• Marshall Mouritzen posted an update 11 months ago

    If folks hear"spread" they think of the passing game. The truth is that the spread running game can be lethal. A couple of years ago I coached at a college that made a run to the Texas high school state championship match. We place the spread rather than because we thought we’d dominate from the passing game but since we knew that the team could be a good running team.

    The spread has become the fastest growing offense at the high school level. I wonder how many truly understand all aspects of this offense. When done properly it may be similar to a full court

    run 4 games and it will gradually wear another team down. The game is an integral part of being a complete offense.

    There are 3 standard schemes for the offense line to learn inside zone, outside zone, and the counter trey. On some level this might appear simple. Unfortunately all three concepts are tremendously different and frequently crime lines will struggle to be good whatsoever.

    In a typical doubles orientation there are four wide receivers and one running back. The running back usually is put away from playside. So for example if your team is operating"2-Base" then the back will be aligned into the quarterback’s left and will crossover and then attack the 2 hole and is always trying to find a cutback lane. The trunk should be thinking bend or bang and must read on the run. Often the hole will develop backside and as result no participant should think that they may take a playoff. Many times a back may end up backside and should the inside receiver is not doing his job his guy will earn a touchdown saving tackle!

    The basis of the disperse running game is the zone read. Since the back crosses over the quarterback’s eyes are on the backside end. If the end closes the quarterback will pull on the ball and run out the door. If the end stays slow or preoccupied plays then it’s an automatic supply. Within this column I will focus on the duties of the quarterback and Trainers and I will talk about line play in a later article.

    Again repetition is critical. Many quarterbacks will guess. They must read on the conduct and respond to what the defense is giving the crime. 2/3 foundation is the base running drama for its spread offense. The quarterback counter trey works from base and should be learned together with 2/3 base.

    Quarterback counter trey will seem like 2/3 foundation but there is no read. The quarterback doesn’t have to ride the ball to rear, only let him cross. Backside guard and handle will tug. The shield will kick the playside end along with the tackle will seal on the linebacker. Let me say here that thoughts up"4" methods are difficult to counter because it’s hard to execute a downward block.

    Among the most common mistakes by the quarterback is going to be for him to try and run wide. I guarantee this drama won’t work if the QB is not disciplined. He must trust his crime line and be patient. If 2/3 base have powerful the QB counter will be successful too.

    Today 4/5 counter can be run by the trunk as well. Often as soon as the backside defensive end sees backside linemen pulling he’ll shut along with the QB is going to get an opportunity to pull the ball. If a team would like to be successful in the spread running game they need to become efficient at the counter. It is a miss route drama that retains the buttocks honest.

    Often inside linebackers will cross vital. Tendencies for many spread teams show a vast majority of time if the back is away the running drama is coming to you. Align the rear playside on counter a few. This takes the QB’s read but break’s the crossover trend. But if your group runs counter nicely this will hurt them keying crossover trends.

    The next running scheme is external zone. There are 3 external zone running plays and they demand the wide receiver, running back, and quarterback. Outside zone keeps defensive ends honest. And just as inside counter and zone work collectively so can counter and outside zone. Some teams won’t extend the end but will use an outside linebacker to divide the difference between an interior receiver and the tackle. (This is the place where the bubble is important).

    Having achievement running outside zone may lead to defensive ends to expand making them prime targets to be pumped by yanking guards when running counter. The most difficult kind of outside zone play and the toughest to time is the jet sweep.

    The QB will start the inside receiver in motion and before he arrives in the QB ball is going to probably be snapped and handed to him running full speed. After this play is, it opens up many different possibilities in the racing game and passing game. Offensive linemen will reduce backside and extend playside. It’s simple for offensive line coaches to over coach this. Educate your linemen to work into the playside arm pit and stay participated! It’s a quick drama and comprehension is about the one thing which can result in issues. Playside receivers play a massive part in the success of the play.