The option game makes defenses play assignment football by defending the option with every play and forces the defense to be disciplined. Something to remember here is that an option attack can take defenses with speed and slow them done by playing assignment football, thus neutralizes dominant players. The option game gives you the best way to get the ball on the perimeter and attack the outside third. When the defense spreads to defend the field to contain triple option, the fullback game gets explosive.
The option game also allows you the ability to hide weaknesses, you don't need dominate offensive linemen to have success with the option game. With the option game you will find defenses eliminating the amount of blitz schemes they can use because one wrong stunt and its six points. Another dramatic postive about adding the option game is it also eliminates the amount of coverages a defense can use so, you can predict secondary coverages.
Common Objections For Not Running Triple Option Football
It Is a High Risk Offense: Statistically speaking, there is no evidence to support this statement. Taking care of the football is like anything else, if it is important to you, work at it. Make it a commitment to work ball handling drills on a daily bases.
It Is a Run Offense Only: When it is working why pass? The passing game is even more effective because of the defensive emphasis on stopping the run. You can get mismatches and coverage's that are easily exploited.
Option Footbal Requires a Quarterback With Exceptional Speed: Find the best competitor on your football team, it doesn't require speed it requires execution.
Option Football Is Only a Good Weather Offense: Triple option football has been run in snow, rain, and mud.
The option game makes defenses have to defend the entire field and can't gang up on the inside running game (controils the box) . One more reason for the option game it makes the defense have to concentrate on the fullback which makes the Tailback game go.
As you read through the option section you will understand that the option game is based upon the outside linebackers or Inverts as I call them. By reading and understanding the outside invert rule you can keep your offensive line in best blocking scheme.