When throwing the Triple Pass out of the Spread formation there are two situations:
Triple Pass Switch (versus Playside Safety)
Throwing Triple Pass out of Double Flex eliminates the conversion into ONE all-encompassing concept. This is because the Corner is FORCED to be the run support due to the compressed formation.
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When running Zone Option out of Double Flex, the Offensive Line, A-Backs, and Backside Receiver have the same responsibilities as Triple Option.
The Playside Receiver blocks down.
The B-Back leads for the Quarterback and blocks the Mike to the Free Safety while the Quarterback takes the snap, goes down the line, turns up and scores unless #2 can tackle him… if so, the Quarterback sets his feet and parallel flicks the ball.
Here’s Zone Option versus the 4-4/6-2 Defense:
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When the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key, Midline Lead is a great concept to run when the give is forced on Triple Option.
The 3-technique is put in a situation where he cannot be right.
Midline Lead gets tremendous numbers at the point of attack and by compressing the Receiver, the Receiver can quickly get to the Safety.
Here’s Midline Lead versus the 4-2 defense to the 3-technique side:
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In Navy’s huge bowl win versus Virginia (49-7), Navy was in a Flexed formation 99% of the time.
This means they brought the Receiver in two yards from the Tackle.
63% of the time versus Virginia, Navy was in Double Flex:
Only 37% of time versus Virginia, Navy split out a single Receiver.
Only 1% of the time versus Virginia, Navy split out two Receivers.
In 2017 Navy’s #1 formation was Double Flex. No other formation was close. The offense is certainly evolving.
In 2017, Army West Point had their best season in 22 seasons, and they were based out of two formations–Double Flex and Heavy.
They were aligned in one of these formations, or a combination thereof, 95% of the time in their bowl win versus San Diego State.
Double Flex compresses the Receivers as they are six feet from the Offensive Tackle with their inside foot up. The benefit is that this formation puts the cornerbacks in an automatic run support situation, which is often a better perimeter matchup for the offense. In addition, it eliminates the Playside Receiver and Playside A-Back having to read the Deep Defender and #3. This is because the Corner is now #3 and the Safety is the Deep Defender. If the Safety is in the middle of the field, the Receiver will load and block the Mike to the Free Safety. He has a better angle to load as if the Mike runs over the top, he is two yards wider than the A-Back to wall off the Mike.
The Heavy Formations brings the Backside Tackle to the formation side to create an extra blocker 3.5 feet away from the Formation-side Tackle. Then, the Backside Receiver replaces the Backside Tackle and aligns 3.5 feet away from the Backside Guard in a 3-point stance. At times, Army would utilize a sixth Offensive Lineman as the Backside Tackle. The benefit of utilizing a Receiver is that he is eligible and must be covered in the passing game. In addition, Army would move their Playside A-Back’s alignment to behind the Heavy Tackle in certain situations. This is especially true when they ran the Down (Belly-G) as to give the Playside A-Back a better angle to cancel the Mike.
The Trips formation creates a numbers advantage to the Trips side. This forces the defense to bring someone over from the backside to the formation-side to match numbers. Otherwise, the offense has the numbers advantage. If this is the case and they set the 3-technique to the formation-side, run Midline White.
Over Formation- This is the formation utilized versus one-high safety defenses to force the defense to declare themselves. The alignment is the same as the spread formation with the exception of the Backside Receiver splitting the difference between the Formation-side Tackle and the Formation-side Receiver.
If the defense does not bring a defender from the Backside to the formation-side to match numbers, go Over Brown.
Over Brown Right, Vert Right. If the Defense does not want to bring an extra man over to the OVER side, walk the backside A-Back up, walk the Middle Receiver back, and run four verticals.
This brief video provides a complete breakdown of Navy running Heavy Midline versus South Carolina a few seasons ago.
Although they only ran this concept 16 times in 14 games the Down (also known as Belly G) averaged 10.4 yards per play for Navy in 2016.
Navy runs this in short yardage/goal-line out of the Heavy Formation:
In Heavy, the Left Receiver moves into the Left Tackle spot while the Left Tackle becomes the Heavy Tackle to the call side.
Navy likes to run the Down when they know the A and B-gaps are plugged and they cannot run the Follow.
Often, Navy tosses the ball to the outside; however, their second option is to run the Down.
Here is Heavy Down versus an Eagle Defense:
Navy averaged 10.4 yards per play on Down in 2016.
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Cancelling Defensive Linemen is a staple of the Triple Option Offense.
The B-Back Toss with the “Crush” tag guarantees this.
This is because the ball is tossed one yard outside the tackle where the Defensive Line cannot make the tackle. Now, all the pressure is put on the Linebackers and Defensive Backs to make the tackle.
Three players must be blocked to make the play explosive–the three closest defenders to the playside sideline.
In the below-listed diagram, the Corner, overhang, and 40-technique linebacker must be cancelled by the Playside A-Back, the Playside Tackle, and the Playside Guard.
Here is Double Flex, B-Toss Crush in action:
Georgia Tech, Navy, and Army utilize this when the defense is forcing give reads on the Triple Option.
Utilize this in 2017 to get the ball on the perimeter and to keep the Defensive Line from making the tackle.
In the Triple Option Offense, the default formation is Spread.
After that, things get interesting.
The Over Formation is utilized to create a numbers advantage as demonstrated below.
Over Triple Left (Triple Option Football Academy)
The Offense has a tremendous numbers advantage to the Over side.
If the defense brings someone over from the backside, the Triple Option works better to the nub because #2 is likely the primary and secondary force player.
Over Right, Triple Left versus 4-4. #2 has to play the Quarterback and the Pitch as #3 is loaded by the A. If #2 takes the Quarterback NOBODY is there to take the pitch and the Backside A will have a clear path to the end zone.
Trips is a great way to run the Sprint Pass.
Trips Sprint Pass–a GREAT 3rd and 10 concept (Triple Option Football Academy)
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Spread Formation. This is the default formation of the Triple Option Offense.Spread Formation Alignments
Offensive Line- 3-plus foot splits–inside hand on heels of Center. Center in four-point stance.
A-backs- one yard behind Offensive Tackle; inside foot on outside foot of Offensive Tackle.
Receivers- 12 yards from Offensive Tackle. If ball is on hash, eight yards from Offensive Tackle.
B-Back behind Quarterback. Depth is determined how fast he can get into the point when the Quarterback points the ball on Triple/Midline.
Quarterback- behind center with balanced feet.
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The Over Green formation allows the A-Back to align on the line of scrimmage.
This gives him a better angle to down block (blast) the C-gap defensive linemen, which further allows the Playside Tackle and Guard to get around to the perimeter.
The numbers on the perimeter are more favorable in this situation, and Rocket Blast works well when this happens:
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