If Triple is called and a 3-technique aligns to the call side, the Triple Option moves in one hole and defaults to Zoom (Midline Triple Option).
The Midline count is the following:
#1 = 3-technique
#2 = down lineman touching the Playside Tackle
#3 = defender on or past #2
When #2 and #3 are stacked, there is a good chance they will exchange spots post-snap.
This situation must be practiced, and here is a visual description of how to practice this.
The 3-2 exchange on Zoom (Midline Triple Option). The Quarterback Mids #1 and pitches #2. If #3 and #2 change assignments, then the Quarterback pitches off the new #2 and the Playside A blocks the new #3. This is why the Playside A is conditioned to block whoever SHOWS IN THE ALLEY. This way the exchanges can never make the Playside A wrong.
Spend time practicing this…
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