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Old 02-22-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Offensive Football Strategy help

This may sound like a hugely strange request, but bear with me.

I play Football (not that soccer crap aswell) over in the UK, and due to personal matters our Head Coach and Offensive Co-ordinator (one and the same) have had to leave us due to family issues. Bascially, in our area we do not have many coaches so we run skeleton coaches (I know, not great for development but we have what we have).

Has anyone had an experience with working with Offenses (pee wee, high school etc) that could offer some help on plays and new things to try. As i have been made OC and also still playing so will call the game from the huddle(whilst also playing on D and ST ).

We still have a shot at getting to the play-offs and the coach is leaving what we have used this season to date. However, we had an American QB on exchange and now he has gone, leaving us with no QB without a legitmate long ball option, but can hit the short slants and sticks easily enough. So we need a change of plays. We have solid WR's and 2 solid running backs (so yes will be running more), but our O line is shakey at best

Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions or can offer an insite/help, would be appreicated. I'm not lost or out my depth, but I know many people will have a lot more experience than me so might find some great ideas!

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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What kind of offense are you looking to run? I have no coaching experience but understand football well.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Offensive Football Stratergy help

One that works ;) Or could work and open up a run game, and throwing options are limited to short and probably 10-15 yards deep.

In the UK its pretty much that most teams use a run offense as its easier to have a good RB's than a good QB, so most teams pack the box playing a 4-4 or a 5-3 defence, making it harder to run. We ran alot out of singleback and trips left/right where we can run alot of screens and have blocking to also run wide stretch running plays.

I'm not sure if that helps much....I hope so. Any education I would be grateful for on offensive systems, as I have pretty much played D for 2 out of my 3 years.

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u could use the A-11 offense.. i doubt they banned it in the uk
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The option is always a good offense to run when the QB is not the best passer, out of the option you can run the speed option, triple option, reciever option, and the option pass is one of my all time favorite plays. If you throw some PA passes and some counter treys into the offense you should be fine.
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If you've got the speed, maybe you can use the 3 WR set to one side and use the WR screen like the Steelers did in the playoffs.

Also, try to isolate your best WR to one side and see if you can get him inside the DB and hit him on a slant quick enough so he can get the ball before the LBs get to him.
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Sam

With a lack of coaching experience...I would stick with the I-formation.......if you have any questions ..pm me and I would be happy to try and make the formation fit your team strength,

Here is a basic explanantion:
http://football.calsci.com/IFormation.html

Some basic plays and explanantions:
http://www.cyber-shack.net/cybercoac...F/cc_o_i01.pdf
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If you've got the speed, maybe you can use the 3 WR set to one side and use the WR screen like the Steelers did in the playoffs.

Also, try to isolate your best WR to one side and see if you can get him inside the DB and hit him on a slant quick enough so he can get the ball before the LBs get to him.
We like the WR screen as its quick and our WR's can block (most of the time). The isolation will probably work on the team we playing next as they do crowd the box and blitz alot, i mean 7 guys most the time in the box to stuff the run. This does leave the Secondary in Man coverage and I think we have enough speed to burn the CB's every time. Something to work at in training definately on the short quick slants. Thanks for your input

Steelersfanman 92 - I love the option but not something we really have worked on much at all. Again, something to run through in training tomorrow and see how our line holds up with heavy blitzing to what options are open.

Lamberts - I'll probably drop you a PM shortly. We do use I-formation quite abit, and again, against a heavy rush is probably wise to have that extra blocker as well as the TE.
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u could use the A-11 offense.. i doubt they banned it in the uk
We play NCAA rules unfortuantely and have to have 5 linemen with number 50-79!
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We play NCAA rules unfortuantely and have to have 5 linemen with number 50-79!
I just pm'd you....Sounds like you need to go to a 4 WR spread offense.

5 lineman...4 WR's...QB...and RB.

the two "inside" recievers need to be aware enough to read their defender and tell if they are blitzing...if so...they should immedialtly change their route to a "bubble route"....and the QB should know that the WR will be there simply by seeing who blitzes at the snap.

The outside reciever then downfield blocks his man and the inside reciever should pick up 5-10 every play until they adjust.
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