There’s an old story about the famous West Coast Offense that was created by Bill Walsh. In the early years of the offense one of the Tight Ends lined up on the wrong side of the formation.
We have talked multiple time before about the problems a Tight End causes with the Inside Zone Scheme. By adding an extra gap, the defense must bring another defender down to deal with the run threat.
A guiding principle in coaching football is to do what your players are good at. If your players are not able to complete their assignments on each play, then the play will never work.
Running routes is one of the most under-coached aspects of football. The same way an offensive lineman needs to be coached on the details of each of his steps, wide receivers need to be taught the finer points of the routes they are running.
The Trio Formation is one of the hardest formations in football to defend. If you have the personnel, I personally think this formation causes more issues to a defense than the traditional Trips formation.
The Running Back Slip Screen is an explosive play that beats the blitz. This Running Back Screen Pass Play takes practice, but once your players get it down, it will be one of your best plays.
One of the hardest things to do as a play caller is to find a way to get the ball in the hands of your best receiver. Many defenses will provide a variety of looks and shifts to take the best playmaker away from the offense and force them to win with their less talented […]
We all know that the game of football is won at the line of scrimmage. When you control the line of scrimmage you control the game.
The Outside Zone is one of the most universal concepts in football. This play is a staple of offenses from the Youth Level all the way up to the NFL.
Rocket Motion Tackle Over Formation Series is great for youth football for several reasons. In youth football defenses will typically not adjust at all or they will over shift to unbalanced formations.
There are several different ways an offense can utilize the H-back. The H-back will give you several different run, blocking, and passing options.
The H Back is one of the most difficult positions to coach because of its versatility and the amount of different skills they must learn. For an H Back to be truly successful they must know the entire run game and the complete passing game.
One of the major benefits of basing your offense out of the Inside Zone and Power schemes is the ability to quickly change the play with simple tags. The Flat Tag is an easy tag that can change the appearance of the Inside Zone and get the ball in the hands of your playmaker in […]
The Twins Formation is a great formation because it allows you to spread the field, while still maintaining a strong inside run threat. The twin receiver side will pull defenders out of the box and the H back will give you several different interior blocking options.
One of the things we discovered was one of the simplest route adjustments I’ve ever seen. We simply used our Close tag on our all hitches route.