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.
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 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.
Duo fits well in our system for multiple reasons: simple rules, all-around versatility, and the physical mindset it manifests throughout every offensive position group. Duo gives us a great opportunity to impose our will on defenses with two and sometimes three double teams on the line of scrimmage (LOS). As an offense, we take pride in dominating first-level defenders from the start. This mindset allows for 3 or 4 yards early in the game to become 7 or 8 yards as those double teams begin to take their toll.
The Loop Load Triple Option is a great way to keep the defense on its toes with blocks coming from different places.
The Rock Island (Ill.) High School football program employs a spread, up‐tempo, no‐huddle offense. When they began running their system, they were primarily a power team. They still love power, but their best run series every year is their counter series.
Among players and coaches, the consensus seems to be that their favorite period of practice is team. With the practice being tilted heavily toward team and group work, this magnifies the importance of your 10-15 minutes of individual time.
Combo protection is a half-man, half-slide protection. The running back is accountable to check release the linebackers away from the call.
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.
These basic principles should help all tight ends coaches. They should also help run-game coaches become proficient in the pass game.
Two things that must be determined when building any offense: What do my players do best, and what do we need to do to win our league?
Running the slot fade gives the quarterback more space to throw the ball to the receivers outside shoulder without throwing him out of bounds.