In today’s game, spread offense and an up-tempo style of play have wreaked havoc on defenses at all levels of football. Now that Run-Pass Options (RPOs) have been added into the mix, offenses have more advantages than ever before. This article shows what defenses can finally do to strike back. With video examples and detailed diagrams, you’ll learn how to confuse QB reads by utilizing d-line shifts, stunts and match-quarters coverage.
COUNTER WITH STICK: A Simple, Yet Extremely Effective RPO (Run Pass Option) – Run-Pass Options (RPOs) are the hottest buzz “words” in the football-coaching world. Everybody is running some form of RPO within their offense, whether they are quick screens attached to the run game or something different. This article covers a game-tested, proven successful RPO that tags a pass to the stick route with a counter run play.
An exploration of how to quickly and efficiently install simple Run-Pass Options (RPOs) into your offensive system. This quick-passing game concept resulted in a 98-percent completion rate, with an average of over 6.8 yards per completed throws, while also boosting the running game. With diagrams and coaching tips, you’ll learn highly effective methods for adding these RPOs into your playbook.
The Dodge Route is designed to impact a level-two defender in quick rhythm. Because the receiver makes a choice made based of the reaction of the defender, the defender has little chance of making a play if the receiver properly executes his decision.
A RAM read is exactly what it sounds like. The premise is the quarterback will read the Mike and work his progression and decision opposite of the way the Mike linebacker drops. In this way, the offense gains either a numbers or leverage advantage, or both in some instances.