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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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X and O Labs Midline Article

I submitted this short article to X and O Labs to include in their option survey. Mike Kuchar asked me to submit a formation package and the advantage it gives us on either midline or triple. Last week I wrote about some very basic purposes of utilizing different formations. Changing formations can give you an advantage […]

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When to Run Trap

A quality Flexbone coordinator has to understand how plays fit together. The Flexbone is a system offense. You need to have Counter Option in your arsenal. There are two adjustments that you need to have to be sure you can effectively run Counter Option.  One is the Eagle adjustment, the other is Trap.  We often […]

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Don’t Enable Your Quarterback

 Make your Quarterback run the Triple Option and Midline Triple Option. You and your Quarterback have to be comfortable with this player being responsible for two defenders on each and every snap. It does take time to work. Executing Triple Option on Friday’s requires hours of work before hand. If you aren’t comfortable investing this much time in […]

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Flexbone and Triple Option Basic Formational Utilization

Don’t use formations simply to use them. Each formation as part of the entire Flexbone Offense serves a purpose. They aren’t just window dressing for the same plays as they might be in other offenses. Here is a simply method you can use to put your team in the right formation. Find the Free Safety.  […]

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Flexbone Association December Mailbag

I am a little late in posting this one, in fact I’ll be able to put up the January mailbag here pretty soon as well. Here are the mailbag responses from November. I’ll will provide as concise answers as possible. Question One – From Utah – …..Against a 4-4 with two 2is two tight 5s […]

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