When the Backside Inside Linebacker makes the tackle on Triple/Midline Option, the Counter Option constrains him.
However, if any other backside defender is able to trail the ball on Triple/Midline Option, the Reverse is a way to constrain this defender.
The first thing of which to notice is the following: If the backside defender can trail the Triple/Midline, the offense’s splits are likely too tight.
So before the Reverse is called, the offense must widen their splits.
This is usually the tell-all solution when backside defenders are making the tackle on Triple/Midline Option.
If they are STILL trailing the ball and making the tackle on Triple/Midline Option–then it’s time to run the Reverse…
PR- Cutoff for seven steps, block Near Deep Defender
PT- Scoop for three steps, dropstep, run, and block 1st threat inside of the Near Deep Defender
PG- Scoop for three steps, dropstep, run…