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Football
QB Manual 2006
Understanding Your Role as QB

A quarterback’s role is one of being the primary focal point in our offensive
scheme. This does not mean you are the featured player, but the offense is structured
according to your abilities and skill level. You are an extension of the Head
Coach/Offensive Coordinator on the field and will be called upon to see that things get
done right. As a QB, you are to become an image of the coach in the huddle. You will
think like him, respond like him, and lead like him.

A quarterback should be internally motivated a majority of the time. The coaches


will work hard to instill the “Team before me” mentality- as a QB must be selfless and
willing to sacrifice personal glories to get the job done at time. Speaking from personal
experience, the best QB I ever played with was a guy who hung out with the O-Line, ate
with the LBs, and lived with D Linemen. He got his hands dirty and finished first in
every sprint or drill we ran. He led vocally and by example, and never acted too good for
anyone. He was the hardest working man in the weight room and he never acted like a
prim Dona. Your role in this program must be similar.

1) EVERYTHING YOU DO AS A QUARTERBACK SENDS A MESSAGE


The QB is always visible to teammates, classmates, coaches, and the
community. Everything you do on and off the field sends a message about your
quality as an individual and how you represent and feel about the program/school.
YOU ARE THE FACE OF OUR PROGRAM- your act must be cleaned up both
on and off the field. To play like a champion, you must ACT LIKE A
CHAMPION.

2) A QUARTERBACK TAKES RESPONSIBILITY


Your role as a leader is to make others successful. Your position is not
about credit and blame- It is about responsibility. Coaches take credit and blame-
you must take responsibility to make sure that the job gets done right. You may
not have fumbled the ball, but it is your responsibility to correct the problem,

3) A GOOD QUARTERBACK/LEADER IS A SERVANT


You serve the team by leading and fulfilling your role as quarterback. If
the team is successful through your service, do what a servant does- give the
credit away. Be humble and make this team succeed.

4) A GOOD QUARTERBACK/LEADER IS MATURE AND RECOGNIZES


THE INVESTMENT THAT HAS BEEN MADE IN HIM BY THE COACH
Your coach has made a significant investment in you. He has chosen to
allow you to represent him in a way similar to a child represents a father. Your
job is to make sure he doesn’t regret this decision. Accept this challenge
wholeheartedly and you, and your team, will reap the rewards.
OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY

QB Position defined:

The player on the offensive team called upon to direct 10 men down
the field into the end zone exhibiting exemplary leadership execution,
mental toughness, consistent concentration, and maximum intensity on every
play.

Philosophy of Offense

1. Score
a. Each and every play
b. Each and every time you have the ball
Keys to this:
- Must believe in scheme
- Must have confidence in ability to score each time.
This is developed through repetition and leadership execution

2. Control the Ball


a. Keeps our defense fresh
b. Keeps their offense from scoring
c. Eats up the clock
Keys to this:
- Take what the defense gives you- don’t be foolish or impatient
- Make first downs- “10 yd goal”
- Be patient, don’t force passes and follow through with all
responsibilities

3. Consistent execution every play from every player


Keys to this:
- Maximum concentration on “this” play
- Forget past mistakes and blown opportunities
- Study offense and understand its strengths/weaknesses
QB GOALS

1. To execute your position at the highest degree of proficiency


possible; be consistent!

2. To move your team across the goal line. You get an average of 13
attempts to score 4 times. This is the most important statistic in
evaluating quarterbacks. If he can take the team across the goal
line or produce some sort of score one third of the time, he is doing
his job.

3. Everyone gets an opportunity to do something big- only those who


put a lot into it can take advantage of the opportunity when the
situation presents itself. You have to be prepared.

4. Once you get the job done, you don’t care who gets the credit.

5. Your reaction to losing can tell if you are a winner or a loser. You
can lose and still be a winner as long as your reaction is correct.

6. Be realistic in setting personal goals.

7. Know and accept responsibility.


PASS GAME

3 STEP

1) HAWAIIHITCH/SEAM
2) SEATTLE SLANT/ARROW
3) DETROIT DELAY OUT/ SEAM
4) FLORIDA FADE/OUT
5) ALOHA HITCH&GO/SEAM

5 STEP

1) VIPER 4 LANDMARK VERTICALS


2) CAT 12 YD CURL/FLAT
3) COUGAR POST/DIG with CROSSERS
4) RHINO 5 YD HITCH/10 YD CORNER

ROLLOUT

1) MESH PIVOT OUT/CORNER/ARROW


2) CROOK CROSSER/CORNER/ARROW

OTHERS

1) RADAR/LAVA INSIDE BUBBLE 2 STEP


2) THUNDER/LIGHTNING JAILBREAK WR SCREEN QUICK 5
3) 66/67 B SCREEN SLIP SCREEN 3 STEP + 2 MORE
4) 64/65 SHOVEL WRAP SHOVEL PASS 3 STEP
5) 68/69 QUICK NOW HITCH 2 STEP
3 STEP FUNDAMENTALS

GUN
**SNAP COUNTS AS 2 STEPS**
1st step is with offside (foot opposite your throwing arm)
2nd step is on the ball of back foot perpendicular to target
Hinge step (draw lead foot back as ball is being raised up)
Throw
UNDER CENTER
1st step is deep to 6 o’clock with right foot with shoulders down field.
2nd step is a crossover step to straighten and turn to target – balls of
feet!
3rd step is a short gather step with Hinge motion. Perpendicular to
target.

5 STEP FUNDAMENTALS

GUN
** SNAP COUNTS AS 2 STEPS**
Perform quick 3 step drop as follows:
1st step is drop with right foot- left shoulder down field.
2nd step is crossover step
3rd step is short gather with Hinge motion. Perpendicular to target.

2 STEP FUNDAMENTALS

UNDER CENTER
1st step is straight back with offside foot
2nd step 2nd step on ball of back foot perpendicular to target
Hinge step
Throw