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June 2008

June 2008


The Pistol Offense: Keep the Defense Off Balance by Formation and Tempo

by: Steve Rampy
Head Coach, Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, KS
© June 2008

Offensive play callers are constantly looking for an advantage over the defense. One of the ways we try to achieve this is by using many different formations and changing the pace of our offense. We believe we force defenses into playing base fronts and coverages because they can never be comfortable as to what formation we will align; we add to their stress by changing pace of play with no huddle and quick running plays. In this article, we will outline the formations and tempo-changing aspects of our offense.

Many Formations with One Personnel Package

Many offenses use different personnel packages to change their offensive formations. They run two tight ends on the field to be in an Ace formation or four wide receivers into the game to be in a spread set. They will insert a fullback for all of their two bac....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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