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12-01-2004, 07:57 PM
Hey I was just talking to a friend and we both thought it would be cool to run their kind of offense. However, Neither of us are any good at the mental part of the offense and I was wondering if any of you have experimented with it at all. I tried creating a playbook with flexbone, power I, and some wishbone and had some success but I wasn't really sure what to go for when I was calling plays. Also, I used the flexbone writeup and tried to incorporate some of that into my playcalling. Any ideas to improve my O.
12-01-2004, 08:38 PM
It can be tough trying to run that style of offense. The beauty of the option is the quarterback decides who gets the ball based on the reaction of defensive front players who are intentionally left unblocked. For example the first defensive tackle outside of the center would be left unblocked by the playside guard. The playside guard blocks the middle linebacker. The quarterback puts the ball in the belly of the fullback and reads this defensive linemen. If he crashes inside on the fullback, the quarterback keeps and continues on the option. If he stays wide, the quarterback releases the ball to the fullback.
This doesn't happen in NCAA 2005. You're kind of forced to just give the ball to the fullback on a whim and hope your blocking up front holds up. The same with the quarterback give/pitch read on the edge. Sure you can gain yardage with the option in this game, but the blocking schemes aren't reflective of how the option is in real life. Another issue I have with the option in this game is that as soon as the quarterback is touched by a defensive player he loses his ability to pitch the ball. Even if he's grabbed by his shoelaces the quarterback won't be able to pitch the ball. This needs to be changed because as I've already mentioned a big part of running the option is reading unblocked players. So it's important the quarterback be able to pitch the ball while he's being hit.
12-01-2004, 08:58 PM
You get a little time to read for the dive. Just watch if your o-line gets a decent push consistently across that side of the line. If they do and you hand it off you should get at least 5 yards.
12-01-2004, 09:37 PM
I agree you can get gain yardage with the fullback on the triple option, but you're counting on your offensive linemen to get a good block on the defensive linemen. The issue I have is in real life that defensive linemen should be intentionally left unblocked, but I'm okay with making the play work the way it is in the game. :)
12-02-2004, 06:54 PM
Another issue I have with the option in this game is that as soon as the quarterback is touched by a defensive player he loses his ability to pitch the ball. Even if he's grabbed by his shoelaces the quarterback won't be able to pitch the ball.
The late pitch is definitely harder to pull off this year than on 2004. It does seem to work better if you're not pressing turbo, though. I've gotten a few late pitches off like that when I thought they had me wrapped up. I try to apply the same rule to options as regular runs - don't turbo until you cross the LOS.
Ultimately, though, I don't really mind that much. Nothing was more frustrating on 2004 than when you'd read an option perfectly on D, don't bite on the fake pitch, drill the QB, and he still somehow makes a miraculous falling pitch through two clueless defenders to an HB who takes it upfield 20 more yards.
12-03-2004, 10:08 AM
I've decided to take Georgia Southern in my dynasty and am using mainly flexbone. My problem is tham while I can run enough but I can't seem to get anywhere passing. The type of offense they run is option mixed with run and shoot. I feel that I have the option and running part down but I need help finding some run and shoot type passing plays any hope will be appreciated.
12-03-2004, 11:35 AM
You may want to checkout the Run and Shoot, Power Spread, and Run and Gun playbook threads. Lots of good ideas and tips on the passing game can be found.
12-14-2004, 01:42 AM
i sure love the option, you can either pitch or keep it
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