Post by Coach Campbell on Jul 1, 2019 20:57:25 GMT
Option football, dealing with house cards is the best way describe this triple headed spear, and it does take time to master, but an old saying from one of my favorite people of history.
A woodsman was once asked, “What would you do if you had just five minutes to chop down a tree?” He answered, “I would spend the first two and a half minutes sharpening my axe.” Let us take a few minutes to sharpen our perspective.
Option game is broken into 3 types of option attacks, veer, load and midline, based on the overhang of the defense and invert players the QB can begin to read and break down the defense, if he deals the right hand house wins, we are always letting him put us in house odds. If there is no overhand defender the QB will call veer to that side to a two man surface, if there is no outside invert player to the a three man surface (TE side or overload tackle side) we will call load option. Most defenses try to counter this by adding a 3 tech with a wide 9 to keep contain on veer or use dual overhand defenders the recent addition of the college tight front these days with the dual overhang defenders and double 4i's we lean on midline option to attack this front.
Quarterback will be checked into this play by me, because we are tempo check with me team, it has become a big advantage, but once we're checked into our play now our hours of drilling the mesh over and over begins to show if we have fruit born from our labor or if we didn't sharpen the right axe. He reads the unblocked defender, feeding the the back, swinging the bat from hip to hip an either giving the ball to our back or pulling it himself.
Pro's we're putting our QB in the right position with the right odds, but in the end it is a teenage boy who thinks fortnite and what color shoes match their backpack swag is more important than watching film late at night some times so in the end it is a kid out there so if you are an option team, this is what you are, you own it, and you work it over and over again. The big pros are we can get huge explosive plays and when we are running this style of offense our two best athletes are our QB and our RB, we want them touching the ball the most and giving us the best chance on Friday Nights.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jul 1, 2019 20:59:16 GMT
Option offense is a play to take advantage of an opening in the run game, by the alignment of the defense. A key element is having a game smart QB to understand alignments and not to be selfish with the ball and to make the best decision with the ball. It is also important for coaches to work and go over concepts that the QB should recognize. Most teams that utilize options have seen the majority of the looks and are able to work over them in the pre-snap and the QB will recognize it immediately when they line up.
Option game is established by knowing the hangman of every defense. If you run the load zone and if you run the speed option its important to read the end of scrimmage and make that read person. It’s usually quick pitch off the end man and make the end man convert to before the pitch. Midline you are reading off the defensive tackle in what alignment they give you, it will be a quick hit up the middle depending on which side they give you. The negative to option game is turnovers because you pitch the ball. It’s important to practice this everyday if option is your main set up. You would need to practice 30 minutes a day with ball security and add in the various concepts.