Pretty nice video of some offensive line combo drills under the chutes from the Rogers Athletic Company on the Glazier Clinics football drills pages.
More and more teams are using a lot more gap or full slide protections from football teams. I found a pretty good video over at eFootballFlix.com on Gap and Full Slide Protection by Pat Perles, formerly of North Dakota State. This blog post will give you a free clip of that video, brought to you by eFootballFlix, and it will give you 3 tips I grabbed that I thought would be helpful. But first, let’s discuss what full slide protection is.
Basics of Full Slide Protection
Full slide protection has the offensive line go all in one direction. The tight end, when on the line of scrimmage, may be involved in the same slide direction.
A movement player, like an H back or a runningback, slides to the opposite direction of the line.
So if the runningback goes left, the offensive line goes right.
One of least utilized tools in the Offensive Coordinator’s toolbox has to be the use of the unbalanced offensive formations.
What I mean by unbalanced formations is either covering up an eligible receiver by other receivers to create an overload, or switching an offensive lineman and a receiver such as a TE to create dilemma between defending the passing or running strength.
Many option offenses often use different types of unbalanced formations, but not many Zone or Gap teams utilize these looks. The purpose of this article will be to present unbalanced formation concepts to these types of offenses to use against defenses when a schematic advantage might be needed versus a superior opponent. Continue reading
Northern Illinois has a pretty nifty offense. It seems to be all the rage these days. However, when you watch the film, the vast majority of the offense relies heavily on the old, reliable power blocking scheme. In this case, since they run QB power from an empty formation, they’re kicking out the end with the guard in this specific usage of the power scheme.
You may consider this a trap play, but it’s using the power blocking concept (specifically the “counter” play scheme, with the QB’s read acting as the “wrapper” typically filled by the fullback or pulling tackle).
They run a lot of QB power, and this article will focus on their combination QB power play with the jailbreak screen. Continue reading
We see a lot of teams running Power Read concept. Some people call this Power Option, or Inverted Veer, or something else. Whatever you call the play, it’s the old school Power or “Power-O” concept.
What exactly is the Power Read concept? The offensive line is basically blocking Power, except the offense is reading the defensive end instead of kicking him out. If you do this from a 2 back set, the fullback or H-back player can now leak into the alley.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the play, including differences with the traditional power scheme and some clips from Baylor in 2013.
Find out how coaches are easily transforming their offense with no-new concepts
There’s been a lot of emphasis on the middle to deep passing game lately that the quick passing game is losing it’s luster.
A quality quick passing game can transform your offense, eliminate tendencies, and improve 1st down efficiency.
Quick Passing Game Key #1: BE QUICK
Emphasis on the QUICK. The quick passing game depends on swift ball release. Continue reading
The midline option is often forgotten in today’s days of the spread offense. The Zone read, the triple option, etc… all still thrive, even when the team is in the gun.
But what happened to the Midline option? There are a few exceptions, for instance, Oregon has been known to run it – must notably getting it blown up by Auburn’s defensive tackles in their national championship game a few years ago.
But unless you’re going up against first round picks with freakish like athleticism every play, midline option is still a good concept.
Here’s 3 reasons you should run the midline option, no matter what offense you run.