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Wrecking Teams that Blitz Your Triple Option Offense

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Stifling the Defense with the Hitch off Rocket Motion

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Throwing the Backside Vertical off the Rocket Toss

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Army’s Amazing Stats from Yesterday’s Armed Forces Bowl Win Shows the Power of the Triple Option Offense

Army won 42-35 yesterday over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl.

  • The Black Knights had the ball for 46 of the 60 minutes.
  • They had 31 1st downs.
  • 72% of the time on third down, Army got a first down.  This is by far the best in the FBS.
  • Army had 440 yards rushing.
  • Finally–San Diego State scored 35 points in 14 minutes and still lost the football game.
  • Army achieved their first 10-win season since 1996.

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Matchup
1st Downs 11 31
3rd down efficiency 2-4 13-18
4th down efficiency 0-0 2-4
Total Yards 280 446
Passing 25 6
Comp-Att 6-10 1-4
Yards per pass 2.5 1.5
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Rushing 255 440
Rushing Attempts 21 87
Yards per rush 12.1 5.1
Penalties 10-82 4-47
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost 1 0
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Possession 14:00 46:00

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

The Most Utilized Goal-Line Concept by the FBS Triple Option Schools Over the Last 15 Years

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The Seven Concepts Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech All Executed During Week 1 of 2017

There are seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all executed during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

Triple Option was run 14 times among the three programs.

Rocket was run 14 times among the three programs.

Zone Dive was run 11 times among the three programs.

Midline Lead was run 10 times among the three programs.

Trap- was run 10 times among the three programs.

Down- was run 9 times among the three programs.

Sneak- was run 6 times among the three programs.


Triple Option, Rocket, Zone Dive, Midline Lead, Trap, Down (Belly-G), and Sneak are the seven concepts that Army, Navy, and Georgia Tech all ran during Week 1 of the 2017 season.

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.

75% of Your Triple Option Offensive Practice Time Must Be Spend On…

Go here to find out on what you must spend 75% of your practice time.

The Five Situations You Must Practice When Running the Triple Option Offense: Podcast

You’re going to want to take notes as Dr. Cella goes through the five situations you must practice when running the Triple Option Offense.  Dr. Cella transparently states the concepts for each of the five situations in this podcast.

The podcast can be heard right here.

 

How to Run Zone Option Check

If the Triple Option Offense runs Triple and does not get four yards on the give to the B-Back, run Zone Option.

However, an ongoing issue is running Zone Option versus a 3-technique. All the college programs that run Zone Option have had issues with running Zone Option to a 3-technique.  Therefore, if the defense aligns with an A and a B-gap defender, Check from Zone Option to Toss.

If the defense aligns with a 3-technique and a Backside action key, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.

In conclusion:

Step 1- If you don’t get four yards on Triple, call Zone Option.

Step 2- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and an A-gap defender (o/playside 1)–if so, check from Zone Option to Toss.

Step 3- Zone Option is run unless there is a 3-technique and a Backside Action Key–if so, check from Zone Option to Midline Lead.

Now, you have a singular, built-in constraint when the defense forces you to give the ball and you don’t get four yards on Triple Option.  You come back the next play and check to the best concept.

Spend 3/4 of Your Triple Option Practice Time Doing This…

There are certain aspects of the Triple Option Offense that must be focused; however, the aspects are not as many as one would think.

Read here on the areas in which to spend your Triple Option practice time.

100% of Dr. Cella’s 2016 Camp Clients Preferred This Concept

At Dr. Cella’s 2016 Triple Option Football Academy Camps, every, single client preferred running ____________ instead of _____________.

This article discusses exactly which concept this is, how to run this concept, and why you run this concept.

Read all about it right here.

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Navy’s Answers When #1 Takes the Quarterback on Triple Option

Navy’s Offensive Coordinator, Ivin Jasper has answers to all the problems that can occur within the Triple Option Offense.

When Navy is forced to give the ball and they don’t get four yards on the give, Coach Jasper has answers to take advantage of the defense.

Read about what Navy does right here.

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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).

Eight-Man Triple Option Football: Rocket Toss versus the 4-3 Defense

In any level of Triple Option Football, when the defense forces the Triple Option Offense to give the ball and the offense cannot get four yards, the offense must get the ball outside.

Rocket Toss is one of the ways to do this, and can be masterfully done in eight-man football.

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The Quarterback must pitch the ball one yard outside the Playside End.  This is because the Playside End is veering outside of #1 and has the Mike to the Free Safety.  By veering outside, the Playside End keeps #1 in the B-gap and the Playside End cannot make the play on the Toss.  The Playside Guard has the alley defender while the Center and Backside Scoop.

The cadence is Down-Ready-Sethut with the ball snapped on the “S” of sethut.  On the “R” in ready, the A-Back hammer steps, drives to five yards depth, and stays on that five yard highway until he catches the pitch.  Once he catches the pitch, the A-Back hits the seam, and scores.  If the A-Back needs to leave earlier than the “R” in ready to do this, he can certainly do so.

Utilize this concept when you run Triple Option and do not get four yards on the give to the B-Back.  This applies in 8-man, 9-man, and 11-man football.


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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

Offensive Line Blocking on the Rocket and B-Back Toss

In this six-minute podcast episode, Dr. Cella discusses modern-day blocking of the Rocket and B-Back Toss.  The Rocket and B-Back Toss is run when the Triple Option is executed for a gain of <4 yards on a give to the B-Back.  When the defense forces the Triple Option inside, the offense must get the ball to the outside.  The Rocket and B-Back Toss gets the ball wide and to the outside.  This puts pressure on the defense to play the Triple Option differently, or get gashed by the Rocket and B-Back Toss.  Rocket and B-Back Toss blocking is provided for all five Offensive Line positions by Dr. Cella.

The podcast can be heard right here.

B-Back Toss v. 4-3

What Navy’s Offense Does on the Goal-Line

They run Follow to get the extra blocker.

UNLESS the A and B-gaps are plugged, then Navy audibles to the Rocket Toss.

This is all Navy has done on the Goal-Line over the last 10 years…. follow this plan in 2016 for a very successful Goal-Line Offense.

If Defenses Align with an A and a B-gap Defender to the Same Side–Run Rocket

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Paul Johnson is right.

If the defense aligns with an A-gap defender (1, 2i) and a B-gap defender (3, 4i) on the same side–run Rocket to that side.

The defense does not have enough perimeter help to stop the Rocket… and this is equivalent to an Playside Linebacker blitz.

Here is an example.

Rocket Toss versus 6-2. PR- Deep Defender PA, PT, PG- Arc C, BG, BT- Scoop BA- Rocket BR- Cutoff Q- Rocket Steps B- Veer Away PathRocket Toss versus 6-2.
PR- Deep Defender
PA, PT, PG- Arc
C, BG, BT- Scoop
BA- Rocket
BR- Cutoff
Q- Rocket Steps
B- Veer Away Path

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