#5 Hole #3 Hole #1 Hole #2 Hole #4 Hole #6 Hole #8Hole Any plays outside of RE will be called ‘”SWEEP” RE LE LG C RG RT PT 4 1 3 2
18 Power RE LE LG C RG RT PT 4 1 LE- GOD LG- GOD C- Steps playside 3 2 RG- Pulls right to just past the Power Tackle and Right End double team. He comes off that edge as tight as possible and seals the middle or backside Linebacker to the inside, his head on the outside. If any leakage occurs he picks that up first. RT- GOD, if he has an inside gap or down block, takes a very flat first step to protect and cover for the pulling Right Guard. PT- GOD, looks to get his head inside and double team the Defensive Tackle with the Right end. Drive the Defensive Tackle to the second level is his goal. RE- GOD, if double teaming with the Power Tackle, he keeps his head on outside and hips glued to the Power Tackle. He drives the defender to the second level. 4/WB- He seals the nearest Linebacker to the inside, with his head on the outside. 3/BB- He seals Defensive End to the outside with head on the inside. He stays as close to the line of scrimmage as possible in order to get the best angle on the defensive End. 2/FB- He runs straight to the 8 hole, sealing the Corner to the outside with his head on the inside. 1/QB- He runs straight at the 8 hole, accelerates upon securing the ball to insure no backside pursuit makes the tackle. We are looking to gain 5 tough yards, it’s very crowded in there, but run it up into the traffic. He runs inside the kick-out block by the 3/BB, and then looks to take the ball up field on a dead sprint. Anticipate that there will be an opening, most of the times it happens just as the back hits the hole.
Sweep Right RE LE LG C RG RT PT 4 1 LE- GOD, crab block LG- GOD C- Steps play-side RG-He pulls right to just past the Power Tackle and Right End. He comes off that edge and seals the Linebacker that presents the biggest threat (first you see) head on the outside. If any leakage occurs, he picks that up first RT- GOD, if he has an inside gap or down block, he takes a very flat first step to protect and cover for the pulling Right guard PT- GOD RE- GOD 4/WB- He seals the Defensive End to the inside, with his head on the outside 3/BB- He runs a deep loop outside the end, and looks for Outside Linebacker or near backer or the first threat. He seals the Linebacker to the inside with his head on the outside 2/FB- He tries to seal the Cornerback to the inside with head on the outside. If the Corner outflanks him, he blocks the Corner where he wants to go and stays stuck like glue to the Corner 1/QB- He runs deep, looping 1- 1-½ yards deeper than his stance. He accelerates upon securing the ball to insure no backside pursuit makes the tackle. He looks to take the play to the far outside. He runs off the block of the FB, if the FB can’t seal the Corner to the inside the TB looks to the cut it up to the inside. 3 2
43 Reverse RE LE LG C RG RT PT LE- GOD LG- GOD C- MOMA RG- He pulls left to block the play-side Corner to the outside, head on the inside RT- GOD, crab blocks to cover the inside gap PT- pulls left, if there are any penetrators he picks them up. He pulls inside the kick-out block of the 3/BB and seals the nearest Linebacker to the inside, with the Power Tackles ’s head on the outside RE- GOD, crab blocks to cover the inside gap 4/WB- He takes an inside path to the tailback and receives an inside handoff from the QB, right arm down with palm up, left arm up on top. The 4/WB reads the block by the blocking back, if the 3/BB is kicking out the defensive end, the WB runs to the 3 hole, inside. If the Defensive End has crashed and the Blocking Back is blocking the Defensive End to the inside (log block) the WB takes a path to the outside, at 5 or 7 3/BB- He kick-out blocks the play-side Defensive End, with his head on the inside. The BB makes sure and gets a lot of movement on the defensive end. If the defensive end has crashed far to the inside on the play (this happens quite a bit), the BB pins the defensive end inside with his head on the outside (log block) 2/FB- He sprints to the power tackle spot and blocks the defensive tackle. The FB must be quick to get out of the way of the wingback. On a “lead” call, he leads the play to the left, taking a step forward, and then going to the left to lead block around the end on the first threat, which would be a corner or linebacker 1/QB- He takes the snap and runs a “Sweep Right” path and hands-off to the Wingback coming to his inside. The 1/QB watches the ball into the Wingbacks belly as he comes around. The QB continues on his “Sweep Right” path 20 yards downfield and DOES NOT LOOK BACK AT THE WINGBACK. 4 1 3 2
24 Wedge RE LE LG C RG RT PT LE- Wedge LG- Wedge C- Wedge RG- Wedge RT- Wedge PT- Wedge RE- Wedge 4/WB- He gets in tight and pushes on the back of the Power Tackle 3/BB- He pushes on back of the Center 2/FB- He takes the snap and runs to 4. He must stay low and put his hand on the back of the right guard. He must get a good body lean forward and keeps his feet moving, while keeping his head up and looking for an opening in the wedge. The opening is 4-10 yards downfield, not to the outside. The FB stays in the wedge and looks for daylight downfield and sprints through the opening 1/QB- He fakes 18 Power, stays low and dips his left shoulder and runs hard with right hand into left palm elbows in, at least 20 yards downfield. 4 1 3 2
31 Trap RE LE LG C RG RT PT 4 1 LE- He must release inside the Defensive End to seal the near Linebacker inside, the Left Ends head is on the outside. The Left End must not touch the Defensive Tackle LG- GD, Gap Down, does not touch the man on him C- MOMA RG- He pulls left, kicks out (trap blocks) the first player on or outside the Left Guard. The defender should be penetrating untouched into the backfield. RT- GOD, If he has an inside gap or down block, takes a very flat first step to protect and cover for the pulling Right Guard PT- GOD RE- GOD 4/WB- He seals the nearest Linebacker to the inside, head on the outside. In essence a 18 power fake. 3/BB- He moves towards the center one step and back one step on his initial alignment. He must stay low and sit for a count of one thousand one after receiving the snap. The BB runs the ball inside the trap block of the Right Guard and outside the seal block of the Left End on the Linebacker. The BB must be patient and sit for that count to make sure the right guard makes his block, it’s almost like a “draw” play 2/FB- He runs straight to the 6 hole, seals the corner to the outside with his head on the inside. This should look like a 16 power. 1/QB- He runs straight at the 6 hole, stays low and acts like he has the ball, accelerates on go and runs it up into traffic. The QB runs inside the kick-out block by the BB, and then looks to take the fake downfield on a dead sprint at 20 yards. This has to look like a 16 power to draw the Linebackers and Safety in. 3 2
Pass Right RE LE LG C RG RT PT LE- GOO LG- GOO C- GOO RG- GOO RT- GOO PT- GOO RE- GOO 4/WB- He takes a 18 power path as to block the linebacker, at the last step before hitting the Linebacker, he plants his left foot and runs a corner pattern away from the Safety. The Wingback must make a good fake at the Linebacker to get the Cornerback to come off of pass coverage and to take the run fake 3/BB- He runs 18 power path too, but cuts up inside the Defensive End and runs a flat pattern. This pattern is just 1 yard past the line of scrimmage, make sure he squares his shoulders towards line of scrimmage on the pattern 2/FB- He blocks the Defensive End head on the outside 1/QB- He runs deep looping 2- 2 ½ yards deeper than his stance. He accelerates upon securing the ball to insure no backside pursuit can make a tackle and to make the play look like a run. He must not throw the ball until he clears the contain of the defensive end. Unless the coach tells him otherwise, the QB looks to the throw to the WB, if he is not wide open, the Tailback runs the ball downfield. If the WB is open, the TB takes short choppy steps toward the line of scrimmage, getting his shoulders square with the line of scrimmage and throws the ball right at the wing, no need to lead him. Make sure the throwing elbow is above the ear, the non-dominant foot is stepping right at the target. 4 1 3 2
18 Pass Far RE LE LG C RG RT PT 4 1 LE- Steps inside for one count, then runs a fly, looking right away inside for the ball. He can not run to the middle of the field and right into the Safety LG- GOO C- Steps play-side RG- GOO RT- GOO PT- GOO RE- GOO 4/WB- He seals the nearest Linebacker to the inside, with his head on the outside 3/BB- He seals Defensive End to the outside with head on the inside. He stays as close to the line of scrimmage as possible in order to get the best angle on the Defensive End 2/FB- He runs straight to the 8 hole, cleaning up any leakage and staying in the 8 hole to insure no one tackles the passer 1/TB- He runs straight at the 8 hole. Looks at the 8 and takes 2 steps before bringing the ball to his ear and looking for the Left End. He throws the ball on his third step, taking a hop in the air as he throws the ball to gain height over the defensive linemen. 3 2