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Quarterback Footwork on Triple Option, Triple Pass, Zone Option, and Toss–A Description

The following is how to teach footwork for Quarterbacks on Triple Option, Triple Pass, Zone Option, and Toss (Rocket and B-Back):


Triple Option= Take the snap, JUMP in A-gap, point the ball, give to B unless #1 cancels the B… if so, re-seat the ball, step with PLAYSIDE FOOT, REPLACE #1 and score unless #2 steps at Q… if so, parallel pitch.Triple Option versus 50 Defense. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1 Pitch 2 B- Veer Path
Triple Pass
To throwing hand side=Take the snap, JUMP in A-gap with ball seated, OPEN, CROSSOVER, STEP, CROSSOVER, STEP and throw right now.
On opposite throwing hand side=Take the snap, JUMP in A-gap with ball seated, PIVOT, CROSSOVER, STEP, CROSSOVER, STEP and throw right now.Triple Pass versus 4-3 Cloud. Playside Receiver- Vert-Skinny (playside safety) Playside A- Vert-Wheel (playside safety) OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17-yard drag Q- Triple Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Block 1st threat off PT
Zone Option= Take the snap, OPEN at 90 degrees, RUN past Playside Tackle, TURN UP and score unless #2 step at you… if so, parallel pitch.Zone Option versus Triple Stack Defense. The Playside A-Back blocks #2 when #3 is on the Line of Scrimmage. Also, the B-Back has Mike to Free Safety, and often versus a Triple Stack, he will end up on the Free Safety as the Free Safety has a better angle than the Mike to make the tackle on Zone Option.
Toss= Take the snap, seat the ball, six inch punch STEP with playside foot, TURN at 135 degrees with backside foot, PIVOT with playside foot and pitch ball now.B-Back Toss v. 4-3
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Triple Option Offensive Line Footwork–Mastering the First Step on Each Block

In this podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses Offensive Line footwork on the Triple Option.  In recent months, Dr. Cella has had NFL Offensive Line Coaches tell him and those close to him that every footstep in the process is not as important as the placement of the hat and the hands on every block.  In teaching Triple Option Offensive Linemen, their first step is still important as this sets the direction to appropriately place the hat and the hands on each block. Dr. Cella discusses the first step of each block on the Triple Option in detail.  

The podcast can be found right here.

Triple versus 4-3 to 3 technique side PR- Deep Defender PA- Run Support (#3) PT/PG- Deuce C- Veer (Playside A-gap) BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple Left v 4-4 Stack Playside Receiver- Near Deep Defender Playside A LOADS #3 Playside Tackle- Veer Playside Guard/Center- Ace Backside Guard/Tackle- Scoop Backside A- Pitch Backside Receiver- Cutoff Quarterback- Veer #1, Pitch #2 B- Veer PathOver Triple versus 4-4 Stack. PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace (v. 1, 2i, 2) C- Veer to Ace (v. 1, 2i, 2) BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer PathTriple v. 4-3 to shade PR- Deep Defender PA- Run Support (#3) PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Veer to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path *If the Center can base-reach the shade, the Playside Guard has the Mike and the Playside Tackle veers outside and has Mike to Free Safety

Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking versus the Odd Stack

Triple Option Offensive Line Blocking versus the Odd Stack

Triple v. 3-4 PR- Deep Defender PA- 3 PT- Veer PG- Base to Ace C- Scoop to Ace BG/BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Veer 1, Pitch 2 B- Veer Path

Exact Quarterback Footwork on Triple Option, Zone Option, Rocket Toss, and Triple Pass

In this podcast, Dr. Cella discusses the exact footwork for all Quarterbacks who run the Triple Option, Zone Option, Rocket Toss, and Triple Option Pass.  The degree of each step and the inches covered on each step are discussed.  Triple Option Quarterbacks must possess exact footwork to maximize their movement and accuracy.  In addition, the Quarterback’s feet must be appropriately choreographed so that the other 10 players can appropriately task their assignment.

Listen to Exact Quarterback Footwork on Triple Option, Zone Option, Rocket Toss, and Triple Pass–Right Here