The NFL combine 40 yard dash has always been the hot topic. Seeing the best athletes in the world run at blazing speeds has a certain wow factor. But what is speed to the game of football? Coaches will talk about sprinter speed vs. football speed, and debate the ability of both.
Here is some information from our playbook a few years ago on frontside Power Reads. I am posting this here as it was part of a larger discussion of run game on Twitter. Some of these looks can be seen in this video here:
I have interviewed for a few head coach positions in my career. The interview process can be a little overwhelming. Often times you are sitting in a room being interviewed by a panel of people that can range from 2 to 10 or more! All of these people asking questions have a different agenda and want to hear specific answers to make them happy. These are typically the types of people you might have on a panel: Parent that wants to hear you talk about how you will make their child's life better. Administrator that wants to know how
Tempo, Balance, Number of Plays, and any other aspect we spend too much time talking about Search the internet and social media and you will see any subject that peeks your interest. I have to say I have taken quite a break from trolling social media this off season. While I think that social media is a great tool and has propelled coaching further than anything in the past 10 years, I do believe it takes as much time away from it to process what you have taken from it. How much film have you watched this off season, of last season.
In a discussion on Twitter, the question came up about incentives for players to encourage attendance at off-season workouts. It is a struggle for many coaches, and especially new coaches that are taking over programs without strong tradition and football culture. This was my experience when I took over a program that was mired in mediocrity. I was only the head coach for one season due to family reasons, but the foundation was laid for the culture that is still being built.
If there any coaches that know me reading this, they are probably confused by the title of this article. I have made it no secret that I think we should go as fast as humanly possible when we are running our offense. So why would I tell you to get into a huddle? Because it works, it gives you an advantage, and it can slow the defense down.
My favorite pass concept of the past five years has to be the Double Post concept. A well run post is one of the most difficult routes to cover, so my thought is why not run 2!? The Double Post concept is something that has been around the NFL and College for a long time. In the West Coast, it is run as a Dino Double Post and a wrinkle on it was made famous by Steve Spurrier and the Florida Gators.
We have been running some form of packaged plays since 2013 when I saw a clinic talk by Mike Emendorfer from UW-Platteville. Back then it was on the cutting edge of what teams were doing, but not it has become very advanced and teams at every level are running packaged plays, and RPO’s are all over as well. Our use of RPO’s and Packaged Plays has evolved tremendously from our meager beginnings in 2013, but there are some aspects that have never changed because they work so well for teaching and understanding the concepts involved.
Tempos are an important part of your offense if you are a No Huddle team. We have been a no huddle for the last five years and will continue to be for the foreseeable future as we believe that dictating the tempo of the game gives us an advantage.