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 fake punt usually boils down to a punter throwing or running from the backfield after defenders have turned downfield to block for the punt return.
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 T-back must be patient and use great footwork to “slip” through the rushers to the flat, catching the ball nearly on the play-side tackle’s original alignment.
Having a Counter Read in place with a Bubble on the outside of a spread formation “constrains” the number of players a defense can keep in the box.
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.
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.
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.