Sunday, September 7, 2008

QB Sweep - Simple And Effective Shot-Gun Spread Offense Play

QB Sweep Diagram (#1) Inside Slot Counter Trap #2 (off QB Sweep action)

Many spread offense's are pumping more and more rushing yards out of their athletic quarterback's (QB's). One of the simplest, yet effective plays out of the shot-gun is the QB Sweep (see diagram #1 above). This is also a great play to put in with your Tailback (TB) because it allows him to do what he is used to doing.

The QB will simply read the block of the #3 receiver (or inside slot). If the they get the hook he will sweep outside. If they kick-out, the QB will cut up and inside the block.

If you really want to keep the defense honest, compliment the QB sweep with the inside slot counter trap (see diagram #2 above). This could be either an inside hand-off or flip (schuffle) toss.


Anonymous said...

The top diagram is the Bunch Offense. It is very effective, provided the 2 playside backs and the split end make their cracks. I bought Coach Babcock's "Nasty Bunch" offense he has for sale at and doctored it up to match our current backs/holes numbering system. I coach Pop Warner this has proven to be very effective and sets up many other plays!
-- Coach Jim

Anonymous said...

We use a lot of backside G/T (guard tackle) counter blocking with this Nasty Bunch look. It works very well and you can always motion your C back (left slot) to take the Jet handoff. This works great vs. the 3-5 as well. There is also a great play-action pass that I would be happy to post on if you would like. Coach Babcock IGWT t 2k9