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1Installation of The Shotgun Offense Installing an Explosive Run GameBy James VintOffensive CoordinatorIowa Wesleyan CollegeCOPYWRIGHT 2005 James Vint. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States. Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed, written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.
2Installing the Gun Offense 1. The Mesh and Reading the 5 in the Gun OffenseMechanics of the Read GameRunning The Jet SeriesThe Quarterback Run Game
3Keys To Being Successful Train Your Kids In The Off-SeasonIf They Can’t Consistently Stop A Play, Keep Running ItDon’t Over Coach Or Over AnalyzeBe Prepared and Prepare Your Kids
4Myths of the Gun The Gun Is A Pass Only Offense: Similar to the Run-and-Shoot in the 80’s, people perceive the gun as pass firstThe Gun Is A Finesse OffenseYou can run a power offense from the gun!The Snap Is Too Easy To FumbleHow many snaps have you fumbled from under center? How many of those did you lose? Gun-1 mishandled snap every 201 plays: 1 Lost. Under Center-1 mishandled snap every 119 plays: 6 LostYour line must be in a 2 point stance in the GunYou can operate from a 3 point stance.You can’t block the box if you spread the field.
5Advantages of The Gun Defenses Have To Account For the QB As A Runner Every Play Can Become An Option PlayQB Has Easier Pre And Post Snap ReadsQB Already Has Depth In The Pass GameOffense Can Read Rather Than Block A Defender In The Run GameQB Works Downhill As Opposed To Uphill From Under CYou get your athletes the football in open spaceBasketball on grass, with fast break potential
6Comparing The Gun To Being Under Center The defense loads the box!
7Comparing Gun To Being Under Center In the spread gun, we open up the box.
8Statistically Speaking We have averaged 6.2 yards a rush from the gun over 4 yearsIS Zone from the gun: 6.7 yards w/ the TB and 7.9 w/ the QBIS Zone under Center: 5.1 yards w/ the TB and no direct QB runFrom the gun we average 7.1 yards per play. Under Center: 6.3 and 5.3 per rush
9The Gun is Versatile You can run the gun from virtually any offense You can be either pass dominated or run dominated from the gunNearly every personnel package can be tailored to the gunYou can use the gun as a change-up or as a full-time offense
10Comparing The Gun To Under Center FDef Accounts For 4 WR and 1 BackDefense Does Not Have To Defend The QB As A RunnerDefense Can Defend The Box With 6 VS 6CRWMSCETTEFDefense Must Account For The QB AS The Second BackDefense Must Account For Four WideoutsIf D Account For 4 Wides, They Are Left With 6 To Defend 7 In The BoxCRWMSCETTE
11Comparing The Gun To Under Center FDef Accounts For 3 WR and 2 BacksDefense Does Not Have To Defend The QB As A RunnerDefense Can Defend The Box With 8 MenCRWMSCETTEFDefense Must Account For The QB AS The Third BackDefense Must Account For Three ReceiversThe Defense Must Defend Three Backs With Six or Seven PlayersTo Get 8 in the box, D must play manCRWMSCETTE
12Why Your QB Will Love The Gun! He has a wider peripheral field of vision for pre-snap reads.Every time he meshes with a back he will be moving downhill.Your QB will not trip over the centers foot.Your QB will have more opportunities to carry the football.Your QB already has depth in the pass game.Your QB will be able to see blitzes quicker and throw hot.
13QB Pre Snap Alignment QB Aligns at 4.5 yards from the center Feet are slightly staggered with throwing foot slightly in frontHands are comfortable, with fingers spreadQB brings the snap through the third handQB Snaps Eyes to Read
14Running Back Alignment RB Lines Up 1.5 to 2 Yards Behind QB, With his crotch splitting the OS leg of the guard.His eyes are straight aheadHe is balanced, with his hands on his hipsIf his hands go to his knees, he goes to the benchWe have some flexibility to his alignment
16Ace Back Run Game 42-43 Inside Zone Read 42-43 Inside Zone 42-43 Base Dive Read42-43 Trap Read42-43 Counter Trap Read42-43 Influence Trap Read44-45 Gut Lead Read44-45 Fever Read44-45 G Read46-47 Kick Read46-47 Wrap Read46-47 Power Read (With Motion)46-47 Counter Trey Read48-49 Outside Zone Read48-49 Stretch Read40-41 Zone Cutback Read42-43 Inside Zone42-43 Base Dive42-43 Trap42-43 Counter Trap42-43 Influence Trap44-45 Gut Lead44-45 Fever44-45 G46-47 Kick46-47 Wrap46-47 Power (With Motion)46-47 Counter Trey48-49 Outside Zone48-49 Stretch40-41 Zone Cutback
17Two Back Gun Runs 42-43 Inside 42-43 Inside Lead 42-43 Iso 44-45 G Lead44-45 GUT Lead46-47 Power46-47 Power Kick46-47 Wrap46-47 Counter48-49 Outside Zone48-49 Outside LeadEach of the plays on the left have a Read componentIf you want the FB to mesh with the QB, then you simple change the first number of the play to a 3. We can run 32 Iso, or 36 Wrap.
18Option GameWe have tried to run Midline from the gun, and we have found it difficult to mesh12-13 IS Veer12-13 Trap14-15 Slide Option14-15 OS Veer18-19 Lead Option18-19 Speed Option18-19 Load Option
19QB Run Plays 12-13 QB Dive 12-13 QB Inside 12-13 QB Inside Lead 12-13 QB Iso12-13 Inside Read12-13 QB Trap14-15 QB G14-15 QB Gut16-17 QB Power16-17 QB Power Wrap16-17 QB Power Kick16-17 QB Counter18-19 QB Outside18-19 Outside LeadOne of the most valuable aspects of the gun offense is the ability to get your quarterback involved.Whether the QB is reading the defender, or the QB is running one of the plays to the left, you force the defense to have to account for him.Getting the QB involved in the run game will help to open up different aspects of your pass game.
20Installation Of The Gun Offense By: James VintChristopher Columbus High SchoolThe QB Mesh and Reading The Backside 5 TechniqueCOPYWRIGHT 2005 James Vint. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States. Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed, written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.
21Ways We Mesh Same Side Mesh (Front Side Read) Backside Read Designed Give PlayDesigned Pull PlayTAZ MeshOS Veer MeshPlay Action Mesh
22QB Footwork And The Mesh If The back is crossing the QB, the QB will take a flat step toward the back. We call this Flat Step, Short Step.He reaches the ball deep and feels the belly of the back, snapping his eyes to his read.He rides the back through while making his read.“Squeeze and Chase, Pull and Replace”
24RB Footwork And The Mesh The back aligns 1.5 to 2 yards behind the QB, straddling the outside leg of the guard.If the back is crossing the QB, he will take a step opposite the QB, then get downhill.He must make a deep pocket, with the top palm up.The back must feel the QB read, and not snatch at the football.
25Reading The Backside 5This is the whole concept that began our craze with the gun offenseThe offense does not have to block a backside playerThis allows us to get one more lineman to the second levelAllows us to put 5 techniques in conflict
26Why Read The Backside 5? We get one more blocker to the second level We allow the offense to always give the ball to the right playerWe put the 5 technique in conflict, and 5 techniques tend to be very good playersWe allow the 5 tech to see several different looksThe defensive line must practice facing multiple looksWe give ourselves a chance to be successful against a stud by having him take himself out of the game
27SQUEEZE AND CHASE, PULL AND REPLACE If the 5 technique squeezes and chases, pull and replaceIf he does anything else, give the footballIf the 5 tech slow plays, give the footballIf the 5 tech comes upfield, give the footballIf the 5 tech comes at the QB, give the football
28QB’s Rule: Squeeze and Chase, pull and replace. Read the Backside 5 TechniqueThe main concept that started the whole phenomenon with the gun is the ability of quarterbacks to read the backside 5 technique. The QB will read the backside 5 technique. This allows the backside tackle to work up to the second and third level. Under center, the quarterback is not able to read the backside 5 technique, he is working uphill. From the gun, the QB can read the backside 5 tech and use his rule.QB’s Rule: Squeeze and Chase, pull and replace.If the 5 technique squeezes the tackle’s release and chases the back the quarterback is meshing with, the QB will pull the football and replace the 5 technique. This is a way of reminding the QB to get downhill. If the 5 tech does anything else, the QB gives the ball and carries out a downhill run fake to hold the pursuit. We drill this with our MESH DRILL. The QB’s and running backs work together getting their mesh down, while the QB reads the 5 tech.. We vary how the 5 technique plays in each situation as we drill the mesh and read.Mesh DrillDEIf the DE squeezes and chases, the QB will pull the ball and replace the DE. We want the QB to get downhill.CIf the DE sits at home, or goes upfield, the QB will give the ball and continue a downhill run fake.QBRB
29Reading The Backside 5 Technique Diagram Of The MeshERead KeyThe QB Takes A Flat Step To The Back, then a short step. His feet should face the Sideline, in a heel toe relationship at the mesh point. His weight should be slightly right
30Reading The Backside 5 Technique The 5 Comes UpfieldERead KeyIf the 5 tech comes upfield, give the football to the back and carry out your run fake.
31The 5 Squeezes and Chases Reading The Backside 5 TechniqueThe 5 Squeezes and ChasesERead KeyIf the 5 technique squeezes and chases, the QB will pull and replace.The QB Must Get Downhill
32The 5 Squeezes and Chases Reading The Backside 5 TechniqueThe 5 Squeezes and ChasesERead KeyIf the 5 technique squeezes and chases, the QB will pull and replace.The QB Must Get Downhill
33The QB/RB Mesh QB gets his eyes to his read Always simulate a snap The QB is giving the football as the 5 technique is coming up field.This is a great view of the quarterback’s footwork on the mesh. You can see the angle of his feet allowing the back to cross in front.
34Reading the Backside 5 Tech When we read the backside 5 tech, the back will align opposite the call side. The back will step opposite the QB and mesh, as per his opposite side mesh rules.We can run virtually all of our offensive run plays reading the backside 5 techniqueAllows us to account for a defender with a read, allowing us to block one more second level defenderWe put good defensive ends in conflict
35Mesh DrillWe run our mesh drill with our quarterbacks and running backs every day.We run active mesh at least two days a week where we add our offensive tackles and tight endsWe have an inside run period with 5 minutes designated for our read game
36Keys To A Good Mesh The QB must secure the snap first! The QB MUST get his eyes to his readThe RB must make a deep soft pocketThe RB must be patient, don’t rushThe Tackle must reduce his shoulder to avoid allowing the DE to collision him down the lineThe QB must be soft with the football
37Coaching Points On The Mesh The quarterback and running back do not need to fight over the footballThe QB makes the decision, not the RBRB keeps his top palm up and outQB must be soft with the footballCoach the QB on his eyes
38Installing The Run Game In The Spread Gun Offense Installing The Inside Read Play In A Gun OffenseCOPYWRIGHT 2005 James Vint. This power point is copyrighted and is protected from unauthorized reproduction by the copyright laws of the United States. Unauthorized use or reproduction without the expressed, written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.
39Inside Zone Read PlayThe inside read play is our number one play from the gunThis is the first play we installed from the gunWe use our zone blocking system for this playBased on game planning decision, we will use zone combinations and or fold blocks to get movementWe read the backside 5 or #3 defenderThe TB reads Will To Mac To Go
40Inside Zone Rules Our offensive line rules begin with the playside gap Our landmark is the playside jersey number of the defensive linemanWe want to dent the line of scrimmage and get movementOur offensive line takes a six inch zone step to the play side at a 45 degree angle, depending on the technique of the defensive linemanOn our first step, our offensive lineman will grab their guns (This term tells our lineman to get their hands cocked)The second step is through the crotch of the defenderThe offensive lineman is trying to punch through the playside jersey numberWe keep our feet moving to get our head across the midpoint of the defenderWe must keep our feet moving to get to the playside
41Inside Zone Read RulesCenter: Must Establish The Ohio (Ohio is our term for the 0) The Center Has playside Gap to 0Guards: Playside Gap #1Tackles: Playside Gap #2TE: Playside Gap #3The key is the Center MUST establish and communicate who the OHIO is.
42Illustrating Our Count System 42 Inside Read11MW322Read PlayerETTEWe number out from the Ohio on both sides.Each lineman will point out who one and two are. We are reading number three to the backside in most cases.
43Inside Zone Read From Ace Lion WMSCETTEThe 0 is the Mac in the case aboveThe offensive line call out one and twoQB Reads Backside 5 TechTB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork
44Lion 42 IS Read vs a 3-5-3 F C B M S W $ C E N E We get three combinations on the LOSWe have a numerical advantageLine calls ensure lineman know who they are working with
4542 IS Read vs a 13 F C $ S M C W E T N T One Tech to the call side is the Ohio. The offensive line executes their inside zone steps. The QB reads the backside nine technique.
46Even 42 IS Read vs a 50 Solid F C $ M W C S T N T E This look can be tough because 50 teams will give us a solid look vs spread gun and play with one backer in the box. Either the $ or the W will overplay the box. The Free safety will usually move to the side of the overplay. We now will zone combo the 0 Nose who is the Ohio, tracking the Mac backer.
47Dealing With StuntsFCRWMSCETTEWhen the defensive line stunts, our lineman must understand their first responsibility is playside gapThey must have their heads up and eyes openTB and QB Utilize Backside Mesh Footwork
48Handling Stunts B B B L T E E T This is a two-on-two drill working two offensive lineman vs. a defensive lineman and a backer. This is a generic drill where we will put guards with tackles and centers with guards. We want this to be a game speed drill once the initial teaching is done.You must work against twists and loopsThis is our three on three drill we do a lot because of stacked fronts. We get head up tackles that will slant. We work this drill with the frontside, then the backside. We get our eyes up and this teaches the kids to be able to work an inside threat. We teach patience in this drill and we follow a very strict rule, “Don’t Chase Backers.”
49Offensive Line Stunt Drills For The IS Zone Coaching Point: Coach Your O-Line To Open Their Hips Against Fast FlowThis Is A 3-on-3 Drill Called FlowBecause The Defense Is Working A Fast Flow Concept, We Work To Get To Our Landmarks and Stun the defenderThe Back Most Likely Will Cut-Back When He Sees This Much FlowWhen We See This In A Game, We Are Ready To Call The Counter Play To Slow Flow
5042 IS Read With Fold R M L E N E If the playside end is slanting inside, we like to kick him out with the guard and bring the tackle under to the PSLB.
51Our HIPPO ConceptWe also use zone combinations with our lineman getting hip to hipOffensive Linemen will drive the defensive lineman into the linebackerThe direction the linebacker goes will determine which lineman accounts for the backerOur landmark is the near ear/near number of the down defenderWe teach the offensive lineman to get four eyes to backer
52Teaching a Near Ear Vertical Push Offensive lineman will take a flat step to the near numberOn the flat step the offensive lineman will cock their handsThe second step is a vertical step and punch the near number of the down defenderWe call this Flat Step, L StepWe drive the down guy into the linebackerWe DO NOT chase backers
53Near Ear Vertical Push (Take/Overtake) BBTTGTGTThe linebacker attacks the guard’s gap, so the guard takes the backer and the tackle overtakes the down defender.The linebacker attacks the tackle’s gap, so the tackle takes the backer and the guard overtakes the down defender.
54Lion 46 Counter Read R W M S E T T E Vs a 3-5 to the call side we will kick out the 5 tech with the BSG, and the BST will lead through. We assign two players to the PSLB. Our FSG takes the blitz away and the Y inside releases and looks to seal the Mac. The PSG will NOT chase the Mac. We can also have # 2 block the OSLB and have the pull lead through account for Mac to FS
55Lion 46 Counter Read B R M L S E T E This is the counter read vs. a 30 Stack Defense. There are many different ways to block this play. We will make adjustments based on how each defense plays the 30. Our first adjustment is to block the R with the Center, down block the T with the PSG, and put the PSLB on the Mac. The Rover usually is not a problem because he gets caught up in the flow when we reacts to the pulling of the G and T.
5642 Trap Read vs 31 Front Again, Allows You To Account For The Will LB MSCETTEAgain, Allows You To Account For The Will LBShort Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle TrapYou can move the QB up to 3.5 YardsGreat Play vs. a 31 Front
5742 Trap Read vs. 13 Front Again, Allows You To Account For The Will LB MSCETTEAgain, Allows You To Account For The Will LBShort Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle TrapYou can move the QB up to 3.5 YardsGreat Play vs. a 31 Front
5842 Trap Read vs. 50 Eagle WeakFCRWMSCETTEAgain, Allows You To Account For The Will LBShort Trap is Quicker Than The Tackle TrapYou can move the QB up to 3.5 YardsGreat Play vs. a 31 Front
59Dart From Ace Lion Oline uses base dive scheme WMSCETTEOline uses base dive schemeGreat vs. 1-5 technique playsideTB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh FootworkQB Gives, there is no readCenter Cuts Playside One Tech
60Dart Fold From Ace LionFCRWMSCETTECenter and PSG will Fold vs. aggressive one techGuard Blocks Down, Center Steps AroundTB and QB Utilize Mesh FootworkCreates Angles For A Quick Hitting Play
61Dart Seal From Ace Lion Center Pulls and logs the 5 tech WMSCETTECenter Pulls and logs the 5 techPST Inside Veer Releases To PSLBTB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh FootworkQuick Hitting Play to Put the 5 Tech On Ice
6242 Iso Read Offensive Line Uses Inside Zone Blocking Techniques WMSRCETTEOffensive Line Uses Inside Zone Blocking TechniquesQB Reads Backside 5 TechTB and QB Utilize Mesh Footwork
63Alamo Rip 42 IsoRWMSETTEWe can use motion from one of our inside receivers to become the lead backer. Using motion forces the defense to adjust.
64The Scissors ConceptThe scissors action uses misdirection to slow the linebacker reads.Using scissors action gives you a lead back for your quarterback on a pull read.You can use a second back or a slot to be the scissors player.Scissors ride allows us to ride the scissors back.
6546 Scissors Read Scissors Action Holds The Backside Flow MRCETTESScissors Action Holds The Backside FlowScissors Read Allows You To Read the BS EndAllows You To Have A Lead Blocker For The QBCounter Blocking Scheme
66The “Taz” CallThe Taz call alerts the backfield their will be two meshesWe use Taz from two back gun setsThe QB will mesh with the crossing back, then the back getting the ballThe meshing back steps in front of the QB to meshThe QB takes a short flat step slightly downhill to mesh with the backThe QB then steps with his inside foot towards the back getting the ballThe QB is not making a read when we call TAZ.
67TAZ Footwork Illustrated TAZ With A Right Left MeshTAZ With A Left Right MeshThis illustrates our TAZ mesh from the right to left for even numbered playsThis illustrates our TAZ mesh from the left to right for our odd numbered plays
68Green 42 Tackle Trap TazFCRWMSCETTETax alerts our QB that he will mesh with both backsOur QB will ride the FB, then give to the TBWe will NOT read the backside endThe crossing action of the back slows the linebackersThe first ride back must block the backside 5.
69Green Taz 46 Counter R W M S E T T E When we use Taz action with the counter read we use our zone away rules on the frontside. We can run this using our hippo technique, but we find the zoning away helps sell the defense.
70Using TAZ Give and Taz Follow TAZ Give alerts we will give the ball to the first back and fake to the second backThis creates conflict within the linebackersTAZ Give allows us to hit the defense quickly, with action that holds the backsideTAZ Give allows us get great angles on backers in our trap and counter game
71Green Taz 33 Inside Give R W M S E T T E The 33 Taz Inside Give is simply an inside zone play to the H or 3 back. The QB will give the ball on his initial mesh with the H. He will carry out his fake with the A or TB and sprint outside.
72Green Taz 13 Iso Follow R W M S E T T E With our TAZ action we can alert Follow to tell the QB to fake both the H and the A and follow the H. Iso alerts the offensive line we will be blocking our isolation play through the 3 hole.
73Running Jet Sweep From The Gun You can run Jet Sweep from the gunYou can set the blocking up with multiple schemesYou can run Jet Trap and Jet Counter Criss CrossYou can run either from one back or no back setsYou can run Jet with OS Zone blocking, or your jet rules
74Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (Jet Scheme) FCCWM$EETNTVs. an odd front, the PST and Slot combo the DT to the PSLB. The PSG Pulls and fights to get to the outside jersey number of the DE or inverted OLB. The backside of the line executes outside zone footwork with fast flow, aiming for the outside bicep of the offensive lineman. The QB puts the A back in motion and snaps the ball when the A back is at the middle of the BSG. The QB will mesh in front and sprint to the backside to hold the pursuit. The TB sprints to get outside and finds the first gap. The PSG is looking to log the DE.
75Gator Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Scheme) FCCRWM$ETTEWe will run the Jet Sweep with the H back as well to the trips side. When the defense keeps six in the box and has two inverts versus Gator, you can outflank the defense. Vs. an even front defense you can get everyone leveraged to the 3 technique side. If the Will steps up to blitz, the backside alerts and the backside will account for the Will. You can also alert base and put the center down on the one tech, the guard on the Will, and the BST on the DE. If the Rover goes with motion, you can read the backside end.
76Gator Navy 49 Jet Sweep (OS Zone Scheme) FCCWM$EETNTThis is the Jet Sweep vs. an odd front with our OZ Zone scheme. We are blocking this with our outside zone footwork and the PSG does not pull. The line is going to bucket step to gain depth and get to the outside bicep of the down defender. We are looking to lock the box while working our blocks in tandem. We want to get the ball on the edge.
77Gator Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Switch Scheme) FCCRWM$ETTEIf the Sam is beating your guard, you can make a “Switch” call. This puts the OSWR cracking the #2 defender and puts the pulling guard on the corner. Everything else stays the same. This helped us get the ball on the perimeter. When you get a hard corner, we use this scheme and then run the post corner our Jet Switch Special which is a pass off the Jet.
78Navy 38 Jet Sweep (Jet Switch Scheme) FCCRWM$ETTEJet Sweep can be run from a one back set as well. You will notice that you block the play the same as you would from your empty set. The only real difference is the starting point for your tailback. We can also run this play with trap action to hold the Mac.
79Navy 38 Jet Blast (Jet Switch Scheme) FCCRWM$ETTEWe can run the Jet Sweep with the trap fake off the Jet action, just as many Wing-T teams run from under center. The QB will give on the jet, fake to the FB, and sprint opposite. You can put the back on either side to run this play. Essentially, instead of blocking the Mac, you are holding him with the trap fake.
80Navy Jet Trap (Influence Trap Scheme) WM$ETTEThis is Navy H Jet 42 Influence Trap. This takes advantage of the Mac flying with the guard. The backside guard will pull and trap the 3 technique. If the 3 widens with the guard, turn this up. The PST releases over the DT and blocks the second level A gap. He must be alert and quick to blow up a Mac Blitz A. The Slot releases over the top and Blocks the second level B gap.
81Adding The Option Game To The Gun Forces The Defense To Play Assignment FootballSlows Down Blitzing LinebackersGets The Ball To Your Athletes On The PerimeterCreates Opportunities For The Big PlaySlows Down Pursuit of Front SevenAllows You To Account For More DefendersQB Makes Reads While Working Downhill
82Installing The Option Game Into Your Gun Offense IS VeerOS VeerLoad OptionLead OptionSpeed OptionSpeed Lead OptionBelly G OptionSlide (Shovel) OptionCounter Read OptionTackle Trap Read Option
83Option Plays From The Gun Inside VeerOutside VeerLoadLeadSpeedBellyCounterTrapSlide
84Installing the Inside Veer Attacks the Playside 5 TechCan be run as a double or triple optionAllows you to get downhill quicklyQB and RB utilize same side mesh footworkOffensive line uses slow rotating zone combinationsIS Veer gives you leverage on linebackersRun to the open side of the defense
85Inside Veer From Two Back Gun QB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read, OLB or R for PitchGreat vs. 1-5 technique playsideTB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh FootworkGreat vs. 8 Man FrontsO Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks
86IS Veer Vs a 13 FrontFCRWMSCETTEQB Reads 5 Tech For Give Read, OLB or R for PitchVS 3-5, we combo the 3 tech to backerTB and QB Utilize Same Side Mesh FootworkGreat vs. 8 Man FrontsO Line Uses Zone Combination Blocks
87Alamo 13 VeerFCRWMSCETTEFrom a one back set, the veer allows us read the 5 tech, but eliminates the pitch phaseWe can motion a back to become the pitch manWe can motion a back out of the backfield to clear the box
88Alamo 13 Follow 13 Follow is a QB Iso play with veer action The QB will ride the fullback and follow him up into the holeVersus a 3 and 5 tech to the playside, we will have two base blocks and the QB will read the block on the 3 tech
89Alamo 13 Follow Vs 3 and 5 tech RWMSCETTE13 Follow is a QB Iso play with veer actionThe QB will ride the fullback and follow him up into the holeVersus a 3 and 5 tech to the playside, we will have two base blocks and the QB will read the block on the 3 tech
90Alamo 13 Follow Opposite Vs 3 and 5 tech RWMSCETTEWhen the BSLB is flowing hard over the top we can run follow opposite.The QB will ride the FB who will show iso, then bend backside and kick out the BS five techThe RT will release and wall the Mac.
91Alamo 13 Follow Opposite Kick RWMSCETTEWhen the BSLB is flowing hard over the top we can run follow opposite.The FB will protect the A gap and attack the Will.The RT will release and wall the Mac.Kick tells us to use our fever rules.We fold on the playside
92Installing The Speed Option Allows you to get the ball into the alley quicklyYou can get your athletes the ball in open spaceUses inside veer blocking rulesQB slides to the play side and attacks the defensive end’s IS shoulderIf the end goes upfield, keepIf the end attacks QB, pitchWe use inside veer blocking rules for speed option
93Speed Option From Alabama CRWMSCETTEO-Line Uses Inside Veer BlockingGreat vs. 1-5 technique playsideTB Drop Steps and Gets Into Pitch RelationshipQB Slides and Attacks PS DEZone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement
94Speed Option From Texas CRWMSCETTESince we have an extra player to the call side, we would use motion to account for the extra defenderWe can also make a call to flip the playThe QB can check out of the option called
95Speed Option To TripsFCRWMSCETTEIf the defense does not adjust to the trips set, we would adjust run speed to the trips sideIf the back is on the backside, he will dropstep and sprint on the snap#3 checks the force player then works to the first jersey inside#2 has the force player and exchanges if #2 has force
96Slide OptionQB Slides To The Playside and Reads The 5 Tech. If the 5 squeezes, the QB attacks the next defender. If the 5 comes upfield, the QB shovels the ball to the Under Back.Use Veer BlockingPuts the five in another lose-lose dilemma
97Alamo Gun 15 SlideFCCSWM$ETTEFrom The Even look, the ISWR becomes the pitch man. You can also bubble him and use the bubble as the second option. Keep the bubble behind the line as you have lineman going upfield.
98Two Back Gun 15 SlideFCCSWM$ETTEFrom The Even look, the ISWR becomes the pitch man. You can also bubble him and use the bubble as the second option. Keep the bubble behind the line as you have lineman going upfield.
99Alamo Liz 15 Slide CowboyFCCSWM$ETTEThis gives us motion to trips with the back becoming the shovel player and the motion man becoming the pitch man for the second level.
100Gator 15 Slide$FCSCWMETTESlide option can be run well from an empty set as well. You can run slide option as a double option to either side. You can also use motion from an empty set to get an extra blocker or a pitchman to the playside.
101State Rip 15 SlideFCCSWM$ETTEMotioning the H to Texas and putting the back on the trips side forces the defense to adjust. When they adjust, you come back with speed option away from the motion. The Y becomes the shovel man.
102Gun Slot 15 SlideFCCWMS$ETTEThis is a triple option with the FB being the shovel option and the Tailback being the pitch option. The QB shovels off the 5 tech. If the 5 comes upfield, shovel the ball. If the 5 squeezes, attack the next defender for your pitch key.
103Using MisdirectionYou can change the direction of the football to create confusion in the defenseYou can run Counter Criss Cross from the gunThere are a variety of ways to block each playIf you already run a counter criss cross or sally play under center, keep the blocking
104Counter Criss Cross Shown above with IS Zone Action QB Seals 5 Tech FCRWMSCETTEShown above with IS Zone ActionQB Seals 5 TechCan Be Run From Multiple FormationsThis example shows base blocking, but we can block this with the tackle pulling.
105Jet Counter X F C C R W M $ E T T E Off of our Jet Sweep Action we can run the Counter XX play. This is great when you get the defense fast flowing with Jet Sweep Action. This is a great play from a one back set and your empty set. You can run this from a one back set with Jet Sweep and Trap Action, and Counter XX coming Back. The Counter X has big play potential and slows down pursuit.
106Gator Navy 38 Jet Y Counter X FCCRWM$ETTEThis is the Counter X off 38 Jet Action. This is a great way to take advantage of an over aggressive defense. This is a very quick reverse with our line using fold blocks to create angles.
107All of the previous plays can be run from two back sets All of the previous plays can be run from two back sets. The backside back can cross in front (scissors), or dropstep and get into pitch relationship of the QB gets a pull read. That is the great thing about the gun run game is every play can be a double or triple option. You can adapt the gun to virtually any offense!
108Getting Your QB Into The Run Game This allows you to take advantage of the box as you spread the fieldQB can run Iso, Power, Sweep, Trap, Counter, and ZoneYou can run your misdirection game with the QB giving the ball to other playersForces the defense to account for your QB as a runner.
110The Horses Set Horses is a one back wing set with 12 personnel We take the Z out and bring in a tight end to motion and crack the EMOLWe use angle blockingWe get great movement and force the defense to defend the flankWe run several plays from this set to keep the defense form loading up on the sweep
111The Horses SetThe horses set is a set we used to get our QB on the perimeter. We ran the horses set with great success. The base play is Horses. We complement this play with Iso, and all of our read plays. We also run our zone play, and run play action off the horses. The horses set is designed to get angle blocks on our opponents.The Horses SetMotion
112Rules For 18-19 Horses The motion man will crack the EMOL The Wing Will block the invert to SamThe TE will block gap down backerPST Will Block Down if there is a 3 and pull if the down gap is openPSG Will use OS Zone footwork to backer if he is uncovered… If he is covered he will pullThe center will block on or overWe will zone the backside
113Getting Your QB In The Run Game Zip 18 HorsesFCCWM$ETTESZip MotionThe Horses Set Allows You To Get The QB To The PerimeterPlayside O-Line Blocks Down if There Is A Man InsideWe Zone the Backside
114Getting Your QB In The Run Game Zip 18 HorsesFCCWM$ETTESZip MotionThe Horses Set Allows You To Get The QB To The PerimeterPlayside O-Line Blocks Down if There Is A Man InsideWe Zone the Backside
115Zip 19 Horses F C C M W $ S E T T E This is 19 Horses to a solid front on the playside. Following our blocking rules, our TE and PST would block down and our PSG would pull and lead through. We would have our backside zone to the play.
116Complementing The Horses Play QB Iso is a great complement to HorsesYou can also run quarterback trapYou can throw the football from what is essentially a bunch setYou can run all of your read plays
117Using Your QB as a TBIn the one back gun, your QB can become the tailbackYour ace back becomes your fullbackYou can run your regular two back run plays from the gunThis is great if you have a very athletic quarterback
118Getting Your QB In The Run Game Alamo Gun 13 ISO vs. 30 StackF$NCCWMSETEFrom an Even set under center, you couldn’t run the Iso without motioning a slot. From the gun, you the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield, and still account for four wides. Versus the 30 stack, you can run QB Iso.
119State Right 12 Iso $ F C C W M E T N T E You don’t have to have the A back to the same side as the QB to run QB Iso. QB Iso can be run away from the side of the back. Vs a 50 the State formation gives you an advantage to the play side as you have a slot to block the DE. Even if they invert the Strong Safety, he becomes a non-factor. We can double team the PSDT and use fast zone footwork with the center and BSG to account for the Nose and the Will. We do tell the Center to work the playside jersey number of the Nose to allow the Guard to overtake the block. If we get the nose shaded to the backside, we would use a HIPPO combo to the BSLB.
120State Right 12 Iso vs a 31 Front $CCWM$RTNTEVersus a backside on against a more traditional 4-4 look, we use our HIPPO combo on the one tech. If they invert the Strong Safety, we block him with the PSWR and put the H on the FS. If they invert him, however, they become weak to the backside versus the pass game.
12114 QB Iso Influence Trap $ F C C M W E E T N T This is a great adjustment off of the 14 QB trap with the PST outside veer releasing to the Strong Safety and the FB leading up on the PSLB. BST protects against B gap run through on the backside. Let BST go unless he is a super stud. A good down block on the Nose eliminates the run through. The QB is not faking pass at all as this is not a draw. He takes the snap and he is off to the races. The frontside slot tightens up to 4 yards and blocks the backside safety. In red is an alternate path for your backside slot if your tackle can not get the Strong Safety. We put this in against a 50 team and had two big plays.
12214 Influence Scissors Wrap Vs. 50 (Designed Keep) $FCCMWEETNTThis is another variation of this play from two back gun. The outside veer release of the PST widens the DT, and the fullback kicks him out. The BSG pulls and leads through. The scissors action holds the LB’s. You can also run this with the BSG pulling and kicking out and the TB leading up.
12315 QB CTRRMLENEThis is a great play if the defense is fast flowing to the play side, or trying to squeeze/scrap. The QB shortens his steps on the mesh and gets a longer ride. The back must fly outside after the ride as if the play is OS zone.
124Alamo Rip 16 QB Counter Base WMSETTEThis is a designed QB Keep off power action with rip motion. Counter base alerts us we will have only a pull kick out with no lead through. This keeps the defense from getting flow to the motion to defend your counter read. When the DE to the mesh side flies upfield, this slows him down.
125Getting Your QB In The Run Game Alabama 17 PowerF$CCWMSETTEFrom an ace set under center, you couldn’t run the power without motioning a slot. From the gun, you the defense has to account for two backs in the backfield, and still account for four wides.
127Installing The Load Option Load Option gets the ball on the perimeter quicklyWe load the alley player (usually the free safety)Offensive line uses slow rotating zone combinationsLoad is a double-option with a pitch phase and a keep phasePuts the 9 technique in conflict
128Fullback on Load Option The Fullback will block the first defensive player past our pitch readThe fullback runs at the inside jersey of the readIf the read goes upfield, the FB turns up inside of him to block the next colorIf the read squeezes, the fullback goes outside the read to block the next color
129Load DrillDDFFThe fullback sees the defender going upfield to take the pitchman, so the fullback turns up field to load the alley player.The defender comes down hill to take the quarterback, so the fullback goes outside of him to load the alley player.
130Load Option From Gun vs. a 4-3 CWMSCETTEO-Line Uses Slow rotating zone combinationsGreat vs. Any Defensive Front Minus an InvertFB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley PlayerQB Slides, Then attacks 9 TechZone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement
131Load Option From Gun vs. a 1-5-9 CWMCETTESO-Line Uses Load BlockingPitch off the first man outside the 9 TechFB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley PlayerQB Slides, Then attacks 9 TechZone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement
132Load Option From Gun vs. a 4-4 CWMCSETTEO-Line Uses Slow Rotating Zone CombinationsGreat vs. Any Defensive Front Minus an InvertFB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley PlayerQB Slides, Then attacks 9 TechZone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement
133Load Option Weak From Gun CRWMSCETTEO-Line Uses Slow rotating zone combinationsGreat Versus Any FrontFB Flashes Hands and Works To Alley PlayerQB will slide, and then attack the IS 5 techZone Combination Blocks Get Great Movement
134Switch Call On Load Option Allows us to crack the alley playerPuts the FB on the Corner automaticallyAllows us to lock the alley player insideThe defense must prepare for this change-up
13518 Switch vs. a 1-5-9 O-Line Uses Load Blocking RFCWMCETTESO-Line Uses Load BlockingPitch off the first man outside the 9 TechFB Flashes Hands and Works to cornerQB Slides, Then attacks 9 TechPSWR Cracks the alley player
13646 Counter Read OptionFCWMSRCETTEFrom our State set, the H back becomes the pitch manWe use our counter read blockingThis allows us to put the defense in conflict
13746 Counter Read OptionFCWMRCETTESCounter Read Option gives us the ability to add a third phase into our read gameWe use our counter read blockingWe can run this from one or two back gun
138Pairing Option PlaysWe call two option plays in the huddle and allow the quarterback to have a checkWe can flip each of our option plays at any time based on the defensive front, stunt, or coverageWe can use motion to gain an advantage at the point of attack, using our two tracking two concept
13912-13 Veer CheckWe will call Virginia check when we play even front teamsWe want to run veer to a 1-5 technique for best case scenarioWe can use motion to get an extra blockerOur QB will check to the 1-5 side.
140Green Virginia Check F R W M S E T T E When we call Virginia Check, we are alerting the offense that the QB will be calling Veer at the line. He will look for the one and 5 technique. In the case above, we would check 13 veer.
141Green Virginia Check F R W M S E T T E The QB will check to 12 Veer with the 1-5 combination on our right side. If we run veer from Green, the Y will block the free safety and we will pitch off the OLB.
14218-19 CheckWhen we run load or speed to the open side, we are looking for a 1-5 technique, just like we do for inside veerWe can use motion to gain an extra blockerOur QB can flip the call to get the play to the 1-5 sideWhen we work with a TE, we want our load option to go to the techniqueThis gives us two double teams at the point of attackWe can slot the TE and use Tom motion to get the TE to the playsideHe can then Trey with the PST tracking the PSLBThis allows us to combo the 1 tech with the PSG and Center tracking the Backside linebacker.
143Green Tom Louisiana Check FRWMSETTEIf the TE is on the call side, he will motion to the center, settle, and shuffle back.18-19 Check works the same way as check. We want to check to the 1-5 technique. We will usually use Tom motion to get a combo on the 5 tech to the PSLB. The reason we run load to the 1-5 tech with Tom motion is to get two combos on the playside.
144Green Tom Louisiana Check FRWMSETTEIn the case above, we would check to 19 Load. The QB will put the TE in motion and snap the ball when he is one yard outside the PST. We get two combos to the point of attack.
145Two Tracking TwoWe can motion our Y or H to the playside depending on our formationWe get an extra blocker to track the PSLBThe Tackle and motion man will track PSLB to Free Safety
146Two Track Two Drill Illustrated We are tracking the Will with our motion man and the PST. If the Will steps up, the PST picks him up and the motion man goes to safety.TEFWThe Will flows over the top, so the motion man picks him up and the PST goes to FS.TE
147Orange Tom 13 Veer F R W M S E T T E Tom alerts the Y he will be in motion to the playside. When we put the Y in Tom motion, he will be the second player tracking the PSLB to FS. The QB will snap the ball when the Y gets one yard outside the PST. We will pitch off the invert
148Orange Tom 13 Veer (Continued) FRWMSETTEIf we were in a check mode, we would want to run the 13 veer with a 1 and a 5 technique on the left side. If the 1-5 were on the tight side, we would check to Tom 12 Veer.