Throwing Four Verticals and Sprint Pass versus One-High Safety Defenses

Four Verticals is a fantastic way to take advantage of one-high safety defenses as the offense has the defense vertically outnumbered.

The Sprint Pass has the potential to Flood the zone in Cover 3 situations.

The following are examples of Four Verticals and Sprint Pass in action versus one-high safety defenses:

Four Verticals vs. one-high safety.
Four Verticals vs. one-high safety.

 

Trips, Vert Right versus one-high safety.
Trips, Vert Right versus one-high safety.

 

 

Trips Right, Vert Right.  This takes advantage of one-high safety defenses and forces the safety to declare himself.
Trips Right, Vert Right. This takes advantage of one-high safety defenses and forces the safety to declare himself.

 

 

Trips Right, Vert Right Backside.  This is designed to isolate a weak cornerback on a wide receiver.  The ultimate one-on-one matchup is right here.
Trips Right, Vert Right Backside. This is designed to isolate a weak cornerback on a wide receiver. The ultimate one-on-one matchup is right here.

 

 

Over Brown Right, Vert Right.  If the Defense does not want to bring an extra man over to the OVER side, walk the backside A-Back up, walk the Middle Receiver back, and run four verticals.
Over Brown Right, Vert Right. If the Defense does not want to bring an extra man over to the OVER side, walk the backside A-Back up, walk the Middle Receiver back, and run four verticals.

 

 

Sprint Right v. Split. Here, the Center steps playside to widen the pocket for the Quarterback and then hinges backside.  The Playside Receiver runs the Flash Route.
Sprint Right v. Split. Here, the Center steps playside to widen the pocket for the Quarterback and then hinges backside. The Playside Receiver runs the Flash Route.

 

 

Trips Sprint Pass--a GREAT 3rd and 10 concept (Triple Option Football Academy) The Guards laterally step playside to expand the pocket and then hinge back with their belly button facing the sideline away from the play.  If any defender comes through their gap, they take one punch and by this point, the Quarterback should be out the gate.
Trips Sprint Pass–a GREAT 3rd and 10 concept (Triple Option Football Academy)
The Guards laterally step playside to expand the pocket and then hinge back with their belly button facing the sideline away from the play. If any defender comes through their gap, they take one punch and by this point, the Quarterback should be out the gate.

 

 

Sprint Right Switch is run to the wide side of the field.
Sprint Right Switch is run to the wide side of the field.

 

 

Sprint Right Backside
Sprint Right Backside

This is the reason why most college football programs give Navy and Georgia Tech two-high safeties versus their Triple Option Offense…. because if they did not, they would get destroyed in the passing game.

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