Tempo from the Huddle

We do all the things that an offense is supposed to only be able to do out of a huddle:  multiple personnel, multiple formations, multiple shifts and motions, and we are able to keep a very fast pace.  With some thought and planning, any offense can operate from no huddle very easily.  However, that doesn’t mean that every offense should operate this way.  I was reading a thread on Coach Huey this morning (here) about coaches who still use the huddle and what they see as the benefits.  I don’t believe there needs to be a debate about whether to huddle or not, but I do believe conversations about using multiple tempos from either mode are valuable.

Read my three part series on multiple tempo on American Football Monthly:

Tempo and Procedures Part I

Tempo and Procedures Part 2 – Slow it Down?

Tempo and Procedures Part 3 – Speed it up

Learn more about our multiple offense here.

In the early 2000’s I had a chance to hear Rich Rodriguez speak on his no huddle offense at West Virginia.  One of the very first points he made in his clinic talk was that whether he was a no huddle team or a huddle team, he would use multiple tempos to attack a defense.

Understand that the debate on huddling versus not has been around since the game was invented.  Knute Rockne was not an advocate for the huddle which began to be utilized while he was coaching.  He wrote in his book that the disadvantages of the huddle far out weighed the advantages.  See it here.

In fact the game used to operate without a huddle in its earliest days.  I found a video clip from the 1903 Yale-Princeton game in which the ball is snapped four seconds from the time it was spotted.  See it here.

I think Andrew Coverdale defines the huddle as well as anyone.  He and I spoke last spring at length about using no huddle procedures, and he decided to stick with the huddle system.  It paid off as Trinity High School in Lousville, Kentucky won the state championship.  Early in camp he tried some no huddle but made the decision that it was best for them to continue operating from the huddle as their base mode of attack.

Here are slides that Coverdale includes in his playbook:

Slide5 Slide6 Slide7 Slide8

You will notice that Coverdale uses multiple tempos from the huddle.  If you choose to be a huddle team, I would argue that you are not getting the most out of your attack if tempo is not a thought in how you attack.  You can speed up or slow down just like no-huddle teams do.  As I mention in one of my tempo articles, Boise State is one of the best at using fast tempo from the huddle.  They change personnel, use multiple shifts and motions and do it as quickly as some no huddle teams.  To truly appreciate it, you need to see them play live and watch their operations.

We added a huddle back into our offense as we saw both the need and desire to communicate in critical situations and to slow the game down in four minute situations.  There is nothing I dislike more than to be up on the ball and waiting and showing the defense our formation for an extended period of time.  In our huddle mode of attack we do use multiple tempos.

I also believe that mixing in huddle with some basic no huddle modes of attack can be incorporated fairly easily.  I had several “huddle” coaches speak with me this off season on how they could incorporate some no huddle procedures.  We talked about how using a simple scripted series of three plays run in sequence without huddling could put stress on a defense.  Incorporating some play action after a sequence of runs could prove to be very effective.  See an example here.

Other valuable tools for incorporating some uptempo no huddle into your huddle offense would be using “copy” or “opposite” procedures.  Don’t outsmart yourself.  If a play is working keep the pressure on.  Get up to the line of scrimmage as fast as possible and run it again.  If the play is to the boundary or field and it’s necessary to run it that way, use a procedure that allows you to flip the formation and play. The other recommendation was that if you have used a series of uptempo no huddle plays, use freeze to get out of it to get a cheap five yards.  Have a one word play call prepared to change to a live play if they don’t jump.

One word play calls were my other suggestion.  To me one word calls and picture boards work in a very similar way. I have a brief post on one word calls here.  The idea is to get information to the players as quickly as possible.  I prefer picture boards over one word calls as the defense can not tell when the boards are “live” as opposed to maybe keying in on a single word.  For a huddle offense, either mode is an easy way to incorporate 3-6 plays each week that you can get up on the ball and attack at a fast pace.

Tempo does not need to turn into a debate of huddle or no huddle.  My philosophy is that tempo is part of our attack.  It’s something we include in every play call.  We even game plan which tempo tools we will use (we have 17 tempo tools).

Suggestions for implementation of multiple tempo:

1.  Know what your team needs and is capable of.  The best people to answer this are you and your staff.  What some “expert” coach is saying at a clinic may not apply very well to your situation.

2.  Define your procedures clearly both for your coaches and players.  See more on procedures here.

3.  Make those procedures part of everything you do.  If you expect to use them only on game day and they have not been practiced, confusion will ensue for both you and your players.

4.  Have a tempo signaler for every single play and make all eleven players look to the tempo first.  This will let your offense know when to huddle, how fast to get out of the huddle, and when to align on the ball and run a play or sequence of plays without huddling.

5.  Operate with full game procedures during team periods in practice.  Have players handle sideline procedures in practice.  Doing it helps them to understand it.  Give a player a script and have others serve as signalers or send the play in with a messenger.  This will also allow your coaches to stand where they need to view their players.

Learn more about the our multiple pistol offense in my iBook 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. It is available from the iBookstore on your iPad here:
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Four Verticals Resources

Four Verticals
Four verticals is great for one back and pistol teams because it allows for a passing attack that stretches the defense both vertically and horizontally. It’s been a staple in our offense because it allows us to protect our running game by keeping the defense from loading the box.

Learn more about the pistol  running game in my iBook 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. It is available from the iBookstore on your iPad here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/101+-pro-style-pistol-offense/id611588645?mt=11

Read my article “Four Keys to a Successful Four Vertical Package” on American Football Monthly here.

Here is a list of resources on the our vertical passing concept. If you have others to add, please do so in the comments section.

Texas tech/Mike Leach

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=four%20verticals&source=video&cd=23&ved=0CEYQtwIwAjgU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSqN8-NbE7s8&ei=771wUaDyBoba2wWX1oG4Ag&usg=AFQjCNFBukj8ytjqwES8N0byaWqL8DVt8A&bvm=bv.45373924,d.b2I
http://youtu.be/pDrABjBCMh0
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/153937/texas_tech_vertical_passing_mike_leach_sonny_dykes_BYU_ANAE.pdf

http://www.cougcenter.com/2011/12/13/2633162/mike-leach-playbook-four-verticals-airraid

http://www.cougcenter.com/2011/9/21/2441615/offensive-playbook-building-on-four-verticals

X&O Labs
http://xandolabs.com/2012/06/four-vertical-concept-part-1/
http://xandolabs.com/2012/06/the-four-vertical-concept-part-2/
http://xandolabs.com/2012/02/the-texas-concept-using-your-rb-in-base-routes/
http://xandolabs.com/2011/07/dirk-koetter-exclusive-interview/
http://youtu.be/SqN8-NbE7s8
http://youtu.be/7rOMqLqPpGE
http://youtu.be/iJ_x1NDTMyM

Chris Brown
http://smartfootball.com/passing/good-example-of-four-verticals
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2009/03/getting-vertical-with-dan-gonzalez.html
http://smartfootball.com/passing/four-verticals-is-the-best-tim-tebow-vs-the-vikings-edition
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2009/04/ok-sts-gunter-brewer-on-four-verticals.html
http://smartfootball.com/passing/wisdom-on-how-to-try-to-defend-four-verticals-with-cover-3
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2009/04/steve-logan-on-four-verticals.html
http://smartfootball.com/uncategorized/breakdown-of-drew-breess-saints-passing-game-and-four-verticals
http://smartfootball.com/offense/peyton-manning-and-tom-moores-indianapolis-colts-offense
http://smartfootball.com/tag/airraid
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/
http://smartfootball.blogspot.com/2007/11/building-stretches.html
http://smartfootball.com/gameplanning/attacking-psycho-fronts-and-other-blitz-heavy-defensive-looks

Defending four verticals
http://3-5-3defense.com/four-vertical/

http://www.operationsports.com/forums/ncaa-football/559442-defending-four-verticals-quarters-coverage.html

Defeating Tampa2 with four verts
http://youtu.be/r4vNQpZGzJ8

Missouri
http://iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/missouris-4-verts-concept.html

Gunter Brewer
http://iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/missouris-4-verts-concept.html

Misc
http://footballislifeblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/flexbone-passing-tidbits.html

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Inside-the-playbook-Brady-vs-the-Bears-Cover-2.html

http://www.hudl.com/blog/comments/stretch-the-defense-in-four-verticals-in-a-3-x-1-set/

http://www.scribd.com/doc/81230216/Indy-Clinic-2012

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=four%20verticals&source=web&cd=48&ved=0CEwQtwIwBzgo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DidrqpNXafhs&ei=l1l4Ub7KHuHg2AWXmYDYBg&usg=AFQjCNHKbkMgKEtp9DMSHXBSjyUDM8V_nQ

http://secondlevelfootball.wordpress.com/tag/four-verticals/

http://understandingthetrickeration.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/four-verticals/

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=four%20verticals&source=web&cd=7&ved=0CFQQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2009%2F09%2F25%2Fdrew-brees-and-the-four-verticals%2F&ei=RLtwUb_INMaB2gWHiYDABA&usg=AFQjCNFERP_I-H8-f7DobCXUdGP8b1W0-w&bvm=bv.45373924,d.b2

Cincinnati

http://blogs.thescore.com/nfl/2011/10/04/the-tape-never-lies-analyzing-cincys-4-verticals-concept/

Saints
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynXt_kG-rY

UNLV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS32XFsnHgk

Sproles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvuYxQxmjRU

Cincinnati Bearcats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70qD4kvzclE

Ty Detmer on 4 Verts
http://youtu.be/R8CZaIwIdV4

Pistol resource notebook

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Here is a compilation of resources on the Pistol Offense. The pistol is a very effective backfield set which can be integrated into any offense and provides benefits greater than the shotgun. My first exposure to the pistol was in 2000 when Tom Kazckowski, then the head coach at Ohio Northerm University spoke on the “shogun I formation” at the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. The pistol became popular in 2005 when Chris Ault adapted the backfield set into his offense in 2005 and dubbed it “the pistol.”

Here is a listing of resources in which the pistol set is utilized. Please feel free to add more links in the comments section.

NFL Pistol Offense articles
http://blogs.thescore.com/nfl/2013/01/31/the-tape-never-lies-explaining-the-pistol-offense-and-how-to-stop-it/

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/All22-A-closer-look-at-49ers-Pistol-offense.html

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1434708-inside-the-pistol-offense-and-how-its-revolutionized-the-nfl

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000132639/article/colin-kaepernick-san-francisco-49ers-maximizing-pistol-offense

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000107007/article/robert-griffin-iii-triggers-washington-redskins-pistol-offense

http://www.fieldgulls.com/2012/12/21/3790888/the-seahawks-49ers-the-pistol-formation

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-gameday/0ap2000000122838/How-will-Redskins-use-pistol-offense-vs-Seattle

http://www.hogshaven.com/2013/1/6/3842410/anatomy-of-a-redskins-play-pistol-weak-right-hug-x-right-15-wanda

http://www.hogshaven.com/2013/1/24/3911850/just-another-reason-why-the-read-option-is-here-to-stay

http://www.hogshaven.com/2013/2/8/3967816/all-22-film-breakdown-the-redskins-running-game

Chris Ault Interviews/news articles
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2134885550001/the-pistol-offense-the-latest-trend-in-football/

http://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/Chris-Ault-and-the-pistol-offense-4241739.php

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/22/chris-ault-thinks-his-pistol-offense-will-grow-in-the-nfl/

http://menofthescarletandgray.com/2013/04/03/introducing-the-49ers-pistol-offense/

http://footballscoop.com/news/8649-chris-ault-opens-up-about-the-pistol-offense

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/thomas-nfl-s-version-of-pistol-offense-hits-its-target/article_de35a9c5-3aa6-58c0-b17a-e8fd82514140.html

http://www.footballperspective.com/checkdowns-jerry-mcdonalds-interview-about-the-pistol-and-kaepernick-with-chris-ault/

Nevada Offense clinic articles
http://www.secondlevelfootball.com/2012/08/14/inside-nevadas-pistol-offense-pt-1/

http://www.secondlevelfootball.com/2012/08/21/inside-nevadas-pistol-offense-pt-2/

http://www.secondlevelfootball.com/2012/08/28/inside-nevadas-pistol-offense-pt-3/

Nevada Offense on Youtube
Highlights vs Missouri http://youtu.be/Q75c434E82g
Horn http://youtu.be/k1H2UDBkCiY
Off tackle http://youtu.be/m3vf8cZmkgI
Counter reverse http://youtu.be/-Na1gY0ebUo
Zone Read TD http://youtu.be/i6zwy7TO5So
Zone Read Keep http://youtu.be/i6zwy7TO5So
Midline keep http://youtu.be/x2FAL6vlDjo
Zone read keep with WR leading http://youtu.be/9ePa7iwVML8
Play action http://youtu.be/9ePa7iwVML8
Play Action Slot Go http://youtu.be/3uM7oHWi2hw
Play action flood http://youtu.be/GZEYEyG45PQ
Zone Bluff http://youtu.be/KgnYtk0YlXk
Full Game 2012 vs Arizona http://youtu.be/GlSkiQRbbkk
Wide zone http://youtu.be/J8-mxew_A30

James Vint
http://coachvint.blogspot.com/

http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/pistol-offense/James%20Vint%20-%20Pistol%20Quick%20Pass%20Game.ppt

http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/pistol-offense/Iowa-Wesleyn-Pistol-Concepts-James-Vint.ppt

http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/pistol-offense/James%20Vint%20-%20Installing%20A%20Fast%20Break%20Run%20Game%20From%20The%20Pistol.ppt

http://www.footballxos.com/download/offense/pistol-offense/James%20Vint%20-%20Pistol%205-Step%20Pass%20Game.ppt

Pistol websites/blogs
http://pistolspreadoption.com/
http://coachvint.blogspot.com/

Pistol power points
http://www.footballxos.com/free-football-playbooks/offense-playbooks/pistol-offense/

https://www.google.com/search?q=pistol+offense&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

http://www.playbookexchange.net/playbooks/Offense/01040302-PistolBakersfieldPass.ppt

http://www.playbookexchange.net/playbooks/Offense/01040302-ConceptsThePistol.ppt

HS Pistol Clinic Articles
http://xandolabs.com/2013/01/pistol-zone-read-variations/
http://xandolabs.com/2013/01/pistol-two-back-zone-run-game/

HS pistol cut ups youtube
http://youtu.be/fw1F8gXHdzQ
http://youtu.be/FsT4unuGc7c

HS Pistol Offense Playbooks
http://www.playbookexchange.net/playbooks/Offense/01040301-DCPistol.pdf

http://www.playbookexchange.net/playbooks/Offense/01040302-Pistol.ppt

http://fastandfuriousfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/highschooloffense2/pistol%20offense%202007.ppt

http://www.scribd.com/doc/8429932/Pistol-Package

http://www.coachsomebody.com/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/9-ddf69a0233dbb0c43c2f0cd7a6d614b8/2012/07/COXBOX-I-PISTOL-INTRO.pdf

General Pistol Articles
http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2010/8/16/1610131/pistol-formation-part-ii-a-few

http://www.football-offense.com/what-is-the-pistol-offense/

Pistol Spread Option Playbooks and PowerPoint and video cuts
http://pistolspreadoption.com/playbook.asp

http://youtu.be/P-mn94kksvw

http://youtu.be/fGxSnxwGuiE
http://youtu.be/ZfegCHq1lNE
http://youtu.be/TAga5SCZuMo

http://www.pistolspreadoption.com/Playbooks/Lutheran%20High%20Missouri%20Pistol%20Offense%202009.ppt

Youth Football Pistol Playbook and video
http://www.fbforyouth.com/Downloads/pistol.pdf
http://youtu.be/w00f-06ffh4

Chris Brown Pistol Articles – very detailed analysis
http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2012/12/27/3792740/pistol-offense-nfl-redskins-rg3

http://smartfootball.com/offense/the-diamond-formation-and-other-multi-back-pistol-sets

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Deconstructing-Nevada-s-Pistol-by-any-other-?urn=ncaaf,176983

http://smartfootball.com/run-game/more-on-the-pistol-offense

http://smartfootball.com/grab-bag/smart-links-chris-aults-pistol-chip-kellys-non-pistol-3-4-vs-4-3-chappelle-show-next-breed-of-dual-threat-qbs-1232013

http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/46484/why-the-seahawks-are-built-to-handle-washingtons-offensive-revolution

http://smartfootball.com/offense/new-grantland-how-the-ravens-will-try-to-contain-colin-kaepernick-and-the-diversity-of-the-49ers-offense

http://smartfootball.com/run-game/more-on-the-pistol-offense

Breakdown of Nevada Pistol
http://www.thespreadoffense.com/2010/02/videos-nevada-pistol-offense-in-action.html

Brief breakdown of IU pistol 2009 (HC-Bill Lynch) – reverse out
http://youtu.be/CQugHijAKGQ

Compilation of Diamond Pistol Backfield Resources

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Over the past few seasons a full house backfield from the pistol set, also known as the diamond formation has become popular. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and West Virginia popularized it in the college ranks, and the Niners and Redskins have used it effectively in the NFL. For teams that can put some speed on the edges with talented receivers and force a two safety defense, advantages can be found in the run game with essentially nine on seven in a balanced set. Because of the number of backs (or fullback/H-backs) and position in the backfield, adding blockers to one side or the other is an easy way to get a +1 or more advantage for the offense. The set can be used with traditional pro style runs, zone read and options schemes.

Here is a list of resources that can be found on the Internet. Special thanks to my student assistant Garrett Mack for compiling this list.

49ers 3 back
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/All22-A-closer-look-at-49ers-Pistol-offense.html

Redskins diamond
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000107007/article/robert-griffin-iii-triggers-washington-redskins-pistol-offense

Oregon full house concept(not diamond but interesting attack)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnNjDvp6JX0

Tulsa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yu5PjDJDwY

Clemson
http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2011/7/14/2268496/inside-the-clemson-offense-inverted-wishbone-plays

WVU/Oklahoma
http://smartfootball.com/offense/the-diamond-formation-and-other-multi-back-pistol-sets

La Tech (Cal)
http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/2012/12/18/3747550/cal-bears-sonny-dykes-tony-franklin-diamond-formation-bear-raid

WVU/Texas A&M
http://thesidelineview.com/columns/ncaa/weekend-clinic-college-football-week-5

Oklahoma
http://offensivebreakdown.blogspot.com/2011/01/diamond-formation-oklahoma-sooners.html

UCLA
http://www.bruinsnation.com/2012/1/20/2699871/mazzone-offense-goalline-short-yardage

WVU
http://www.downthedrive.com/2011/11/9/2548164/film-study-the-wvu-running-game

OK St
http://www.spreadoffense.tv/video/693/Oklahoma-State-Spread-Offense–Diamond-Formation

Clinic talk-p.a. pass/perimeter run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxSeWWcxs_A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3nZFruDRJ0

The Pistol provides a variety of different ways to attack with multiple formations, and the diamond set can be advantageous out of a number of different personnel sets. I’m sure we will see the use and innovations with this set grow in the 2014 season.

If you own an iPad, please check out my iBook, the first coaching resource of its kind,101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. This is a resource that has principles that can apply to any offense. You can get it from the iBookstore:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/101+-pro-style-pistol-offense/id611588645?mt=11

On AFM: The Play-Action Pass: Tying Runs to Pass Concepts

As I’ve mentioned before in my first article in this column, I believe that offenses should be set up to evolve rather than have to make major changes from year to year because of changes in personnel. As part of our evolution, a key component was to find efficiencies in the structure of our system. The goal was to create a system where everything we do is tightly integrated. Within that integration we wanted to find efficiencies and carryover while allowing for flexibility and multiplicity.

One area which has evolved for us is our play-action passing game. In the past, we had drop back play-action that existed as only one run action with one basic route combination and a variation added with a tag. The structure of the run action protection limited the route combination and therefore our use of what was simply termed “Action Post ” or “Action Post Change.” While these were effective at times, the limitation in the number of looks (formations) made it difficult to integrate into every game plan.

We experimented with a number of different tags over two seasons and realized that if we wanted a drop back play-action game to be more effective, it would have to satisfy three criteria. First, we would need a way to tie it to our main runs in a game plan. Second, we would need route variations, and third, we wanted to be able to do it out of multiple formations and personnel. more here…

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If you own an iPad, please check out my iBook, the first coaching resource of its kind,101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. This is a resource that has principles that can apply to any offense. You can get it from the iBookstore:

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Optionfootball.net review of 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays

http://optionfootball.net/ride-and-decide-101-pro-style-pistol-offense-plays/

If you have even a little option in your offense, option football.net is a great resource. Check out the review of my iBook and all of the great football information on the site.

If you own an iPad, please check out my iBook, the first coaching resource of its kind,101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays. This is a resource that has principles that can apply to any offense. You can get it from the iBookstore:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/101+-pro-style-pistol-offense/id611588645?mt=11

Quick Game Paired with Naked

In 2001, I learned about a simple concept that paired quick game with naked at a coaches clinic at Carnegie Mellon University. Offensive Coordinator Rich Erdelyi showed how the quarterback could get a simple pre and post snap read for the quick game (hitch or slant) and if it wasn’t there he could roll away to the tight end and wing slam releasing on their naked rules.

Here’s two variations from CMU’s 2001 playbook:
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This combination is gaining popularity. Recently, Matt Kalb, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Aurora University, wrote an article on this topic in the March issue of American Football Monthly. Coach Kalb also spoke on this topic at the Glazier Clinic.

Minnesota Quarterback Coach Jim Zebrowski also spoke on this topic at the Glazier Clinic in Cleveland. Minnesota had success with what the call “Money” and “Cash” in their offense. Here’s a few clips that coached shared at the clinic.

In the first clip the hitch is available and the quarterback takes it. You will see the #2 receiver slanting and then working to 15 on the opposite hash. #2 is an option for the QB on the slant on quick timing if the defense gives it to him.

The second clip shows the Quarterback taking the quick game as well.

In the third clip the quarterback sees defenders covering down and taking away quick game. He pump fakes the quick and rolls away to the naked concept on the other side finding #2 wide open on the crossing route.

The best thing about installing quick-naked is that is very low investment. Both components that are paired together-the quick game and naked-are usually a part of most offenses. There is no new learning for players, and the read for the quarterback is very simple. The other benefit is that this preserves an option for the quarterback if the quick game is not there. In a mirrored quick game concept, a QB has the side he has decided to go to pre snap and that’s it. The other side is not available if the pres snap side is not there.

Here’s some more video of the concept from Illinois College on Youtube.

I’m sure that this is a concept that many offenses will use in 2013.

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