HAVING RUN THE TRIPLE OUT OF THE BONE FOR A LONG TIME ON THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, FOUND THE FOLLOWING TO BE AXIOMS TO LIVE BY:
All passes ran by a true option team should alawys be play action off the option action!
Do not give play away by aligning your front in a 2 pt stance! This really is an amateur mistake a lot of teams make when they intend to run play action, kind of self defeating don't you think?
A TRUE OPTION TEAM IS ONLY GOING TO THROW THE BALL MAYBE A DOZEN TIMES A GAME, AND IN ORDER TO STEP UP AND MAKE A CRITICAL THROW IN A CRITICAL POINT OF THE GAME, HE MUST BE ABLE TO DO THIS WITHOUT ESTABLISHING ANY RHYTHM OF ANY KIND AND HAVING JUST RAN 15-20 OPTION PLAYS. IN ORDER FOR HIM TO DO THIS, HE MUST PRACTICE HIS THROWING SKILLS EVERY DAY WITHOUT FAIL!!!
One of my favorite pairings was to run an outside veer and then come right back with a pass we called TOP (triple option pass) that featured the QB running his OSV path, but then abruptly pulling up behind the OT, taking a quick 3 step drop and making his throw.
Coach Easton-TIGER ONE
J.C. EASTON<BR>HEAD COACH<BR>GA TIGERS FOOTBALL<BR>PROFESSIONAL MINOR LEAGUE
Post by Coach Campbell on Oct 2, 2017 16:42:23 GMT
As a defensive guy I find it hard to defend the option because of the efficiency of the QB and how he reads and makes choices to give, keep or pitch. I have grown to have an appreciation for the Pistol Offense, the reason for choosing the option would be:
Eliminates some tendencies In the option game. Gives the QB depth in the pass game. Ability to run the the whole option package. We can flip plays without flipping the backs. Allows us to run our base offense out of 1 & 2 back sets. We can run based out of GUN. The advantages of running the Option Game are the size of the players and the numbers game is what allows us to use a CHECK WITH ME SYSTEM! We can run Midline, Inside Veer, Outside veer, Speed Option, Zone Read Option, Load Option and Trap Option. This enables our offense to get the ball to the perimeter. It forces the defenses to play assignment football. This will allow the QB to audible out of most situations and grab the advantage with reading the defensive numbers. There is a big responsibility to hand over to the QB and if he is taught correctly there is no problem In giving him the autonomy to run it..