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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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Five Quick Questions on the Flexbone

  Here are five questions coaches constantly have about the Flexbone and Triple Option Offense. Today, we provide you with quick answers. 1. When do you run Rocket Toss? A: Coach Johnson says to run Rocket Toss when the widest playside inside linebacker blitzes or if the D-gap player collisions the tackle as he tries […]

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What Are They Doing in the Secondary?

There are only so many things a defense can do in the secondary to stop you, while maintaining integrity against both Triple Option and Play-Action Pass.  Cover Two – Safeties Deeper than 9 Yards What this means on Triple Option – You have to switch block the perimeter because the CB is more dangerous by […]

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You Need Midline Triple Against Double Eagle

One of the many questions I’m asked seemingly at least once a week is, “what defense gives you the most trouble?” Here are some thoughts on practice scenarios and game planning. A few  defenses that coaches shudder to see are either the 3-3 defense or 5-3 defense, especially 5-3 double eagle defenses. We didn’t see […]

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Interview with Ricky Dobbs

Earlier this spring I solicited questions from high school coaches and high school quarterbacks to pose to former record setting Navy Quarterback Ricky Dobbs. His responses are below.  1. What system did you play in high school, and did you find the transition to the flexbone triple option offense hard? I played in a pro […]

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The Eagle Adjustment to Counter Option

As discussed on this site previously, Counter Option is a basic staple of the Flexbone Offense. Counter Option is to be run when the backside linebacker is making the tackle on the dive phase of Triple Option. There will be occasions throughout the year however when the Backside Linebacker is running to the playside, but Counter Option […]

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