A Plan to Break Down Defensive Frontal Structures

Bill Mountjoy is an authority not just on how to run the ball but also on when and where to run the ball.  This post from an email from Bill provides great information on how to use run schemes.  Thanks again Coach!

The document below describes the Red-White System.  Coach Mountjoy’s notes are written after the document.

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We still find IZ GOOD to the “White” side of the defense (see ATTACHMENT).  Can use it with or without “H” back ISO on it.

ALSO:  Check below:

CALLING RUNS:

 RED:

  1. “POWER”
  1. “OUTSIDE ZONE”
  1. “TOSS”  (ESP. IF MAN/BLITZ)

WHITE:

  1. “COUNTER”
  1. “INSIDE ZONE”
  1. “TOSS” (ESP. IF MAN/BLITZ)

ALSO:  “H-AROUND” (PRIORITIES IN ORDER):

A)    IF 3 MEN TO SE SIDE OF BALL AWAY FROM “TRIPS” – RUN TO SE SIDE.  IF 4 MEN TO SE SIDE OF BALL FROM “TRIPS ” – GO TO PLAN B):

B)  IF 4 MEN TO EACH SIDE OF BALL IN “DOUBLE” – RUN TO TE SIDE.

“LEAD DRAW”  TO EITHER SIDE.

A)     POWER/COUNTER:

RED SIDE (TE SIDE IN THIS CASE) WE CAN RUN THERE ON POWER VS. 4 IN THE “BOX” STRONGSIDE OF THE CENTER (with H coming in motion) – BUT NOT 5:
WE FEEL that since there will be a smaller HOLE between the 3 technique & the 7 tech. DE to be kicked out on the “POWER” to the TE side (by align) – the “H” in MOTION can get ONTO the block MUCH quicker than the OFF G would on the Counter (before the hole constricts). ALSO: In “DOUBLE” – if you ran Power to SE side – WHO is the kickout blocker??? REMEMBER: If they are WEAK on the SE side, with 3 defenders or less in the “box” – EXPLOIT IT (don’t bring another defender over WITH the motion, because we don’t like to run to the SE side with 4 defenders in the “box”).

WHITE SIDE (SE SIDE IN THIS CASE) WE CAN RUN THERE WITH 3 IN THE “BOX” WEAKSIDE OF THE CENTER ON COUNTER (with wrapping OFF G coming) – BUT NOT 4:
The HOLE on the SE side between the 1 or Shade & the loose 5 tech. DE to be trapped on the COUNTER is generally wider (by align) – taking the trapping Off G more time to get there, & if the DE DOES close too fast – we can “TANGO” block him on Counter to the WHITE side (which you CAN’T do on the Power towards RED).

Using the SEQUENCE of motioning to POWER the TE side, & coming back with COUNTER to the SE side (WHEN they over react to motion) is almost an entire offense in itself (along with the play actions). Having used these plays in this manner since 1982 – I can ASSURE you that it is what works best for US!!! We don’t get “carried away” & try to do too many things. You might call us “minimalists”, & our philosophy is “LESS IS BETTER”!!!.

Larry Beightol says that:
1. We only run Power to the TE side, AND, then only to the RIGHT!!
2. We only run Counter to the SE side, AND, then only to the LEFT!!!

His ONLY REASON??? (QUOTE) “EVEN IN THE NFL – there is not ENOUGH TIME to teach the COUNTER to the TE side AND the SE side, AND to the right and left, AND ALSO, NOT enough time teach the POWER to the TE side AND the SE side, AND to the right and left. We have to leave time for our OTHER runs, AND, Pass Pro”!!!

B)     ZONE PLAYS:

We prefer INSIDE ZONE to the “WHITE” side because the RB has a chance to CRAM the B Gap (because of the “bubble” over the ON G) without having to always make a CUT (“the BEST cut is NO cut”), & because we frequently get 3 double teams on the IZ to the “White” side:

GETTING 3 “VERTICAL” DOUBLE TEAMS ON INSIDE ZONE PLAY TO “WHITE” SIDE:

OBJECTIVE:  PUSH LEVEL 1 (DLM) BACK INTO THE LAPS OF LEVEL 2 (LBers)

—————————-W/S

C———————————————-S/S———–C

——————–W——-M——S

———————–E—–N—T—-E

———————-O-O-O-C-O-O-O

O—————————–Q—————————–O

——————————-R

INSIDE ZONE LEFT:

LE & LT = (ZONE) DOUBLE DE (#2) TO WLB (#3)

LG & CTR = (ZONE) DOUBLE NOSE (#0) TO MLB (#1)

RG & RT = (ZONE) DOUBLE DT (#1) TO SLB (#2)

RE = (MAN) CUTOFF DE (#3)

RB = 1st. STEP LATERAL WITH PLAYSIDE FOOT, ROLL, CROSSOVER, AND AIM NOSE FOR OUTSIDE LEG OF LG.   CRAM B GAP

QB = OPEN TO 7 O’CLOCK.  AFTER HANDOFF – FAKED NAKED FOR 5 STEPS AWAY FROM P.O.A.

WR’S  “PUSH/CRACK” FROM CORNERS TO SAFETIES

We prefer OUTSIDE ZONE to the “RED” side of the defense because the RB’s SECOND read (his first read – the DE – normally gives his a read to go inside) is generally a 3 technique (on “Red”) as opposed to a “1” or a “Shade” (on “White”), and he can make his decision to cut UP quicker off the 3 tech. (& more straight upfield).  On  “Red” he has a greater chance to cram the C Gap (because of the “bubble” over the ON T) – which is what we WANT!

The BIGGEST MISTAKE I see offensive coaches make it that they (in a given game) try to run ALL their plays, from ALL their formations, & run them ALL both right & left (& run them ALL to both “RED” & “WHITE”). That is a recipe for “getting your ass beat”.

 

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