Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Power Q - G

After installing stretch (flame/fire give), speed option, draw, and power, the QB run "power Q - G" was thrown at the defense out of trips.

"Trips Right - Power Q Right - G"

C & BST aggressively kick out (set to reach) to their landmarks, like they would for playside stretch. PSG & PST look to combo up to the MLB, getting vertical on the shade defender to create room for the folding BSG (in C gap). The BSG exits with a skip-pull to remain lateral and pick up any trash on his way to the POA.

The backfield action looks exactly like stretch (flame read), but the F sticks it on the second step and attacks the PSDE for a kick out. The key to power is patience, especially because the initial lateral movement that mimics stretch (anticipated because the back is aligned opposite). You will be able to see Power Q - G in the clips of inside drill in the previous posts.

What I liked about this play the most was that it was a such a strong play into trips with the Y banging hard on the inside-box defender (Will). Again, this stem would look exactly like Y Cross ("a hard run towards home plate" aimed at the hole linebacker), with the exception of the Y engaging and moving the linebacker out. Even without prototypical 'mobile' quarterbacks, this play always could garner yards because of the displacement of run defenders from the box (by alignment to trips).

Trips Right - Cross - H Follow
Trips Right - Stick Right - H Out

Heading out early on Friday morning, I figured why not stop off in Grambling to visit the new Eddie Robinson Museum that just opened 4 weeks ago. The signs/advertisments are all over the state and he was a helluva coach.....I should check this out....

Well, uh, it ain't done yet.......... :(


Anonymous said...

Good play because of the zone look it gives but a slot receiver blocking a will linebacker... always looks better on the dry erase board than in film.

brophy said...

lol - guess you didn't see the film, then (or that Y crashing on Will looks just like Cross)

Dubber said...


Couple of thoughts:

1.) It depends on what you want out of that block. In this case, not a lot.

2.) The Y is a bigger WR/TE type in the Air Raid offense.

3.) In the Air Raid you pass more than you run, and the WLB will have gotten use to getting to his hook/curl drop, which makes him easier to block.

We like to attack the ILB with trips too. We want to make him widen to #3 (to cover bubble), and then we like to hit the B gap with our RB (who is always off-set from trips). Same idea, we just do it differently.

Trips is such a great stressor.

jgordon1 said...

Coach, What are V sets?

Anonymous said...

If the Y is bigger then yes it would be better. No disrespect brophy, I love your blog. I'm not criticizing the play, we actually see it a lot. Maybe the guys we go against don't teach it well enough here in Michigan but they generally have a smaller their guy. We spill the power and our OLB is almost always able to defeat the block of the receiver. It something we preach since day one. As you guys mentioned if the offense has more things to compliment that, sure it would make it harder.