3rd and 10? Trips Right, Sprint Right–Flexbone Triple Option Playbook

On 3rd and 10, a popular concept utilized by Paul Johnson is the Sprint Pass.

The mission here is to bind the flat player.

The Quarterback sprints out and throws the outside comeback (receiver vertical for 16 yards… comes back to 14 yards) to the Receiver UNLESS the flat player plays the comeback…. if so, throw the 10-yard out to the A-Back.

If the Receiver can beat the corner over the top at the 16-yard mark, the Receiver will continue to run a vertical and the Quarterback will throw him the ball.

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Sprint Rules

PR- Comeback (16-14)

MPA- 10-yard out

PA, OL- Gate (Step playside to widen the pocket and hinge back on the 2nd step)

BR- Post

Q- Sprint to comeback to out to run

B- Veer Path (for 3-steps) to 1st threat off PA

This is a great concept to utilize on 3rd and 10 in order to get the first down.



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