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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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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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