In today’s era of spread-em-out football, nothing can surprise a defense more than a good-old-fashioned Trap Option play to keep defenses honest.
The Curl and Flat Routes work so well together that this play has become a staple of modern offenses. The first challenge defenders face is the Curl Route.
This Drive Play spreads the field and keeps aggressive defenses on their heels, giving the QB time to move through his progression and release the ball.
During the first regular season game of 2018, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and his staff rolled out version 2.0 of Philly Special.
The Snag Concept stretches the field both horizontally and vertically for defender(s) assigned to cover the flat/sideline.
Among the methods use to negate such a rush are quality rushing attack, an effective screen game and of course, draw plays.
The Counter Read is designed to get the defense to flow away from the action for a few steps, allowing better blocking angles for the offensive line.
This Speed Option Pass is an example of one of the most successful plays in football. The concept and the scheme are simple, and requires little teaching.
Once the quarterback sees the defense commit to stopping the counter, the quarterback hits the defense with the counter pass.
The diagram here illustrates a packaged play, an H Insert Read Play with the QB reading the End Man On The Line Of Scrimmage (EMOLS), similar to the popular “QB Wrap/Dart Read”. The compliment is a Play Action Pass, causing a conflict on the Mike and 2nd level.
We use this concept at Oxford High School – one-word tempo calls – with a great deal of success. We finished last season with approximately 20 one-word tempo calls and averaged 7.5 yards per play. Each of these calls included formation, motions or shifts, and play.
Easier reads and more avenues to run are some of the many advantages quarterbacks can benefit from. Offenses exploit these advantages through different quarterback read run schemes and RPOs. I am hoping to give insight into playing defense vs. this type of offense using a 2-high shell and split-field coverages.