Inverted Wishbone QB Cross Lead Play

Inverted Wishbone QB Cross Lead Play

This QB Cross Lead play out of the inverted wishbone formation is a very diverse play. It presents both deception and power.  This play utilizes an athletic QB off of counter action. This play also utilizes a lead blocker at the point of attack. It works double teams and combination blocks at the line of scrimmage. This play is very easy to install and is very explosive.


(C): Block head up defender. If you are getting double A-gap defenders the center must take backside AS-gap defender.

(RG): Double team nose guard with center then work onto a linebacker (combo block).

(RT): Block  defensive tackle.

(TE): Double team defensive tackle then work onto a linebacker (combo block).

(LG): Pull out and kick out the end man on the line of scrimmage. It will either be a defensive end or an outside linebacker. Aiming point is the inside hip of the defender he is kicking out. Head should be protecting the hole.

(LT): Block defensive tackle.

(TE): Block linebacker pursuing to the ball carrier. If he cannot get a linebacker look for the middle safety.

(1): QB fakes to the 4 back that crosses his face. When faking, you want the QB to take one step left, riding the fake. You do not want the quarterback to ride the fake too long because it will slow the play down. The QB needs to ride the fake a little then explode and cut off of the left guard’s (LG) kick out block and get behind the (2) leading.

(2): Lead block through the hole. Look to block outside linebacker filling.  The proper timing will have the (LG) that is pull cross in front of the (2) without colliding or slowing down the (2) that is lead blocking.

(3): Fill pulling side guard’s voided gap. If there is no defensive linemen shooting the gap, work onto linebacker.

(4): Cross face of the QB, execute a good fake.  Run right at the backside defensive end.  A good fake is vital.

You do not have to combo block. You can just have any uncovered offensive linemen release onto linebackers.  You can have the play-side (TE) work right onto a linebacker instead of down blocking/combo on the defensive tackle. You can also just have everyone down block and just kick out the edge defender.

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