Triple Option Football Playbook: Midline Lead vs. 50 Double Eagle

When Triple Option is called…

and a 3 technique and a playside safety align to the call side…

The Triple Option defaults to Midline Lead.

This is because the Tackle cannot veer into the safety and this would create a 3-on-3.

An extra blocker from the backside must be brought over–this is the Backside A-back and this becomes the Lead.


Midline Lead Rules

PR- Near Deep Defender

PA, PT- Fan (PA goes to 3rd level if Playside Linebacker does not run over the top.

PG- Veer In  (Blocks Backside linebacker if he appears–if not, PG goes to 3rd level).

C, BG- Ace

BT- Scoop

BA- Lead

BR- Cutoff

Q- Mid #1

B- Mid Path and Bend off action Key.

The Playside Linebacker gets blocked by either A-back.  If he sits, he gets blasted by the Backside A-back on the lead.

If the Playside Linebacker runs over the top, he gets fanned by the Playside A-back.

He’s always wrong… and so is the 3-technique.



The Big Idea in 171 Words

Here’s the problem.  If you can’t block defensive linemen, you’ll never move the ball, you’ll never score points, and you’ll never win a game.

You need to understand why this disconnect occurs to overcome it and win.


“I know many coaches would rather install an offense the traditional way by researching it, visiting colleges that run the offense, and then picking coaches for information.

I have used that same strategy, and I know that it takes about three years to really gain an understanding of the offense and get players to execute it at a high level.

Consequently, in the research method, you do not have any collaboration with experts that are readily available when questions arise or resources that have consistency.

We wanted to give our players an offense that they could be successful with immediately.

We also concluded that by the time we visited colleges, bought DVDs, playbooks, and sent players to college camps to gain skills, we would have invested many times the cost of the camp.”


–Dr. Jimmy Woods, Head Football Coach, Timmonsville High School.

Went from 1-9 (2010) to the state semifinals (2011) in one year after their three-day camp with Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella.


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