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

THE RUNNING GAME BASIC LINE SPLITS 3' 3' 2' 2' 3' 3'

QB

HOLE NUMBERING 9 7 5 3 10 2 QB 4 6 8

0 HOLE - OVER THE RIGHT HALF OF CENTER 1 HOLE - OVER THE LEFT HALF OF CENTER 2 HOLE - OVER THE RIGHT LEG OF CENTER 3 HOLE - OVER THE LEFT LEG OF CENTER 4 HOLE - OVER THE RIGHT LEG RIGHT GUARD 5 HOLE - OVER THE LEFT LEG OF LEFT GUARD 6 HOLE - OVER THE RIGHT LEG OF RIGHT TACKLE 7 HOLE - OVER THE LEFT LEG OF LEFT TACKLE 8 HOLE - WIDE PLAY OUTSIDE RIGHT 9 HOLE - WIDE PLAY OUTSIDE LEFT

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

I BACKS & OFF I BACKS, SPLIT BACKS, 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

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

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 - (Center and Guard Combo), CUB - (Guard and Tackle Combo), BEAR - (Tackle and T.E. 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 3 5 8 Skinny 6 (Dig)

6 (Square-in) 8 2 MIDDLE 0 DRAG SMASH 4

1 DART
(MOTOR DOWN)

QB

ODD NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE OUTSIDE.

EVEN NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE INSIDE.

ALWAYS REMEMBER..... THE LARGER THE NUMBER, THE DEEPER THE ROUTE.

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 STICK

MIDDLE

QB

ODD NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE OUTSIDE.

EVEN NUMBERED ROUTES GO TO THE INSIDE.

ALWAYS REMEMBER.... THE LARGER THE NUMBER, THE DEEPER THE ROUTE.

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
– “Strong” and “Quick” calls – if we want to get both backs out.

Strong
• A “Strong” call free releases the Back on the Strong-side.
– The other back will check release to the “Quickside.”

• The Center, Strong-side Guard, and Tackle will block to the strong-side. • The Quick-side Guard and Tackle will block to the Quick-side, and the back will check release to the Quick-side.

“STRONG" CALL TO DESIGNATE WHICH BACK RELEASES

QB

H STRONG CALL GIVES THE STRONG-SIDE BACK A FREE RELEASE LT: Left End. LG: Left Tackle. C: Double-read MLB to SLB.

F

RG: Right Tackle. RT: Right End. FB: FREE RELEASE. HB: Check WLB then release. Y: Run pass route.

Quick
• A “Quick” call free releases the Back on the Quick-side.
• The other back will check release to the “Strongside.”

• The Center, Quick-side Guard, and Tackle will block to the Quick-side. • The Strong-side Guard and Tackle will block to the Strong-side, and the back will check release to the Strong-side.

“QUICK" CALL TO DESIGNATE WHICH BACK RELEASES

QB

H QUICK CALL GIVES THE QUICK-SIDE BACK A FREE RELEASE LT: Left End. LG: Left Tackle. C: Double-read MLB to WLB.

F

RG: Right Tackle. RT: Right End. FB: Check SLB then release. HB Free release. Y: Run pass route.

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
– “Strong” and “Quick” calls – if we want to get both backs out.

• 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.

1

1 OUTLET HOT

2

2

HOT 5 BIG HITCH

SPLIT RIGHT 414 SWING / "V" QUICK

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 / “V” Quick – Trey Right 680 Corner / Cut Strong

1 C W Mg T

FS OUTLET T S SS

1 C 2

Mk N QB

2

5 BIG HITCH SPLIT RIGHT 414 SWING / "V" QUICK

ALERT / TD C 1 FS 2 N QB 7 QUICK (HITCH) TREY RIGHT 680 CORNER / CUT STRONG

1

C2 Mk T S SS

W

Mg T

The Formation System
• Two backs
– Split, I, near/far, strong/Quick

X

QB

Y Z F

Y Z SPLIT LEFT F

QB H

X

SPLIT RIGHT

H

X

QB F H

Y Z Z

Y

QB F H

X

I RIGHT

I LEFT

X F

QB

Y

Z

Y Z

QB F

X

H QUEEN RIGHT QUEEN LEFT

H

X

QB F H

Y Z

Y Z 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 H STRONG LEFT Z

Y

QB

X

F STRONG RIGHT

H

F

The Formation System
• Two backs
– Split, I, near/far, strong/quick

• Single backs
– Regular, ace, near/far, strong/quick

X

QB F

Y

Y H Z Z H

QB F

X

TREY RIGHT

TREY LEFT

X

QB

Y

Y F Z Z F

QB

X

TREY RIGHT ACE

H

H TREY LEFT ACE

X H TREY RIGHT FAR

QB

Y

Y F Z Z F

QB H

X

TREY LEFT FAR

X

QB H

Y

Y F Z Z F H

QB

X

TREY RIGHT NEAR

TREY LEFT NEAR

X

QB F

Y

Y H Z Z H F

QB

X

TREY RIGHT KING

TREY LEFT KING

X F TREY RIGHT QUEEN

QB

Y

Y H Z Z H

QB F

X

TREY LEFT QUEEN

The Formation System
• Two backs
– Split, I, near/far, king/queen

• Single backs
– Regular, ace, near/far, king/queen

• Single backs
– Close, flex, open and under

X F SPLIT RIGHT

QB H

Y Z Z

Y H

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

Y Z Z H

QB F

TREY LEFT OPEN

Y Z H

QB F

Y Z H

QB F

TREY LEFT FLEX

TREY LEFT UNDER

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

Receivers Motions
• ZIP: “Z” goes in motion across the formation. • ZAP: “Z” goes in short motion into the formation. • EXIT: “X” goes in motion across the formation. • EASY: “X” goes in short motion into the formation.

X

Z H

QB F

Y

X H

QB F

Y

Z

“ZIP" SPLIT RIGHT CLOSE

“ZAP" SPLIT RIGHT CLOSE

Z

QB H F

Y

X

X

Z

H

QB

Y

F

"EXIT" BUNCH RIGHT

"EASY" BUNCH RIGHT

Tight-end Motions
• JET: “Y” goes in motion across the formation. • JAM: “Y” goes in short motion into the formation.

X

Y H

QB F

Z

X

QB

Z F

Y

H

"JET" SPREAD RIGHT

"JAM" SPREAD RIGHT

Backs Motions
• HIT: “H” goes in motion across the formation. • HOP: “H” goes in short motion into the formation. • FLY: “F” goes in motion across the formation. • FLIP: “F” goes in short motion into the formation.

X

QB

Y H

Z

H

X

QB

Y

Z

F

F

TREY RIGHT “HIT"

SPREAD RIGHT “HOP"

X F

QB

Y

Z

X

QB

Y F

Z

H

H

QUEEN RIGHT "FLY"

TREY RIGHT "FLEW"

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), white (on two), blue (on three)

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

X

Y

QB
F H

Z

QUEEN RIGHT FLY 24 LEAD

What the Call Would Sound Like If It Were a Pass Play
• Split left slot – Zoom – 414 swing / v - Quick, on three, 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, the inside receiver on the two-receiver side (Y) to run a flat route, and the outside receiver on the two-receiver side to run a curl route.

What the Call Would Sound Like If It Were a Pass Play.
– “Swing / 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. This will release the back on the quickside into the pattern right away. The remaining back on the strong side will check release into the pattern – “On three” tells everyone the snap count is on three.
• 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.

Y

X

QB
F H

Z

SPLIT LEFT SLOT ZOOM 414 SWING / V QUICK

The Call Sheet
• Intuition vs. “Stick 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

Specific Areas of the Call-sheet
• 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

Specifics of the Call Sheet
• Openers • Situation offense
– Open field situations – Long yardage

• Backed up plays • Rhythm plays
– Just for the quarterback

• Situation offense

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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• The Nine Basic QB Reads of The Multiple West Coast Offense • Quarterback Technique in The Multiple West Coast Offense • The Quick Passing Game of The Multiple West Coast Offense • The Drop Back Passing Attack of The Multiple West Coast Offense • Wide Receiver Technique in the The Multiple West Coast Offense • Pass Protection in the Multiple West Coast Offense • Plus other topics of interest…

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