Triple Option Football Playbook: Taking Advantage of a Great Receiver

Triple Option Football Academy -- The Flexbone Offense from Army & Navy

Back in 2008, Ivin Jasper, Offensive Coordinator at Navy said the following to Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou Cella….

“If we ever had a dominant receiver here, we’d run Trips, isolate him on the backside, and run him vertically.”

Well, Paul Johnson did at Georgia Tech with Demaryius Thomas and Stephen Hill.

Here’s what he did with them.


Here, both receivers run fades and both A-backs run vertical.  If the middle of the field was open, the inside A-back would run a post.

The Offensive Line slides away from the call and the B-back blocks the 1st threat off the Playside Tackle.

The Quarterback 3-step drops and throws the ball into the lawn to the isolated Receiver.

This is the four-vertical concept; however, this is run out of Trips and thrown to the one-receiver side to the dominant receiver.  The Backside Receiver is isolated and strives to win the…

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