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Friday, April 1, 2022

Situation Football : Coming Out

Spending time on Twitter talking and reading about offensive football and game planning made me come to the conclusion that to many coaches spend to much time during the season on planning for situations that don't arise more than 20-30 times a season. One of which is coming out of the endzone inside the 5 yard line. When studying my own film over the past 4 years, we were coming out of the endzone 3 and in no more than 20 times in a season and when you move it to the 5 no more than 30 times a season. Highest was 18 inside the 3 and 27 inside the 5.

On average it was 13 times a season inside the 3. What we developed each summer the past 2 years going into the season was 1 formation that we would run inside the 5 and 3 plays off of it. We settled into 12p, 1 play call would be a shot (Bobby Bowden famously said if we are in our own endzone get ready someone is fixing to score), 1 simple run with RPO and then a 3 step pass play. We practice this every week in a 5 minute minute period. 3 plays rep it, rep it and rep it.


 

My advice to anyone going into the season no matter what offense they run is to find a formation, design 3 plays out of it and stick to it and see how much easier this makes life. 

 Attached are 4 clips of this:

Clip 1: We got a 5 yard penalty backing us up into the 5 and we stay with the split zone call. Split Zone is our number 1 run play.

Clip 2: We are in TE/Wing Trips and we take a shot to our D1 WR, he doesn't come down with it, great play by the DB and not great placement by the QB, but well worth it for us to take a shot in 1 on 1 situation to the best player on our team.

Clip 3: On second down we call Post/Over and hit the crossing route late in the 4th allowing us to milk the clock, 2 H-back formation here.

Clip 4: The 1st down call, which was split zone again. NOT a huge gain but gave us the breathing room we needed.


 

 

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

100 Empty Formations by Chris Parker

 Just when a coach thinks they have seen everything... BOOM. Another hidden gem appears on the World Wide Web. Let me introduce Coach Chris Parker. Coach Parker has provided some excellent insight on his website .




Who is Coach Chris Parker? 


As I head in the offseason, I look to study other's offenses. I am a verbiage junkie. I am always asking other coaches what do you call power? stick? verts? So when I saw Coach Parker's book on 100 EMPTY FORMATIONS... I was like, whoa. I gotta check this out. 


119 pages of information! It is truly a boy's dream, since we all know that boys are visual learners. 
The Book is divided into sections. 
Part I: The Basics
Part II: Quads and flipping the Strength
Part III: Over
Part IV: Same but different
Part V: The "T" sets
Part VI: Bonus!!!

Oh, by the way, Part VI has 36 more non empty formations. 


Each page has a great layout. At the top is the diagram followed by the information including: 

  • What is unique about this formation?
  • What problems does this formation give the defense? 
  • Notes

What I really loved about the book was the box of goodness titled,
"What plays did Coach Parker like out of this formation?" 

Coach Parker's answered varied:
  • No Motion
  • If they over-adjust to Quads
  • If the TE side is better
  • Strong side attack
  • Weak side attack
  • Jet Motion Series

Each diagram had at least 4 answers, so do the Math. 400 answers. But alas, no play diagrams. (The title is 100 EMPTY FORMATIONS...not plays...  maybe a sequel is in the works?)

Here is the layout. 



I can't really say which are my favorites... So many choices! I will say I liked "Part IV: Same but different." Diagrams 75-82. What do they look like? Buy the book and find out! 

I did message Coach Parker for some film. Enjoy! 


It's not all PASS


And more....



Overall, a great book. Well designed. A ton of information. I'll wait for the sequel of diagrams. ;)


Coach Parker can also be found on Twitter. 

@chris_parker222





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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Getting your best player the ball when he is not the QB or RB

I think every offensive coach prefers and loves when there QB or RB is the best skill player on offense. It allows you to get the ball in the hands of someone who will touch the ball either every play or at least 10 plus times a game. The trick becomes what happens when that player is a WR or a TE. That means that you have to be more creative in getting that player the ball. For me this past season our best player was our X Wide Receiver. #1 Motion Him Into the Back Field Here on this play we are in 22p vs a 3-4 quarters team, we motion the WR back into the back field to create 32p and we run buck sweep with him.

#2 Put him at Quarterback Here we get in unbalanced, H-back trips and we call QB Power. We block this wrong but we get a crease backside and our best Player is able to find it and get a 15 plus yard gain out of the play

#3 Screen Game If you are a fan of this blog you know I feel as though the screen game is one of the most under used offensive weapons out. I try my best to throw 6 to 8 a game. We were a heavy iso/Power team at my last school so we threw the screen off the power look. I think this is one of the best ways to get your best player the ball.

#4 BONUS - Screen Game The Shallow Screen 1 of the best 1st and 10 and 3rd and Long Plays
#5 Take A Shot!!!! Each week, we tried to find a heavy formation 21/30p that would get the team we were playing in Cover 3. We would max protect and take a shot. Basically throw it to X unless, double covered then throw it to Y. As long as our guy was 1 on 1 we were happy about the matchup!

 

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

3 Different Tags for Power & A PA off of it...

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This entry into the blog will focus on three different ways to use the power blocking scheme in your run game and a play-action that pairs perfectly with it. If you follow me on Twitter you have seen various clips on this and YES, the diagrams and rules are in the book. BUT it's power, who doesn't know it! 


1st play up is Power Read, here is a little secret I will let go of. I love Power Read from Empty and the bonus is, this is a key 3rd and short play for me.
Stack the formation run power and attach a now screen. This is simply the easiest way to dress up Power.
I spoke about my love of Power Read earlier. I think the Toss with it, is currently the best way to run it right now.
If you are going to run Power Read, you need to run Rail off of Play-Action. This is the most successful Play Action pass. I have ever had.



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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Coach JT O'Sullivan's RPO Course

Wow. 

Just...

Wow. 

Not since the incredible "Mind Blower" by Coach Keith Grabowski, have I been this impressed by anything out in the cyberspace.  


I was able "enroll" in this Teachable course. And I was blown away at the sheer amount of content. Over HOURS and HOURS of videos!


Ten Chapters of information include

  1. Welcome
  2. RPO Overview
  3. The Keys To Learning Any RPO
  4. The Run
  5. The Pass
  6. The Option
  7. Why Do RPOs Fail?
  8. How to Protect RPOs?
  9. Bonus Material
  10. Next Steps

Here is a small preview of the course...



This course is not just for a coach, but a fan or player. Coach O'Sullivan details each part of the RPO. What pass options he likes best. Here is one example.




Coach O'Sullivan use the Power Playbook from Just Plays Sports Solutions. 



This short article cannot do justice to Coach's course. You just need to "enroll" in it. 

You can follow him on Twitter... in two places!



Oh, and he has a YouTube channel that is excellent. 


In addition to the RPO course, Coach O'Sullivan has two other Teachable courses. So much content, how can anyone sleep? 





And here is a freebie from Coach! 

Coach O'Sullivan loves to talk ball... He has been on Coach McKie's channel several times. 







Okay so it may be pricey.... whatever...

It is a high end product. No echo or no lighting issues. Annotations are spot on thanks to a Wacom tablet and Epic Pen tool (Soooo cool, I bought both!). BUT, Coach O'Sullivan is always running specials for his courses, be on the lookout. But really the price of the course may be equal to what you could have spent on hotel rooms, beverages, and food this past year. The difference... This expands your mind not your waistline. And never goes away. 

Note: Be aware this course is long! It takes time to digest! I did watch sections several times. 

RPO stands for Run Pass Option, but in Coach O'Sullivan's course it should stand for REALLY, PRETTY, OUTSTANDING. 


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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Bash, Bash and more Bash (Variations Of)

Bash stands for "Backside Sweep" and this one gets people confused sometimes.  You can run Bash on the backside of just about any QB run you can think of from the Gun like we will show in this post, Inside Zone, Counter and Dart. (Thanks To Barry Hoover for the assist here).

The Bash tag has grown in popularity even more at the High School level once teams started to adjust to Power Read. I think one thing that makes Bash so successful is that it uses all 3 of the F's (Fake, Flow and Flood). The QB wants the RB to hit the edge on the sweep, but if the DE/OLB attacks him, it allows the QB to pull with lineman blocking the run play for him. Backers have to be disciplined in reads.

Inside Zone Bash

The first version of bash we will look at is inside zone bash. The offense line will block inside zone one way and the RB will run Sweep to the Backside of zone and the QB will read the end just like he would on zone read. 


Above is an example of how Inside Zone Bash looks on paper. 

Below are Videos of the Inside Zone Bash Play.

First are Clips from Travis Smith AD/OC of Douglas County High School in Douglasville, Georgia.


The next clips come from Nate Shuttlesworth out of PA.


Counter Bash

Perhaps my absolute favorite way to run Bash is off of the Counter GT scheme. The Gap Scheme gives your QB more angles downhill in my opinion than Zone Bash does where I think he has to wait to find the crease.


I have written about Bash HERE and so has my blog partner who helped me with the play John Konecki. Read Here.


 Dart Bash

2 years ago, I was Head Coach at a school with 2 really good OL who played Tackle. Both are playing next level football. So instead of running GT, we ran a ton of Dart. Which meant we ran Dart Bash instead of Counter Bash.


Here is a mini-clinic I gave on the concept with clips.



If you coach HS Ball and you want RPOs that have worked and been used for the past few seasons at the HS level, look into my Coach Tube Class Below
https://coachtube.com/course/football/game-tested-rpos-explosive-plays-quick-game-attachments/3801362


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Saturday, December 12, 2020

5 Tempo Plays #12DaysFBTwitter by #txhsfbchat

 @TXFBCHAT is back with #12daysof FBTWITTER


DAY FIVE. Five Tempo plays...

in 

one 

little 

TWEET? 




So time for a quick blog article. 


My five favorite TEMPO PLAYS. Not necessarily in any order. 


POWER READ

We have been running some various of Power Read since 2012. It's a great play!


INSIDE ZONE with BUBBLE. THE OG of RPOs!


JAILBREAK! It's really like stealing yards!


And now a little COUNTER with the H BACK!


Our Version of the Run and Shoot Favorite Z GO!


And a QUICK GAME COMBO. 


HHHMMM, actually SIX! But, it is the season for giving! 


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Sunday, November 29, 2020

3 Plays that caught my eye this year (Part 1)

 To those of you who have been able to play this season. I am excited for you, here in Georgia the playoffs are in full swing we made the 1st Round before bowing out. 

For those of you who will be playing in the spring. I hope that some of the things we learned during the quarantine plus the season that some of us have had is useful to you this season. 

As I start to go back and watch film and see what teams did that worked. Here are three plays that caught my eye early in the season. 


Play One - Counter Screen

I was introduced to this play by Coach Conder this off-season because like him Counter GT is a scheme that we both love a lot! But it wasn't until I saw it in action on film vs a team that we were preparing for that it stood out. The guard and tackle away from the screen will pull to simulate GT and the center, guard and tackle show a down block before blocking the screen. Here is a clip of the play.



Play Two - Boot Throwback

I saw this play twice from the team that won our region watching film, they called it on third down twice. A boot (semi-roll) TE throwback. Fake Zone and boot opposite, TE leaks backside for a big pass. If you are looking for something to add to your third down menu, look into this. I will be studying this play this off-season. 




Play Three - Shallow Screen

If you know me, you know I am a huge Screen guy. The one that was the best add and the most used was the Shallow Screen ran by several teams. However, notes from Josh Herring help us perfect it and run it probably about 20 times this season and complete 14 of them.  We get called for holding on this clip. But I will show you later on how we make this play even more successful later in the year. 






Also if you haven't check out this video on Play-Action Shots in the Power Spread. Best Video on creating explosive plays on my channel. 




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Friday, July 17, 2020

2019 San Fran... THE Complete Manual by Bobby Peters

Coach Peters continues his assault on offenses everywhere. He lights up Twitter with plays upon plays upon plays. I had to see what was going on... I secured a copy of The 2019 San Francisco 49ers Complete Offensive Manual. This thing is HUGE! More like the WAR and PEACE of manuals. 




It most definitely passes the "flip test."




Well over 50 sections of plays. He details the plays and diagrams from Just Plays Sports. But wait that's not all! He tags all the plays and where to find them on NFL GAME PASS

First, find out what you want to study... my first choice was SLANTS. 




Fifteen diagrams to study...then a Down and Distance breakdown. 





And finally the hidden gem: film markings! 
We love film. 
This is how to find it!




WOW.WOW.WOW.

How about a little REVERSE! 
Flip to page 141. 
Find 6 diagrams. 



It took me less then five minutes to find the plays!



Coach Peter's books can be found in Kindle Format too. After being impressed by the 2019 San Fran Manual. I went over to his Amazon Inventory. Ohh, a little "No Risk It. No Biscuit" Bruce Arian 2019 Tampa Bay Manual... Sign me up! 

Also in the Coach Mo Library.

The Melting Pot: How to Acclimate Old NFL Concepts into your High School or College Offense

Quarterback Development

Dear Coach Peters, 

keep them coming... 

Please!


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And, of course he has a great blog!

The Peters Report



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