Sunday, December 29, 2019

QB Play-Action Pop Pass

Great design with a dual threat QB. Play-action off QB counter - pulling the Center and HB, slip the Running Back up the seam behind the linebackers. #spreadoffense

Monday, December 16, 2019

RPO Glance Causes False Step (Mike Backer)

The RPO glance threat causes the Mike Backer (#54) to take a false step on the give to the running back, one of the advantages of the Run, Pass, Option. #spreadoffense

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Perfect Force (Spill to Box) Technique vs 2 Pullers

This is textbook 'Spill (1st) & Box (2nd)' by the defense, perfect force by the defense against two pullers (ie: Counter) in the run game. #spreadoffense

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Wisconsin Football Double Pull Play

We first saw this in 2017 from Wisconsin, a great mis-direction false read, double pull, end around reverse. #spreadoffense #Wisconsin

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Inside Zone Read / H Arch / F Split Flow

Nice way to get multiple blocking hats to the perimeter on the inside zone read. Rich Rodriguez, 2019 Ole Miss. #spreadoffense

Sunday, November 24, 2019

TE Over Trips - RPO

Nice design, creating the extra surface and run gap with TE over on the RPO (Run, Pass, Option). The over-hang is in run/pass conflict. The inside receiver (#3) hitch to trips opens for a nice gain. #spreadoffense

Friday, November 22, 2019

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Over Formation - Play action Rail to the boundary

21 Personnel, run heavy over formation on 1st down gets the defense to go Corner over. RB slips out on the rail off Counter action to the boundary, nice design and preparation.

Monday, November 18, 2019

QB Counter RPO

Here's a nice conflict play, QB Counter RPO, with the option for the Quarterback to run or pass passed on the reaction of the defense. #spreadoffense

Friday, November 15, 2019

Orbit Return Swing vs. Man

Orbit return swing off inside zone. Almost impossible to defend in straight man down by the goal-line. A check could be to spin the secondary and switch with the safety once he crosses the tackle box.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Wing Counter Trap with Fly Sweep Action

Football Friday: 49ers hit big on this wing counter trap. Adding the fly sweep action helps mess with the backers eyes and widens the cornerback.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Option Football - Numbers Advantage

Option Football = Numbers.. Check out Orlando Brown Jr. (78) climbing to the 2nd level. Stalk block by the receiver, 42 running his feet after contact. 8 and 21 are pretty good too! Every play is a new team effort! #spreadoffense

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

RPO Give - Good box numbers

Here's a good decision by the QB on the RPO give. His movement key, the over-hang linebacker plays the perimeter, leaving good blocking numbers to the 3 surface side of the offense. #spreadoffense #RPO

Friday, October 18, 2019

Y Leak - Outside Zone Flood

The Y (TE) leak is becoming a popular throwback pass concept. A long developing play, requires moving the pocket platform off play-action. This play can also be run with your X, Z, or H receivers in reduced splits. #spreadoffense

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Coach Rich Rodriguez Explaining The Toss Counter Read

Coach Rich Rod dialing up the Toss Counter Read, the Godfather of the modern QB read run game.

X Receiver double move to boundary

Nice double move on the skinny 8 (post) and go by the X to the boundary. Max pro shot (7 man pass protection) down the field.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Split Zone RPO

Split zone RPO. The boundary safety is the movement key for the QB. #spreadoffense

Friday, October 4, 2019

RB Flat Screen - Trips (RB strong)

Running back (RB) flat screen out of 4 strong, good numbers play vs. 2 high safeties, hat on hat on the perimeter creates a favorable one on one for the RB.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Goal-line pick motion vs. man

Nice two man route concept at the goal-line. Return motion, with a natural rub by the outside receiver.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

RB Angle Middle Screen

Here's a nice design, the offense predicts blitz pressure by the defense, and calls a running back middle angle screen - the perfect play into pressure. Great tackle by the defense to stop a long gain. #spreadoffense

Friday, September 20, 2019

RB Wheel Route - Reverse Action

Two things you need to prepare for vs. a Gus Malzahn offense.

1. RB Wheel Routes
2. Statue of Liberty

Here he combines both to conflict the linebacker (LB) responsible for the RB for a big gain.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Increase Team Speed on Defense

Want to get faster on Defense? Shift some guys down a level (DB->LB, LB->DL), the Jimmy Johnson philosophy.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Wing Trap - Jet Flip Action

Nifty inside counter trap off jet flip action. This run play is popular in the Wing-T offense. #spreadoffense

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Beating the Gap Exchange - Zone Read

The Cowboys beat the gap exchange on the zone read. QB stays tight on the pull, and the left tackle (LT) gets enough of the replace LB for a big gain.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Deep 3rd coverage - attack the seams

Free release, late rotation, and no pass rush, add to that a good design of attacking the seams in deep 3rd's equals a big play. #spreadoffense

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Leak Route - Shallow and Up

Here's a 'leak' route, which involves a shallow crosser converting to a vertical (up) route when they cross the field. Tough route to cover as the receiver usually gets lost in the secondary. Requires good pass protection as it is long developing. #spreadoffense

Friday, September 6, 2019

Mesh Concept - Creating Rubs

Here the offense is running the underneath route, shallow crossing man or match up zone beater known as 'Mesh'. #spreadoffense

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Wide Zone RPO - backside glance

RPO's can be simple, while still maintaining physicality in the run game. Here the offense combines wide zone out of the shot gun with a backside glance (skinny post/slant) by the X receiver. #spreadoffense

Friday, August 23, 2019

Diamond Formation 12 P - Now Hitch

The run heavy diamond formation draws an 8-man box on 2nd and 1. The now hitch converts for big gain with the corner creeping towards the LOS.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

RPO - Missed Glance Read

The QB misses the read here on the RPO. The backside glance (slant) is wide open. #RPO #spreadoffense

Friday, August 16, 2019

Slot Inside Release Vertical vs Man Free (Cover 1)

The slot attacks the slot corners leverage on the snap to get the desired (inside) release. QB looks off the FS just enough to open the inside vertical seam to field. Know your leverage, know your help.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Offensive Line Medicine Ball - Drive Blocking Drill

Here's a good video for Offensive Lineman. Using medicine balls in order to get proper hand placement and leverage on drive blocks. #spreadoffense #Oline

Friday, August 2, 2019

Goal-Line Pass - 12 Personnel

Creative way to run your trips bunch goal-line stuff out of 12 personnel, same concepts, different formations.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gap Exchange - Tackle For Loss

The defense does a nice job on the gap exchange (chase and replace) versus the read QB keep. The LB stays tight the the DE's hip, not allowing any cut back by the QB, who reads the DE squeezing on the RB and pulls the ball. #spreadoffense

Monday, July 22, 2019

Zone Flash (Flanker Away) Soft Pitch

Zone 'Flash' (Flanker away) off soft pitch jet. It's a pre-determined give based on the DE tendency to read the OT for his gap responsibility (squeeze), which allows for the edge quickly and a lead blocker.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Hank Concept - Curl, Curl, Flat

The 'Hank' concept, in west coast offense lingo is a spacing concept in the pass game that stresses the defense horizontally. This video is out of a quads or 4x1 formation, but can also be run out of trips, or twins with a back out of the backfield. Good zone coverage better, especially to field with more space available. #spreadoffense

Friday, July 19, 2019

Gap Exchange - QB Dart Bash

The defense has a nice scheme here to stop the QB Dart (Tackle Wrap) Bash play. The gap exchange has the DE taking the QB and the Linebacker taking the RB. Unfortunately, the LB misses the initial tackle on 4th and 2. #spreadoffense

Front Side Snatch Read - Closed TE

The Seahawks and Russell Wilson love attacking the defense to the closed TE (3 surface) with front side dive 'snatch' read. It usually turns into a 2 on 2 game and if the defense doesn't fit it right it's off to the races on the cut back.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

RPO vs. Man Coverage

Here's a good RPO when faced with man coverage. 11 Personnel, the H back and X run a rub concept to the boundary combined with inside zone run. QB reads pre-snap box numbers and determines hand off or throw.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Frontside Dive RPO - 12 Personnel

Michigan QB Shea Patterson gets a good read here on the front side dive RPO throw out of 12 personnel. His movement key (#42 overhang) stays flat footed allowing the glance window to open for a nice gain.

RB Swing Lead out of Pistol Formation

Good design here on the Pistol Trio Swing H-lead, effective vs. man coverage with the natural rub on the double under routes, gets a playmaker in space on the perimeter.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Speed Out vs. Cover 3

Pitch and catch on the 12 yard speed out vs. Cover 3. The play design causes a little natural pick on the flat defender by the reduced receiver.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

QB Long Trap vs Cover 0

Nice design here by the offense, the defense is in Cover 0 (Man to man and no high safety) and the Middle Backer is responsible for the RB in pass. He disregards the pulling Guard to pick up the RB and the QB long trap breaks for a big gain. #spreadoffense

Sunday, June 16, 2019

7v7 4 Verticals - Trio Formation

Some 7 on 7 action from the Mississippi State 2019 Spring Football Game. The offense is running 4 verticals out of a 'Trio' formation. #spreadoffense

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Soft Pitch Fly Sweep

The offense shifts to a custom formation that out flanks the defense on the soft pitch fly sweep. Good play to use with tempo and get your playmaker in space. #spreadoffense

Sunday, June 2, 2019

QB Read Sweep - Guard and H-Back

Here the QB Read Sweep (or Power Read) includes the H-back and the Guard. #spreadoffense

Friday, May 24, 2019

Play-Action Power - Reduced X split

Play-action power gets the secondary peeking in the backfield while the minus X slips by on the seam near the goal-line.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Quarters Coverage Beater - Post with Deep Curl

Nice quarters coverage beater with the #1 receiver running a deep post and the #2 running a deep curl to occupy the safety to the field, creating one on one coverage. #spreadoffense

Friday, May 3, 2019

Divide Route vs. Split Safeties (2 High)

Football Friday: Florida hits the divide route identifying MOFO vs. split safety coverage. The inline TE releases vertically holding the backside safety. #spreadoffense