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.
The Stick Draw RPO is one of the most popular RPOs in the game of football. This play is much like other RPOs in that it runs through the same progression.
One goal with our Smoke/Pop Gap RPO is to put certain defenders in conflict so they have to make a quick decision to defend the run or the pass. Our subsequent goal is to keep things simple to play fast. This is an example of a play that does just that.
Sure, this may be one of the earliest plays you can possibly learn in the pee-wee passing game, but the tight-end pop pass coming out of a stretch play can still gain serious yardage in the seam and create big plays.
If it’s said that we hang our hat on one running play, that play would most definitely be the Power. Last season, we called the Power 231 times for a 4-yard average, which in our world great. Here, we’ll outline the Power and some of its variations.
Do you think special teams isn’t as vital a part of the game as offense or defense? Sooner or later, coaches realize that much like dominant offenses and defenses, stalwart special teams units keep you in the game.
Football programs are employing the mesh concept at all levels of the game and can succeed using it versus man or zone coverage. What makes mesh-sit different is the introduction of a third receiver around the mesh point.
SCISSORS – Gun Wing Right is a great shot play. It creates a situation in which the Z and H overlap, forcing the defense to choose which receivers get covered on the fly. Check out these X’s & O’s.
FLOOD – Split Gun Twins Right is like many other Flood plays. It uses a strategy in which the offense tries to outnumber the defense by sending more players to one part of the field than the defense can cover. Check out these X’s & O’s.
Like a variety of spread-to-run offenses, two-back shotgun formations have been around for some time. That said, this zone triple reverse from the Split Gun Twins Right formation is a reverse to behold if you get it done right. Check out these X’s & O’s.
To take advantage of an aggressive cornerback or flat players, the quarterback must begin with his hands at his hips making a wheel motion. This signals the receivers to take advantage of these overly aggressive players.
Perhaps the most talked-about play in Super Bowl LII, Philly Special is a trick play designed to get the quarterback into the flat to receive a pass. In the Philadelphia Eagles’ version of the play, it starts with Trips Bunch Left and ends with a spectacular fourth-down catch by quarterback Nick Foles for the touchdown and a 10-point lead over the New England Patriots headed into the half.