Monthly Archives: February 2013

Developing Zone Scheme OL via FishDuck.com

Developing Zone Scheme OL via FishDuck.com

Oregon Option Football by John Martinez Pavliga
Photo courtesy of John Martinez Pavliga.

I have an article up at FishDuck.com on developing zone scheme offensive lineman. Its an in depth article breaking down the techniques and introducing some drills that will help improve offensive line play in a zone scheme. On a cool note, the article has been linked to from ESPN. The article is referenced in the 5th bullet point down. Check out the excerpt below and be sure to click through and check out the rest of the article.

When watching the Oregon Ducks execute their high octane run game it is easy to get caught up in the playmaking ability of their skill players. Watching guys like Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas is exhilarating.  What some fail to realize is the success or failure of the run game hinges on the offense’s ability to control the line of scrimmage (LOS).  This portion of the field is patrolled by the big guys up front and it is their ability to execute blocking techniques and schemes that allow Thomas to rip off his electrifying, and often unbelievable, jaunts into the end zone. As such, it is vital for these players have the skills necessary to pave the way for ball carriers to display their talents…Click here for more.

Thanks for reading and I will be posting the second half of the option mythbusting article very soon.

 

 

5 Myths Surrounding Option Offenses

5 Myths Surrounding Option Offenses

Search Google.com for option football related content or listen to a commentator on TV and you will inevitably come across some commonly held beliefs about option offenses. Someone will probably make the claim that option offenses are gimmicky or are susceptible to turnovers. Obviously, sometimes these assertions are true, but applying them generally to a conceptual… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: Option Offense Article

Coming Soon: Option Offense Article

Option offenses are a hot topic right now. With the recent success of Pistol concepts and exciting players like Colin Kaepernick and RG III everyone is talking about it. Of course these concepts aren’t new. Those of us who coach in an option offense and follow college football aren’t surprised  We’ve been touting the effectiveness of… Continue Reading