There can obviously be some tinkering done with the formation to give the defense a different look on different plays. This can include having the quarterback under center on one play and then having him in shotgun on the next A coach may also substitute the H-back for another tight end or even a wide receiver. The standard formation for all Pro Style plays are: Center C - Starts over the ball in his normal position. Guards G - Both start in their normal position, on either side of the center. Offensive Tackles T - Both start in their normal position, on the outside of the guards.
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There can obviously be some tinkering done with the formation to give the defense a different look on different plays. This can include having the quarterback under center on one play and then having him in shotgun on the next A coach may also substitute the H-back for another tight end or even a wide receiver.
The standard formation for all Pro Style plays are: Center C - Starts over the ball in his normal position. Guards G - Both start in their normal position, on either side of the center. Offensive Tackles T - Both start in their normal position, on the outside of the guards. Tight End TE - Starts outside the offensive tackle on either side of the field, depending on the particular play call.
X Wide Receiver X - Starts lined up wide near the sideline at the line of scrimmage, on the opposite side of the center from the tight end. Z Wide Receiver Z - Starts lined up wide near the sideline off the line of scrimmage, on the same side of the center as the tight end. Quarterback QB - Starts lined up under center to take the snap. H-back H - Starts lined up in the backfield, about two yards behind the quarterback depth-wise, and between the tight end and the offensive tackle.
Running back RB - Starts lined up directly behind the quarterback, about five yards deep in the backfield. Pro Style Pass Play For this pass play, the quarterback will start lined up under center, with two wide receivers, an H-back and a running back on the field, along with the five traditional offensive linemen. This passing play will flood the left side of the field with passing routes, all toward what is the strong side of the offense.
They will immediately snap back out of their three-point stance and block whatever player tries to break through the line of scrimmage in their zone. Tight End TE : The tight end will run a corner route, running about seven yards or so straight downfield before slanting diagonally toward the corner of the end-zone to his left.
Z Wide Receiver Z : The Z wide receiver will run a short curl route toward the middle of the field, ending his route not far from where the tight end lined up horizontally. X Wide Receiver X : The X Wide Receiver will run a fly route that is designed to clear both the cornerback and strong safety out of the middle of the field.
Running back RB : The running back will stay in the backfield to help block on this play. He will keep his eyes open to both sides of the field to see where a free defender may break free from. Quarterback QB : At the snap of the ball, the quarterback will drop straight back about seven to 10 yards and go through his progression to read who may be open. This is a formation that is designed to make the defense think the play is going to be a pass, but then ends up being a run instead.
The run will be going through the A gap on the left side of the center, which will be considered the strong side because that is side where the tight end will line up. Weak-Side Offensive Tackle T : Will pull around behind the guard and center, turning up field through the A gap to block the Mike linebacker. Strong-Side Guard G : Will block the defensive tackle toward the left sideline.
Tight End TE : Will line up spread out wide, halfway between the left sideline and the strong-side offensive tackle, and slightly in the backfield. At the snap of the ball, he will run a quick out route, hopefully taking the Sam linebacker with him. He will be responsible for blocking off the Sam linebacker as well once he realizes it is a run play. X Wide Receiver X : Will line up wide close to the sideline at the line of scrimmage, on the same side of the field as the tight end.
He will at first fake that he is running a go route to confuse the cornerback and the strong safety. Also responsible for run blocking the cornerback or helping run block the Sam linebacker. H-back H : Will line up in a similar position to the tight end, but on the weak-side of the field. At the snap, he will also run a quick out route, hopefully taking the Will linebacker with him. He will try to help run block the Will if he can.
Z Wide Receiver Z : Will line up wide close to the sideline off the line of scrimmage, on the opposite side of the field as the tight end. Quarterback QB : Will line up in the shotgun formation, about five yards directly back behind the center. He will receive the snap from the center, fake that he is going to throw it for a second, then hand the ball off to the running back. Running Back RB : Will line up in the backfield, slightly behind and to the right of the quarterback.
He will follow the weak-side offensive tackle who is pulling through the A gap, making any adjustments based off other running lanes that have been open by the blockers. Did you enjoy the post?
Tag: Pro-Style offense
Learn how and when to remove this template message Pro football A pro-style offense in American football is any offensive scheme that resembles those predominantly used at the professional level of play in the National Football League NFL , in contrast to those typically used at the collegiate or high school level. Pro-style offenses are fairly common at top-quality colleges but much less used at the high school level. The term should not be confused with a pro set , which is a specific formation that is used by some offenses at the professional level. Generally, pro-style offenses are more complex than typical college or high school offenses. They are balanced, requiring offensive lines that are adept at both pass and run blocking, quarterbacks QBs with good decision-making abilities, and running backs RBs who are capable of running between the tackles.
The game of football is a constant pendulum. This can stress a defense because the hybrid Sam, or a true Nickel, can be exposed to a larger, stronger bodied TE and depending on how the defense chooses to align can put a safety in primary support of an interior gap. Take a look at how Bret Bielema former Wisconsin and Arkansas Head Coach , a constant critic of the Spread, recruits running backs against Spread teams across the country. He is not the only one in his corner. Football, unlike any other sport, is a constant chess match.