List/Grid Tag Archives: Spread-Option Offense

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 7: How Defenses Fight Back

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 7: How Defenses Fight Back

The easiest way to beat a spread-option teams is to out-talent them at every position across the board.  Of course, that’s pretty hard to do if you’re not an LSU… Read more »

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 6: Speed and Simplicity

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 6: Speed and Simplicity

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Like most famous football quotes, this gem is attributed to Vince Lombardi, and like most things attributed to Lombardi, it’s got more than a… Read more »

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 5: Going Deep

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 5: Going Deep

The vertical passing game has had many benefactors over the years.  Thanks to the proliferation of Air Raid-inspired offenses in college, the concept of “four verticals”—simultaneously running four evenly-spaced receivers… Read more »

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 4: The Screen Game

Spread-Option Basics, Pt. 4: The Screen Game

Nothing presses the edges of the defense like a screen pass to a wide receiver.  Wide receiver screens run the gamut from simple to elaborate.  On the simple end is… Read more »

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