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March 2001

March 2001


Spread Offense

A good offense is confusing the defense
Head Coach, University of Rhode Island
© March 2001

A GREAT COACH ONCE SAID, "Good football teams either do something different or they do it better." At Rhode Island, we try to do both. The offense we run is a combination of the run and shoot. We call our formation the spread and have found that it allows us to use alignment to stretch a defense both horizontally and vertically. It stretches a defense horizontally with the option and vertically with four quick receivers at the line of scrimmage. This approach, we think, keeps defenses from ganging up on the running game.


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Here's how it works: The two wide receivers (X and Z on the diagram) line up in the proximity of the numbers, depending on where the ball is. The A-Back lines u....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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