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X’s & O’s: Zone Read Triple

The modern triple option, a.k.a. Zone Read Triple, meshes together the popular zone blocking scheme with the old school triple option. By utilizing different formations, you can change who and how you will get the ball to your 3rd option. He can be lined up in the back field in a more traditional look or running a bubble from a trips look.

PositionAssignment
QBRead first man on LOS from 4i out; Option off 1st defender stacked or outside of Read key. Attack inside shoulder of #2 on option path. If give read, carry out fake.
FShort motion to get in position for hand off. Work to play side hip of the center. If the ball is pulled carry out fake and get tackled.
TMaintain pitch relationship 4x1 with the QB all the way down the field, always expecting the ball to be pitched.
HLoad to PLSB to FS
XCut off C
ZStalk C
PSTCovered zone step and block man on
PSGCovered zone step and block man on; Uncovered work up to call side LB
CCovered to call side zone step and block man on; Uncovered work to call side LB
BSGCovered zone step and block man on; Uncovered Zone step call side and expect BST to pass 3 to you if not work up to 1st LB head up to playside of the C
BSTZone step and block B-Gap defender to LB head up on the C to backside.

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