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What We Look For In A Quarterback Part 2 (The Qualities)

I have always liked this picture of Y.A. Tittle. It embodies the game of football. To me it also embraces the position of quarterback. That is a picture of a leader by example. The blood, sweat, and tears from effort. The look of exhaustion from the mental strain of a game. The position of quarterback has nothing to do with perception, but completely based on reality. The position of quarterback cannot be fooled in the game of football on every offensive snap. So what are the qualities of a quarterback? What makes it work to get the performance we all

What Are We Looking for in a Quarterback? Part 1

A coach cannot hide this position in the game. Sure you may have a powerful running back or great skill players, but without the quarterback sooner or late you will have to win a game on this positions abilities. The better your quarterback is the greater your potential for achieving team goals are. So why am I spending time on a well talked about position? The number one question I get asked is quarterback related. So I decided to create a series of articles, that I feel would answers these questions and create a check list for other coaches. The

By | 2018-09-07T09:05:04-05:00 September 7th, 2018|Categories: Air Raid, Coaching, Featured, Offense, Pass Game Concepts, Spread Offense|Tags: , , |0 Comments

You Want Your Team to be More Physical?

One of the oldest discussions in football is physicality. It has been criticized recently, adjusted, and being sought out by many coaches this off season. So you are coming off a year where you could not win the tough yards. It just Chicago Bears linebacker Dick Butkus staring down the Green Bay Packers offensive line at Wrigley Field.Chicago, Illinois 12/14/1969(Image # 1160 ) seems your team does not have the mind set to grind it out, and you are frustrated. You feel as if you left a key element out of the game. You are embarrassed at the

Wide Line Splits: Math Meets Physics

I have always been intrigued with Coach Woody Hayes. Although he is most remembered by an incident in a game, everyone said he was a tremendous teacher. I read once that he did a study on the geometry of the force created by the down block, in order to prove his logic. He took the math and applied it to football to make his teams much greater than his opponents. He solved for the "why", or in mathematical terms, the hidden variable "Y." Taking a page from option teams of the past, wide line splits are nothing new to football.

Air Raid Y-Corner Concept Breakdown

In some offenses it can be called snag, but in this article we will diagram the Air Raid Staple Y-Corner. This concept is a favorite for the Air Raid faithful in the red zone, but we will show the adjustments and how it can be just as efficient anywhere on the field.

By | 2018-02-12T08:34:32-05:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Passing Game

Whether the offensive system is pass dominated like the Air Raid Offense or the Run & Shoot Offense, or more run dominated like the Double Wing Offense and Flexbone Offense, the passing game is an important part of every offense. This section has articles and information about all aspects of the Passing Game. Enjoy the files, please report any broken links or mis-categorized files and as always, please feel free to send any Passing Game Information I may not have.

By | 2017-12-08T10:42:37-05:00 February 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Football Run Game

The football run game is an important part of every offense. These files provide a teaching tool for the various styles of the run game, from teaching Inside Zone blocking to the Vince Lombardi era Packers Sweep. The football run game can be used as an entire offense like most Wing-T concepts or it can be used as a change-up as in many Air Raid offenses. There are many philosophies in the run game, in the Spread Shotgun offenses, many teams like to widen the defense out to run the ball where they have a numbers advantage. In

By | 2017-12-08T10:45:28-05:00 February 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Spread Offense

The Spread Offense is arguably the most popular style of offense in football right now. It is run at every level from youth football to the NFL. The spread is typically run out of a Shotgun formation with three, four or five receivers. The reasons for running the spread offense are different for each style of offense. Some teams, like Auburn with Gus Malzahn, ran the spread offense to run the ball inside the tackles where they gain a numbers advantage. Other teams, like the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning, ran the spread to get more

By | 2018-01-18T19:22:09-05:00 February 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Air Raid Offense

Useful Air Raid Offense Links Air Raid Offense - Smart Football Excellent breakdowns from Chris Brown at Hal Mumme Air Raid Offense Information from the inventor of the Air Raid Offense Air Raid Playbook Information - CougCenter Information from the great Blog about Washington State Football and coach Mike Leach Air Raid Offense The Air Raid Offense is a shotgun spread, pass-first offense designed by Hal Mumme and Mike Leach while they were at the University of Kentucky in the 1990's. The core concepts were originally developed by LaVell Edwards and Norm Chow

By | 2018-01-19T07:20:43-05:00 February 21st, 2012|Tags: , |0 Comments


OFFENSE PLAYBOOKS The Air Raid Offense is a shotgun spread, pass-first offense designed by Hal Mumme and Mike Leach while they were at the University of Kentucky in the 1990’s. These are various College Playbooks that range from full playbooks to clinic presentations given by various college football coaches. A very popular offense that was developed into a system by Don Markham and is still run by many youth football and high school football teams. The option offense may be the most popular type of offense. It can be run

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:54-05:00 February 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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