I recently watched a clinic video of Coach Sonny Dykes talking about goal line offense.
Build the sets and your philosophy around your best players. You avoid the second guessing after the game.
You start your RED ZONE when they change their defense.
He started in a standard 3x1 set with his best WR on the backside. This happened to be the TE. He gave the QB three options.
Hopefully the QB was taught Football Math.
SINGLE WR side –
Q: Is he single covered? Safety help? LB help?
A: SNAG/HOLE route
3 WR side
Q: Do we have leverage to run bubble? Or any other screen?
Q: Are there two safeties? 6 or less in the box?
A: INSIDE ZONE
Interesting fact is the over shift of the defense to the TRIPS side. There was only one time that they ran a play to the trips side. They lined up in TREY (trips with a TE) and ran STICK.
|The three basic options|
|Two Safeties = Run the Ball|
|No Leverage and Free Safety has cheated over = SNAG|
|Two Safeties and Leverage = BUBBLE|
Here are some screen shots from the video.
|Isolated single WR...LB is tucked inside, run the SNAG route.|
|Isolated single WR...LB is bumped outside, run the FADE route.|
|Favorable box to run INSIDE ZONE.|
|Favorable box to run INSIDE ZONE. They ran STICK because of leverage of coverage.|
|Single WR coverage. LB inside. Run SNAG!|