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Offline Popcoach11

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Speed option passing
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:38:41 PM »
Any proven ideas out there?

We r spread 3x1 running speed option to right only....either to the single side or to the trips side.

Have run it in both scrimmages and game 1. D is flying out to cover option, DE is Flying out to option everytime.

Any ideas. Looks like a can slip #3 into a seam or run stick.



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Re: Speed option passing
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 04:18:02 PM »
Any proven ideas out there?

We r spread 3x1 running speed option to right only....either to the single side or to the trips side.

Have run it in both scrimmages and game 1. D is flying out to cover option, DE is on QB everytime. My issue I'm struggling with is how to get someone on the playside DE Or a way to hold him to get a quick pass off, without having to pull a G.

Any ideas. Looks like a can slip #3 into a seam or run stick.

When I coached Flexbone our veer pass pro was to simply have the T lock on to the DE and pass protect there.  G would base the first man past the C or block down on a NG.  The C, BSG, and BST would all hinge.  It was basically a half slide protection with the slide away from the veer action.

The pitch back would help with the DE or D gap player and the dive back would just fit off the G's butt.  It doesn't look exactly like a veer scheme, but it worked well enough that the backfield action got them flying up.  Everyone would sell veer for 2-3 steps and then get into their protection or set to throw.

I'm not 100% sure how sound that would be without the dive back to fit in playside A or B gap and pick up a blitzer, but you might be able to adapt it well enough.

Another thing you might be able to do would be to run a HB pass off speed option, provided your pitch goes backwards.

My personal favorite front side passes to run off veer were Post/Wheel (because we switch blocked a lot), pop pass, and dump pass (#1 on a streak, #2 on a deep out--the out was always open).  Backside the slant is there or you could tag it to throw a quick post.

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Re: Speed option passing
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 12:06:33 PM »
Joe had some success with this if I am getting your meaning right. Run it as a triple option with a pass as the third option? Takes a hell of a qb.

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Re: Speed option passing
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 12:26:49 PM »
This is a picture of a common D we are seeing in spread. Basically thinking of an an rpo off speed option for undisciplined defenses. Everyone is flying out to option. Thinking of QB taking a couple short steps to fake speed option pulling up, then dealing the ball to the dark colored in circle (our #3) who replaces the vacating LB. You can see the vertical lane it creates by having that many people flying out to speed option. I've got a guy who can pull it off.

This is of course not how you'd defend speed option, but I'm talking about tauking advantage of undisciplined defenses here.

Reluctant to have my QB keep on this look as I don't want princess taking unnecessary hits.

Yes they are in C2 with a safety dropped down playing man across to board on trips side and a safety shaded to our single guy....rightfully so as my single guy is a DUDE.

Trap has killed this look, I'm happy and content with that, but speed option has done well too. Just looking to see if anyone has attached a quick game to speed option.



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Re: Speed option passing
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 12:35:09 PM »
Yeah, talk to Joe. He is well versed in pre and post snap rpos. Saw him do about 5 clinics at Glazier about them.