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.
The Pistol Offense was designed in 2004 by Chris Ault, the head coach of the University of Nevada. The offense combines the shotgun and single back offenses into a hybrid system. In the Pistol Offense, the QB aligns tighter to the LOS than in a traditional shotgun and the running back aligns directly behind him. The offense has evolved to include multiple backs and Pistol formations have found their way into many college offenses and into the NFL. It was used extensively throughout the 2012 NFL Season by the Washington Redskins
The West Coast Offense was created by Bill Walsh while he was an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Bengals in the 60's and 70's. When he became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he brought the system with him and it developed into one of the most successful NFL offenses. Bill Walsh and the 49ers went on to win 3 Super Bowls using the West Coast Offense with players like Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. The philosophy of the West Coast is to emphasize short, horizontal passing plays that allow for a high
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.
Professional Football has seen many different styles of offense throughout its storied history. These playbooks range from the run heavy offensive playbooks of Vince Lombardi to the pass happy playbooks from the "Greatest Show on Turf" and everything in between. NFL Playbooks are by far the most common files on this page, but there are also playbooks from the USFL, CFL and even Arena Football.
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
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