Wishbone[ edit ] The wishbone formation. The wishbone triple option can use several formations including the flexbone or Maryland I. The wishbone triple option is a running play where either the fullback, the quarterback, or one of the halfbacks also called "running backs" [RB] or "tail backs" runs the ball. First, the quarterback receives the football from the center. The quarterback then starts the play in one direction by appearing to hand the football to the fullback right behind the play side guard on a standard fullback dive play.
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When I coach against it, not so much. Defenses love to swarm and get lots of people to the ball. If you do and they pitch it, goodbye! Defensive Accountability The first way the triple option forces defenses to account for is tackling three backs with two unblocked defenders. This is the essence of the triple option offense. Leaving defenders unblocked. Either go outside him or inside him, but leave him alone. Running a zone running game and leaving him unblocked forces him to either go for the RB very aggressively, or sit patiently waiting to see if the QB keeps the ball.
In this diagram, where the defensive lines up against the offense is labeled by numbers. The second unblocked defender is the first man outside the box or deep. That could be a linebacker or a Safety. In fact, you will only see him when the QB pulls the ball and sprints outside. Then he can either pitch the ball to the second RB or he can keep it for a gain. The defense has to figure out how they are going to get enough players to where you are optioning the ball to stop you.
Deception Is A Vital Strategy A lot of football offenses are still pretty basic in their levels of deception. In other words, what you see is what you get.
Defenders easily key where the ball is and get there quickly. This skill is practiced every day because the dividends are worth it. New Mexico runs a mesh from the shotgun or pistol formation where the back lines up either to the side of the QB or behind him in shotgun. According to their coaches, the Pistol mesh is more difficult then the shotgun, which is why I advocate picking one or the other and sticking with it.
When teams are really good at the mesh, they can fake out even the best of defenders. The remaining defenders must delay until they are absolutely certain where the ball is located giving running backs more opportunity. Their triple option is very effective at getting any one of their three highly talented running backs lots of room to run the ball — four if you count the Quarterback. A talented running back in space is unstoppable no matter how good a defender.
And while each play is happening, the jury is still out who is going to end up with the ball! In this next clip is a called Quarterback keep with an extra blocker on the perimeter. I love this formation because the deception is wicked and has to be confusing for defenses to see where the ball is going.
The Big Announcement
When I coach against it, not so much. Defenses love to swarm and get lots of people to the ball. If you do and they pitch it, goodbye! Defensive Accountability The first way the triple option forces defenses to account for is tackling three backs with two unblocked defenders.
Triple Option Football 101
Triple Option Football In the Beginning…before there was triple option football… Here we can see the QB with his eyes on the Dive Read 98 and the pitch back working to get into a pitch relationship as the FB runs his path. Faurot noticed the defender could not make a play if the offensive players executed properly. If the defender decides to pressure the ball, the ball handler makes a quick pass to his teammate who scores a basket. If the defender decides to cover the player without the ball, the ball handler will not pass and score a basket on his own.
How To Run The Triple Option Offense Like New Mexico