I have the Option on me eBook and I am trying to apply it to our flexbone offense. We usually run with one TE and one SE. The book states that outside inverts are "Any defender playing at the same level as the inside linebackers." I assume this to mean that a stand up DE in a straight 50 would not be considered an outside invert unless he is in a walkaway position. Is this correct? Is a Cover 2 corner that funnels a WR inside then sits in the flat considered an outside invert? Finally we often run an end over formation with SE and TE on the same side. Teams usually counter this by running both corners to our strong side. The FS will usually stay in the middle. They leave an outside invert to the weak side. The Option me rule would tell the QB to run to the TE side with either midline if there is a 3 tech or load if they are in some form of an odd front. What adjustment can be made for the QB to recognize that even though there is an outside invert on the weak side we still outnumber them because there is no deep 1/3 player? If our weakside tackle and weak side slot can handle the weakside ILB and FS we have 2 on 1 to the outside.
Post by Coach Campbell on Feb 25, 2010 21:09:54 GMT
No Coach the outside inverts are outside Linebackers which will play at the same level as the linebackers. An outside Invert is a defender located outside the openside tackle or tight end. Coach to the weak side you can run veer or load predicated by the alignment of the defensive end. Coach good to have you on the forum. Coach Campbell
Thanks. We usually send our SE to the safety and the wing out to the corner when we are in one of our flexbone sets vs. a Cov. 2 but we obviously don't have that option when lined up in the I formation. We have always been an I formation team but added some flexbone stuff to become more multiple. It also allows us to get more touches to our back up tailback by lining him up at one of the wing positions. It seemed like the next step we should take since once we motion a back behind the FB we can run almost all of our I formation plays anyway and we added in jet sweep and rocket toss. Once I got the Option on Me ebook I tried to apply it to all our formations. I wanted to see if it was something we could use just in the I or with all formations. We have a QB coming up at the freshmen level who has strong physical as well as mental skills so we are considering installing the option on me with him next fall so he can get comfortable with it. Thanks for the welcome to the forum. I have been getting information from other's posts for a few months but finally decided to join in. It is a great resource.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 27, 2020 3:02:24 GMT
The option on me works first and foremost by allowing the quarterback to read what the defense is giving him and then attacking the weakness of the defense. This attack all begins by recognizing who is in the box and where the offense has a mismatch. Three different option plays to run out of this philosophy are inside veer, load option, and the midline. The load option and midline will always run to the tight end side, while the inside veer will run to the open end of the formation.
The first read the quarterback needs to make is where the outside backer or safety on the open side of the formation. If this backer is off the line of scrimmage, then the quarterback knows he should run to the tight end side because he will have better numbers. Following this, the quarterback needs to look to see where the defensive linemen are aligned. If the defensive tackle is in a two or three-technique, then the quarterback should run the midline and read the two or three-technique. If there is no two or three-technique tackle, then the quarterback should run a load option, reading the outside backer or the seven-technique.
The second formation the quarterback may see is if the open side outside linebacker is not there, then he should run the inside veer to that side. Since the outside linebacker either stacked or moved back for pass coverage, that side of the line now has a numbers advantage. The quarterback reads the five-technique on that side.
Some of the pros for giving the quarterback this power begins with keeping the defense off balance. No matter what formation they come out in, the quarterback can take advantage of the numbers game. Another good thing about this scheme is it also takes away from the tendencies an offense might have when specifically calling plays. Many offenses tend to call plays based on specific strengths of formations or side of the field. Some of the cons for this scheme include not being in control and the need for an intelligent offensive group. Since my kids tend to play both ways, giving this freedom would most likely confuse them. The reason I say this is because instead of knowing what one or two things they need to do in one play, they now need to think through the vast array of options and techniques. The other con is the lack of control; if your QB is struggling that game and the whole scheme is based on his ability to read a defense pre-snap, it could cost you the game.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 27, 2020 3:06:55 GMT
Option for me is a great character builder and tactic to always have for your quarterback another words let him be in command. I believe that coaching always has to do with personnel. In this case the option end of year work with me with the nonathletic or athletic quarterback. The freedom to let your quarterback call the play at the line of scrimmage is huge trust factor shows the team he’s the leader. I will first definitely tell my quarterback to look for the outside invert to the tight end side. If and when we have 4 defenders versus 5 offensive,I will always take that bet any day.
There is a lot of variables for example when year we had a freakish athlete a quarterback this kid can play at all defense of back running back receiver. We would audible runs to the weak side because, all he had to do was make one guy miss and he was gone for a touchdown. I make sure every year I recruit a receiver/running back that can play quarterback specifically so we can run the inside veer is one of my favorite plays. Basically your 4 defenders verses my 4 blockers and my best athlete I will take my chances, so yes! It is important to empower your quarterback!