Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 26, 2013 19:23:35 GMT
The option on me is a play calling system with three embedded plays (Veer, Mid Line, and Load Option) that is designed to run the most effective play (best blocking angles) given the defense's alignment. The system is simply a numbers game — where can the offense outnumber the defense. To achieve a numbers advantage, most offenses will use a tight end formation, also known as being unbalanced.
The first thing the QB needs to identify is how many defenders are in the box. Usually this can be done by looking to the outside inverts. An outside invert to the right and left implies the defense can have at most six remaining defenders in the box. If this is the case, the midline play run towards the two/three technique (usually the TE or closed side) will allow for the offense to outnumber the defense in the box. If there is not an outside invert to a given side, then the offense will look to attack there. The QB must then determine if the defense has a one technique or a three technique to that side. If it is a one technique, the QB will check to run the veer triple option. If there is a three technique, then the load option will provide the best blocking angles and thus have a higher probability of being a successful play.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 26, 2013 19:25:35 GMT
Option on me is the key to being successful in moving the the football into the end zone. The option has your basic plays load, midline, and veer you can run out of a variety formations and when you add motion it looks like a different play. The Qb reads how many in the box and you have always taught him to go with the offense advantage for example weak side has 2 defenders vs. 3 blocker and the strongside has 5 defenders vs. 4 blockers. So your play should go weakside. Depending on the defense we will have an automatic call Wimpy this changes the play to the weakside of the defense. We also add a color to throw off the defense if they start cheating to the weak side. It's very important that you teach your fullback to bend back opposite of the were the ball is going so the defense has to play you head up with out cheating to one side or another because if they don't the cut back to the fullback will kill them. We run a veer play called Rmoe 37 down opt. Our R wingback goes in motion (orbit) and Qb and give to the fullback or keep it mesh with the line opiton off the DE and either keep it or pitch it depending on the DE play. The play is very hard to defend.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 26, 2013 19:26:51 GMT
The 'option on me' concept is a system of reads and pre-snap checks in order to determine a type of option that is called. In most teams, a coach calls the offensive play, the players hear the play being called, and then run the play. With the 'option on me' system, the coach has no part in calling the offensive play. The quarterback and offensive personnel align themselves based on the coach's call and then read the defensive alignment of the players in the box and outside inverts (outside linebackers) in order to determine the play. There are three types of option plays run with this 'option on me' system veer, midline, and load.
The inside veer always run away from the TE and outside veer run toward the TE. In the veer option the quarterback will read either the 5 technique or 4i tech.
The midline option reads the 2 or 3 technique. This option system can be run at or away from the TE. This type of option play really keeps the defense honest. The defense has to respect the inside run threat from the FB and the outside possibility from the QB or HBack.
The load option is an outside option where the QB and HBack are the two primary options. If a FB is in the backfield he normally us utilized as a blocker. The QB would read the 7 technique in order to determine pitch or keep. The FB is responsible for sealing off the first defender that shows.
I have never been part of an offensive system that utilizes the option attack. The information presented in the powerpoint and the video are the only sources of information for this post. I'm not very knowledgable in the inside/outside veer and midline option game and so I would have to learn a lot more before I would impliment this into my offensive game. We do use the load option out of shotgun in our offense.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 29, 2013 12:49:33 GMT
Option football is very difficult to defend because of the stress it puts on a defense. It requires a defense to be more sound in what they do and play assignment football. The idea behind the "option on me" system is that it allows you to run the best option play based on the defensive alignment. Any option play is difficult to defend but if you can call the option play that is the best against a formation it is nearly unstoppable.
"Option on me" utilizes three different option plays, the midline, inside veer, and the load option. Each play has the ability to attack a different part of the formation therefore allowing the QB a variety of options when calling the play. "Option on me" requires decisions to be made on the line by the quarterback so it is important to have clear rules that make it easy for the quarterback to follow.
When the quarterback approaches the line he always begins by looking at what are called the inverts (or overhang defenders). These are the two areas just outside of the box. The quarterback always begins by looking for an invert player to the side away from the TE. If there is no invert player the QB automatically knows he will be going to this side. By not having an invert player in this location the offense has the defense outnumbered because of the option game(4 on 3). To this side he will either run the inside veer or load option. If the defense has reduced on this side with a man up on the line the load option is the best choice. Any other look to this side without the invert then inside veer would be the call.
If the QB comes to the line and there is an invert to the side away from the TE then he knows he will either be running midline or load option to the TE. When there are inverts on both sides this lets the QB know there should be 6 in the box and when this is the case we always want to run option at a six man box. Once the QB knows he is going to the TE side he needs to read the first down linemen to the right of the center. If he is given a 2 or 3 technique he runs midline to the TE. The 3 technique is the best alignment for midline because it opens up large holes for either the QB or running back. It is also a very clear read for the QB.
If the QB looks to the TE side and sees a 1 or a 2i technique then he wants to run the load option. He should expect to see a 5 and 9 technique combination along with this. He needs to understand in this case his pitch man is on the line and the ball will come out quickly.
The option on me series is great because it guarantees you will have the best possible opportunity of having a great play. I have also seen teams run the outside veer to the TE in place of the load option. This merely depends on personnel and the scheme of your program. Teams will try to combat the option on me game by stemming their linemen pres nap By reading inverts the changes will not effect the direction of the play and therefore the adjustment from one play to another is easy for the quarterback.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 29, 2013 12:52:59 GMT
The "Option On Me" offensive system is designed to put your team in the best possible position to win. It relies on the quarterback reading the number of defenders to the strong and/or weak sides of the defense and making his offensive call based on that read. Personally I feel this offensive system is extremely successful for most HS programs and can easily be implemented into a "Check w/me" system with zone, power gap, etc. types of offenses. A lot of HS coaches don't trust their QB's to make those types of calls themselves and try to do too much from the sideline, in doing so they lose valuable time and have a hard time setting the TEMPO of the game. Option On Me-Three Plays 1. Inside Veer 12/13 is ran to the open ended side (Weak/Away from TE). 2. Midline ("Jill") 10/11 is ran to the TE side (Strong/to TE). 3. Load 18/19 is ran to the TE side (Strong/to TE) staying to the outside of the defense. Again, basic premise is to get your 3 Offensive Options to out number the defense. When the defense adjusts hit them the other way....Keep them guessing and on their heels by dictating the TEMPO of your game. I really like this style of Check W/me in the zone and power game and utilize it quite a bit with our offense.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 29, 2013 12:54:52 GMT
With all of the innovations that have occurred in football throughout the years, it is always fun to see that most of the basic principles have remained intact with a few tweaks to how the plays are executed. The option on me series allows the quarterback to check the offense into the best play according to what the defense presents. The key to executing this scheme is the proper diagnosis of the overhang/invert players. If the quarterback is presented with no overhang player to the open end of 21 personnel (1 x 1) then he calls the veer to the open (weak) side. If there is an overhang player present to the open end, the quarterback then calls either the midline play off of a 2 or 3 technique or a load option off of a 7 technique to the tight end side of the formation. The zone read and air raid teams are using these same types of principles today, with different personnel executing the plays. Our offense has incorporated a scheme that coincides with the air raid scheme in regards to reading the box. We are a zone blocking team and designate how we read the C gap defender to the play side or back side by calling read (QB read backside) or dive (QB read playside). If the QB counts 5 defenders in the box vs. a spread formation (10/11 personnel) he is told to give the football since we have 5 blockers for the 5 defenders plus the running back. If he is presented with a 6 man box he will probably keep the ball on the zone read since the QB would now become an extra blocker and we can play 6 on 6. If the defense presents a 7 man box then we would check to our automatic "fastball" and run the bubble screen to our slot receiver or a hit route to our #1 receiver depending upon secondary alignment. We have other reads off of this play but most would occur after the QB has executed his post snap read.
Post by Coach Campbell on Jun 30, 2013 19:56:03 GMT
Option on the line is something that I'm continually trying to learn more about. My thoughts and reasoning are very basic probably, especially to some of you taking this course. The spread offense stack option passing play seems like a simple set. The easiest way to call this is right from the line of scrimmage. Make sure all the linemen get their splits and get right into their stance. When calling this pass play you do not want to give the defense time to align properly. Also, make sure the front receivers (2 & 3) are on the line of scrimmage. Once the linemen are lined up, the QB must take a look at the defense. If the defense is playing off coverage on the left stacked side then the coach should yell to the QB "4", which means the QB should throw to the (4) receiver on the quick screen. The screen player needs to be a decent athlete that can make plays in the open field. If the corners are playing up in press the coach can yell " 2", and the QB will look to throw to the (2) receiver on the slant. If they are playing heavy press on both sides the coach should yell "3", which will indicate to the QB he is going to throw the go route to the (3). If the defense is aligned like the above diagram, the wheel pattern (1) will be there all day. Long story short, take a look at the defense and see what route will be open based on their alignment. Keep it short and sweet so that it's easy to run. I liked how Jerry says on the option on me video, if you coach it well and systematically that the team will learn it easily and be able to run it successfully.
Post by Coach Campbell on Oct 1, 2014 21:57:25 GMT
First and foremost, I love the option and everything that can be run out of the option. The Pistol, the Gun, and Under Center all offer excellent options for moving the ball forward. I love watching Navy run the option, and even though they are on average smaller, they remain successful moving the ball due to quickness, finding the correct reads, understanding what the defenses are giving, and staying calm under pressure. The pros to on me option include finding what the defense gives you, like weaknesses and areas to be exploited. An additional pro of option on me is that the quarterback can make his reads and change a play to better meet the defense. Another pro is that your quarterback will mature quickly (hopefully! If not, a new quarterback will be found) and learn to read defenses and call the correct play for the defense being shown. No huddle offenses can utilize on me option well, and it will keep a defense on the field and wear them out physically and mentally. A more unique effect of on me option is the trust shown to the team running it. This builds trust back to the coaches, and the team becomes a "team". Option on me is fairly easy to run, as opposed to other more complex offenses.
The cons to option on me include needing an intelligent quarterback that can make the correct reads and have the confidence to lead the team without constant need of the coaching staff. Defensive stunts and alignments meant to confuse or camoflauge pressure can be an issue as well.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 29, 2019 0:43:36 GMT
We used to utilize this in one of the offenses I use to coach in for four years. We would call in two plays out of the same formation and the QB would call the play at the line to which play would be better for us at that time we would call it check with me. The read for the QB was the DL if he was a 1 tech or 3 tech and then go from there to determine what play was best to run. Our normal cadence was Blue 1-18, Blue 1-18, set hut. When we would check with me it would go as followed Red 1-24, Red 1-24, set hut. Red was to alert the play was coming next and the last two number were the running back and the hole. We had success with it the one year we used it due to the QB being smart in understanding the system of what he was looking for. The previous year we had tried to run it other QB’s and we did not have as much success as we would like I want to say we scratched two weeks into the season. This would be a con in my mind to where if the QB can’t make the right read there is no point in an option with me. The pro of course would be if the QB is smart enough to understand the system and run it properly you could be extremely successful with an option on me system. The current offense I coach under we have a two-look scheme, but we don’t use it enough to where we could be successful with it. Two-look for us means the formation is called no huddle line up, two second pause and look back to sideline to get the play call from the coach. The coach upstairs gives the alignment the defense is running so the coach can call the right play in at that time. I think option on me would be a good fit for an offense that is a option team running the veer and mid-line. The QB could check into the right play every time for the offense if he understands what to read on every play.