Three Ways to Create Your Very Own “Hogs” with the Flexbone Triple Option

The best way to create a productive, year-in-and-year-out offensive line is to stop blocking everyone and let the quarterback and B-back read your way out while mastering a few blocking drills.

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1-Allow the quarterback to read the defensive lineman aligned on the playside tackle.

-If there is a defensive lineman aligned on the outside shoulder of the playside guard, allow the quarterback to read him.

-You can actually read the defensive lineman aligned on the outside shoulder of the playside guard AND the defensive lineman aligned on the playside tackle on the same play—this is called Midline Triple.

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2-Allow the B-Back to read the defensive lineman inside the read (action key).

-The B-back stays on his dive path unless the defensive lineman inside the read impedes the dive path.

-When this happens on Triple Option, the B-back takes a lateral step with his backside foot, and bends behind this player, making him invisible.

-When this happens on a Midline Option, the B-back takes a lateral step with his playside foot, and bends in front of this player, making him invisible.

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3-Spend individual time working on the following:

Situational scoop blocking, situational veer release progressions, situational base blocking, situational “Ace” blocking, and situational Pass Protection.  Practice the first step, urgency within the blocking angle, and the specific block’s finish.  Situations within each block must be practiced.

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Allow your offensive line to dominate by reading your way out.  Navy’s 268-pound offensive line averaged 315 yards/game rushing by reading their way out 40 percent of the time.

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