Utilizing the Over Formation to Take Advantage of One-High Safety Defenses Who Fail to Adjust

Coach Johnson at Georgia Tech has indicated that when a defenses aligns in one-high safety, the Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense is sure to align in Over.

The reason for this is that the defense must declare what they are doing when they have one high safety versus Over.

The Triple Option Offense can take huge advantage if the defense chooses not to bring someone from the backside to the Over side.

Here is how.

Over Triple Left (Triple Option Football Academy) The Offense has a tremendous numbers advantage to the Over side.

Over Triple Left (Triple Option Football Academy)
The Offense has a 1/2 man advantage to the Over side.

Over Right, Zone Right.   The 1/2 man numbers advantage of here. Here The Receivers have the Near Deep Defender.   The Playside A-back blocks whoever shows in the alley.  Likely this could be nobody.   The Playside Tackle has the key block as he scoops the 5-technique (must stay on his feet).   The B-Back has an easy block as he walls off the Mike linebacker. The Quarterback is going to pitch off a widened #2. Unless the defense brings someone over from the backside to the over side, they are going to have difficulty defensing this concept.

Over Right, Zone Right.
The 1/2 man numbers advantage of here.
Here The Receivers have the Near Deep Defender.
The Playside A-back blocks whoever shows in the alley. Likely this could be nobody.
The Playside Tackle has the key block as he scoops the 5-technique (must stay on his feet).
The B-Back has an easy block as he walls off the Mike linebacker.
The Quarterback is going to pitch off a widened #2.
Unless the defense brings someone over from the backside to the over side, they are going to have difficulty defensing this concept.

Over Rocket with a 1/2 man numbers advantage.

Over Rocket with a 1/2 man numbers advantage.

Over Zoom 1/2 man numbers advantage and two defensive linemen cancelled by the Quarterback makes for a devastating situations for the defense.

Over Zoom
1/2 man numbers advantage and two defensive linemen cancelled by the Quarterback makes for a devastating situations for the defense.

Over Right, Midline Lead Right versus 4-4 (Split) Defense

Over Right, Midline Lead Right versus 4-4 (Split) Defense

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.

The Over formation can take advantage of teams who do not want to bring someone over from the backside to the playside.

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