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Offline coachdw99

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Beast package
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:51:35 AM »
Guys, not sure if this is the proper place to post this question since it's about a non-traditional DCWT formation (beast).

Saw some earlier posts about using a beast package for playoffs.  We are a "pure" DCWT offense but would like to look at using beast in certain situations. 

Would like to leave my QB under center and make the "beasts" the WB, FB, HB.  What series of plays do you guys recommend aside from the obvious power play to the 6 or 4 hole.


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Re: Beast package
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 11:51:54 PM »
I'd be interested in this too.  Where did this thread end up? Need a playoff wrinkle.

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 10:35:05 AM »
No response yet.  I must be really good because nobody wants to share  :)

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 10:40:48 AM »
I have used some Beast formations, but I put the QB in shotgun.  My Center is not consistent enough with his shotgun snaps to make this a viable play for me, but I usually run a QB Sweep behind the WB, HB, and FB; and I have kept my SE at his normal position for a throwback pass.


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Re: Beast package
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 10:43:54 AM »
Attached is my play sheet for the Beast plays, DC's Punt and a Polecat formation are on there also.  Haven't used either of those two, but they are on there.

I would rotate who would run the ball between the QB/HB/FB/WB, but when it came to the pass I would let my FB throw the ball, he had a better arm.

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 10:45:34 AM »
The drawings show no SE, but I found that having him line up in his normal spot has worked for me in that the Safety can be blocked as well as him being open for the Throwback Pass.

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 10:50:45 AM »
Good stuff coach.  Thanks!

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 11:04:21 AM »
No problem, if you YouTube Beast or FAT formation you can see it in action.  One team on YouTube labels their video FAT formation, but they line up in Beast and then shift to other formations.  I believe Hornet76 (6-7 yr old team) runs a beast play.  Bruce Eien has some videos of the FAT formation as well, he runs a Beast Blast where the o-line wedges and the 3 backs form a separate wedge (like what Gregory has for the Double Wing) it is very effective.

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 02:13:47 PM »
We put in the Beast last week. Went much quicker than I thought. My DCWT FB is getting the direct snap, my QB is the RB closest to the FB behind the line. WB next to him, HB next to him.

Just running blast, Sweep, Reverse and a pass out of it....took about 45 mins - 1 hour to get the blocking and the plays down.
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Re: Beast package
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 02:28:40 PM »
I have used some Beast formations, but I put the QB in shotgun.

AFAIK, Beast is a shotgun (indirect snap) formation.
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Re: Beast package
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2011, 05:58:39 PM »
It is, and the majority of the material I have found is from the shotgun, but it seems like I have run across some playbook that had the QB under center.  I mainly put it out there for clarity. 

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 07:12:11 PM »
Clark

We need a Beast Section. I have been emailing stuff out almost daily.  8)

The problem is I dont have a Beast Playbook per say. We just put it in and its usually the last thing on the list of things to do. The number of plays depends on the age group.

Attached is a good playbook for ideas and a few things we do with the Beast as well. I would highly suggest that you run whatever you do decide on.... run it both Beast Right and Beast Left. And by all means if you see a discovery....put that in as well.  8)
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Re: Beast package
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 09:39:31 PM »
Would like to leave my QB under center
Then you're looking for crunch, not beast.

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Re: Beast package
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 01:12:56 AM »
Mahonz - thanks for putting this up.  I am going to pick a few plays for going into the playoffs. I'll try to "DCWT" the terminology for the boys too.  I'll post back with what I come up with.

PS - we ran a very ragtag version of this in practice tonight for "fun" and it was a great compliment to the DCWT.  I can see this being an alternative for when we need 5 yards "now" or need to run some plays off the clock (our league is a play count league, no clock).