This Run Pass Option (RPO) comes off of Lead Zone. The quarterback reads they alley defender. If he adds to the run, the quarterback throws the post or the hitch route.
This Run/Pass Option (RPO) is a read play based off the power blocking scheme. The quarterback reads the end man on the line of scrimmage (EMOL). If the defensive end is up-field, the quarterback pulls the ball and runs a power track. The real magic happens by pairing the play with Y Pop or other RPOs.
The Counter Read Arc play is a good meld between a gap scheme and zone read scheme, and can be paired with bubble screens or RPOs.
RPO transition blocking requires changing from a pass-catching threat to an active open-field perimeter blocker. Here’s how to teach it.
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.
This RPO puts the Free Safety and Sam Linebacker in a bind. To take advantage of that, you will have two options based off the Free Safety.
During the 2021 AFCA Virtual Convention, Jason Miran broke down the innovative Quarterback RPO scheme he uses to gain an edge on defenses.
In college football, RPO’s are a common feature across many offenses but this Draw RPO is a unique twist on the RPO concept.
If you are going to run down-field RPOs, limit your quarterback’s reads. Lead Zone is perfect for any RPO. There is no read on the run.
Keep your conflict plays simple, learning at a minimum and execution at a maximum. It’s a formula that proves very successful in building RPOs.
Split Zone is a great play meant to look like Zone Read to freeze the defensive end for a kick-out block from the tight end or fullback.
The quarterback reads the backside linebacker. If the backside linebacker adds into the call side, the quarterback throws the slant behind him.
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