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. At the same time, great blocking and hard running can turn this nuts-and-bolts play into big gains when you need them most.
|QB||Open away from number call. Fake Hand off. Reverse out. Option off #2.|
|F||J step, working to backside hip of the center. Fake Hand off. Attack play side hip of PSG. Get tackled.|
|T||Motion for pitch relationship. Maintain pitch relationship 4x1 with the QB all the way down the field, always expecting the ball to be pitched.|
|PST||Inside release to seal BS ILB; Vs. 3, double with PSG to BS ILB. Vs. odd, wash B-Gap defender.|
|PSG||Block defender head up to inside gap; Vs. 3, double with PST to BS ILB; Vs. 0, double with PSG to BS ILB|
|C||Block back on 1st defender backside; Vs. 0, double with PSG to BS ILB|
|BSG||Pull and log #1. If #1 washes, wrap for ILB|
|BST||Scoop B-Gap to BSLB|
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