Here’s the reason why you can’t Double Team (Ace) the 0-Technique…
THE OKIE DOG PINCH
Bear Bryant’s Okie Dog Pinch. #1 takes the Dive; #2 takes the Quarterback; Inside Linebacker runs over the top at the snap to take the pitch.
This was designed by the “Bear” to create a 3-on-3 versus the Triple Option.
If the Center and the Guard Ace the 0-Technique, the Tackle can’t get to the scraping linebacker, and there’s three defenders to defend the Dive, Quarterback, and the Pitch.
Obviously, if the defense does this, you run Zone Dive; however, a dead play is a dead play. This is why Scooping the 0-Technique with the Backside Guard is so vital on Triple Option.