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The Spin Counter & Bootleg SeriesWhen defenses commit to stopping the outside running game, the offense must then have an answer: The Spin Counter & Bootleg Series
by: Dale Weiner
Head Coach, Catholic High School, Baton Rouge (LA)
© May 2007
The Spin Offense is designed to take advantage of speed and deception. Most defenses must make sure that a team using the Spin doesnít make a living on the outside running game. Both the Spin Sweep and Spin Reverse are mainstays of the offense. If a defense canít defend the perimeter, they will see a steady diet of those plays, as well as the Spin Option. When defenses do commit to stopping the outside running game, the offense must then have an answer. One answer is the Spin Counter/Bootleg series.
The Spin Counter
The Spin Counter (See Diagram 1) is an excellent inside misdirection play. This will look familiar to any Wing-T or Single Wing coach. The playside slot goes in motion to fake the sweep. The backside slot takes a drop step and crossover to get the ball underneath the QB. We emphasize to the coun....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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