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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.

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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.

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Army Has The Most Wins in a Season Since 1996–Here are Their Top Four Offensive Concepts of 2017

In 2017, Army West Point had their first 10-win season since 1996.

Here are their top four concepts, which made up exactly 50% of their offense:

  1. ZONE DIVE (16% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a pull read on Triple Option)
  2. ZONE OPTION (14% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple Option)
  3. TRIPLE OPTION (13% of offense–this is the offense)
  4. TRAP (7% of offense–utilized when the defense forces a give read on Triple Option and the Backside Linebacker is tackling the B-Back–this is the best misdirection-based counter in Army’s offense)

The NFL Run Study (referenced on this website since the site’s inception) indicates that a play must be run at least four times/game for that play to be statistically effective.  These are the ONLY four concepts that Army ran at least four times/game.

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2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown versus San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl

Army West Point- 42 v San Diego State- 35 F

Army West Point Total Plays Run- 83

83% of Army’s Offense was the following: Zone Option- 25; Zone Dive- 16; Trap- 12; Down- 10; Rocket- 6

The other 17% of Army’s Offense was the following:
Zone Belly- 1; Midline Lead- 2; Triple Pass- 2; Sneak- 2; Counter Keep- 1; Belly Option- 1; Rocket Pass- 1; Midline Triple- 1; Triple Option- 1; Reverse Pass- 1; Rocket Boot Pass- 1

Two Triple Option Offensive Line Drill Videos from Georgia Tech and Monken-era Georgia Southern

The Georgia Tech Offensive Line Drill Video can be found right here.

The Monken-era Georgia Southern Offensive Line Drill Video can be found right here.

 

Army West Point’s Top Three Concepts Through October 14, 2017

In 2017, Triple Option is the most utilized concept as Army West Point has executed the Triple 67 times.

Zone Option, which is utilized when the defense forces a give read, has been executed 49 times.

Zone Dive, which is utilized when the defense forces a pull read, has been executed 49 times.

These three concepts are driving the Army Offense, which becomes bowl eligible with a victory over Temple tomorrow.

2017 Army West Point Triple Option Breakdown vs. Fordham

Army: 513 yards, no completions in opening win

Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for two touchdowns and gained 128 of his 177 yards in the first half as Army crushed Fordham 64-6 in the opener for both teams Friday night (9/1/17).

Army Offense Total Plays- 49
Zone Belly- 12 (24% of offense)
Belly Option- 7 (14% of offense)
Triple Option- 6 (12% of offense)
Midline Lead- 4 (8% of offense)
Rocket- 4 (8% of offense)
Zone Option- 4 (8% of offense)
Other Plays Run
Trap- 3; Zone Dive- 3; Sneak- 2; Belly Pass- 2; Counter Option- 1; Down- 1
Quick Facts
  • 3/4 of Army’s Offense was Zone Belly, Belly Option, Triple Option, Midline Lead, Rocket, Zone Option, and Heavy Down (Belly-G).
  • 40% of Army’s Offense was a Belly Variation (Zone Belly, Belly Option, Down).
  • Army did not complete one pass the entire game, and Army average 11 yards/run on 47 attempts.

Oversimplifying Triple Option Playcalling

Triple Option playcalling is pretty simple.

So get rid of all those “if-then” sheets from those Keyboard Vince Lombardi’s that hang out on Twitter.

Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech have a simple playcalling system.

Learn how they do this right here.

Army Runs an Under-Center, Double Option RPO–Here’s How They Do It

Army West Point Football has demonstrated how to run an Under-Center RPO.

They have three different places where they can go with the ball.

The first option is vertical, the second option is off-tackle, and the third option is on the perimeter.

Read how they do this right here.

Install the Army-Navy/Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense the right way the first time right here.

Executing the Zone Option RPO

Army ran the Zone Option RPO in the 2016 Spring Game.

The Quarterback throws the ball to the Wide Receiver unless the corner bails.

If the Corner bails, the Quarterback runs the two-way option versus #2.

This concept is another variation of the Triple Option; however, this variation involved a pass (versus the corner) and a run (versus #2).

The below-listed article shows you how the Zone Option RPO works.

Executing the Zone Option RPO.