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Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void

Read Running Heavy Follow versus the B-Gap Void right here.

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Running Zone Option out of Heavy

The Heavy Formation brings the Backside Tackle over to the formation side, and puts the Backside Receiver where the Backside Tackle was.

Zone Option is utilized when the defense forces a give to the B-Back on Triple.

When this happens, the offense makes the defense defend the Quarterback and the Backside A-Back.

The Heavy Tackle blocks down while the Offensive Line and the perimeter does exactly what they do on Triple Option. The B-Back becomes the extra blocker because of the numbers advantage while the Quarterback takes the snap, opens at 90 degrees, turns off the Receiver’s block and scores unless #2 can tackle him–if so, he sets his feet and parallel flicks the ball to the Backside A-Back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilize Heavy Zone Option when the defense forces the B-Back give on Triple.  Make the defense play the Quarterback when they don’t want to do so.

What Army Does Versus Hard B-Gap Pressure

Often times when Army wants to run the Zone Option, the 3-technique can create penetration.

When this happens, they get into the Heavy Formation.

Heavy formation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, they run the Down (also known as Belly-G).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a gap-scheme concept to control the penetration of the 3-technique when they run off-tackle especially when they don’t get four yards on the give to the B-Back on Triple Option.

Both Tackles block down if there is a threat in their gap.  If not, they would veer inside and block the first linebacker that shows.  The Playside Guard traps the first threat off the Heavy Tackle.  

The B-Back runs through the inside leg of the Heavy Tackle and gets vertical.

This controls the 3-technique when the offense can’t get four yards on the give phase of the Triple Option.

Taking Advantage of the Defense, and Their Understanding of Who’s Eligible, with Heavy Vert

Read Taking Advantage of the Defense, and Their Understanding of Who’s Eligible, with Heavy Vert

 

Utilizing the Over Formation to Conflict Eight-Man Fronts

Read Utilizing the Over Formation to Conflict Eight-Man Fronts right here.

Aligning and Executing with the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

There is a specific reason why the Trips formation can work in the Triple Option Offense.

Read how right here.

Making the Trips Formation Work for Your Triple Option Offense

Coaches who run the Triple Option Offense must utilize Trips the right way the first time.

There are specific circumstances for Trips Formation utilization accuracy.

Read how to maximize the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense.

Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

Trips has a couple of purposes in the Triple Option Offense.

This 3X1 formation is utilized to gain a numbers advantage to a single side.

The Trips formation aids in several run-based concepts.

In addition, throwing the ball out of the Trips formation can be helpful to gain a numbers, angles, or field advantage.

Below is the article that covers the Trips Formation:

Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

 

Properly Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense

In this episode, Dr. Cella discusses how to properly utilize the Trips formation in the Triple Option Offense.  Dr. Cella advocates that Trips should predominantly be utilized to throw the ball and to run Midline White.  Several coaches over-utilize formations in the Triple Option Offense and an overall use of formations leads to a vast number of mistakes by the players AND coaches in the Triple Option Offense.  Also, Dr. Cella provides interesting data and empirical research on first down rushing.  The Triple Option Football Academy Podcast with Dr. Lou Cella is published at the start of every day on tripleoptionfootball.com.

Utilizing the Trips Formation in the Triple Option Offense is found right here.

Trips Formation. This is the formation primarily utilized to throw the football.

 

TRIPS RT MIDLINE WHITE RT

TRIPS MIDLINE WHITE RT

Trips Right Vert Left versus 4-4. PR- Vert MA- Vert PA- Vert OL- Slide Away BR- Vert Q- Five-step Drop, throw Vert to BR B- Veer Path-Kick 1st threat off PT

Trips Right Vert Left versus 4-4.
PR- Vert
MA- Vert
PA- Vert
OL- Slide Away
BR- Vert
Q- Five-step Drop, throw Vert to BR
B- Veer Path-Kick 1st threat off PT

Trips Four Verticals versus 4-4 Defense PR- Stretch PA- Vert PA (3)- Vert to Post (if middle of field is open) OL- Slide Away BR- Stretch Q- Five-Step Drop, throw to uncovered A B- Veer Path-Kick

Trips Four Verticals versus 4-4 Defense
PR- Stretch
PA- Vert
PA (3)- Vert to Post (if middle of field is open)
OL- Slide Away
BR- Stretch
Q- Five-Step Drop, throw to uncovered A
B- Veer Path-Kick

Trips Four Verticals Versus Cover 2. PR- Stretch MA- Vert PA- Stretch to Post (if MOF is open) OL- Slide Away BR- Vert Q- Five-Step Drop-Throw to Post B- Veer Path-Kick

Trips Four Verticals Versus Cover 2.
PR- Stretch
MA- Vert
PA- Stretch to Post (if MOF is open)
OL- Slide Away
BR- Vert
Q- Five-Step Drop-Throw to Post
B- Veer Path-Kick