A Five-Minute Description of Paul Johnson’s 20 Series

Triple Option Football Academy

In this five-minute podcast episode, Dr. Cella describes Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson and his 20 series.  The 20 series is where the read (#1) is blocked and the concept is run from there.  Concepts involved in the 20 series are discussed and where each concept stands in 2016 is discussed as well.  The Zone Option is the key concept of the 20 series.

The podcast can be found right here.

Zone Dive versus 4-3. This is utilized when the Mike runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch on Triple. PR- Near Deep Defender PA- #3 PT/PG- Base C- Veer BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Give B- Veer Path--Bend behind action key

Zone Option versus Triple Stack Defense. The Playside A-Back blocks #2 when #3 is on the Line of Scrimmage. Also, the B-Back has Mike to Free Safety, and often versus a Triple Stack, he will end up on the Free Safety as the Free Safety has a better angle than the Mike to make the tackle on Zone Option. Zone Option versus Triple Stack Defense. The Playside A-Back blocks #2 when #3 is on the Line of Scrimmage. Also, the B-Back has Mike to Free Safety, and often versus a Triple Stack, he will end up on the Free Safety as the Free Safety has a better angle than the Mike to make the tackle on Zone Option.

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