Post by SlipScreen on Jun 19, 2005 12:51:35 GMT -6
Spread to me is a concept more than an actual set or offense. It is one in which you spread the field horizontally through alignment and vertically through execution to force the defense to make its soft areas wider and deeper.
by spreading you look for where the defense is overloading, or how many they have in the box. if there are 5 defenders in the box, and 6 on the pass, then you want to run the ball. if there is 6 in the box and 5 on the pass, then you look to pass especially if the defense is running cover 3.
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Post by SlipScreen on Jun 21, 2005 12:56:56 GMT -6
If you can sit down and draw the areas of responsiblity for each person for each coverage that a team is getting into, then you can see the soft spots inherent with each coverage. For example- four verts versus 3 deep or something to attack the middle versus cover 2.
Post by wreckingcrew98 on Jul 23, 2005 12:31:15 GMT -6
We are a multiple spread team. The advantage is you don't have to play football in a phone booth. It is a big field so why not make the defense cover it all. By formation you make the defense spread out in order to honor all of your recievers. You usually can read numbers pre-snap as to where they are the weakest. It is kinda the oppositte way of thinking with option, bone and wing teams. Get them spread out and worried about defending pass then run it. We have ran it the past two years in a very tough conference and have produced numerous all-state players. a ton of points, and a pile of yardage. The main disadvantage is it takes time to install and teach it. Some would say you have to have a good QB.. which is in some ways true, but if we didn't have a great QB we could still be effective. It always comes down to how to best utilize your talent. I could go more in depth, but I don't have time right now..Gotta go watch the All-Star game.
Post by wreckingcrew98 on Jul 25, 2005 11:30:42 GMT -6
That is what I love about the spread offense, Although it is ran many different ways it is very multiple and therefore very adjustable. There are alot of spread teams who are just passing teams with a zone running concept out of it. For me it is more like using spread formations and picking and choosing the best concepts out of every offense and adapting them. Then I have developed my base offense. After that depending on what type of personnel I have for the upcoming year I can Take a certain concept and expand on it. Then I can cut certain concepts that won't work with that particular personnel out completely or just minimize them in the grand scheme of the offense.
What the spread does is that is makes the defense declare its intentions, I know this is trite but it is true. They can disguise coverages but you can't disguise the box versus the spread.
Biggest challenge with the Spread is the how you handle the 7 man rush - this is why Gun Option is such a great compliment to the Spread... makes the defense play assignment football and deters the 7 man rush.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2005 13:24:59 GMT -6 by coachkd
I make it very hard for defenses even to put 7 in the box. If they don't respect my slot receivers I'll throw to them over and over again until they slide out to cover them (my Y receiver had 11 catches in our last game). So now that gives us 6 on 5, so I take out their defensive ends with the slot option. Making him play his contain assignment opens up our run plays because it takes the SS DE out of the play, and makes the WS much easier to block. So now its either 5 on 5 or 4 on 5.
Post by Coach Huey on Jul 31, 2005 16:22:22 GMT -6
spreads the defense makes defenders play in space creates alleys and lanes (i.e. soft spots) limits defensive fronts & stunts easier to identify responsiblities of defenders allows you to get ball to your better athletes in space allows for 1 on 1 or 2 on 2 matchups in your favor
disadvantages protection (ol are in 1 on 1 situation quite often) run game is limited somewhat (harder for "power" type plays; less misdirection stuff) throwing & catching must be repped in order to make defense respect your spread formation (if you can't throw or catch, why spread out???)
imo - you do not need great athletes to run the spread. you don't necessarily have to have a great athlete at qb, but having one makes the offense go to a whole new level. players need to have "coachability" in them. didn't say "smart" they just have to be able to learn the proper concepts involved.