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March 10 - 3rd Spring Practice


PERIOD

Time

Period

Pre

3:15 - 3:30

Walk Thru

Flex.

3:30 - 3:40

1&2

3:40 - 3:50 FAST BREAK

3&4

3:50-4:00

5&6

4:00-4:10

4:10-4:15

8,9,10

11

RB

QB

WR

OL

DB

Review Script
Stretch - With Position Coach

FUND

FUND.

Rapid Fire Plays Off of Script - Brownlee


Stance,
Center w/ QB
Ball Security
Ball Security
Catch, Stab,
Agility
Ball Handling
Plants
Hold Pose on
Drills
Agility
Stance/Starts
Inside Veer
Stance/Start

Mesh With
Quarterbacks

Mesh With
Running
Backs
Armstead
working
midline

Run Routes
Vs. Air

EDDs
Zeit take out
guys to get
footage

Pursuit Drill - Morris

EDDs

EDDs

EDDs

EDDs

EDDs

EDDs

Practice
Fits vs.
RB's

With O-Line Working on


technique and keys

Water

4:30-4:35

Water

RUN GAME
12,13,14 4:35-4:50 TACKLE SKILL
TURNOVERS

4:50-5:10

19-22

5:10-5:30

DL

Go through fronts

With D-Line
With LB'ers
Skelly - Run or Pass. Work Working on
ONE-ON-ONE Running 2/3,
Cover vs.
4:15-4:30
on peremeter blocking or technique and
COMPETITIVE 8/9, Zone
Wide Outs
running routes vs. defense keys - Zeit pull
Read
out for footage

15-18

LB

GROUP

Half Line Peremeter Run Game (20/21, 58/59)

Skelly - One Group on inside run and other


throwing vs. our defense in skelly

Inside Run
42/43 trap
Bob

Tackling Circuit-Work on tackling form within your


position. Incorporate take-away, scoop and score
on every play.

Skelly vs. Offense

Team - All Video (one from middle, one from back, one from front)

Inside Zone or Stretch.


We will run it vs. you.

1. Win with inferior talent


2. Dont block players at the LOS by
design
3. It forces defenses to play assignment
football
4. Opponents have hard time emulating
in practice
5. It controls random blitzing

6. Allows you to control superior talent


7. Simple blocking schemes
8. Fun to practice
9. Can use Multiple formations to run
same plays
10.Easy to use audibles to attack the
weaknesses of defenses

S
C

B
E

Conventional offense: 5 Defenders to 4 Blockers


Double Option Play: 4 Defenders to 4 Blockers
Triple Option Play: 3 Defenders to 4 Blockers

Advantages of the Short Pistol


1. We have emphasized for years to step deep at 5 oclock
or 7 oclock to mesh our triple play. The short pistol
accommodates our desire for depth by aligning the QB
21/2 yards away from the center.
2. We reduce the box with our alignment of our slots our
slots previously lined up 1 x 1 off of the outside leg of
the tackle when we were under center. Now they align
5 yards wide and level with the quarterback. We did
this to make the belly motion the correct angle.

3. Quick passing game Our quarterback simply


catches the snap and is in position to throw the
quick game.
4. It hits vertically quicker than the true shotgun or
true pistol and just a little slower than the under
center option game (we lost a yard on our
fullbacks alignment).
5. It protects the mesh from being attacked.

6. It allows us to widen our splits to 3 feet in the A


gap and 3 1/2 feet in the B gap which spreads the
defense out and creates great blocking angles and
natural creases.
7. It forces the hand-off key to be very definitive in
his angle to attack the dive back. Consequently it
makes the read for the quarterback much easier.
8. It gives the quarterback more time to read the
hand-off key and then transition his eyes to the
pitch key because the pitch key is wider due to our
alignment and line splits.

1.A two handed snap with end-to-end rotational spin. We


averaged eighteen negative yardage plays a year over
the last five years. We could not have any bad or
mishandled snaps.
2.The running back lines up with his hand five yards
from the tip of the ball. He must be in a three point
stance to hit the hole fast. Looks odd, but necessary.

3. The slots must be lined up on the same horizontal


plane as the quarterback. Your motion must be quick
and at an angle where the defense cannot recognize
the goal of the motion.
4. The quarterbacks footwork is more pivot style
footwork rather than stepping on an imaginary clock.
5. The quarterback has to be louder in our no huddle
option attack.

Fingers on
Side of ball

Fingers on
Side of ball

3 ft.

3 ft.

3 ft.

3 ft.

2 yds from
tip of the ball
5 yards from tackle
And level with QB

5 yds from
tip of the ball

5 yards from tackle


And level with QB

Base

A Tight

Lt. Twins

Rt. Twins

L Trips

R Trips

Tight

Lt. Trips

Rt. Trips

L Over

R Over

Lt. Over

Rt. Over

Tank

Gap designations of the defense


How to identify & communicate where
defenders line-up
Handoff keys (how they change)
Pitch keys (how they change)

Pages from the Quarterback


A
A
B
C
B
C
Manual
Typically, Defenses will put one man in charge
of a single gap. That is called a gap-control
defense. Learning this concept, will enable us
to understand which defender is in charge of
each gap.

Pages from the Quarterback


5 4 4I 3 2 1 s 0 s 1 2 3 4I 4 5 7 8 9
Manual
9-Technique=outside shade of Tight end
8-Technique=head up on Tight end
7-Technique=inside shade of Tight end
5-Technique = outside shade of Offensive Tackle
4-Technique = head up on offensive tackle
4I-Technique = inside shade of Offensive Tackle
3-Technique = outside shade of Offensive Guard
2-Technique = head up on Offensive Guard
1-Technique = inside shade of Offensive Guard
0-Technique = head up on Center
Shade = shaded to one side of the Center

Pages from the Quarterback


F
C
C
Manual
A
B
B
S
E

Pitch Key

Hand Off Key

B
T

C
B
T

Pages from
the
Quarterback
S
F
C
C
B Manual
B
B
T

F
B

Hand Off Key


Pitch Key

B
T

Pages from the Quarterback


S
C
C
F
Manual
B
B
E

B
E

Pitch Key

Hand Off Key

B
N

C
S
T

Physical Preparation
Constant fundamental & drill work

Stance (should not change)


Snap and Cadence
Footwork
QB/FB Mesh
Mechanics of pitch
Attacking Pitch Key

Ready
Blue
Sethit

pivot at 3/9

eyes on HOK
stab ball back
knees bent
pivot at 3/9

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Stab ball back


Ride forward with the backs momentum
Try to keep your ride step within your
frame
Do not ride pass the front hip
Disengage, and sprint off mesh with slight
bubble step
Attack outside shoulder of pitch key
If pitch key is hard, your soft and if he is
soft you are hard
Pitch with thumbs up, thumbs down

Be in 3 point stance
Have hand at 5 yards
Track through guards stance
Soft fold the ball
Look to cut off tackles block

5 yard split level with QB


2 point stance
We want undetectable motion
Go late, go fast in motion
Run through tracks of RB
Make a ball, ball, ball call
Optimal pitch position- 4x1
Make a go, go, go call

Making Personnel Decisions


Put a premium on speed off the ball
NOT SIZE
Guards Best Drive Blockers
Centers & Tackles Quick & Agile

B
E

Release move to LB
Avoid contact at LOS
Either swim or rip
Quick off the ball

B
E

B
E

Drive block Man-on


Must get movement
Will get help from the Center

B
E

B
E

B
T

Drive block Man-on


Must get movement
If outside shade, drive out one-on-one

B
E

Double w/play side Guard


Take DL to level 2
If DT plays B gap, secure play side
A gap, then to backside LB

B
E

B
E

Cut off backside A gap

B
E

B
E

Wheel & Seal

B
E

B
E

B
E

FS
C

C
W

B
E T

M
T

S
E

1.

Quarterback must know that he can never pitch off the ILB unless
we are blocking the pitch key.

2.

We would look at motioning away from the side we dive and base it
up or base up the frontside and hope the ILB over runs the play.

3.

Another attempt would be to bang release the hand-off key and


hope that the ILB comes over top to fast. The tackle will then go to
backside ILB.

4.

Another option is to insert the backside slot and arch the tackle.

5.

Our next option would be to block the playside ILB with the slot.

6.

The last option would be to block the pitch key with the slot and
pitch off the ILB.

7.

We could use a tight end or H back to break their scheme.

Pages from the Quarterback


F
C
C
Manual
A
B
B
S
E

C
A
Hand Off Key

B
T

C
B
T

Pages from the Quarterback


S
F
C
C
Manual
B
B
B
T

F
B

Hand Off Key

B
E

Pages from the Quarterback


S
C
C
F
Manual
B
B
E

T E

B
E

Hand Off Key

B
N

C
S
T E

F
C
B
E

B
E

Pivot back at 3/9


Stab ball back
Eyes on HOK
Ride step within frame
Get vertical in B Gap

RB Fundamentals
Line up in a 3 point
Have hand 5 yards from ball
Track straight through QBs tracks
Soft fold ball through mesh
Give way if pull read

Slot Fundamentals
5 yard split level with QB
2 point stance
We want undetectable motion
Go late, go fast in motion
Run through tracks of RB
Block like fly on crap

Making Personnel Decisions


Put a premium on speed off the ball
NOT SIZE
Guards Best Drive Blockers
Centers & Tackles Quick & Agile

B
E

Kick out DE
Must drive block & sustain contact
If he spins to the inside, stay on & log

B
E

Release move

Next LB to the inside

Stretch splits

Swim or Rip

Avoid contact

Release move

Next LB to the inside

Stretch splits

Swim or Rip

Avoid contact

B
E

B
E

Double w/back side Guard


Drive out of the play
Must double w/play side Guard if 1-technique

B
E

B
E

Double w/Center
Drive out of the play
Single block if Center has play side 1-technique
Cut block if single blocking

B
E

Wheel & Seal

B
E

B
E

F
C
B
E

QB. Fundamentals
Point toe at 3/9
Get 2nd foot down before handoff
Spin off Mesh

C
B
E

RB Fundamentals
Line up in a 3 point
Have hand 5 yards from ball
Track straight through QBs tracks
Cut off tackles 2nd level block

B
E

Release move

Next LB to the inside

Stretch splits

Swim or Rip

Avoid contact

Must get movement, FB will cut off your block

B
E

B
E

Release move

Next LB to the inside

Stretch splits

Swim or Rip

Avoid contact

B
E

B
E

Block Back for pulling guard

B
T

B
E

B
E

Pull & Trap 1st man on or outside OG


Pull into LOS

B
E

B
E

Wheel & Seal

B
E

F
C
B

B
E

Zone Reach everyone


If you can reach one
more, then reach him.

B
E

F
C
B

B
E

Zone Reach everyone


If you can reach one
more, then reach him.

B
E

F
C
B
E

Point toe at 3/9


Hip Turn on Mesh
Step back off Mesh to Hand Ball

C
B
E

B
E

Reach the 5 technique


If the 5 stretches, drive him out
If you hook the 5, then keep him

B
E

B
E

Drive Block the man over.

B
E

B
E

Fill for Frontside Guard

B
E

B
E

B
E

Pull and read the tackles block


If he reaches the 5, then block the OLBer
If he drives the 5 out, turn up inside him

B
E

Wheel and Seal

B
E

F
C
B
E

Undetectable Motion
Seal the plays ide backer

C
B
E

F
C
B

B
E

B
E

QB Technique

RB Technique

Covered Technique

Uncovered Technique

Deeper
Midline footwork
Read EMOL

Deeper and Slower


Midline track
Push midline crease
3 Way go

Run track at outside number


Stay on track if player disappears
Drive to 2nd Level

Run track at inside number of adjacent playside defender


Stay on track if player disappears
Drive or climb to 2nd Level

F
C
B

B
E

QB Technique

RB Technique

Covered Technique

Uncovered Technique

Deeper
Midline footwork
Read EMOL

Deeper and Slower


Midline track
Push midline crease
3 Way go

Run track at outside number


Stay on track if player disappears
Drive to 2nd Level

Run track at inside number of adjacent playside defender


Stay on track if player disappears
Drive or climb to 2nd Level

1. We catch the defense cheating because of option


responsibilities
2. We arent going to run the ball into a seven man box
3. Our offensive concepts allow us to dissect the backend
more effectively
4. We become a dangerous take what the defense gives
us offense
5. Difficult to disguise blitzes
6. Hard to pressure the quarterback the ball is thrown
so quickly
7. We find the right match-ups to attack
8. Pressure the defense by using motion

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Structure of Secondary
One High/Two High (2 shell/3 shell)
Depth of Safeties
Position and eyes of Slot Defender
Position and eyes of Corners
Is any defender displaced?
Are they moving to cheat option
responsibilities?
8. Are they moving to cheat a route?

C
A
E

B
T

C
B
T

S
E

C
A

B
T

C
B
T

F
C

B
T

C
B

B
E

B
T

F
B
N

C
B
E

F
C

SS
B

S
E

F
C

B
B

ROUTES
CORNER

STREAK

POST

DIG
OUT

BENCH

SLANT

ROUTES

CORNER

SEAM
WHEEL
FADE

SLICE

SLANT

DRAG
BACKER

ZIP
BUBBLE

ARROW

HITCH

QUICK OUT

ROUTES
CRACK-SEAM

COMEBACK

DIG

HOOK

SIDELINE
SLANT DIG

SIT
HITCH

BACKER

SHORT DIG

HITCH/SEAM

GO, HITCH

ALL HITCHES

SLANT/ARROW

ALL SLANTS

SLANT/BUBBLE

QUICK OUT/SLICE

ALL QUICK OUTS

FADE/ARROW

ZIP

BUBBLE

UNDER

SLANT-DIG
SIT - 7 YARDS
BACKER

ARROW

UNDER SWITCH

SLANT-DIG
SIT - 7 YARDS
BACKER

ARROW

OVER

CORNER
HOOK
SLANT-DIG
ARROW

STICK

CORNER

SLANT-DIG

SIT

BUBBLE

DICE

SLICE

HITCH

SHORT DIG

BUBBLE

1. Have a play action pass off each run that we use


2. Our run scheme and our pass protection need to look the
same.
3. Our play action must slow down the pass rush (we gave up 3
sacks this year)
4. Must attack the weakness in the defense and find the one-onone matchup
5. Must keep the defense guessing

SEAM

SEAM

HITCH

SHORT DIG

CHECK DOWN

SIDELINE

STREAK

HITCH

DELAY ARROW

CHECK DOWN

CROSS
POST

DIG

DRAG

CHECK DOWN

CRACK SEAM/SIDELINE

CRACK/SEAM

HITCH

SIDELINE

CHECK DOWN

NAKED
POST
CORNER

DRIFT

FLAT

POLE

POST

HOLE
HITCH

CHECK DOWN

FLOOD

STREAK

ARROW

DOOR
CORNER

SHORT DIG

CHECK DOWN

HOOKS

HOOK

HOOK

CHECK DOWN

SCREENS

HITCH