Flexbone Triple Option Playbook: Triple Option Versus a Split 4-4

The most common defensive alignment Flexbone Triple Option football teams see is the Split defense.


When running Triple Option versus the Split, the following occurs:

PWR- Near Deep Defender

Key: Here, the NDD is the cornerback.

PA- #3

Key: Here, #3 is the free safety as #1 is the 5-technique and #2 is the overhang.  When #3 is in the middle of the field, the PA loads #3 by running straight ahead to him.

PT- Veer

Key: Here, the PT veers inside due to the “Ace” call.

PG- Base-Ace

Key: This is an “Ace” call (C/PG double team) as the action key is an A-gap defender.

C- Veer-Ace

Key: “Ace” call as there is an A-gap defender.

BG/BT- Scoop

Key: The BG scoops through the crotch of the C and the BT scoops the 3-technique.

BA- Pitch

BWR- Cutoff

Q- Veer #1, Pitch #2

Key: The Q gives UNLESS the 5-technique can tackle the B-back… if so, the Q reseeds, replaces, and runs to the end zone UNLESS #2 steps at him–if so, he parallel pitches.

B- Veer Path, Bend behind action key

Key: The action key is getting “Aced” so the B hugs the Ace, hugs the PT’s veer block, and runs to the end zone.



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