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Passing Versus One-High Safety Defenses

Read about passing versus one-high safety defenses right here.

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Georgia Tech Assistant Coach Mike Sewak on Playaction Passing

Watch the video right here.

Flexbone Triple Option Core Value #1

There are three core values that the Triple Option Head Football Coach must get across to his players and assistant coaches:

The first core value of the Flexbone Triple Option Offense is the following: Throw verticals for touchdowns.


The days of running the Flexbone Triple Option for three yards and a cloud of dust are long gone.

Georgia Tech Head Football Coach, Paul Johnson doesn’t make $3 million/year because his Flexbone Triple Option Offense gets three yards and a cloud of dust….

Paul makes $3 million/year because the Flexbone Triple Option Offense creates big plays.

In 2016, Georgia Tech averaged 20 yards per completion (#2 in FBS).

Georgia Tech’s skill position players get open and catch verticals.

Also, in 2016, Air Force averaged 26 yards/completion (#1 in FBS), Navy offered 19 yards/completion (#3 in FBS), and Army averaged 18 yards/completion (#4 FBS).


The Flexbone Triple Option Offense is designed to get defenses to sacrifice pass coverage for run support.

Triple Pass vs. SplitTriple Pass Switch versus the 3-2 Exchange PR- Skinny PA- Wheel OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17 yard Drag Q- Triple Pass Steps, throw Skinny B- Veer Path-Kick

 

You do the math.

This is how Flexbone Triple Option teams go from good to great….

And this is the first core value that you state to your players regarding the Flexbone Triple Option Offense.

Paul Johnson Video: Playaction off the Triple Option

In this three-minute video, Paul Johnson discusses how to throw the pass off the Triple Option.

Navy’s 2016 Passing Game

Thanks to my client, Alan Short, Head Football Coach at Lawrence County High School (KY), for providing this information.

Ashley Ingram, Run Game Coordinator/Centers-Guards Coach at Navy provided information yesterday (1/11/17) at the AFCA Convention in Nashville.

Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense consisted of the following:

Playaction- 109 plays (51% of Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense)


Sprint Out- 43 plays (20% of Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense)

Dropback- 30 plays (14% of Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense)

Boots- 16 plays (8% of Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense)

Quick game- 14 plays (7% of Navy’s 2016 Pass Offense)


Completion percentage- 59%

Yards per catch- 19.3

Yards per game- 128

Triple Option — The Statistical, Top-Ranked, Quick-Strike Pass Offense of 2016

  • There are 128 Division-1 FBS Football Programs.
  • Air Force (#1), Georgia Tech (#2), Navy (#3), and Army (#4) led the FBS in yards per completion.
  • Air Force averaged 26 yards/completion, Georgia Tech averaged 20 yards/completion, Navy averaged 19 yards/completion, and Army averaged 18 yards/completion.
  • These four FBS Football programs combined to average 21 yards per completion.

FBS Yards per Completion–2016

RANK TEAM G PASS COM PASS ATT PASS YDS AVG
1 Air Force 13 68 150 1752 25.76
2 Georgia Tech 13 83 160 1679 20.23
3 Navy 14 93 158 1794 19.29
4 Army West Point 13 54 123 967 17.91

The Triple Option is the top-ranked quick strike Offense of 2016.


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2016 Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus Kentucky (Taxslayer Bowl)

Georgia Tech- 33 v. Kentucky- 18

Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense Total Plays- 67

Triple Option- 15/67 (22% of offense)

Zone Dive- 15/67 (22% of offense)

Dropback Pass- 5/67 (7% of offense)

Rocket- 4/67 (6% of offense)

Down- 4/67 (6% of offense)

Triple Pass- 4/67 (6% of offense)

Sprint Pass- 4/67 (6% of offense)


Other Concepts Utilized:

Rocket Pass- 1

Speed Option- 1

Rocket Boot- 1

Outside Veer Give- 4

Counter Option- 2

Eagle (Quarterback Draw)- 1

Trap Option- 1

Trap- 2

B-Back Toss- 1

Counter Speed Pass- 1

Counter Speed- 1


Notes: 3/4 (75%) of Georgia Tech’s Offense versus Kentucky was Triple Option, Zone Dive, Dropback Pass, Rocket, Down, Triple Pass, and Sprint Pass.

Triple Option and Zone Dive were 44% of Georgia Tech’s Offense versus Kentucky.

This fact was noted in the broadcast.  During the game, Paul Johnson’s visual focus is the following:

  1. FIRST on the defensive secondary.
  2. NEXT on the linebackers.
  3. FINALLY on the defensive first level.

When Coach Johnson is on the sideline, his primary focus is what the third level of the defense is attempting to do.  

2016 Georgia Tech Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus Kentucky (Taxslayer Bowl)–First Half

Georgia Tech Offense- 20 vs. Kentucky- 3

Total Plays- 31

Triple Option- 9/31


Zone Dive- 3

Triple Pass- 3

Sprint Pass- 3

Dropback Pass- 3


Other Concepts Utilized: Rocket- 2; Rocket Pass- 1; Down- 2; Speed- 1; Rocket Boot- 1; Outside Veer Give- 1; Counter Option- 1; Eagle (Quarterback Draw)- 1


Notes: Triple Option is 29% of Georgia Tech’s first-half offense.

2/3 of Georgia Tech’s first-half offense is Triple Option, Zone Dive, Triple Pass, Sprint Pass, and Dropback Pass.

2016 Army West Point Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus North Texas (Heart of Dallas Bowl)

Army West Point Offense (38) v. North Texas (31)

Total Plays- 78

Triple Option- 17/78 (22% of offense)

Zone Dive- 13/78 (17% of offense)

Zone Belly- 10/78 (13% of offense)

Zoom (Midline Triple Option)- 8/78 (10% of offense)

Zone Option- 7/78 (9% of offense)

Follow- 5/78 (6% of offense)


Other Concepts: Trap- 2; Cowboy- 2; Outside Veer Give- 2; A-Reverse- 1; Zone Belly Pass- 1; Down- 2; Rocket- 3; Rocket Pass- 2; Midline White- 2; A-Reverse Pass- 1


Notes: 77% of Army’s Offense was Triple Option, Zone Dive, Zone Belly, Zoom (Midline Triple Option), Zone Option, and Follow

2016 Army West Point Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus North Texas (Heart of Dallas Bowl)–First Half

Army’s Offense (24) versus North Texas (21)

Total Plays- 39

Triple Option- 9/39 (23% of offense)

Zone Dive (all variations)- 8/39 (21% of offense)

Zone Belly- 5/39 (13% of offense)

Zoom (Midline Triple Option)- 4/39 (10% of offense)


Other concepts: Trap- 2, Cowboy- 1, Outside Veer Give- 1, A-Reverse- 1, Zone Belly Pass- 1, Down- 1, Follow- 2, Zone Option- 3, Rocket- 1


Notes: 2/3 of Army West Point’s First Half Offense was Triple Option, Zone Dive, Zone Belly, and Zoom (Midline Triple Option).

2016 Navy Triple Option Offense Breakdown versus Louisiana Tech (Military Bowl)

Navy’s Offense (45) versus Louisiana Tech (48)

Total Plays- 63 

Triple Option- 13/63 (21% of offense)

Zone Option- 11/63 (17% of offense)

Triple Pass- 7 (11% of offense)

Midline Lead- 6 (10% of offense)

Midline Triple (Zoom)- 5 (8% of offense)


Other Concepts: Counter Option- 2; Outside Veer Give- 1; Rocket Pass Boot- 2; Hitch- 2; B-Back Toss- 1; Rocket- 2; B-Back Toss Pass- 1; Belly Pass Boot- 1; Zone Dive- 1; Follow- 1; Sneak- 1; Rocket Boot- 2; Rocket Counter Option- 2; Down- 1; Rocket Pass- 1


Notes: 64% of Navy’s Offense was Triple Option, Zone Option, Triple Pass, Midline Lead, and Midline Triple (Zoom)

How Navy Took at 27-20 Lead Over #6 Houston (2016): B-Back Toss Pass out of Over Flex

Navy defeated #6 ranked Houston on Saturday.  During the game, the score was tied 20-20.  Navy brought the Receiver over from the right side to the left side and aligned this Receiver in a flexed position.  They faked the Toss to the B-Back.  As this occurred, the Playside Safety ran to the Toss.  Navy ran the Playside A back vertically past this safety for a touchdown.  At this point, Navy took at 27-20 lead.  Here is the B-Back Toss Pass diagrammed for you:

over-flex-b-toss-pass

The Playside Receiver and the A-Backs all ran verticals while the Flexed Received bailed behind the line of scrimmage because he is ineligible due to being covered by the Playside Receiver.  Navy’s Offensive Line based on the playside and hinged on the backside.  The Quarterback faked the toss to the B-Back, dropped back, and threw the ball to the Playside A for a game-leading touchdown.

You can watch this play at the 1:50 mark right here.

Navy is now the #25 ranked team in the country–all with ZERO scholarship football players.  The Triple Option Offense is a huge reason why.


Win Big With a Small Offensive Line

In 2015, Navy’s Starting Offensive Line averaged 275 pounds/player.

2015 National Champion, The University of Alabama’s Offensive Line averaged 315 pounds/player.  

Navy’s 2015 Rushing Offense averaged 326 yards/game.

Alabama’s 2015 Rushing Offense averaged 199 yards/game.

Navy finished at 11-2 and had their best final record since 1963.  They did all this with a 275 pound Offensive Line and the Triple Option Offense.


Coach, I am a Sports Psychologist who runs academies and camps with football programs throughout the United States installing the Navy Triple Option, and have achieved great results with my clients–tripleoptionfootball.com/testimonials.

If this is something that you believe is a good fit for you, give me a call.

Dr. Lou Cella
Owner/Sport & Performance Psychologist
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Eight (8)-Man Triple Option Football: Running Rocket Boot Pass versus 4-2 Defense

In eight-man football, Rocket Boot Pass is a great way to force the defense to cover all the vertical and underneath zones.  There is tremendous difficulty in playing the Triple Option and covering all the appropriate zones.

When the Toss is faked, the Quarterback boots and throws to the Left End.  If he is covered, the Quarterback throws the ball to the B-Back in the flat.

eight-man-triple-option-football-running-rocket-boot-pass-versus-4-2

This puts a tremendous amount of stress on a defense that is expecting Triple Option, seeing Rocket Toss action, and then the offense is executing a Boot away from the Toss.  The defense goes from assignment football, to fast pursuit, to zone drops in a matter of a second.

Throwing the football is a tremendous advantage in eight-man Triple Option Football.  Nobody knows better than eight-man school, Odessa-Harrington, as they succeeded in 2015 after their camp with Dr. Cella.

Odessa-Harrington (WA)

In 2015, after running a camp with Dr. Lou Cella as Camp Director, Odessa-Harrington (WA) scored 508 points in 11 games, averaged 46 points/game, made it to the second round of the Washington State Playoffs, and did all this with a roster of 20 players.

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Dr. Cella is an absolutely fantastic instructor of triple-option football who taught our players as if he were coaching his own team.  From the very beginning of camp he arrived with an enthusiasm, excitement and a passion for football that was infectious for our entire team and coaching staff. 

Dr. Cella incorporated a fast-paced, up tempo style that allowed all of our players to have multiple repetitions, thus enabling each of them to easily understand the proper techniques and concepts that were being taught. 

Not only is Dr. Cella a master at teaching the proper fundamentals of the triple-option, he also impressed upon our team a mental toughness that is essential in having success on and off the football field.  Our camp was a great success and Dr. Cella is truly dedicated to turning programs into champions.

–Jeff Nelson, Head Football Coach

Paul Johnson’s Three Key Passing Game Concepts off the Triple Option

Triple Pass is utilized when the defense forces the Quarterback to pull and pitch the ball.  When the defense does this, whether they consciously realize this or not, they must utilize their safety and corner to play the Quarterback/Pitch in order to get an alley defender.  This means they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support.  There are three concepts off the Triple that matter the most to Paul Johnson, and he articulated this in a clinic talk in Colorado.

1- Vertical (run against a middle-of-the-field safety)

Constraining the Single-High Safety with Triple Pass. PR- Vert-Skinny PA- Vert-Wheel OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- Deep Drag Q- Veer Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Kick

2- Switch (this is built into the call when there is a playside safety)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

3- Titan (this is an independent tag)Triple Pass Titan PR- eight-yard stop PA- Corner route OL- slide away BA- pitch-kick BR- post Q- Triple Pass Steps--throw corner to stop B- Veer Path-Kick

Utilize these concepts when the defense forces a pull/pitch as they have just sacrificed pass coverage for run support.


The Academy

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Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

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You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

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Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Call 570.332.0265 for pricing information and to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Six Plays Constitute 62% of Navy’s 2016 Triple Option Offense

In 2016, Navy has run 113 plays.  Sixty-two percent (62%) of Navy’s 2016 offense is right here:

  1. Triple Option- 23 (20% of offense)

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

2. Midline Triple- 12 (11% of offense)

Midline Triple v. 4-4 PR- Deep Defender PA- Twirl-Run Support PT- Veer PG- Veer C/BG- Reverse Ace BT- Scoop BA- Pitch BR- Cutoff Q- Mid 1, Pitch 2 B- Mid Path

3. Zone Option- 10 (9% of offense)

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.

4. Rocket- 9 (8% of offense)


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5. Triple Pass- 8 (7% of offense)

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

6. Midline White- 8 (7% of offense)

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The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

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You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

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All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

 

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Eight-Man Triple Option Football: Running Triple Pass Titan to Destroy 2nd and 3rd Level Run Support

In eight-man Triple Option Football, the 2nd level is put in position to where they have to play the dive, keep, pitch, and the pass.  This is an impossible task.

Triple Pass Titan puts all the pressure on the Safety as he is going to have to cover TWO corner routes.

Against a one-high safety defense, the Safety has no chance.  He isn’t going to get help from the second level because once the Triple Option is faked, the 2nd level has to play the Triple.

Here is how Triple Pass Titan works:

eight-man-football-triple-pass-titan

The Quarterback is going to throw the ball to the Playside End.  If the Safety covers him, then the Quarterback will throw the ball to the backside end.

The cylinder (Center and two Guards) slide away from the call while the B-Back fakes the dive, flattens out, and kicks the first threat off the Guard.  As this occurs, the Backside A fakes the pitch and kicks the first threat off the B-Back. Since the Outside Linebacker is #2 in the count is he going to be able to play the Triple, realize it’s not Triple, and cover the Playside End on a Corner route?  This is nearly impossible.

Run Triple Pass Titan to destroy run support versus the Triple Option.


The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

Joshua+Walker+Colgate+v+Navy+75Op3Bbn8lSlInstall the Authentic Navy/Georgia Tech/Citadel Triple Option Offense

You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

WHITE DIAGRAM.pptx

All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

Paul Johnson on How to Beat the 3-2 Exchange with Triple Pass Switch

Coach Johnson says: When #3 takes the Quarterback and #2 runs out to take the pitch, run Triple Pass Switch to take advantage of #3’s aggressiveness as #3 is flying up to stop the Quarterback.

This is how Triple Pass Switch is executed versus the 3-2 Exchange:

Triple Pass Switch versus the 3-2 Exchange PR- Skinny PA- Wheel OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17 yard Drag Q- Triple Pass Steps, throw Skinny B- Veer Path-Kick

Triple Pass Switch versus the 3-2 Exchange
PR- Skinny
PA- Wheel
OL- Slide Away
BA- Pitch-Kick
BR- 17 yard Drag
Q- Triple Pass Steps, throw Skinny
B- Veer Path-Kick


The Academy

Install the Triple Option the right way the first time.

Triple Option Football Academy Owner, Lou CellaLearn from the Sports Psychologist with 20 Years of Experience Running the Triple Option Offense

Dr. Lou Cella’s Triple Option Football-based Camp System has helped produce state champions, state championship appearances, state semifinals appearances, has had clients break school records, and has produced drastic one-year turnarounds–read all of these stories right here.

Joshua+Walker+Colgate+v+Navy+75Op3Bbn8lSlInstall the Authentic Navy/Georgia Tech/Citadel Triple Option Offense

You learn the authentic Navy, Georgia Tech, and Citadel Triple Option Offense.  Everything Dr. Cella installs with you, your coaches, and your players is based on the actual data from their most recent action.

WHITE DIAGRAM.pptx

All Triple Option Football Academy Clients receive their very own HUDL account.

Access to the Largest Library of Triple Option Offensive Football Coaching Material

The Triple Option Football Academy gives you and your assistant coaches the following plethora of resources:

  1. Video Library
  2. 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Clinic
  3. Dr. Cella’s State Championship Level Clients in Action
  4. Online Classroom
  5. Interactive Playbook
  6. Drill Guide
  7. Audio Series by Topic
  8. Webinar
  9. Message Board
  10. 24-Hour/Day On-Call Support

h1a1_k_ins_6_13_mark_and_studentThe Triple Option Football Academy gives you access to all online resources for the next two years.

Are You Ready to Install the Triple Option the Right Way the First Time and Have an Offensive System for the Rest of Your Coaching Career?

Contact 570.332.0265 to become a Triple Option Football Academy client today.

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

Paul Johnson’s Authentic Run-and-Shoot Passing Game

In this eight-minute podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses Georgia Tech Head Football Coach Paul Johnson’s and his actual Run-and-Shoot passing game.  Paul has been running the Run-and-Shoot with the Triple Option since the 1980s.  He started adding 360/370 (inside hot), 560/570 (outside hot) and 460/470 (double hot) to his package when he was the Offensive Coordinator at Hawaii.  Dr. Cella explains how Coach Johnson’s base Run-and-Shoot concepts work and provides you with the authentic teaching progressions that Coach Johnson has utilized in the past.  The diagrams off which Dr. Cella teaches each concept can be found at the bottom of this post.

The podcast can be found right here.

Four Verticals Inside Hot. PR- Vert PA- Vert to Inside Hot OL- Slide Away BA- Vert BR- Vert Q- Five Step Drop, Throw to Open A-Back unless Hot. If so, throw Hot Route. B- Veer Path-Kick

Four Verticals Inside Hot.
PR- Vert
PA- Vert to Inside Hot
OL- Slide Away
BA- Vert
BR- Vert
Q- Five Step Drop, Throw to Open A-Back unless Hot. If so, throw Hot Route.
B- Veer Path-Kick

Throwing the Outside Hot Route off Four Verticals. PR- Stretch PA- Stretch to Outside Hot (if no overhang) OL- Slide Away BA/BR- Stretch Q- Five-Step Drop, Hit Playside A B- Veer Path-Kick

Throwing the Outside Hot Route off Four Verticals.
PR- Stretch
PA- Stretch to Outside Hot (if no overhang)
OL- Slide Away
BA/BR- Stretch
Q- Five-Step Drop, Hit Playside A
B- Veer Path-Kick

 

 

Throwing the Inside-Out Hot Route off Four Verticals. PR, BA, BR- Stretch PA- Inside-Outside-Post-Vert OL- Slide Away Q- Five-Step Drop (three and throw if hot) B- Veer Path-Kick

Dr. Cella Discusses the Key Points of Triple Option Pass Protection

In this episode, Dr. Cella discusses pass protection on the Triple Pass.  Triple Option Pass Protection includes the Offensive Line, the B-Back, and the Backside A-Back.  Detail is provided regarding all seven positions.  The placement of the blocker in between the Quarterback and the defender is vital to the success of Triple Pass.

 

The podcast can be found right here.

 

Triple Pass Versus Odd Stack: PR- Vert PA- Vert OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- 17-yard Drag Q- Triple Pass Steps B- Veer Path-Kick

 

 

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

Utilizing Triple Pass X to Take Advantage of the Safety

When you just can’t get the Safety to move on Triple Option, run Triple Pass X.

Triple Pass X has one Receiver rub the Safety while the other goes outside the rub.

The below-listed diagram shows you how all 11 players execute Triple Pass X:

Triple Pass X versus 4-4.  Run this when you must throw the ball, but you cannot get the safety to fly up to stop the Triple.

To learn all the intricacies of the Triple Option Offense, contact the Triple Option Football Academy at 570.332.0265.

Executing Triple Pass Drag when the Mike Tackles the B-Back on Triple Option

1. The Mike tackles the B-Back on Triple Option.

2. Once this occurs, Fake the Triple, and have the Playside A run a 12-yard Drag right where the Mike is supposed to be covered.

3. This takes advantage of the overaggressive of the Mike plugging on the dive.

PR- Vert PA- 12-Yard Drag OL- Slide Away BA- Pitch-Kick BR- Cutoff Q- Triple Pass Steps B- Path-Kick

PR- Vert
PA- 12-Yard Drag
OL- Slide Away
BA- Pitch-Kick
BR- Cutoff
Q- Triple Pass Steps
B- Path-Kick 

To learn all the intricacies of the Triple Option Offense, contact Dr. Lou Cella, Owner/Sports Psychologist, Triple Option Football Academy at 570.332.0265.

Beating Cover 2 with the Triple Pass

1. Triple Pass is utilized when #1 takes the B-Back and the offense cannot get four yards on the pull/pitch.

2. Due to the fact that #1 is taking the B-Back, the ball now enters the perimeter, and the secondary has to come up to run support.

3. Versus Cover 2, the Corner is the run support player and is going to attempt to thwart the pitch.

4. Once this occurs, throw the ball over the top of the secondary with Triple Pass.

This concept is instructed on Day 2 of Triple Option Football Academy Camps with Dr. Cella and is covered in detail in the Triple Option Football Academy.

Here are the rules on Triple Pass:

Playside Receiver- Vertical to Skinny Post

Playside A- Vertical to Wheel

Offensive Line- Slide away from call

Backside Receiver- 17-yard drag

Backside A- Pitch-Kick 1st threat off B-Back

B- Dive Path-Kick 1st threat off Playside Tackle

Quarterback- Fake Triple, five-step drop, throw ball over Safety’s head UNLESS safety bails at snap–if so, throw the ball to the outside route.

Triple Pass v. 4-3 Cover 2 Versus TWO safety defenses, the Playside Receiver runs a SKINNY POST and the Playside A runs a WHEEL. The Quarterback stares down the safety from the time he gets out of the huddle and throws over the safety's head UNLESS the safety backpedals at the snap--if so, the Quarterback throws the ball into the lawn (Playside A). The Offensive Line slides away from the call, the B-back blocks the 1st threat off the Playside Tackle and the Backside A runs the pitch route and kicks out the first threat off the B. The Backside Receiver runs a 17-yard drag.

You Can Throw Four Verticals in the Triple Option Offense… Just Like Those “Spread” Teams Do

You don’t need to wear a visor and vote Democrat to throw Four Verticals.

When executing Four Verticals in the Triple Option Offense, you blow the top off the coverage.

Just when the Secondary is focused on sacrificing pass coverage for run support… well, here you go.

On Four Verticals, the Receivers Fade to the sideline, the A-Back away from the call side runs up the field, and the Playside A-Back runs up the field UNLESS the middle of the field is open.  If so, he bends into the middle of the field once he gets 10 yards vertically up the field.

The Offensive Line slides away from the call, the B-Back slides to the call, and the Quarterback five-step drops and throws to the Playside A-Back UNLESS the Safety covers him.  If so, the ball is thrown to the Backside A-Back.