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Offline joshv155

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« on: May 15, 2015, 07:33:10 PM »
What footwork do you prefer ? I have been doing research and the pivot then shuffle during the mesh is what I personally like. Seems like that extra 1/2 second would help the read and force the read defender to make a decision.

Just got hired as a QB coach for a local HS running this as their base. would Like to hear opinions as to what works/doesn't work
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Re: Veer/midline
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 02:23:37 PM »
During the off season I was able to go to the Mecca of option football Navy. lol I was able to sit down with the HC and OC as they showed the coaching staff their offense. They showed us practice tape the whole nine. I asked a question about footwork and mesh points. The OC smiled and said whatever times up well for your players that what you do. I was shocked because I felt you had to have certain rules for footwork. He showed us tape of two QB's they coached and you can clearly see the footwork was different.

Do what times up well for you. We know the base rules...but play around with it so that your option will be fluid. Heavy reps period around 15 mins or so every practice will help. Have someone video the footwork and look at it after practice. One of the things I loved about filming practice was that it allowed me to see things that I may have missed while working. If you think a change need to be made to the footwork then try a few things. The main reason why Navy don't have a lot of turnovers is because of the reps, finding what is easier for the players to do, and adjust if needed.

I hope this helps.
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