, short ride, and pull hands. Run bootleg path gaining depth and width. Get head around to read playside guard on End. Read low to high : (1) FB flat , (2) TE drag, (3) SE post corner/out Run trap path but work through first opening to run to flat pattern no deeper than (3-5 yards) Run sweep path, execute good fake, and block backside End. Step down to End and fake sweep block. Run post or go route to hold safety in the middle of field QB needs to gain depth and width. Get head around quickly and read block on DE first before looking at receivers. Adjust path and pull up if DE rushes hard.

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Right C 446 Counter (Left C 445 Counter)
Versus 52

FS C E T B N B T E

SS C

Play Side
C G T TE SE QB Man on, man away Gap, on, linebacker

Backside
Pull, bubble on 3rd step swing around WBs block and first man outside the WBs block. Reach and cut off backside tackle

Gap, on, linebacker Gap, on, down, read up (linebacker inside) Release inside flat and block middle of field FS Pivot on playside foot and follow the mid-line. Put the ball in the HB pocket on 2nd step and ride him into the line. Make a great ride with HB! Pull the ball and put it on hip. Follow the pulling guard and read his block. Keep the ball on hip as long as possible.

FB HB WB Notes

Open with backside foot, crossover with play side foot, and drive for backside foot of Center. Make proximity fake with QB; fill for backside pulling guard, and block backside linebacker or pursuit. Run your off-tackle path slower and tighter than normal. Sell fake for 20 yards. Short 3 step motion to dive back position. Drop step and make the exchange with qb. Read the guard’s block and follow the pulling end into the hole.

Other Formations Full House Right 427, Tight T 427

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FS C B E T B N T B E C

Versus 44

FS C B B E T T B E B C

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