The Spread Offense - Running Game

If people hear"spread" they think of the passing game. The reality is the spread running game can be deadly. A few years back I coached at a school that made a rush to the Texas high school state championship game. We put the spread in not because we thought we'd predominate in the passing game but since we knew the team would be a good running group.
I wonder just how many truly understand all facets of this offense. When done correctly it can be like a complete court run4 games in basketball and it is going to gradually wear another team down. The game is an integral part of becoming a complete offense. Trainers need to rep running as much or more than the passing game and a few understand this.
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There are 3 basic schemes for the crime line to find out within zone, outside zone, and the counter trey. On some level this may appear simple. Unfortunately all three theories are tremendously different and frequently offense lines will fight to be good at all three.
The running back is usually put away from playside. So for example if a team is operating"2-Base" then the back will be aligned to the quarterback's left and will crossover and then attack both hole and is always trying to find a cutback lane. The back should be thinking bend or bang and has to read on the run. Often the hole will grow backside and as result no participant should think that they may take a playoff. Many times a back may wind up backside and if the interior receiver isn't doing his job his guy will earn a touchdown saving tackle!
The basis of the disperse running game is the zone read. Since the rear crosses across the quarterback's eyes have been on the backside end. If the end closes the quarterback will pull on the ball and run out the back door. If the end remains disciplined or slow plays then it's an automatic supply. In this article I will focus on the responsibilities of the quarterback and Trainers and I will discuss lineup play in a later article.
Again repetition is critical. Many quarterbacks will suppose. They have to read on the conduct and respond to what the defense is providing the offense. 2/3 base is the foundation running drama for the spread offense. The quarterback counter trey works off of base and needs to be learned together with 2/3 base.

Quarterback counter trey will look like 2/3 base but there's not any read. The quarterback doesn't have to ride the ball to back, just let him cross. Backside guard and handle will tug. The shield will kick the playside end along with the handle will seal onto the linebacker. Playside linemen will down block. Let me say here that thoughts up"4" techniques are hard to counter because it is hard to execute a downward block.

Among the most frequent mistakes by the quarterback is going to be for him to try and run wide. I guarantee this play won't function if the QB isn't disciplined. If 2/3 foundation have successful the QB counter will be successful too.
Today 4/5 counter can be run by the trunk too. Often as soon as the buttocks defensive end sees backside linemen pulling he will close along with the QB will get an opportunity to pull on the ball. If a team would like to be prosperous in the disperse running game they need to become efficient in the counter. It is a miss direction play that retains the buttocks honest.

Often within linebackers will cross key. Tendencies for most disperse teams show a vast majority of time if the back is off the running drama is coming to you. One method to keep them honest is to combine the running back's alignment. Align the back playside on counter some. But if your team runs counter nicely this can hurt them keying crossover trends.
The third running scheme is external zone. There are three external zone running plays and they involve the wide receiver, running back, and quarterback. Outside zone retains defensive ends honest. And equally as inside counter and zone work together so can counter and outside zone. Some groups will not widen the finish but will utilize an outside linebacker to divide the difference between an inside receiver along with the tackle. (This is the place where the bubble is important).

Having success running outside zone may lead to defensive ends to expand which makes them prime targets to be kicked by pulling guards when conducting counter. The most difficult type of outside zone play along with the hardest to time is that the jet sweep.
The QB will begin the inside receiver in motion and before he arrives in the QB ball will probably be snapped and handed to him running full speed. Once this drama is perfected it opens up many different possibilities in both racing game and passing game. Offensive linemen will reduce backside and stretch playside. It is easy for offensive line coaches to coach this. Educate your linemen to function into the playside arm pit and stay participated! It is a fast drama and comprehension is about the one thing which may result in issues. Playside receivers play a large part in the achievement of the play.

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