Special teams units have a direct correlation with field position, which leads to points, and in turn wins and losses. Most programs claim to put an emphasis on special teams, but to be successful, it takes more than emphasis. It takes investment.
Players can accomplish so much more than they believe they can. Pushing players, even through pursuit drills, unlocks their potential.
When the time comes to take a shot, this Play Action Post/Cross Country concept gives the quarterback a simple, natural route progression.
F/X Mesh is a great route combo anyone can – and should – run. You can change up who runs the mesh in any combo you want based off your formation.
Here’s an outstanding bootleg tight end throwback from the great coaches at Purdue. On top of being a really well-designed play, it features fake outside zone where the running back continues on a Wheel Route. The left guard pulls for protection on the bootleg. It all adds up to a tight end delay throwback. Tough to beat when executed well.
Curl Y Hank — otherwise known as Sticks — is a great play for 3rd and medium or 3rd and long situations. It and its many variations have become extremely popular across college and pro football.
In this Tunnel Screen, the H lines up to the wide side of the field. After the snap, he breaks back toward the quarterback to catch an immediate pass. The Y and Z will serve as blockers, and along with the right guard and the right tackle, create a tunnel through which the Y advances the ball.
Tight ends must have the length and athleticism to be dominant as both blocker and receiver by winning matchups in space with quickness, strength and excellent receiving ability. They must also create mismatches, forcing defenses to decide how to best align against us on each play.
All Hitch is the most basic of quick-game schemes. It can be used as a very simple RPO on most run game concepts and can be mixed and matched with other pass concepts.
The Outside Zone Bend Back is a nice twist on outside zone and a great compliment for a team that runs a lot of outside zone with a lead blocker. The key to this play is to sell outside zone hard to get the defense to flow over the top and seal them to the play side.
The All Slants concept is a great, fast-hitting quick-game play that will allow the wide receiver to gain extra yards after the catch. While not a traditional RPO, when used with a mesh point, this is a great RPO concept for gap and zone schemes, and can be mixed and matched with other pass concepts.
The basic Reverse Pass play is important for any offense to have in its arsenal. The key to the Reverse Pass is great protection. The Z and X must also stalk the cornerback before they release their routes.