Presentation on theme: "Installation Of The Option Game"— Presentation transcript:
1 Installation Of The Option Game By James VintOffensive CoordinatorIowa Wesleyan College
2 Special Thanks To: Jerry Campbell This system is adapted from Coach CampbellHe is one of the great high school coaches of todayHe helped us to install the complete option gameCoach Campbell offers several great option productsHis option on me system is easy to teach and easy to install to ensure you have the best option called at the line. Order his option manual for this systemCoach Campbell is always available to coaches who want to learn more about the great game of football!
3 Advantages Of The Option Game Allows You To Get The Ball Onto The PerimeterForces The Defense To Play Assignment FootballAllows Your Best Athletes To Get The Ball In SpaceAllows You To Account For Eight Man FrontsGives You The Opportunity For Big PlaysSystematic Approach Allows You To Audible At LOSForces Your Opponent To Prepare For Something They Don’t See Every WeekYour Opponent Can’t Emulate The OptionAllows You To Succeed Without A Talented PasserTakes Away The Ability Of The Defense To Blitz
4 Hole And Back Numbering 975312468XYZ134We number our play with the number of the ball carrier, followed by the hole number. For example, IS veer left would be 13 veer. All option plays start with a 1, with the exception of trap option.
5 Line Calls Center and Right Guard: Ace Lion Center and Left Guard: Ace RamGuard and Tackle: DeuceTackle and Tight End: TreyFold Blocks (Fever): Jack and Jill
6 Zone Combination Blocks Two Offensive Lineman Track A Defensive Lineman and A LinebackerWe Have Four Eyes On The BackerWe Secure the Down Guy FirstPlayers Will Step Hippo (Hip to Hip)Linemen Must Not Get SplitDrive D-Lineman Into Backer, Come Off At Backer Level, Don’t Chase
7 Option Plays 10-11 Midline 12-13 Veer 14-15 OS Veer 18-19 Load 32-33 TrapEach Option Play Has A Series Of Complementary Plays Designed To Take Advantage of Defensive Adjustments
9 Installing The Option As A System: Midline Option We Install The Midline Option First As It Is The Easiest Read For The QBThe Midline Attacks The Middle Of The DefenseForces The Defense To Reduce Their FrontReduction Of The Front Opens Up The PerimeterComplementary Plays Answer What Defenses Do To Take Midline AwayComplementary Plays Allow You To Dictate Who Carries The Football
10 Midline Installation Rules Run To A 3 TechniqueRun To The Tight End Side (Later You Will Run It Weak and vs. a 50 Front)FB Attacks The Midpoint Of The CenterQB Reads The Jersey Number Of The 3 Tech“If The 3 Squeezes, Pull and Replace”“If The 3 Comes Upfield Give and Replace
11 Midline Option: The Mesh The QB Will Push Away And Step At SixOn The Push Away Step, The QB Brings The Ball To His Third Hand (Belly)As He Steps At Six, The QB Will Reach The Ball Deep and Snap His Eyes To His ReadThe FB Will Run Up The Midpoint Of The Center Forming A Soft PocketThe FB Will Feel The QB, He Will Not Snatch The Ball
12 Illustrating The Mesh The QB Will Push Away And Step At Six On The Push Away Step, The QB Brings The Ball To His Third Hand (Belly)As He Steps At Six, The QB Will Reach The Ball Deep and Snap His Eyes To His ReadThe FB Will Run Up The Midpoint Of The Center Forming A Soft PocketThe FB Will Feel The QB, He Will Not Snatch The Ball
13 Reading The 3 Tech Mesh Drill If The 3 Tech Comes Upfield, The QB GivesIf The 3 Tech Squeezes, The QB Will Pull The Ball And Replace The 3 TechIf the QB Has The Ball At His Front Leg, He Will Give The BallThe FB Must Make A Soft PocketT
14 Midline Option: Playside Guard “Pickin’ Grass” The Playside Guard Is Going To Reduce His Shoulder To Get Under The 3 Tech and Attack The Mike LinebackerWe Teach This Technique As Pickin’ GrassHe Picks Grass With His Outside Arm and Gets His Eyes To The MikeIf The Mike Steps Up, Block HimIf The Mike Flows, Go To The Free Safety
15 Pickin’ Grass Drill For The PSG MIn This Case, The Mike Stepped Up In The B Gap, So The PSG Picked Him UpTFMIn This Case, The Mike Attcked The B Gap, So The PSG worked up to FST
16 Pickin’ Grass Drill For The PSG MIn This Case, The Mike Stepped Up In The B Gap, So The PSG Picked Him UpTFMIn This Case, The Mike Attcked The B Gap, So The PSG worked up to FST
17 Two To Track TwoWe Want To Have A Second Player Track The Mike LB To The FS Whenever PossibleDepending On The Front, The PST, TE, or TB Will Be The Second TrackerTheir Eyes Must Be On The Mike BackerIf He Goes Away, Eyes Must Go To The Free Safety
18 Two Track Two Drill Illustrated MIn This Case, The Mike Stepped Up In The B Gap, So The PSG Picked Him Up. The TE goes up to the FSTEFMIn This Case, The Mike Stepped Up In The B Gap, So The TE Picked Him Up and the PSG went the free safetyTE
19 Fold BlocksFold Blocks Give You Advantages As You Can Get Angles On DefendersLike Any Skill Fold Blocks Must Be PracticeWe Have Two Calls For Fold BlocksJack and Jill Are The Two CallsIf We Call Jack, The Outside Lineman Will Go First, And The Inside Lineman Will Step AroundIf We Call Jill, The Inside Lineman Will Go First and The Outside Lineman Will Step Around
20 Midline Option: The Jill Scheme This Is A Triple Option Scheme Run To A 4-4 DefenseWe Run This Versus a 3 and 7 To The Play SideThis Allows Us To Get Two Players Tracking The Mike LB And Free SafetyWe Get The End Angle Blocked To The Outside
21 Midline Option: The Jill Scheme FCRWMSCETTEThis 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”
22 Midline Option: The Jill Scheme FCRWMSCETTEThe QB Reads The 3 Tech For His Give/Keep, and Pitches Off The Sam LB.
23 Midline Option: The Base Scheme FRCWMSCETTEThe Base Scheme Is An Alert Used By The TE Vs. A College 4-3Base Tells The Tackle He Is The 2nd Tracker of the Mike And The TB Leads Up On The Sam
24 Midline Option: The Base Scheme FRCWMSCETTEWe can run the base scheme with the TB running a pitch pathThis puts the PST on the Sam LB
25 Midline Option: The Base Scheme Open FCRWMCSETTEWe Use The Base Scheme Away From The TEThe Tailback Will Lead The QB Through The B Gap On A Pull ReadThis allows us to run midline versus a reduced front
26 Midline Option: Vs. A 50 Defense CWMRCSETTEVs. The 50 You Can Still Run MidlineIt allows Your Back To Read The Block On The NoseThe QB Reads The DT in a 5 tech.
27 Defensive Adjustment vs. Midline CRWMSCETTEOne way the defense will try to take midline away is by having the Sam “fall in” on the QB. The Sam will meet the QB in the B gap for a short gain. This exposes the perimeter.
28 Midline Option: The Pitch Scheme FCRWMSCETTEThe Pitch Scheme Is Designed To Take Advantage Of A Sam That Is Falling In On The QB. The Pitch Scheme Tells The TE To Arc Release To The Sam. The QB pitches off the DE and we get the ball on the perimeter to the TB.
29 Defensive Adjustment vs. Midline CRWMSCETTEThe defense will have the Will attack the frontside A gap to take the FB, with the 3 tech coming upfield. The QB will give the ball and the Will stops the FB. This leaves the defense vulnerable to the B gap on the backside.
30 Midline Option: Follow Opposite CRWMSCETTEFollow Opposite Is Designed To Take Advantage Of A Will Who Is Falling In On The Dive And Beating Our ComboAfter Riding The FB, The QB Will Pull and Follow The FB Opposite
31 Midline Option: 10 Counter Option FCWMSRCETTEThis Is Another Great Complement To The Will Falling In On Dive. We Run This To A 4-3 With The Invert StrongThe QB Rides The FB, Turns Backside, and Pitches Off The Backside DE
32 Defensive Adjustment vs. Midline CRWMSCETTEThe defense will also have the 3 tech slam the guard and the Mike stem hard to the B gap. This stunt has the Mike beating the TE, and we must add a complementary play to defeat this.
33 Midline Option: 10 Give F C R W M S C E T T E Give Takes Advantage Of The Mike Stemming To B GapThis Allows Us To Get The Ball To Our FB With Two Zone Combos In The Middle
34 Midline Option: 10 QB Iso F C R W M S C E T T E This is another way we take advantage of the Mike LB stemming to the B gap. The QB rides the FB and follows him through the 0 hole.
35 Midline Option: The Falcon Scheme RWMSETTEThe QB Still Reads The 3 Technique For A Give KeepThe TB Is Aiming For The B GapYou Can Run This With A Wing Also
36 Midline Option: The Falcon Scheme RWMETTESThe QB Still Reads The 3 Technique For A Give KeepThe Wing Dropsteps And Gets Down The LineThe Z Blocks The Corner
38 Installation Of The Veer Option: Why The Inside Veer? Attacks The Open Side Of The DefenseForces The Defense To Play Assignment Football Away From The Tight EndDownhill Blocking Schemes Create MovementZone Combinations Allow For Easier Blitz PickupsEasy Read For The QBComplementary and Play Action Pass Cause Conflict In Defenders
39 Inside Veer Installation Rules Run To A 5 TechniqueRun Away From The TEFB Attacks Outside Hip Of The GuardQB Reads The Jersey Number Of The 5 Tech“If The 5 Squeezes, Pull and Replace”“If The 5 Comes Upfield Give and Replace”
40 Inside Veer Option: The Mesh The QB Will Step At 45 and Get Downhill into the holeAs he gets into the hole, the QB will snap is eyes to the five technique while reaching the ball deepThe FB will run off the Outside hip of the guard making a soft pocketThe FB Will Feel The QB, He Will Not Snatch The Ball
41 Reading The 5 Tech: Veer Mesh Drill If The 5 Tech Comes Upfield, The QB GivesIf The 5 Tech Squeezes, The QB Will Pull The Ball And Replace The 5 TechIf the QB Has The Ball At His Front Leg, He Will Give The BallThe FB Must Make A Soft PocketE
42 IS Veer Option: 13 Veer F C W M S R C E T T E QB Reads The Five Tech For His Give/Keep ReadFB Aims For Outside Hip Of PSGTB Dropsteps and Gets Into Relationship
43 Inside Veer: 13 Veer to a 3 Tech FCWMRCETTESDeuce Combo on the 3 tech to WillQB Still Reads 5 TechTB Dropsteps and Gets Into Relationship
44 Inside Veer: 13 Veer vs. 50 Eagle Wk FCWMRCETTESDeuce Combo on the 3 tech to WillQB Still Reads 5 TechTB Dropsteps and Gets Into Relationship
45 Inside Veer: 13 Veer vs. True 50 FCWMRCETTESPST release to PSLB, the Will in this caseQB Still Reads 5 TechThe QB pitches off the 9 technique
46 IS Veer Option: 13 QB Iso F C W M S R C E T T E This allows us to get the QB the ball following the FB. We run this when we see a stemming Will who is vacating the B gap. The QB rides the FB and follows him up in the hole.
47 IS Veer Option: 13 Iso Option FCRWMSCETTEIso Option is run from our Ace Slot set. We run QB Iso with the TB in the slot becoming the pitch man. You can motion from trips to run this complement to veer option as well.
48 IS Veer Option: 32 Trap Option FCWMSRCETTEWe run FB trap off veer action. We want to get the Will and Mike fast flowing to stop veer, allowing us to wall off the trap. The QB still reads the 5 technique and will pull the ball if the 5 tech sqeezes.
49 IS Veer Option: 32 Trap Option FCWMRCETTESThis is FB Trap versus an odd front or a 5-2 front. We combo the frontside one tech to the will. We would make a long call since we are trapping a 5 technique.
50 Outside Veer: 14 Veer vs. True 50 FCWMCETTESOutside veer is great versus a 50 front and a college We read the 9 tech for our give read and pitch off the next defender. The FB can hit the B or C gap.
51 Installation Of The Load, Lead, and Speed Options
52 Installing the Load, Lead, and Speed Options Allows you to get the ball on the perimeterYour athletes get the ball in spaceForces defense to defend the alley and the sidewalkTakes advantage when the defense reduces their front to stop midlineAllows you to attack both the 5 and 9 techniques
53 Load Option Rules Best run to a 1-5-9 technique on the tight end side. Can be run to a 1-5 and 3-5 to the open side.Offensive line will slow rotate combos tracking backside backers.Fullback reads the pitch key for his path to block the alley player.The QB flash fakes and pauses to allow the fullback to clear.The FB is responsible for the alley player.
54 Load Option Drill For The Fullback F F SSThis is the Load Drill for the FB. If the Pitch key squeezes, the FB goes outside of him to the alley player. If the Pitch key comes upfield, the FB goes inside of him to the Alley Player. This must be drilled on a daily basis.
55 Load Option: 18 Load Versus A 4-4 FCRWMCSETTELoad is great vs. a 4-4 as we get a combo on the 7 technique to the Mike LB. We base the 3, and pitch off the 9 technique. The QB flash fakes and attacks the Sam. The FB reads the Sam for his path as he has the first opposite colored jersey past the pitch key.
56 Load Option: 18 Load Versus A Reduced Front WMCETTESThis is best case scenario for load option as we get two zone combinations on the front side of the play. The QB pitches off the EMOL and the FB blocks the alley player. We want to run load versus a with the invert weak.
57 Load Option: 19 Load Weak F C W M R C E T T E S Load Weak is great versus a reduced front and the invert strong. This allows us to get zone combinations rotating to the backside.
58 Speed Option: 19 Speed F C R W M S C E T T E QB Will Pitch Off The 5 tech, while the Offensive Line veer blocks. This allows us to get the ball to the perimeter from a four wide set. Speed is great to a 6 man box from an ace or spread look.
59 Setting Up Best Option, and Running Your Option Game From Multiple Formations Multiple Formations allows you to create match-up advantagesAllows you to have simple checks for your quarterbackOption On Me System Is Simple To TeachFormations Allow You To Outflank Your Opponents
60 Best Option vs. a 30 Stack R W M S $ E T E Versus a 30 Stack, we run veer from a twins look. From a two back pro versus the above look, midline and load to the tight end are very good plays to run.
61 Best Option vs. a 4-4 Stack R W M S E T T E Versus a 4-4 Stack, you want to run load and lead to the strong side. You can also run midline. Motioning the Z receiver to a twins set breaks the triangle for veer option. With no inverts, you want to get the ball onto the perimeter.
62 Best Option vs. a 4-4 W M R S E T T E Versus a 4-4 front with a 3 and 7 strong, and a 1-5 weak, get excited because every option is on, with midline being the best choice. You can use motion to break the triangle.
63 Best Option vs. a 13 Front W M R E T T E S Versus a to the tight end, load is a great play because of the two combination blocks on the play side. The FB would block the invert.
64 Using TE Motion In the Option Game Putting the TE in motion allows you to get an extra blocker on the playsideAllows you to dictate strength after pre-snap alignmentForces the defense to adjust to motionDefense must take practice time to prepare, taking time away from their option preparation
65 Using TE Motion For Midline CRWMSCETTEWe flex the TE and put him in motion to the QB and to the play. We end up in our Trey Jill scheme at the snap. We will call check in the huddle and run the play to the 3 tech
66 Using TE Motion For Midline CRWMSCETTEIn this case, the QB has a 3 tech to the right, so he checks to 10 Midline. This is great when the defense is adjusting their front, and allows us to put the TE in motion.
67 Using TE Motion For Veer CWMSRCETTEQB Would Check To Veer To The 1-5 Technique Side. In this case he would check to 13 veer. The TE motions and tracks the PSLB to Free Safety with the PST. This is similar to two track two for the midline option.
68 Using TE Motion For Load Option CSRWMCETTEThe QB again looks for a 1-5 technique as this allows us to get two playside zone combination blocks. In the case above he would check to 18 load as that is where we have the 1-5 technique.
69 Inside Veer Breaking The Triangle FCRWMSCETTEIn the case above, the invert is to the playside, so we would want to run our option game to the TE. To break the triangle, we can motion the Z, or come out in a twins set, giving us a player to account for the invert.
70 Inside Veer Breaking The Triangle FCCRWMSETTEAs you can see, bringing the Z over into a twins set helps us to get a blocker on the Rover, who is lined up as a playside invert.
72 Midline Option: Play Action FRCWMSCETTEThe Play Action off the Midline is a great play! The PSWR runs a post corner, the TE runs a seam, and the backside WR runs a skinny post. The FB runs a slice, and the TB runs a swing. The QB rides the FB and drops 3 steps.
73 Midline Option: TE Quick FRCWMSCETTEThe TE Quick is great to take advantage of an aggressive Mike LB. The QB rides the FB and hits the TE behind the Mike. The TE is looking to throttle down in the hole, not settle.
74 Veer Option: Play Action FCCRWMSETTEPlay action off the veer is best run with a twins look to the playside. We run a post or curl wheel on the frontside, with the FB in the flat and the TE on a drag that can be converted to a post.
75 Load Option: Play Action FCCRSMWETTEPlay Action Off The load requires the QB to sell the load with two downhill steps before he drops. The PSWR runs a post corner, and the BSWR runs a post. The FB runs a seam, and the TE runs a Z out.
76 Installation Of The Option Game BY: James VintOffensive CoordinatorIowa Wesleyan College