The Power Gun Offense
David Gutshall: Dorman High School, South Carolina
Power Gun Offense Basics
#1 Play is the Triple Option (2008 season recorded 4101 yards rushing) They committed 100% to the gun, the only time they do not use the gun is if we have to kill the ball (we use it in the victory formation). Reason for this is because we didnt want to spend practice time on both, just commit 100% to one and perfect that.
Advantages of Power Gun Offense
Reasons to Change It
Philosophy of the Offense
Tight End (Y) = really is the FB
All blocking assignments are either Gap or Man. Either are responsible for a gap or responsible for a man (based on a count system on the LOS). OL always will call (one OL assigned this responsibility to alert the rest of the OL with certain at LOS calls) the scheme being used no matter whether it is pass, run, or screen. In reality the OL dont need to know the plays just the three schemes:
Formations with words equal 2 x 2 sets (Pro). Formations called with Florida cities equal 3 x 1 sets (Tampa).
Power-Part of the Offense
All of the plays are called by their generic names. Can tag Option on to the end of every play, where the quarterback is reading the BSDE.
OL need to reach, if they cannot reach go to the 2nd level.
OL use man-blocking. If there is a BS 3-tech, then pull the center.
FSG needs to make sure the 3-tech is secure before leaving for the LB.
FST works from the PSLB to the BSLB, if he shows up in your gap, then take him.
OT can get release inside go there and get the LB.
QB needs to attack the outside armpit of End, make the 5-tech tackle you. (Have to make the QB pitch for the play to be effective) If there is a blitz on the edge, make an outside zone call. Tackle needs to make a call of what route he is taking on his release (inside or outside) so the QB knows the speed of the read. If it is an outside release his read will be slower, if the release is inside then the read is faster. Want to pitch the ball sideways not backwards.
We want to run to the bubble of the defense. The QB pulls if he thinks he can out run the End. Y is scraping from the LB to the Free Safety. Dont avoid the end if he is upfield, block him. The Y has to read the Y just like the QB does.
Short Yardage Offense
GATA offense = Get After Their A$$ offense
Will sometimes bring the H around to make the D cover the pitch.
Will run all the power plays (Knock, Off-tackle, Sweep, Iso, counter, and Jump Pass).
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