How Midline Triple is the New Counter Option

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Midline Triple and Counter Option have tremendous similarities.

The big difference is that it’s tremendously easier to block Midline Triple than Counter Option.

Let’s take a look at the action of Counter Option:

Counter Option v. 3-4/50. PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl 3 PT- Base-Deucecom (v. 2/3) PG- Base-Deucecom (v. 2/3)-Down (v. 1/2i) C- Base-Back BG- Scoop 1 BT- Base BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Counter Steps B- Veer Away Path Counter Option v. 3-4/50.
PR- Deep Defender
PA- Twirl 3
PT- Base-Deucecom (v. 2/3)
PG- Base-Deucecom (v. 2/3)-Down (v. 1/2i)
C- Base-Back
BG- Scoop 1
BT- Base
BA- Pitch
BR- Cutoff
Q- Counter Steps
B- Veer Away Path

Now, let’s take a look at Midline Triple:

  • The Playside Receiver has the same assignment on both concepts.
  • The Playside A has the same assignment on both concepts.
  • The Playside Tackle can now simply veer on Midline Triple.
  • The Playside Guard has one fewer option on Midline Triple.
  • The Center can Backside Ace the A-gap with the Backside Guard instead of Base–this is the benefit of Midline Triple.
  • The Backside Guard can Ace the A-gap with the Center instead…

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