How to Run Zone Option Check

If the Triple Option Offense runs Triple and does not get four yards on the give to the B-Back, run Zone Option.

However, an ongoing issue is running Zone Option versus a 3-technique. All the college programs that run Zone Option have had issues with running Zone Option to a 3-technique.  Therefore, if the defense aligns with an A and a B-gap defender, Check from Zone Option to Toss.

If the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside action key, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.

In conclusion:

Step 1- If you don’t get four yards on Triple, call Zone Option.

Step 2- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and an A-gap defender (o/playside 1)–if so, check from Zone Option to Toss.

Step 3- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key–if so, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.

Now, you have a singular, built-in constraint when the defense forces you to give the ball and you don’t get four yards on Triple Option.  You come back the next play and check to the best concept.

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