Post by CoachRMaddalon on Dec 22, 2011 9:59:50 GMT
We have always been a flexbone/wishbone team and we began running option from the I formation this year. We ended up leading the division in rushing yards per game and performed much better than last year.
My question for you is, why did you switch back to the flexbone? We use a lot of your concepts from your option-on-me I playbook. We are going to see you speak in Atlantic City and are hoping to pick your brain about the I-formation option attack a little bit. Thanks.
Post by Coach Campbell on Dec 23, 2011 4:47:02 GMT
Coach reat to ear frm you and Indeed I enjoy the "I" back offense but work in a program now that runs the flexbone gun wing-t. I stay very active with the option game though and looking forward to visiting with you in Atlantic City.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 31, 2019 17:52:58 GMT
In high school we ran the triple option out of the i-formation but I don't recall being taught to read much of anything. Our coach told us when he wanted us to give the ball and we optioned to the side he called as well. When I played the quarterback was obviously the guy they wanted to be the ball carrier on the option because we had the ability to make people miss just off of natural ability so our coach did put much emphasis on us pitching the ball. In college we ran the triple option as well with a rip and lip motion but I'm not sure if our OC made the call for direction and play or if our quarterback had the freedom to make the best option call.
Option on me explains how the quarterback has the freedom to make pre-snap reads according to how the defense is aligned. It is the quarterbacks responsibility to call the best option from the line of scrimmage based on the outside inverts and end man on the line of scrimmage alignment and attacking points. It is up to the quarterback to take what the defense gives him keeping it simple. The quarterback has the option to run the veer, load, and or midline depending on what he sees as the best option from his pres-nap read to make a positive gain.
I think it is always a positive if you can trust your quarterback to make the best decision when having the freedom to call best option from the line of scrimmage. Having a dynamic quarterback with the ability and knowledge to get the job done is a dangerous force for any defense to have to go against. It makes it very difficult for the defense to make adjustments because the quarterback is able to take advantage of what he sees as your weaknesses. On the other hand the negative is having the opposite in your quarterback. If your quarterback struggles with reading pre-snap alignment from defenses and points of attack so he will struggle to move the offense and have miscues on whether to give, pull, or pitch the ball many times ending in a fumble on the exchange or running the wrong option play instead of the best option. I like having the ability to run the option because it keeps defensives honest and in many times causes a mismatch forcing the defense to make a quick decision on who to take (Ball or Pitch key).
Post by Coach Campbell on Sept 27, 2020 3:34:20 GMT
In regards to Option-on-Me, there are many teaching cues that help players learn how this offense works. First, a quarterback must read wax in Mickey's ears for best option. Hence, a quarterback must read the outside inverts (outside linebackers) as the inverts dictate the best option for the play. In addition, a quarterback must figure out how many defenders in the box and what coverage the defense is running. The key is taking the ball to the missing invert. Therefore, Option-on-Me is first broken down into 3 keys:
Outside Inverts: area outside the openside tackle and the tight end
Play called based upon the outside inverts (players aligned at the same level as inside backers-outside linebackers or safeties)
Allow your QB to make the choice at the LOS (eyes outside to read inverts for best option)
Option-on-Me includes the 3 following choice for a QB:
Inside Veer (openside-away from TE) which means no invert outside the openside tackle-only choice to the openside
Midline (tightside-to the TE) only vs. 2 or 3 technique-2 outside inverts=6 man box=run at the box
Load (tightside-to or outside TE) no outside invert to TE or 2 outside inverts vs. 6i technique or 5 & 7 alignment
How it Works:
Quarterbacks get the opportunity to call the best option on the line of scrimmage based upon the location of the outside inverts and end man on the line of scrimmage. The reason for reading inverts for best option is because the process that the quarterback follows for calling best option is simple and fast. The quarterback will always read from the openside across towards the tight end. If the quarterback has an outside invert towards the openside that is located off the line of scrimmage, he then knows to take his eyes towards the tight end, first reading the first down lineman past the center. If he sees a 3 technique, then he checks offense into 10 midline.
There are many pros and cons when it comes to giving the quarterback the ability and freedom to call the best option on the line of scrimmage. The pros include the following:
Gives the QB ownership of the offense and a stake in it's success or failure
Forces the QB into a leadership/coaching role on the field
Gives the QB options to make a play better prior to the snap of the ball
QB has the ability to make the defense "wrong" by having the ability to read defenses quickly
QB must now know everything about the offense and be the captain on the field
The cons include the following:
QB could become overwhelmed with this power and could cause "paralysis by analysis"
QB might struggle with the offense at first, which could cause some bad decisions and turnovers.
QB might grow frustrated and impatient with offensive philosophy
QB might not have the mental make-up to run this offense, which leaves him out of a position