The “Power O” Play Resources

What’s known to many as the  “Power O” has become a very utilized blocking scheme in a number of different offenses and formations.  It’s a play that developed as a downhill run from the I-formation, wing-t and other run oriented offenses, but it’s now making an appearance in the spread offense as well.  It’s a play that’s gained popularity and if you read reviews of college spring practices in the past month, it’s a play that will be used by many teams this fall.

As you will see in the resources and links provided, the blocking scheme is used in other plays like the inverted veer and the shovel option.  More and more teams are incorporating it in 2-in-1 packaged plays as well.

I have written about our one back Power in an X&O Labs article here.

I also made the “Deuce” block component a focus of an article on American Football Monthly.  The article includes video of drills and game film.  Read it here.

My AFM video on how we combine zone schemes with gap schemes in the Power is available here.

Of course an entire chapter of 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays is devoted to this topic as well.  The iBook includes the basics and shows how we are able to run this from a number of different personnel groupings and formations.  The way we teach it allows us to run it as a one-back or two-back play with no variation for the offensive line.  Read more about the chapter here, and click the link below to get it on your iPad.

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

Enjoy the links.  I hope they aid in your research on this topic and please feel free to add a link in the comments section.

Power Read is a widely used play.  My iBook 101+ Read Game Plays has a chapter devoted to the specifics of running the play as well as plenty of cut-ups.

101+ Read Game Plays    iPad   More Info

Here are some other Coaches Edge Products on Power:

Offensive Line Play in the Power Scheme for iPad $4.99

The “Power” scheme is one of the most widely used schemes in all of football.  It is a scheme you will see used at every level of football.  What I love about the power scheme, and why I chose to add it as a core concept of our running game, is the wide variety of ways I can use the scheme.  This one core blocking scheme for the OL, can be used in an exponential number of ways, all dependent on the imagination of the offensive coordinator.  Power can be run from nearly any personnel grouping, formation, or backfield action. This Quick Hitter goes through the assignments and techniques of each offensive lineman.  Video shows exactly the footwork and technique that the linemen use.  This progression goes from learning on air to executing against shields.  This attitude play can be learned and repped without pads.

Adding Voltage to Power  $5.99

Coach Girolmo has a unique application of the Power scheme which goes beyond the basics that he explains in setting up the play.  Girolmo explains what the “ formation formula” is as well as what he looks for in setting up the formations in his game plan.  He  follows with the assignments, techniues, and mechanics for all players.  Girolmo explains how to use the “coverage trangle” and the T.U.G screen to make the defense pay for exposing its weakness.  Girolmo uses a number of variations including one back and two back Power.  By adding a mesh read and a pitch man, Girolmo turn the Power scheme into a triple option attack.  This Coaches Edge Quick Hitter presents plenty of information and definitely adds some voltage to the Power scheme.

General Power Resources:

Chris Brown (Smart Football) on Power O

http://smartfootball.com/run-game/explanation-and-cut-ups-of-the-power-o-run-play

X & O Labs
http://xandolabs.com/2012/01/baldwin-wallace-one-back-power-concept/

http://xandolabs.com/2011/08/exclusive-utica-colleges-one-back-power-run-game/

http://xandolabs.com/2011/05/one-back-power-game-separating-the-defense/

Youtube short clinic talk
http://youtu.be/rYQmZI1RCpA

Miscellaneous college cut ups
http://youtu.be/5GkIPwjeUpQ

NFL Power Resources

Paul Alexander
http://www.scribd.com/doc/43218505/EPlay-Off-Tackle-Power-Play-by-Paul-Alexander

Chicago Bears
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-28/sports/ct-spt-1028-bears-bowen-chicago–20121028_1_special-contributor-matt-bowen-power-scheme-red-zone

SanDiego Chargers
http://youtu.be/F1E0joHg5Ak

Washington Redskins (Gibbs)
http://www.coachteed.com/new/free/Offense/Washington%20Redskins/Washington%20Redskins%20Power%20Running%20Game.doc

College Power Resources

Alabama
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1433614-the-program-bcs-championship-talk-previewing-bamas-power-o-vs-notre-dame

Auburn Power Read (Malzahn)
http://youtu.be/jtDXpRfIKws
http://brophyfootball.blogspot.com/2010/11/auburn-gap-runs-power.html
Malzahn Wildcat Power
http://youtu.be/eQvNr6Te6JM

Auburn DC Ellis Johnson comments on the importance of Power runs
http://www.coachingsearch.com/home/2803-ellis-johnson-most-spread-teams-dont-have-power-running-we-do.html

Clemson
http://www.shakinthesouthland.com/2011/6/20/2198263/power-o

Florida Unbalanced runs including Power O
http://xandolabs.com/2012/10/the-new-look-gator-offense-a-power-run-game/

La Tech Air Raid (Franklin) on Brophy Football Blog
http://brophyfootball.blogspot.com/2010/03/power-q-g.html

Michigan State
http://prostylerunninggame.blogspot.com/2011/10/michigan-states-run-game.html

Minnesota-Tim Brewster
http://trojanfootballanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Minnesota-Power-Play.pdf

Nebraska
http://trojanfootballanalysis.com/?p=58

Ohio State – Jim Tressel “Dave” Play
http://www.trojanfootballanalysis.com/pdfdocs/tressel_run_game.pdf

Ohio State Urban Meyer – “Mickey” named after his strength coach
http://www.elevenwarriors.com/2013/02/20094/the-urban-meyer-ohio-state-offense-base-run-game

Oregon
http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-oregon-spread-offense-analysis/understanding-the-oregon-offense/a-fish-video-tutorial-the-power-play/
http://youtu.be/6L1x5u1mNH0
http://fishduck.com/2012/07/the-coachs-corner-utilizing-new-power-o-innovations-in-the-spread-offense/

Stanford

Stanford Unbalanced Power
http://youtu.be/BWhn2t2R7Dw
http://youtu.be/H2-tYOceaIM
http://www.onefootdown.com/2011/11/24/2584226/building-on-the-power-o-and-the-stanford-cardinal
http://www.burntorangenation.com/2011/12/20/2647429/texas-holiday-bowl-snap-shots-stanford-blackboard-power-o-against-cal
Stanford Power Play Action
http://smartfootball.com/passing/a-very-wise-coach-once-told-me-if-you-really-want-play-action-you-better-pull-a-guard

Wisconsin Power
http://youtu.be/X0nYDqpLzx0
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Playbook-Wisconsins-Power-O-scheme.html
http://livingforwinning.blogspot.com/2011/01/wisconsins-power-run-game.html

High School Resources

Clovis HS
http://fastandfuriousfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/highschooloffense2/ClovisWest%20High%20School%20Offense.ppt

Gainesville High School
http://www.footballcoachingpodcast.com/episodes/brucemiller.ppt

Joe Daniel
http://youtu.be/5PtWs6Oxnvg
Spread Offense Power, Inverted Veer, Shovel Option & Packaged Plays

Florida Shovel Option
http://youtu.be/SA18xDCNrT4

Niners Inverted Veer
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/All22-A-look-at-49ers-Inverted-Veer-scheme.html

TCU inverted veer
http://youtu.be/WJW-Ka3-AX0

Utah Shovel Option
http://youtu.be/DOI6vZoO5Y8

Chris Brown discusses the Inverted Veer
http://smartfootball.com/run-game/what-is-the-inverted-veer-dash-read

Chris Brown discusses QB Power packaged with Swing Screen
http://smartfootball.com/offense/advanced-trends-in-packaged-reads-and-concepts

Chris Brown discusse Shovel Option packaged with sprint out
http://smartfootball.com/option/combining-the-shovel-option-with-a-sprint-out-pass

Power in the spread offense
http://smartfootball.com/spread/visual-evidence-of-the-evolution-of-the-spread-offense

http://www.spreadoffense.com/ssp/qb_power_spread_offense

Coach Huey Threads
http://coachhuey.com/thread/57007/tulsas-power-option
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52781/power-blocking-rules
http://coachhuey.com/thread/57006/counter-power-playside-te-rules
http://coachhuey.com/thread/56646/power-10-personnel
http://coachhuey.com/thread/56650/power-4s-pinching-5s-te
http://coachhuey.com/thread/55367/power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/54543/power-blocking-rules-3-4
http://coachhuey.com/thread/55629/101-ways-run-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/55833/power-read-play
http://coachhuey.com/thread/54529/universal-power-rules-te
http://coachhuey.com/thread/54170/power-blocking-pslb
http://coachhuey.com/thread/54414/single-back-power-pistol
http://coachhuey.com/thread/51027/definitive-rules-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/53656/gap-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/54376/back-power-gun
http://coachhuey.com/thread/53817/inside-zone-constraint-play-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52678/flash-dash-power-read
http://coachhuey.com/thread/45451/gun-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52575/tips-technique-pulling-bsg-power
http://coachhuey.com/thread/53327/power-backfield-action
http://coachhuey.com/thread/53251/power-out-wide-flexbone
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52844/power-off-rocket-action
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52724/pistol-power-backfield-action
http://coachhuey.com/thread/52052/power-runner-qb
http://coachhuey.com/thread/12768/teaching-iso-power-fulback

Defense:
Gerry Dinardo defending power run
http://youtu.be/iAg0Ua7J-sk

Defending Power with 3-5-3
http://3-5-3defense.com/defending-power-football-plays/

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