Spread Offense: Dart Play

27 Nov

When running a spread offense it is important to be physical. This play is a combination of a option play and a traditional power play.

The keys to the play are:
1. Not Blocking the DE on the backside of the play [above identified as a dashed box]
2. The backside tackle will pull around and up the 3 hole to pick up the front side LB.
3. The QB running toward the DE forcing him to make a choice to follow the RB or take him.
4. If the DE decide to stay wide with the QB then the QB will hand the ball off. If the DE decide to play down the line and stay with the RB then the QB will keep the ball.

Extra Tip: If the front side tackle bait the play side DE up field the hole will be a lot bigger for the RB to read.

Any Questions?

In response to comment of running it against a 5 man front

W/ a TE

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5 Responses to “Spread Offense: Dart Play”

  1. Charles Johnson December 15, 2011 at 1:22 AM #

    How about blocking this vs. a 5 man front?

    • Coach-K December 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM #

      To be honest I’ve never ran it against a 5 man front but I will add some diagrams to the original post to show you the way I would run it.

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  3. Carl February 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM #

    How do you signal this play in with a no huddle offense

    • Coach-K June 21, 2015 at 8:52 PM #

      We signal plays in by hand signals and words…after each play we call in the play over the coaches head set and the formation, play, motion is signaled in by hand. Audibles are signaled in by words and hand signals.

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