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THE ULTIMATE OFFENSE – OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY (Part II)

“Multiplicity and Balance with Great Tempo”

 

By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator

MidAmerica Nazarene University

 

  1. MULTIPLE GROUPINGS
  • There will be a wide variety and number of combinations of each position utilized. From 0-3 running backs to 0-3 Tight Ends, to 0-5 Wide Receivers.
  • Plus extra linemen if available and different styles of Quarterbacks.

 

  1. MULTIPLE FORMATIONS
  • There will be a variety of formations used with each grouping.
  • Each formation is designed to attack a defensive alignment and take advantage of personnel matchups.

 

  1. MOTIONS & SHIFTS
  • Basic motions are: 1. In   2. Short Across   3. Long Across   4. Across and back   5. Away   6. Jet
  • Basic shifts: 1. 0ne position only   2. Multiple personnel

 

  1. USE A TAKE WHAT THEY GIVE US ATTITUDE
  • Focus on the scheme of the defense and attack their weakness by using our looks and play selection or by using the audible system to put us in a better play.
  • Use play calling to attack the weak link player/position in multiple ways.
  • Get into unbalanced looks, overloaded movements, and flood our personnel to gain an advantage.

 

  1. BALANCE AND EFFICIENCY WITH BOTH RUN AND PASS
  • Balance is measured more by yards than number of plays.
  • Efficiency is measured by down and distance, field area, and the yardage needed.

 

  1. TEMPO’S
  • Huddle – Regular, Hurry Up, and Look.
  • No Huddle – Pace, 2 Minute, and Attack.

 

 

 

PERSONNEL TERMINOLOGY

 

TIGHT ENDS

Y – Primary TE that will always go to the strength call

B – 2nd TE, will align away from the call in ___ formations, is off the ball in ___ formations, and

aligns to the strength side off the ball in ___ formations.

V – 3rd TE, will always align away from the call on the LOS.

 

BACKS

T – Tailback, aligns behind the QB at 7 yds. depth

A – Ace back, aligns behind QB between 5-7 yds. depth, or at 6-8 yds. in “Gun”

F – Fullback, aligns 4 yards deep behind QB in “I”, in offset aligns between Guard & Tackle.

U – a 2nd Fullback/Wing TE style of player, aligns like an offset FB or a Wing TE

H – Halfback, is either a second TB or FB on the field.

QB – (QB in Gun) aligns 4.5 yds. behind center.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

X – Split receiver, aligns away from strength call (except ___ formations).

Z – Split receiver, aligns as outside receiver to the call and as a slot away from the call

W – Waco, 3rd receiver, aligns to call in ___ formations, away from call in ___ formation.

R – Race, 4th receiver, aligns in TE position when there is no TE.

U – Utility, 5th receiver, aligns away from call in slot.

 

 

SITUATIONAL GROUPS AND HUDDLES

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3 RBOOCOO3 RBOOCOO3 RBOOCOO

2 TE  V   Y1 TE  X   Y0 TE  X   Z

0 WR  T F Q U1 WR T F Q U2 WR T F Q U

 

23222120

2 RBOOCOO2 RBOOCOO2 RBOOCOO2 RBOOCOO

3 TE  V   Y2 TE  B   Y1 TE  X   Y0 TE  X   Z

0 WR   T F Q B1 WR   T F Q X2 WR   T F Q Z3 WR  T F Q W

 

13121110

1 RBOOCOO1 RBOOCOO1 RB OOCOO1 RBOOCOO

3 TE  V   Y2 TE  B   Y1 TE  X   Y0 TE  X   Z

1 WR   X A Q B2 WR  X A Q Z3 WR  W A Q Z4 WR  W A Q R

 

020100

0 RBOOCOO0 RB OOCOO0 RBOOCOO

2 TE  B   Y1 TE  X   Y0 TE  X   Z

3 WR  X W Q Z4 WR  W U Q Z5 WR  W U Q R

32FORMATIONS

Gold “I” Rt|Gold Rt|

b o o c o o y|b o o c o o y|

f  u      |                f u|

t|          t|

Brown “I” Rt|Brown Rt|

b o o c o o y|b o o c o o y|

f         u |                 f      u|

t|          t|

31

Black “I” Rt|Blue “I” Rt|Black “Wing” Rt

xo o c o o y|      x         o o c o o y|        x     o o c o o y

f    u|          u    f|                    f      u

t|                t|       t

30

Silver “I” Rt|Silver Rt|

xo o c o o                z|        x     o o c o o       z |

f    u|          f       u       |

t|      t|

23

Black “I” Rt| Black Rt| Black “Far” Rt

v o o c o o y|         v o o c o o y|            v o o c o o y

f          b|          f       b|                           f                 b

t|      t|                     t

22

Black “I” Rt| Black Rt|

xo o c o o y|     x     o o c o o y|

f     b|                f       b|

t|            t|

Blue “I” Rt| Brown “I” Rt|

xo o c o o y|          b o o c o o y|

b       f     |                        f              x|

t|          t|

21

Black “I” Rt|Black Rt|Red Rt

xo o c o o y|     x          o o c o o y|     x     o o c o o y

fz|                     f      z|               f                       z

t|                 t|                    t

Blue “I” Rt|Split Black Rt| Split Blue Rt

x      o o c o o y      |     x           o o c o o y      |     x        o o c o o y

z             f   |                            z|         z

t|           t    Q    h|                   t    Q    h

20

Split Silver Rt| Split Blue Rt|

xo o c o o          z|     xo o c o o       w|

w    |   z      |

t    Q    h|             t    Q   h|

 

 

13

White Rt|Black Rt|

v o o c o o y|         v o o c o o y|

z         b|          b      z|

a| a          |

12

Gold Rt| Brown Rt|Black Rt

b o o c o o y|         b o o c o o y|     x     o o c o o y

x    z|                 z     x|                   b     z

a| a|      a

Red Rt| Blue Rt| White Rt

x          o o c o o y|     x             o o c o o y|     x         o o c o o y

b   z|         z    b|               z          b

a|  a|           a

11

Red Rt|Black Rt|Blue Rt

x              o o c o o y|     x      o o c o o y|     x      o o c o o y

w       z|     w         z|     z     w

a|            a|                 a

Silver Rt|Brass Rt|White Rt

x           o o c o o      z|     x         o o c o o          z|     x             o o c o o y

w y     |     y      w     |    z                             w

a|   a|       a

10

Red Rt|Black Rt|Blue Rt

x           o o c o o       r|   x   o o c o o     r|     x              o o c o o        r

w       z|     w         z|   z        w

a|          a|           a

Silver Rt|Brass Rt|

x  o o c o o       z|     x       o o c o o     z|

w          r| r      w|

a|a|

02         01              00

Spread Rt|Spread Rt|Spread Rt

x          o o c o o y|     xo o c o o y|     xo o c o o   r

b        w     z|    u           w       z|   uw      z

Q|      Q|      Q

POSITIONAL FORMATION RULES

Doubles  X         ZW/B     R/Y    VWR-U    TB/AFBRB-U

Red= away-on   at-offaway-off  at-on   away

White= away-on   away-off  at-off     at-onat

Silver= away-on   at-onaway-off  at-offawayat

Gold= away-off  at-offaway-on   at-onatat

Trips

Black= away-on  at-offat-off        at-on   away-on   at

Blue= away-on  away-offaway-off  at-onawayaway

Brass= away-on  at-onat-off        at-offat

Brown= at-off       at-offaway-on   at-onatat-wing

Spread= away-on  at-offat-off       at-onaway-off  away-off

 

 

About the author

Bruce Pielstick Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University

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