Installing The Option From The Shot Gun

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By David Mills

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³If You Have A Systematic Way To Teach An Offense, Your Players Will Have A Systematic Way Of Learning The Offense´

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Topics We Will Cover
‡ Advantages of the Option Game ‡ Player and Hole Numbering ‡ Option Plays ± Midline 10/11, 20/21, 30/31
‡ Midline Follow (Snake)10/11

± ISO 12/13, 22/23, 32/33
‡ Lead 12/13, 22/23, 32/33

± Veer 14/15, 24/25, 34/35
‡ Utah 14/15 ‡ Attack 14/15 ‡ Follow 14/15

± Zone Option 16/17, 26/27, 36/37
‡ Read Option 16/17, 26/27, 36/37

± Speed Option 18/19, 28/29, 38/39
‡ Stretch 18/19, 28/29, 38/39 ‡ Fly 48/49, 28/29
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‡ Check With Me System ‡ Audible System

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Why The Gun?
‡ Allowed us to eliminate some tendencies with our option game ‡ Gives our QB depth in the pass game ‡ We could run our entire option package! ‡ We could flip plays without flipping our running back ‡ Allowed us to run our base one and two back offense from the gun ‡ Offense could be run based from the gun!
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Advantages Of The Option Game
Allows You To Get The Ball Onto The Perimeter Forces The Defense To Play Assignment Football Allows Your Best Athletes To Get The Ball In Space Allows You To Account For Eight Man Fronts Gives You The Opportunity For Big Plays Systematic Approach Allows You To Audible At LOS Forces Your Opponent To Prepare For Something They Don¶t See Every Week ‡ Your Opponent Can¶t Emulate The Option ‡ Takes Away The Ability Of The Defense To Blitz ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡

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Hole And Back Numbering
9 X 7 5 3 1 0 2 4 6 Y Z 1 2 3 8

We number our play with the number of the ball carrier, followed by the hole number. For example, ISO left would be 13 ISO. All option plays start with a 1.
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Blocking Scheme ‡ Advantages of the Option Game ‡ Player and Hole Numbering ‡ Option Plays ± Midline ± Leave the 3 tech alone ± Midline Follow .tackle and TE double ELMO ± Load .Line will zone TO Play Call 1/28/2012 7 . Back blocks LB ± Trap Option ± BSG pulls to trap 5 Tech ± ISO ± Utah Blocking ± Lead± Veer .Double the 3 tech to LB. Line Blocks like Veer ± Zone Option ± Line with zone to Play Call ± Read Option.Line will zone AWAY from Play Call ± Speed Option ± Line will zone TO Play Call ± Stretch ± Line will zone TO Play Call ± Fly . double option.Lead back blocks ELMO.

1/28/2012 8 .Our Base Formation Spread X Y Z Q F H Our Offensive Line must use their splits to help create space. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep.

Y is normal alignment on the LOS. 1/28/2012 9 .Spread X Y Z Q F H X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. Z is off on the LOS. Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep.

Z is now on the LOS. but off the LOS. Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. Y is normal alignment.Spread Off X Y Q F H Z X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. 1/28/2012 10 .

Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. 1/28/2012 11 . Z Splits the difference between tackle and X.Spread Slot X Z Q F H Y X Aligns 2 yards inside the top of the numbers.

Our Y will split the difference between the tackle and the Z. 1/28/2012 12 . Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.Wide X Y Z Q F H X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers.

Our Y will split the difference between the tackle and the Z.Open X Y Q F H Z X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. 1/28/2012 13 . Y is now on the LOS. Our F and H Back aligns 5 yards deep.

Our F Back aligns in B Gap to callside. Our H Back aligns 5 yards deep. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.Fat Right X F Q H Z Y X and Z (is off the LOS) Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. 14 . 1/28/2012 Our Y is on the LOS to the callside.

1/28/2012 15 .Doubles X H Q F Y Z X and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. Our H will split the difference between the tackle and the X. Our F Back aligns 5 yards deep and away from the call.

Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center. Our X can become a second TE. 1/28/2012 16 .Ace X H Q F Y Z H and Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our F Back aligns 5 yards deep and away from the call.

H Align halfway between Z and Y. Our X can become a second TE. Our F Back aligns 5 yards deep and away from the call. 1/28/2012 17 . Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.Ace Right Over X Y H Q F Z Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers.

Our F Back aligns 10 yards outside of X and away from the call. 1/28/2012 18 . H Align halfway between Z and Y. Our X can become a second TE.Ace Empty Right Over X F Q Y H Z Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.

1/28/2012 19 . Our X can become a second TE.Ace Quads Right Over X Y F Q H Z Z Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. Our F Back aligns halfway between H and the Y to the callside. H Align halfway between Z and Y. Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.

Our QB aligns 4 yards behind the center.Anchor Right X Z H Q F Y X Align 2 yards inside the top of the numbers. 1/28/2012 20 . Our F Back aligns 5 yards deep and away from the call. H and Z will split the difference between the tackle and the X.

Y The Z will line up 1x1 on the Tackle The H will align halfway between the weakside offensive tackle and the X The F will align at 5 yards 1/28/2012 21 .Drei Right (2 TE Y&Z) X H Z Q F The Z becomes a second TE in Drei.

Y Z The Z will line up 1x1 on the TE The H will align halfway between the weakside offensive tackle and the X The F will align at 5 yards 1/28/2012 22 .Dual Right X H Q F The Z becomes a second TE in Dual.

Y Z The Z will line up 1x1 on the TE The H will align 1x1 on the weakside offensive tackle The F will align at 5 yards 1/28/2012 23 .Tight Right X H Q F The Z becomes a wing in Tight.

Wings Right X H Q F Y Z Wings is a 2x2 formation popular with traditional option teams Our H and Y will align 1x1 off the tackles We can personnel this by bringing in a third running back We want our H and our Y to press the line of scrimmage. We want them as tight as they can be without getting covered up by the X and Z 1/28/2012 24 .

Z and X take normal alignments. H Lines up at 5 yards to the callside. 1/28/2012 25 . We want our F and our Y to press the line of scrimmage.Bone Right X F Q H Y Z Our F and Y will align in the B gaps.

Bunch
X H F Q Y Z 

Our Y will align 10 yards outside the tackle The Z aligns one yard outside the Y and 1 yard deep The H aligns one yard inside the Y and 1 yard deep The X will take his normal alignment
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Twins
X H Q F Y Z 

The Y and H split the distance between the tackle and the #1 WR.

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Trips
X H Q F Y Z 

The Z will take his normal alignment The H will split the distance between the Y and the Z

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Trey
X Y H Q F Trey is similar to Trips, with our Y on the LOS Z 

The Z will take his normal alignment The H will split the distance between the Y and the Z

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Three
X Y H Q F Z 

The Y will split 6 yards from his tackle alignment The Z will take his normal alignment and H will split the distance between the Z and the Y.
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Trio
X H Q F Y Z 

The Z will take his normal alignment, but on the LOS. The H and Y will split the distance between the Z and the tackle.
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Formations with Aussie X Q F H Y Z All off our formations can be run under center. just and the word AUSSIE (Land down Under). It does change the option reads and creates more of a called game (23. 1/28/2012 32 . 38. etc).

1/28/2012 33 . Backs are at 4 yards.Full X Q H F Z Y Short yardage formation.

Bone X Q F H Z Y Short yardage formation. Bone Wing 1/28/2012 34 . Can add Bone Wide.

Bone Wing 1/28/2012 35 . Can add Bone Wide.Thunder X Q Z Y H F Short yardage formation.

Formation Change Ups ‡ Shift to ± Line up in Full and shift to called formation (Shift to Spread Right). Looking for a possible Zero Call. 1/28/2012 36 . ‡ Use motions ‡ Add Aussie for Q to go under center. ‡ Move to ± Y and Backs start opposite of where they will end up (Move to Spread Right).

Motion Concepts ‡ We use motion to gain an advantage at the point of attack ‡ We want to remove a defender ‡ We want to gain leverage ‡ We want to change the strength ‡ We want to make a coverage determination 1/28/2012 37 .

Z into the formation Zout.Z away from the formation Zac.Y across the formation Yoyo ± Y into the formation then back Hinge.H away from the formation Hac.H from the backfield to his left.Y into the formation Yout. Ying.Z across the formation Z Fly ± Z across the formation.Receiver Motion ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Zing. but under Q for exchange.Y away from the formation Yac. Hair.H from the backfield to his right.H into the formation How.H across the formation Howl. 38 1/28/2012 .

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 1/28/2012 39 . but under Q for exchange mesh. but under Q for exchange mesh. but under Q for exchange mesh. ‡ Y Fly ± Y motions across the formation. ‡ Z Fly ± Z motions across the formation.RB Motion Fair ± F to the Right Fowl ± F to the Left H Belly ± H arc motions behind Q Z Belly ± Z arc motions behind Q H Fly ± H motions across the formation.

1/28/2012 40 .Example of Zing X H Q F The Z will motion into the formation. Y Z The ball will be snapped when the Z is 2 yards outside the Y.

Example of Yout X H Q F The Z will tighten his split Y Z The Y will motion outside the Z. 1/28/2012 41 . The QB snaps the ball when the Y is 3 yards outside the Z. We are trying to create a match-up advantage.

Example of YAC From Spread Off Z Y Q H F X From Trips Left. 1/28/2012 42 . the Y will motion back to his normal alignment.

B gap.Installing The Midline Option ‡ Attacks the Midpoint of the defense ‡ Gives us a chance to attack the A gap. and C gap in one play ‡ Simple read for the quarterback ‡ Opportunities for Multiple Complimentary plays 1/28/2012 43 .

Installing The Option As A System: Midline Option ‡ We Install The Midline Option First As It Is The Easiest Read For The QB ‡ The Midline Attacks The Middle Of The Defense ‡ Forces The Defense To Reduce Their Front ‡ Reduction Of The Front Opens Up The Perimeter ‡ Complementary Plays Answer What Defenses Do To Take Midline Away ‡ Complementary Plays Allow You To Dictate Who Carries The Football 1/28/2012 44 .

Midline Installation Rules ‡ Run To A 3 Technique ‡ Run To The Tight End Side (Later You Will Run It Weak and vs. a 50 Front) ‡ FB Attacks The Midpoint Of The Center ‡ QB Reads The Jersey Number Of The 3 Tech ‡ ³If The 3 Squeezes. Pull and Replace´ ‡ ³If The 3 Comes Upfield Give and Replace 1/28/2012 45 .

The QB Will Reach The Ball Deep and Snap His Eyes To His Read The back aims for the crack of the center s butt The FB must make a deep.Midline Option: The Mesh The QB Will Push Away And Step At Six On The Push Away Step. soft pocket 1/28/2012 46 . The QB Brings The Ball To His Third Hand (Belly) As He Steps At Six.

Reading The 3 Tech Mesh Drill ‡ If The 3 Tech Comes Upfield. He Will Give The Ball ‡ The Back Must Make A Soft Pocket T 1/28/2012 47 . The QB Gives ‡ If The 3 Tech Squeezes. The QB Will Pull The Ball And Replace The 3 Tech ‡ If the QB Has The Ball At His Front Leg.

Midline Option: Playside Guard ³Pickin¶ Grass´ ‡ The Playside Guard Is Going To Reduce His Shoulder To Get Under The 3 Tech and Attack The Mike Linebacker ‡ We Teach This Technique As Pickin¶ Grass ‡ He Picks Grass With His Outside Arm and Gets His Eyes To The Mike ‡ If The Mike Steps Up. Block Him ‡ If The Mike Flows. Go To The Free Safety 1/28/2012 48 .

So The PSG worked up to FS M T 1/28/2012 49 . The Mike Attacked The B Gap. The Mike Stepped Up In The B Gap.Pickin¶ Grass Drill For The PSG In This Case. So The PSG Picked Him Up M T F In This Case.

We contact the near jersey number. If the linebacker fills in the B Gap. 1/28/2012 B T If the linebacker fills the A gap. Our eyes must track the backer. B T 50 . the guard will come off. the tackle will come off. Our second step will work up field.Zone Combination Blocks B T We will take a Jam Step to get hip to hip.

We must avoid running the hump This is the Jill Scheme Because Of The Fold Block By The Tackle and TE. The Tackle Goes First. Hence The Jill Call. The Tailback Gets Into Relationship And Calls Ball. Ball 1/28/2012 51 .Midline Option: The Jill/Joe Scheme C R E W T F M T E S C 10 Midline The QB must get downhill if he gets a pull read.

Midline Option: The Jill/Joe Scheme C R E W T F M T E S C Wings 10 Midline The frontside slot becomes the second tracker on midline. 1/28/2012 52 . In the gun you don t have to motion the backside slot to become the pitch man on any option play.

53 man . If the Sam LB is disrupting the play we can have the PST climb to Sam immediately and put the PSG 1/28/2012 on the Mike.Midline Option: The Base Scheme C R E W T F M T S E C Spread 10 Midline Versus a 9 technique the TE will make a base call which alerts the PST he will be the second player tracking the Mike to the FS The Base Scheme allows the midline to be run against a 3 and a nine technique.

1/28/2012 54 .Midline Option: The Base Scheme C R E W T F M T S E C Spread 10 Midline The Base Scheme allows the midline to be run against a 3 and a nine technique.

The back will cut off the block of the center Versus the 50 the Midline is an excellent football play The center will base nose and take him where he goes 1/28/2012 55 .Midline Option: Versus a 50 C R T W N F M E S $ C Spread 10 Midline Versus a 50 the Center is man on the Nose.

Versus a reduced front we can run midline weak. 1/28/2012 56 .Midline Option: Weakside C R S E W T F M T E C 10 Midline We can run midline weak versus a reduced front.

The Pitch Scheme allows the offense to take advantage of a Sam linebacker who is falling in on the QB. The QB will pitch off the end.Midline Option: With ARC Pitch Scheme C R E W T F M T E S C 10 Pitch If the Sam is falling in on the QB the TE will arc release to seal the TE. The QB will widen his path slightly and pitch off the end. 1/28/2012 57 .

Midline Option: LEVII (Level II) C R E W T F M T E S C 10 Iso If the Mike is vacating to the B gap. the Midline play takes advantage of the vacated A gap. (LEVII call means read Level II) 1/28/2012 58 .

Midline Option: Follow Opposite C R E W T F M T E S C 10 Flop (Follow Opposite) If the Will is making the play on your dive back. 1/28/2012 59 . you can run FLOP to attack the backside B gap.

1/28/2012 60 .Installing The Veer ‡ We will read a frontside player ‡ Our offensive line will utilize zone combination blocks ‡ We can run the inside veer from multiple formations ‡ The inside veer is an aggressive downhill run play.

Option Plays From Our Veer Scheme ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 14-15 Veer 14-15 Utah (Shuffle) 14/15 Follow Each Option Play Has A 14/15 Attack Series Of Complementary Plays Designed To Take 18-19 Speed Advantage of Defensive Adjustments 1/28/2012 61 .

Installing The Inside (Attack) Veer ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Hits the B. C. and D Gaps Simple read for the QB Downhill action stresses the playside linebacker Eliminates the defensive end Can eliminate stunts Gives you an opportunity to hit the perimeter Allows us multiple option concepts with one blocking scheme 62 1/28/2012 .

give the ball 1/28/2012 63 . Pull and Replace´ Anything else.Veer Installation Rules ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Run To A 5 Technique We read the C gap defender RB attacks the butt of the combo block QB Reads The Jersey Number Of The 5 Tech ³Squeeze and Chase.

He will make a deep soft pocket and work downhill. The back will take a short drop step to the QB.Veer Option: The Mesh The QB will take a flat step with his outside foot. His eyes snap to the C gap. 1/28/2012 64 . He will get his second step into the hole.

Teaching The Inside Veer Release ‡ The PST will take a hard 6 inch step with his outside foot. ‡ His outside hand will work the near breast plate of the defensive end. 1/28/2012 65 . ‡ He must maintain a strong base as he works upfield as not to get slammed down. ‡ His Landmark is the playside bicep of the first backer inside of him.

B E 1/28/2012 66 .The Inside Release Illustrated The PST Steps with his outside foot He will work upfield maintaining his base His aiming point is the outside bicep of the backer. You must drill this during your mesh period. The replacement player will become our read. B E If the DE crosses the face of our tackle. our tackle will run his feet and block him.

‡ We must have four eyes to backer! ‡ If the backer goes away. 1/28/2012 67 .The Two Track Two Concept ‡ Allows Us To Have A Second Player Track The PSLB To The FS ‡ We can use a TE or a slot to be the second player. go to the free safety.

The PST would then work up to the FS.Two Track Two Drill Illustrated F If the Backer steps up into the B gap the PST will block him. The slot or TE then works up to the FS. We drill this during our mesh period. B E 1/28/2012 68 . the slot or TE will block the backer. If the backer flows over the top.

‡ The BST has the backside C gap. ‡ Our PST is responsible for the B gap. ‡ Our Center has the backside A gap. ‡ Our BSG has the backside B gap. ‡ Our PSG is responsible for the playside A gap.Offensive Line Rules ‡ We use a gap scheme with zone combination blocks. 1/28/2012 69 .

If you have a DL in the B gap you will call for a combo. If you have a backer in the B gap you will block him.Playside Tackle Rules PST.If you have no first level B gap player you will release to backer. 1/28/2012 70 .

E B T B If you have a DL in the B gap you will call for a combo. 1/28/2012 E T 71 .Playside Tackle Rules Illustrated W If you have no first level B gap player you will release to backer. E T If you have a backer in the B gap you will block him.

If you have a down lineman in the gap to your frontside you will work a combo with the lineman to your frontside tracking the backer in your gap. 1/28/2012 72 . you will work a zone combination block to the backside backer.Offensive Line Rules If you have a down lineman to your assigned gap away.

1/28/2012 73 . He will alert the PSG they will combo to the PSLB.15 Attack Veer to An Under Front C ET F W T M E S R C Spread Off Right15 Veer Our tackle has a DL in the B gap.

8 Man Fronts O Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks 74 1/28/2012 .Veer From The Spread R C E W T M T S E F C ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ QB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read. OLB or R for Pitch Great vs. 1-5 technique playside Great vs.

‡ We maintain our same reads.Veer From Bunch F C S E W T M T E R C ‡ We would tag cowboy to have the inside man in our bunch become the pitch man. ‡ We can motion our outside receiver into or away from the bunch. 1/28/2012 75 .

‡ The QB can run the play either way regardless of back alignment. 1/28/2012 76 . ‡ The F is now our pitch back.Veer From Spread Off F C S E W T M T E R C ‡ The H back is now our dive back.

with a cowboy call to the strong side to make the H use a cowboy technique 1/28/2012 77 .Bunch H Belly 15 Veer F C E W T M T S E Y H Z R C ‡ We can run veer away from the bunch as well ‡ The backside H would be our pitch man ‡ The QB can check the play to either side.

Inside Veer From Wings F C S E W T M T E R C ‡ From Wings the frontside slot would track the Will to the FS. 1/28/2012 78 . ‡ The QB can check the play to either side. ‡ The backside slot would become our dive man.

‡ We can motion our outside receiver into or away from the bunch. 1/28/2012 79 .15 Attack (Cowboy) F C R E X H Y W T M T E Z S C ‡ We would tag cowboy to have the inside man in our bunch become the pitch man. ‡ We maintain our same reads.

Complementing The Veer ‡ Defenses will use stunts and blitzes to stop our option game ‡ We have complements to take advantage of defensive adjustments ‡ Our complements can be called in the huddle or checked at the line 1/28/2012 80 .

The QB will ride the dive back. Follow alerts the QB to over pursuing LB s. pull the football. 1/28/2012 81 .15 Follow C R E W T F M S T E C 15 Follow is a great complement to the Veer. and follow.

33 Dive C R W E T M F T E S C When we get a linebacker vacating the B gap. The PST must keep the slanting end out of the B gap. This is an automatic give. 1/28/2012 82 . we can run our dive play.

‡ Allows our offense to take advantage of an upfield defensive end. ‡ We can get the ball to our best athletes on the perimeter 1/28/2012 83 .Installing the Shuffle Option ‡ Gives the 5 technique yet another look to prepare for.

15 Utah Option (Shuffle) F C S E Y H F W T M T E R C ‡ The H back is our pitch back ‡ The F is our Shuffle back ‡ The QB will take a slide step then attack the DE. attack the force player for your pitch read 1/28/2012 84 . if the DE squeezes. If the DE comes upfield. Shuffle.

attack the force player for your pitch read 1/28/2012 85 . Shuffle. if the DE squeezes. If the DE comes upfield.15 Slide Option (Shuffle) F C S E Y W T M T E H R C F ‡ The F back is our pitch back ‡ The H is our Shuffle back ‡ The QB will take a slide step then attack the DE.

Installing the Speed Option ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Allows you to get the ball on the perimeter Your athletes get the ball in space Forces defense to defend the alley and the sidewalk Takes advantage when the defense reduces their front Allows you another way to attack the 5 technique We use our veer blocking scheme 1/28/2012 86 .

19 Speed to An Over Front C R W E F T M T E S C The QB will attack the outside shoulder of the 5 technique. 1/28/2012 87 .

. Can be called with a Crack for WR s. crack changes read to 88 1/28/2012 first level two player.19 Speed to An Under Front C F R W ET T M E S C With a 3 technique to the playside the PSG and PST will combo up to the Will.

19 Speed Option F C S E Y F W T M T E H R C ‡ The F back is our pitch back ‡ The QB will slide one step and attack the DE ‡ The QB will pitch off the DE ** In the pistol we do not have to flip our back to flip the play! 1/28/2012 89 .

Installing The Load Option ‡ Load Option gets the ball on the perimeter quickly ‡ We load the alley player (usually the free safety) ‡ Offensive line uses slow rotating zone combinations ‡ Load is a double-option with a pitch phase and a keep phase ‡ Puts the 9 technique in conflict 1/28/2012 90 .

the FB turns up inside of him to block the next color ‡ If the read squeezes. the fullback goes outside the read to block the next color 1/28/2012 91 .Fullback on Load Option ‡ The Fullback will block the first defensive player past our pitch read ‡ The fullback runs at the inside jersey of the read ‡ If the read goes upfield.

1/28/2012 92 . The defender comes down hill to take the quarterback. so the fullback turns up field to load the alley player. so the fullback goes outside of him to load the alley player.Load Drill D F F D The fullback sees the defender going upfield to take the pitchman.

Then attacks 9 Tech Zone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement 93 1/28/2012 .14 Load vs. a 1-5-9 R C E W T T M E S F C ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ O-Line Uses Load Blocking Pitch off the first man outside the 9 Tech FB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley Player QB Slides.

‡ We can read the backside or the frontside. 1/28/2012 94 . ‡ Our Zone read with the H back is our base play in the two back set.Our Inside Read Game ‡ We will run our inside read and inside read option concepts. ‡ We can run both concepts from a 1 and two back set.

Inside Zone Count System 2 W 3 1 M 1 2 3 E T T E S Q F Uncovered and Covered lineman will work combination They will track the down lineman to the linebacker We will make a solid call if everyone is covered 1/28/2012 95 .

make solo call as you and RT are covered 96 . Combo with RG. DT is 1. combo 1 tech to Will Identify 3 Tech as #1. combo 1 tech to Mike Covered by #2. combo 1 tech to Will Identify Will as 2. Listen for combo call. combo 3 Tech to Mike Covered. listen for combo call. you have 2 to yourself Covered by #3. make combo call. make solo call.Inside Zone Count System 2 W 3 1 M 1 2 3 E T T E S C LG LT RG RT TE 1/28/2012 Identify Mike as 0.

Inside Zone Numbering Versus Fronts Zone To The Right 1 1 W 3 2 M 0 2 3 3 2 1 1 0 W M 2 3 E T T E S E T T E S Double Eagle Eagle Weak 1/28/2012 97 .

we go back to our gap rules. 1/28/2012 98 . We have our gap first.Inside Zone Numbering Versus Fronts Zone To The Right 2 1 1 W 3 M 0 S 2 1 3 1 E N E $ 3 W 2 M 0 2 3 E T T E S 30 Stack 22 Stack Up We number our stack by game plan. Whenever we face a stack defense.

The RG sees him go away and now works to the player filling the B gap. the 3 Tech slanted inside and the Center has to pick him up. The RG is covered with a 3 tech. If the Mac were to step up to blitz. In the case above. the Center would make a base call. This would eliminate the Arizona call and put both lineman on a base block.Covered/Uncovered Zone Concept M T M T This is an example of an Ace call on 42 IS. The uncovered player must have his eyes in his PSG. and the Center is uncovered with a man over. The RG and Center take their playside zone step with eyes to their gap. 1/28/2012 99 .

We get head up tackles that will slant. ³Don¶t Chase Backers. This is a generic drill where we will put guards with tackles and centers with guards. We get our eyes up and this teaches the kids to be able to work an inside threat. slants.´ .Handling Stunts B B L E This is a two-on-two drill working two offensive lineman vs. a defensive lineman and a backer. We teach patience in this drill and we follow a very strict rule. and loops! 1/28/2012 100 B T T E This is our three on three drill we do a lot because of stacked fronts. We work this drill with the frontside. You must work against twists. We want this to be a game speed drill once the initial teaching is done. then the backside.

17 Read Option W E T M T E S $ F Q H The Offensive Line will execute their zone rules. 1/28/2012 101 . He will pitch off the next defender. The F will drop step and get into pitch relationship The QB will read the backside 5 tech for his give/keep read.

Twins H Belly 16 Zone R E H W T M T E S Y The Offensive Line will execute their inside zone rules. The QB will read the backside 5 tech for his give/keep read. 1/28/2012 102 . He will pitch off the next defender. The TB will execute his backside mesh footwork.

The QB will read the backside 5 tech for his give/keep read. He will pitch off the next defender. 1/28/2012 103 . The backside H will be the pitch man.Bunch Right 16 Read Option F R E X H W T M T E Y S C Z F The Offensive Line will execute their inside zone rules.

17 Read Option W E T M T E S The QB and tailback will utilize zone read footwork The QB will read the EMOL The back will read the backside A gap to frontside A 1/28/2012 104 .

1/28/2012 105 .Wings Right H Fly 19 Speed R C W E T M T E $ F C The QB will ride the fly and run a speed path out the back door. We will block speed on the frontside.

He works downhill to the Void TB must be prepared to win a 1 on 1 battle with the LB OL can incorporate fold schemes to eliminate leverage! 106 1/28/2012 .Downhill Concept Illustrated W E T M T E Q F Great Complement to the veer! ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Tailback takes a hard downhill step with his playside foot.

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FB. The running back depth will be determined by your athletic ability of the personnel along with your offensive philosophy for this type of an offense.Comparing Under Center.O. 1 Quarterback 3 Fullback 2 Tailback Pistol T G C RG T G Y 1 Quarterback 2 3 Fullback 164 . and TB sets their heels at 5 yards of the L.S. And Gun Formations 164 Pro "I" or Under Center Openside Tightside X T G C G T Y 2 1 3 QB. Gun T G C G T Y Z The gun offense normally puts the standard depth of the quarterback at 5 yards off the ball. Pistol. When in the Gun formation whether you play with one back or two backs in the backfield your backs will offset to one side or the other along the side of the quarterback.

Impact of the Option ‡ Control the Box ± Opportunities to spread the defense ± Create gaps in the defense 165 ‡ Cross key responsibilities ‡ Add defensive prep time ± Misdirection opportunities ± 2-back triple option ± 1-back double option 1/28/2012 165 .

S. 7 Yards The center will set the huddle 7 yards off the line of scrimmage with his front to the L.O.O. 1/28/2012 RT RG C LG LT X F Y H Z Q 166 .S.How To Set The Huddle Line of Scrimmage 166 Once breaking from the huddle the offense must sprint to the L.

Center should always strive to 1/28/2012 167 .Gun Snap / Center ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 167 The center and quarterback gun exchange needs to be perfected for best results to create Flat Back Should Be Below Parallel snap the ball at the belt buckle of the quarterback Snap ± hips down In vision Snapping Ball To Belt Buckle of QB Bring Snap Up Through Middle of Center a smooth mesh.

Any one can respond by alerting the snap count by using the following: BK. First Sound (Go) Pizza: On first Hut Dunkin Donuts: On Two Hut. Hut Freeze: Hold Your Water 1/28/2012 168 . Hut.What's For Dinner Asking For Snap Count 168 ³What's For Dinner´ an alert for those who may have forgotten the snap count. Hut Taco Bell: On Three Hut.

1/28/2012 169 .Quarterback ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Stance ± Toes at 4 1/2 yds Gun = 2 Hands up always Raise foot to let center know 169 QB Toes at 4 yds.

Backfield Alignment: 1 Back 170 Fullback will align his outside foot To the inside foot of the tackle to his side. 1/28/2012 170 .

Backfield Alignment: 2 Backs 171 Backs will align their outside foot to the inside foot of the offensive tackle to their side. 1/28/2012 171 .

172 Set the strength of the formation by using a right and left call. Openside Tightside Right Left Tightside Openside X LT LG C RG RT Y Z Quarterback Y LT LG C RG RT Z Teen Series 1 Thirty Series 3 Set heels at 5 yards Twenty Series 2 X 3 Fullback 1 2 Halfback 1/28/2012 Gun 172 .Offense at its strongest point with Tight End and two backs in the game.

173 Fullback TE Tailback TE Right or Left Call Made Sets The Formation & TE Two Backs and Tight End Puts Offense at its Strongest 1/28/2012 173 .Offense at its strongest point with Tight End and Two backs in the game.

Installing Your Gun Formations 174 1/28/2012 174 .

Spread Right or Left Split End (X) Gun Right Fullback (3) 175 Tailback (2) Tight End 1/28/2012 Flanker (Z) 175 .Offense considered in its toughest formation with two backs and tight end in the game.

Open gives you two backs and two open Ended sides. Split End (X) Tight End Flanker (Z) 1/28/2012 176 .Open Right 176 Open Slots the Tight End approximately 6 yards outside the callside tackle (right / left).

Spread Slot 177 Spread Slot puts the Flanker and Split End aligning together and opposite the tight End. The Flanker becomes the Inside receiver. Tight End (Y) Tailback Fullback Flanker (Z) Split End (X) 1/28/2012 177 .

Now the Tailback will align opposite the Tight End and at the same level creating two slot receivers to both sides.Twins 178 Twins is like the Open formation for the Tight End. Split End (X) Tailback (2) Tight End (Y) 1/28/2012 Flanker (Z) 178 .

Gun Trips 179 The Trips formation is like the Open formation but now the Tailback steps up towards the Tight End creating a three receiver side Gun Orange Right Split End (X) Fullback (3) Split End (X) Tailback (2) Tight End (Y) Tight End Flanker (Z) Flanker (Z) 1/28/2012 179 .

180 Flanker (Z) Tailback (4) Fullback (3) Tight End (Y) 1/28/2012 180 .Gun Left Anchor Split End (X) Anchor puts the Tight End following the right or left call away from the three receiver side.

The Tailback and Fullback will now step up to the same level as the Tight End creating a no back set.Gun Empty 181 Empty is a no back formation. Gun Empty Right Split End (X) Fullback (3) Tailback (2) Tight End (Y) Flanker (Z) 1/28/2012 181 .

Whenever the tight end gets inside his tackle he wheels his shoulders parallel to the line of scrimmage (square the shoulders). 1/28/2012 3 182 . If the motion brings the tight end across the center then don't square the shoulders until you get past the center. X 2 T G C G T Z Y 1 Tight end will square his shoulders at this point to the line of scrimmage.Tight End Motion: 182 Twins Right Yac (Y Across) Ying (Y In) Yoyo (Y in and out) Yout ( Y Out) Y words alert the tight end to the type of motion.

Tight End Motion: 183 TE 1/28/2012 183 .

Foul (F Left) X 2 T G C G T Z Y 3 1 F Word is an alert for the fullback to Motion. 1/28/2012 184 .Fullback Motion: 184 Twins Right Fair (F Right).

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H Belly X T G C G T Y 1 3 Z Hair H Motion . Hac (H Across).Right 2 1/28/2012 186 . Hinge (H In).Tailback Motion: 186 Gun Hair (H Right). Hippo (H In then Out). Howl (H Left).

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Z Fly (in front of Q) . Zorro (Z in and out). just like all other motions is designed to gain an advantage.Flanker Motion: Zac (Z Across). Zing (Z In) 188 Gun Left Slot Zip & Zap With Zip motion the flanker will get to a position designated by play called. Zip motion. Y T G C G T X Z 3 1/28/2012 1 2 188 . Z Belly (Behind Q). Zip motion usually will force defenses to roll their coverage's and change responsibilities which sometimes will either get a secondary misaligned or check to a wrong coverage.

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Hac (H Across) Ace Right Hac X 2 3 1 T G C G T Y Z Quarterback will align at 4 yards behind his center. 1/28/2012 190 .Tailback Motion: Hinge (H In).

H Belly Motion Z Y 3 T G C G T X 2 1 Belly motion sends the designated offensive player motioning behind the quarterback and deepest back. 1/28/2012 191 .Belly Motion: Puts designated player with motion behind the QB 191 Spread Lt.

Belly Motion: Puts designated player with motion behind the QB 192 Trips Rt. H Belly TB 1/28/2012 192 .

1/28/2012 193 . H Fly Z Y T G C G T 2 X 3 1 Fly motion sends the designated offensive player motioning behind the quarterback and deepest back.Fly Motion: Fly Puts designated player in motion in front of QB 193 Gun Spread Lt.

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Head up alignment on the tackle. Head up alignment on the tight end.Head-Up Defenders 6 8 "O" Technique "2" Technique ³4" Technique ³6" Technique Head up alignment on the center Head up alignment on the guard.Even Numbers . 4 2 0 2 4 6 8 201 1/28/2012 201 .

Outside shade alignment on the tight end. Inside shade alignment on the tight end. Outside Shade alignment on the tackle. Inside shade alignment on a wing Outside shade alignment on a wing 202 . Inside shade alignment on the tackle.Odd Numbers .Shaded Defenders 202 9 7 5 3 1 1 3 5 7 9 1/28/2012 8i 6i "1" Technique "2i" Technique "4i" Technique "5" Technique "6i" Technique "7" Technique "8i" Technique "9" Technique 4i 2i 2i 4i 6i 8i Outside shade alignment on the center Inside shade alignment on the guard.

Must Be Able to Talk Defensive Alignment Scheme 203. 31 Cover 3 1 Technique 5 Technique 3 Technique 6i Technique Z X E C 1/28/2012 T W M T E S C 203 R FS .

Football Starts Here Offensive Line  204 When coaching offensive line Never Compromise The Box By Assuming Unblocked defenders Won¶t Make Plays. 7. or 9-man 1/28/2012 204 .  The Box ± 6. 8. The Box Is Yours And Account For All Defenders Either By Assigning a Blocker To Them Or Leaving Them For The Quarterback To Read.

Center . Duece.Establishing The Offensive Line Combos and Base Blocking Alerts 205 Ace. Deuce.Right Guard G C C G Guard Tackle G T Tackle -Tight End T Y Ace Lion Ace Ram Lion left guard Ram right guard Deuce Trey Ace. 205 1/28/2012 . and Trey calls are used to alert which linemen will be working together based upon the type of play called in the huddle. and Trey are combo schemes that track one down defender to a second level Linebacker.Left Guard Center .

Combo Alerts LT LG Center RG RT TE Deuce Tackle & Guard 1/28/2012 Ace Lion Ace Ram Deuce Trey Tackle & TE 206 .

Possible Deuce Base Base Ace. 1/28/2012 Ace Lion Deuce Deuce. & Trey means combo between a down defender and LBer 207 207 .

Near Ear Rule Center Near Ear Of Defenders Helmet 208 M T LG C RG RT Guard Near Ear Of Defenders Helmet X LT Y 1 1/28/2012 Ace Ram 208 .

The Near Ear Rule lNear Ear lBlock 209 is also known as a landmark nearest ear of the down defender according to play call ‡Where you place your helmet ‡Base block to near ear on helmet of down defender lWhen making a ³verbal alert call´ ‡Never pull a covered lineman with you 1/28/2012 209 .

The Near Ear Rule 210 1/28/2012 Base Ace Ram Trey 210 .

Covered and Uncovered Linemen 211 Covered Uncovered Depending upon play called Don¶t pull covered lineman When zone blocking. 1/28/2012 Depending upon the play Called pull uncovered 211 .

Hole Numbering System / How Plays Are Called 212 Odd Holes 9 All "Odd" numbered plays will be run to the left. The aiming point for even numbers is the outside hip of the designated lineman that side. Even Holes 6 Y 8 All "Even" numbered plays will be run to the right. 7 X 5 LT 4 3 1 0 2 LG C RG RT 3 1 2 1/28/2012 212 . The aiming point for odd numbers is the outside hip of the designated lineman that side.

Offensive Numbering System: Odd Numbers Lt / Even Rt 213 Odd Numbers run Left 1. 7. 4. 6. 8 Even Numbered plays run Right 1/28/2012 213 . 2. 9 0. 3. 5.

Understanding Defensive Alignment Recognition 214 8 9 6 6i 5 4 4i 8i 7 TE 2 0 3 2i 1 1 OG 2i OG 2 3 4i 4 5 6i OT 6 7 8 8i 9 OT TE Even Numbers = Head Up Defender / Odd Numbers Outside Shades (I) = Inside Shades 1/28/2012 214 .

QB reads the 9 technique ³Circle The Wagons´ Example: 12 ISO ( 1 option series. direction1 and read: 0 and 1 . QB reads the 5 Technique 6 and 7 ± Drop Step ³Out on Tracks´ 8 and 9 .Traps and Midline Plays 2 and 3 .Bring the scheme around. 2 direction ³Part the Sea´.Take the scheme back.ISO Plays ³Part The Sea´ 4 and 5 . 215 1/28/2012 215 .What Dictates The Blocking Schemes The second digit dictates the blocking scheme.

Which Side and Hole Ball Is To Type of Blocking Series Be Run Scheme To Be Used Formation and Backfield Set 1/28/2012 Gun Right 13 ISO or Gun Left 12 ISO Type of play.Type of Series Dictated by First Digit and Direction by Second Digit 216 9 7 2' 5 2' 3 G 1 2' 0 2' 2 2' 4 2' 6 Y 8 X T C G T Option Series 1 Quarterback 3 Fullback 2 Tailback Fullback Series Tailback Series The following information will give you examples of how we call our plays and to what direction the play is to be run. 216 .

Type of Series Dictated by First Digit Teen Series 30 Series FB QB 217 20 Series TB 1 = Zone Read or Option 3 = Fullback Play 2 = Tailback Play 1/28/2012 217 .

QB will sell zone read fake to hold the backside 5 technique.First Digit ³2´ Means Who Gets The Ball. Blocking Scheme & Hole Dictated by Second Digit 218 24 ISO = Tailback Give No Read 1/28/2012 In this illustration 24 ISO has been called and this dictates Tailback Give on the ISO. 218 .

Type of Play and Blocking Scheme Dictated by Second Digit 219 14 Veer = Zone Read or Option the 5 Technique 34 Veer = Fullback Give 1/28/2012 219 .

220 .Type of Play and Blocking Scheme Dictated by Second Digit 220 12 ISO = Zone Read The ISO 22 ISO = Tailback Give There Is No Read 1/28/2012 In this illustration 24 ISO has been called and this dictates Tailback Give on the ISO. QB will sell zone read fake to hold the backside 5 technique.

Quarterback Read FS C R E X T C S Z W T G C M T E G T 2 1 3 12 and 13 Speed option can be paired together according to the alignment of the outside inverts. . 1/28/2012 Y Running back will drop step with his play side foot to gain 221 proper pitch relationship.Double Option Trips Right Near Speed 18 221 Speed Option is a predetermined run play with the quarterback either pitching or keeping the ball.

Center should always strive to snap the ball at the belt buckle of the quarterback.The center and quarterback gun exchange needs to be perfected for best results to create a smooth mesh. 222 FS #1 C R E X T G #2 C W T C M T RG T S E Z Y #3 2 1/28/2012 #2 1 3 #1 #1 Keep or Give Read 222 . use your imagination here. 14/15 Attach Option Several different formations and motions Can be used to incorporate best zone reads For the quarterback.

Triple Option 223 Give Keep Pitch Fullback 1/28/2012 Quarterback Tailback 223 .

except read can be frontside or backside FS #1 C R E X T G #2 C W T C M T RG T #1 S Z E #2 Y 2 1/28/2012 1 3 #1 Keep or Give Read #3 224 .Open Right Attack 14 224 Same concepts as the under center option game.

225 .Quarterback Zone Reads W E T G 225 M T T C G T E Y Quarterback Give W E T G T C G T T Y Quarterback Keep 3 1 3 1 Quarterback will give the ball in With this scenario the EMLOS is playing the running back so the quarterback would pull and keep the ball. 1/28/2012 this situation due to the fact EMLOS is playing up the field. Tackle is using a TAG Call.

Types Of QB Zone Reads: Backside Tackle Pull Read Tackle Traps (1 ± 0) and Tackle Zone (6 ± 7) 226 Quarterback Backside Read 1/28/2012 226 .

Types Of QB Zone Reads: Frontside Tackle Veer Release All plays with 4 & 5 attached is a frontside Veer Read 227 Quarterback Frontside Read Cowboy 1/28/2012 227 .

Types Of QB Zone Reads: Backside Tackle Stretch Release Any play that ends with a 6 or 7 is a backside Stretch Read Can use a TAG Call to Pull BST across play. 228 Quarterback Backside Read Zone and Read puts the running back in front and across the Quarterback as he reads the backside 5 technique. 1/28/2012 228 .

either slot could possible cowboy into a pitchman 1/28/2012 229 .Cowboy The Slot Into Pitch Relationship. 229 X 2 LT LG C RG RT Z Y Cowboy 1 Cowboy 3 When aligning in a formation that gives you a slot to either side you can audible into best play depending upon the read by the quarterback thus.

Cowboy The Pitch 230 Doubles Right Attack 15 X 2 3 Cowboy The Cowboy will drop step with outside foot and will work into a pitch relationship with the Quarterback. 1 LT LG C RG RT Y Z 1/28/2012 230 .With the Cowboy technique use your imagination by motion and formations.

231 Possible Cowboy Possible Cowboy 1/28/2012 231 .Cowboy The Slot Into Pitch Relationship.

Cowboy The Slot Into Pitch Relationship. 232 QB Read C R E X 2 3 1 LT LG C W RG RT Z Y Pulling Tackle 1/28/2012 232 .

Cowboy The Slot Into Pitch Relationship. 233 Trap Tackle Trap with Speed Option Cowboy the Slot Cowboy Technique 1/28/2012 233 .

Run Plays by ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 1/28/2012 nd 2 Digit 234 Trap ± 0¶s and 1¶s (Frontside Read) Midline ± 0¶s and 1¶s (Frontside Read) ISO ± 2¶s and 3¶s (Backside Read) Lead ± 2¶s and 3¶s (Frontside Read) Speed ± 8¶s and 9¶s (Frontside Read) Veer ± 4¶s and 5¶s (Frontside Read) Attack ± 4¶s and 5¶s (Frontside Read) Utah ± 4¶s and 5¶s (Frontside Read) Follow± 4¶s and 5¶s (Frontside Read) Zone ± 6¶s and 7¶s (Backside Read) Read ± 6¶s and 7¶s (Backside Read) Load± 4¶s and 5µs (Frontside Read) 234 .

Five Primary Blocking Schemes 0 ± 1 = Trap Schemes (White. Midline Take it Back 2 ± 3 = ISO Schemes ³Part The Sea At The Point of Attack´ 4 ± 5 =Take it Back Schemes (Read the 5 tech.) 6 ± 7 = Take It Out On Tracks (Backside Read) 8 ± 9 = Bring The Blocking Scheme Around (Read the 9 Tech.) 235 1/28/2012 235 . Purple).

Tackle Trap 10 ± 11 / 30 ± 31 / 20 ± 21 Gun Right 10 Tackle Trap The quarterback is looking to read the reaction of the defensive end as he reacts to the pulling tackle. or stays soft the QB will give to the 236 FS C C R E X Backside Read of the 5 Technique by QB. W T G T M T C 1 G T S E Y Z 3 2 White Alert "Short Pull" 236 1/28/2012 .

Tackle Trap 0 or 1 White = Trap The 3 Technique Speed Option Backside 237 QB Read White = Trap the 3 technique Short Trap 1/28/2012 237 .

1/28/2012 3 2 White Alert "Short Pull" 238 . The offensive line will use their "White" (short) and "Black" (long) alert for the location of the defender to be trapped. W T T C 1 G M E T C S Z Y Backside Read of the 5 Technique by QB.Trap ± Short Pull (White) Long Pull (Black) Gun Green Right 10 Tackle Trap 238 FS C R E X T G The tackle trap will trap the first defender past the center.

Tackle Trap 0 & 1¶s Purple Alert = Long Pull 239 QB Read 1/28/2012 239 .

C E X T C W T G C M T E G T R S Z 2 3 1/28/2012 Y 1 240 .12 ± 13 Speed Option (read the 5 technique) 240 Three Right Speed 19 Quarterback Read FS Quarterback should run at the inside jersey number of his pitch or keep read.

18-19 Speed Option (read the 5 technique) Double Option Only 241 Keep Pitch 1/28/2012 241 .

16-17 Zone (read the 5) Open Right 16 Zone 242 Keep or Pitch Read Keep or Give Read FS If in this scenario the EMLOS on the backside plays the running back then the quarterback will pull the ball and get in a two on one situation vs the outside invert "Rover" C R E X LT C W T G C M T E G T S Z Y 3 1 2 Quarterback reads the backside defensive end for keep or give 242 1/28/2012 .

14-15 Veer (read the 5) Spread Right Attack 15 Keep or Pitch Read Keep or Give Read 243 FS C C R X W E T G M T C S T E T Y Z G 3 1 2 1/28/2012 243 .

14-15 Attack (read the 5) 244 Pitch Read Pull Give 1/28/2012 244 .

quarterback keeping and running the counter.13 Counter is either on the quarterbacks read of the backside EMLOS a give to the running back. with possible pitch down the field to his backside back. C R E X 2 3 1 T G C W T C M T G S E RT Y Z 1/28/2012 245 .14 ± 15 Counter Twins Right Counter at 14 245 FS Quarterback Read 12 .

14-15 Utah 246 Open Right Utah at 14 FS C R E X If the defensive end plays down and inside off the tackle then the quarterback will keep the ball and run the speed option. 1/28/2012 Read for Shovel or Speed Option. Shovel Read C W T G C T M T G S E T Y Z 3 1 2 246 .

Running Back Mechanics For 14 ± 15 Utah Option 247 QB Must Stay Parallel Read The ³5´ Back Runs At Outside Hip of Tackle 1/28/2012 247 .

Running Backs Steps and QB read for Utah Option 248 Read FB FB Pitch Shovel Pass 1/28/2012 248 .

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Once tailback receives the ball run to daylight.16/17 Read Spread Right 16 Read 256 The Sweep will be a hand-off to the backside RB With any and all uncovered linemen zoning playside. 256 1/28/2012 . FS C R QB Read W E T G M T C S T G T C E Y X Tailback will drop step with playside foot looking to receive the hand-off moving parallel to the line of scrimmage. Z 2 1 3 Once engaged our offensive linemen must circle the wagons on their defender to gain best advantage. The Fullback will load block the 9 technique or 1st defender outside towards the play called.

18 ± 19 Speed / 28 ± 29 Fly Formation 257 FS C R No Read C W T T 2 3 G C M T G T S E Y Z E X 1 Fly motion puts the designated back in front of the quarterback 1/28/2012 257 .

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Presentation Breakdown 1. 4. 6. 7. 5. 3. System Explanation Formations and Positions Keys and Reads in the Passing Game Basic Running Game Pass Protection Schemes Run Plays Pass Plays 1/28/2012 259 . 2.

1/28/2012 260 .Explanation of System Information on the following pages will serve as a reference to better understand the diagrams of this presentation.

Formations X H Q F Y Q Z X Y Z F H Twins Right Gun Spread Right Gun X H Q F Y Z Y H Q F Z X Doubles Right Gun Anchor Lt x Z F Q H Y H X Y Z Q F Spread Rt Slot Ace Right Gun X 1/28/2012 Y H F X Z F H Z Y 261 Wide Bunch Right .

Formations X H Q F Y Z H Q F X Y Z Mirror Right Gun Solo Right Gun X Y H Q F Z X H Q F Y Z Trey Right Gun Trips Right Gun x H Q F Y Z X Y H Q F Z Empty Right Ace Right Over Gun X Y H F Z X F H Z Y 1/28/2012 262 Quads Three Right .

or Blocking Assignment = Ball Carrier or Potential Carrier = Drop Step for Option Relationship 1/28/2012 263 .= Motion = Pitch or Pass = Set up to Throw after Fake or Boot = Key or Read on Option. Pass.

Player Personnel X H F Any formation can be with or without Gun Y Z X H Z Y Player Personnel Symbols with Regard F to the Remainder of Presentation 1/28/2012 264 .

Right/Left ± motion for back to leave back field either right or left In ± motion in towards formation without going across ‡ ‡ ‡ Motion will be tagged at the end of the play preceded by the personnel symbol of the player who will be going into motion. 1/28/2012 (ex.Motion Types ‡ ‡ ‡ Across ± motion from one side of the formation to the other Back ± motion back into a running back or pitch position Test ± motion across until the plane of the center is broken and then back again to starting position. will either fake or take handoff. The player will maintain his route after motion. used to detect coverage Fly ± motion across ¾ to full speed either directly in front of QB depending on whether in shotgun or under center. 53 Zac (across) ) 265 .

The number tree is always a two digit number. 1/28/2012 266 . 80¶s are dash rights and 90¶s are dash lefts.Route Determination When calling routes for pass plays a number tree will be used. Example would be 62 Return or 61 Y Choice. 70¶s are 5-Step with 355TE staying in to block. 60¶s are 5-Step. All 50¶s are 3-Step. Call routes will be used to tagged special routes.

Seam/Fade Post PostPost-Corner Sail Post Cross Deep Out Curl Speed Out Hitch 1 Slant Arrow 1/28/2012 267 .

Examples of Call Routes ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Fade Zip Out and Up Stick China Bubble Shallow Come Back Wheel Pivot 1/28/2012 268 .

Keys and Reads in the Short and Intermediate Passing Game 1. How to Beat What 1/28/2012 269 . Front Identification and Significance 2. Coverage Identification and Significance 3.

Front Identification and Number of Defensive Backs in Defense B E T B T E E T B T E 4-2 (5 DB¶s) M B B E T N T E E T E B B 4-1 (6 DB¶s) 5-1 (5 DB¶s) B E T M T B E B E M T B E 3-4 (4 DB¶s) 4-3 (4 DB¶s) B E T B E E B T B E B 3-3 (5 DB¶s) 1/28/2012 3-2 (6 DB¶s) 270 3-3 Eagle(5 DB¶s) .

Less than 6 in box we run. Throw Hot 4.Defensive Front Rules 1. unless 3rd and +5 2. Must know who can come and pick them up 3. Throw Uncovered 1/28/2012 271 .

Coverage Schemes and How to Recognize them Types of Coverage ‡Cover 0 ± 0 Deep with Man Under. Drop. Weak zone if bring more than 3 1/28/2012 272 . Usually bringing other 6 defenders ‡ Cover 1 ± 1 Deep with Man Under. bring. or spy with extra defender ‡ Cover 2 ± 2 Deep with Man or Zone Under. Weak zone if bring more than 4 ‡ Cover 3 ± 3 Deep with Zone Under. Weak zone if bring more than 4 ‡ Cover 4 ± 4 Deep with Zone Under.

Cover 0 C B S E T T B F E S C 1/28/2012 273 .

Cover 1 F C B S E T T B S E C 1/28/2012 274 .

Cover 2 Man Under F F C B S E T T E S C 1/28/2012 275 .

Cover 2 Zone Under F F C B S E T T E S C 1/28/2012 276 .

Cover 3 C B S E T F C B S T E 1/28/2012 277 .

Cover 4 F C B S E T T E F C S 1/28/2012 278 .

Back out of Back Field 0Cov 1.Pick Routes. Flood the underneath zones Cov 4 ± Attack Flats and Hook Zones. 3. 3 verticals. 2. 4 verticals. Play Action 1Cov 2 Man .How to Take Advantage of Different Coverage's 1. Cov 0. Screen. 1/28/2012 279 .Draw.Curl/Flat. Shallow Crossing Routes Cov 2 Zone . 6. Slant and Wheel.Post into 2 Deep void. Draw 5. 4.Pick Routes. Slant and Wheel. Uncovered Receivers with 7 man front Cov 3 . Screen.

Buy doing this you force the defense to also spread out their personnel which causes their players to have to defend more space. I will break each play down and show blocking assignments against basic fronts.The Wauconda Run Game The running game is one of the strongest points of any Spread offense. Having to occupy and control added space helps to equalize talent levels. Over the next few pages I will go over the basic run plays in the Wauconda offense. 1/28/2012 280 . The principal behind the Spread is to spread the field both vertically and horizontally.

Basic Running Plays ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 1/28/2012 Zone Read Gut ISO Bend Counter Shuffle Option Speed Option       Load Veer Fly Stretch Draw Draw Trap (DAT) 281 .

If he does not then Keep. 282 .Zone B E T B T E 1/28/2012 Make End Respect the Keep. Can have option call with predetermined pitch man.

Zone vs Other Fronts B E M T B E E T B T E B E T B E B B E T B B E 1/28/2012 283 .

Gut B E T T B E Stick tight to down blocks and look for cut off backers. 1/28/2012 284 .

Q Trap B E T T B E Stick tight to down blocks and look for cut off backers. 1/28/2012 285 .

Trap vs Other Fronts B E M T B E E T B T E 1/28/2012 286 .

287 . If he does not then keep. Can have option call with predetermined pitch man.TAG B E T B T E 1/28/2012 Make End Respect the Keep.

Counter vs Other Fronts B E M T B E E T B T E 1/28/2012 288 .

if he chases shuffle under him. 1/28/2012 289 .Shuffle (Utah) Option B E T T B E Read end. if he sits run speed option.

do not let down linemen cross your face.Speed Option B E T T B E Zone hard playside. 1/28/2012 290 .

Wauconda Protection Schemes 1/28/2012 291 .

) 6 Man (Back or TE in Blocking Scheme) 7 Man (Back and TE in Blocking Scheme) Slide (Gap Protection.B. Inside/Right/Left) Roll (Spring or Roll Out Protection) Quick (Cut or Aggressive B.O.O.) Boot (Play Action Protection 292 1/28/2012 .Types of Protection ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ 5 Man (Empty Formations B.B.

5 Man Protection QB must make Hot Read off of outside pressure. B Center Must check for Backer while giving A gap support E T T E Big On Big Cup Protection 1/28/2012 293 .

6 Man Protection (No TE) #1 #2 W E T B T E S Big On Big Zone Side ³One Man´ Call Center Must Help A gap While Checking Will Backer 1/28/2012 Inside to Out and Check #1 to #2 294 .

6 Man Protection (TE) #1 #2 W E T B Big On Big S E T Zone Side ³One Man´ Call Center Must Help A gap While Checking Will Backer 1/28/2012 Uncovered Linemen must help Inside to Out and Check #1 to #2 295 .

7 Man Slide Protection W E T B T E S 1/28/2012 296 .

Roll or Sprint Protection W E T B T E S 1/28/2012 297 .

Quick Protection B E T T E Aim high thigh to get defender¶s hands down 1/28/2012 Center Check for backer and help A gap 298 .

Boot Protection W E T B T E 1/28/2012 299 .

Run Plays From Various Formation 1/28/2012 300 .

Twins Rt 16 Zone (Cowboy for Y) F C B S E T T E B Option Reads C S 1/28/2012 301 .

Trey Triple Option R F C B S E T T E B S Option Reads C 1/28/2012 302 .

Ace H Back Triple Option R F C S E T T E Option Reads B B S C 1/28/2012 303 .

Trio Triple Option R F C S E T B T E B S Option Reads C 1/28/2012 304 .

Trio Triple Option R Z Back F C S E T T E Option Reads B B S C 1/28/2012 305 .

Over Wing-Slot H Back Triple Option R Wing- F C S S E T Option Reads B T B C E 1/28/2012 306 .

Thunder Shovel Option Right F Back F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 307 .

Solo Z Right QB Gut F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 308 .

Trigger QB Trap R F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 309 .

Trio Blast Left Z Back F C S E T T E C S B B 1/28/2012 310 .

Trio Power Left Z Back F C S E T T E C S B B 1/28/2012 311 .

Trio Speed Option Rev Right Z Back F C S E T T E C S B B 1/28/2012 312 .

Trio QB Counter R F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 313 .

Twins I Counter Right Z Across F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 314 .

Bunch Toss Right F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 315 .

Bunch Counter Left F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 316 .

Thunder Speed Option Right F Back F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 317 .

Pass Plays From Various Formation 1/28/2012 318 .

Empty Left 63 F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 319 .

Empty Left 67 H Shallow F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 320 .

Anchor Left Foul 62 F Spot F C C S E T B T E B S 1/28/2012 321 .

Trips Right Foul Y Quick Screen F C S E T T E C S B B 1/28/2012 322 .

Empty Right 53 Pivot F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 323 .

Twins Right 67 F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 324 .

Empty Right F Bubble 63 F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 325 .

Trips Left Dig F C S E T T E C S B B 1/28/2012 326 .

Trio Zone L Fake Hitch Screen R F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 327 .

Bunch Right 7-50 Throwback 7- F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 328 .

Bunch Left 7-15 53 7- F C S B E T B T E S C 1/28/2012 329 .

Trips Right H Belly Pitt Special F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 330 .

Trips Right 66 Hippo H Bench F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 331 .

Anchor Right 63 Dbl F C C B S E T T E B S 1/28/2012 332 .

Empty Right 66 H Bench F C C B S E T T E B S 1/28/2012 333 .

Empty Right 68 Y Shallow F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 334 .

Trips Right Near 7-16 50 7F C S E T B T E B S C 1/28/2012 335 .

Twins Left 7-16 68 7F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 336 .

Twins Left 64 F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 337 .

Empty Right 66 F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 338 .

Empty Right 64 F Bench F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 339 .

Empty Right 68 F Shallow F C B S E T T E B S C 1/28/2012 340 .

Trips Hitch Screen QB Throw Back Right F Left Motion F C B S E T T E B C S 1/28/2012 341 .

Doubles Sprint Rev Right Pass F C C S E T B B T E S 1/28/2012 342 .

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