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Common Flexbone Sprint Out Pass Protection Problems

The Sprint Out Passing game is not unique to football, but the pass blocking on the sprint out game in the Flexbone Offense is. The most common problems that Offensive Line make are the following: No punch/set, just trying to down block or base block defender on/inside. This is a huge mistake because they will open […]

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How to Create a Dominant Offensive Line

Five Ways to Create Your Very Own “Hogs” with the Flexbone Triple Option The best way to create a productive, year-in-and-year-out offensive line is to stop blocking everyone and let the quarterback and B-back read your way out while mastering a few blocking drills. Be sure you are prioritizing your offensive approach. ___________________________________________ 1-Allow the […]

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Situational Flexbone

Running the Offense with Different Formations – Running the Triple out of Over, Heavy, Double Flex, Green, Brown, and even Trips must be practiced prior to week one. Don’t go into week one without practicing something you will need.  Coaching the Sequence – Call the Offense unscripted. See who makes the tackle and come back with […]

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How Much Do You Really Need to Throw?

This is more of a philosophical question and requires a deeper answer. There are a few things that you need to answer first. The first question would be, why do you want to throw the ball. What is the purpose, how does it fit your personnel? Why – The reason you want to throw the […]

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Don’t Just Because You Can

I’ve been running this offense for a number of years, been a proponent of it for longer, and have spoken with coaches about it’s implementation for a number of years.  I’ll start the article with an aside then get into what I really want to write about.  Invariably the conversation always comes down to “how […]

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Teaching Your Quarterback to Read the Stack / Area Read

In two previous articles on the site, I’ve been able to ask both former Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt and former Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs how to read the stack. The Nesbitt article is here, and the Dobbs article here. Both of them have essentially said the same thing.  The issue is the trust level of […]

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Flexbone Half-Roll Passing Game Protection

Half roll protection is when the backfield action mimics the Sprint Out series, but the Offensive Line blocks similar to regular play action protection. The PSG and PST are aggressive in their protection. We try to have them attack the DL if they are covered. They need to form a wall frontside, because the QB […]

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