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The 80\'s SeriesDelaware State\'s Run & Pass Option to the Tight End
Head Coach, Delaware State
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One of the most effective run option, pass series used at Delaware State University is our 80’s series to the tightend. This series can be run from a one or two back set. It may be used against any front and is very effective against blitzing defenses. In red zone and short yardage situations, the 80’s series has proved to be an effective scoring weapon. Our blocking schemes for the 80’s series are primarily area based. Because of the area-based rules, defensive fronts that commonly stem should not affect the execution of this series.
First, let’s talk about the run portion of our 80’s series. The play that we use in this portion is called “down.” This play may be executed from a one or two set. Depending on the front, the point of attack is the “C” gap between the offensive tackle and tightend. The particular play incorporates the same backfield movements and quarterback steps as the option and pass portion of the series. The linemen to the playside will execute a “down, down, kickout scheme,” using angles and spacing to create running lanes for the fullback. When a midrange amount of yardage is needed (10 yards or less), this play may be run on first or second down situations.
FRONTSIDE BLOCKING RULES
BACKSIDE BLOCKING RULES
OFFENSIVE LINE ALIGNMENTS
The third and final phase of the down series is the Keep Pass. The Keep Pass offers the quarterback four possible options. Three of those options are pass and the final threat is the quarterback becoming a run threat. We try to incorporate a play action pass threat while attacking the perimeter defenders with the pass. Variations in patterns and alignments may be implemented depending on what you as a coach intends to accomplish.
BLOCKING ASSIGNMENTS OFFENSIVE LINE
In closing, the down series allows your offense the flexibility of attacking the defense in three different phases (run, option and pass). All three phases initially look the same, so defenses will have trouble recognizing the point of attack. Timing is very important in the execution of this series. Ample practice time should be allotted for all phases of this series. Our players enjoy running the 80’s series because they believe in it. Because of their belief and trust, it has become one of the most successful series in our offensive game plan
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