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Offensive Football Strategies By American Football Coaches Association


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Use strategies straight from many of football’s all-time greatest coaches! Offensive Football Strategies offers you special access to the sharpest football minds in the game’s history. Pick and choose portions to use to optimize your game plan each season.

Offensive Football Strategies is the most comprehensive and detailed book of its kind, containing the most popular and effective offensive philosophies, systems, formations, and plays over the past 40 years. This extensive collection includes 73 articles written by many of the greatest coaching strategists in football history, including Bob Devaney, Bear Bryant, John McKay, Joe Paterno, Tom Osborne, Marv Levy, Hayden Fry, LaVell Edwards, Steve Spurrier, and many more.

The articles are organized into the following sections:

• Developing a System
• Attacking the Defense
• Building Backfield Excellence
• Running the Wing-T
• Running From the I
• Running the Wishbone
• Running the Veer
• Running an Option Offense
• Establishing a Passing Scheme
• Passing From Sets and Formations
• Keeping the Defense on Edge
• Incorporating Play-Action
• Creating Quality Quarterback Play
• Protecting the Passer
• Gaining Key Yardage
• Dominating the Red Zone

Developed in cooperation with the American Football Coaches Association, Offensive Football Strategies is loaded with instructional points, experienced insights, and more than 700 X-and-O diagrams. Whether you are seeking another option for your running or passing attack, or looking for that sure-fire scoring play in the red zone, this book offers a wealth of winning strategies for your game plan.


Part I The Game Plan

Developing a System
Creating an Offensive Philosophy (Joe Paterno)
Adapting Offense to Personnel (John McKay)
Implementing the Multi-Flex System (Joe Restic)
Using the Spread Offense (Bob Devaney)
Communicating the Plan (Jack Bicknell and Sam Timer)

Attacking the Defense
Running the No-Huddle (Chan Gailey)
Gaining a Pre-Snap Advantage (Hayden Fry and Bill Snyder)
Creating the Pass-Run Bind (George DeLeone)
Soaring Through the Double Eagle (Homer Smith)
Passing to Set Up the Run (Al Molde and Marty Higgins)
Running to Pass (Ted Tollner)

Part II The Running Game

Building Backfield Excellence
Drilling for Error-Free Execution (Homer Rice)
Perfecting Quarterback Fakes (George Chaump)

Running the Wing-T
Integrating the Wing-T (Harold Raymond)
Face-Lifting the Wing-T (Harold Raymond and Ted Kempski)

Running From the I
Featuring the Fullback in the I (Dick Sheridan)
Shifting in the I (Tom Nugent)
Developing an I Series (Tom Osborne)
Running the Option From the I (Dave Triplett)
Winning With Basic Schemes (Pete Schmidt)
Incorporating the Sprint Draw (Don Christensen and Howard Ross)

Running the Wishbone
Teaching the Triple Option (Emory Bellard)
Adding to the Triple Option (Charlie Taaffe)
Training the Wishbone Quarterback (Pepper Rodgers)
Blocking the Wishbone (Jimmy Sharpe)

Running the Veer
Changing From Wishbone to Veer (Fred Akers)
Attacking Gaps With the Veer (Don Morton, Ross Hjelseth, and Pat Simmers)
Adapting the Veer (Bill Yeoman)
Adding the Whirlybird for the Big Play (Bo Rein)
Blocking the Perimeter for the Veer (Larry Zierlein)

Running an Option Offense
The Option Package (Eddie Crowder)
Four Options for More Yards (Jim Carlen)
A Simple Dive Option (Doug Carter)
The Freeze Option Game (Dick MacPherson)
The I Option Package (Jimmy Satterfield)

Part III The Passing Game

Establishing a Passing Scheme
The Pass Protection System (Homer Smith)
The Fully Dimensional Passing Game (Steve Logan)
The Flare-Flood Offense (Mike White and Roger Theder)
The Green Wave Pass Attack (Larry Smith and Linde Infante)
The Quick Passing Game (Billy Joe)

Passing From Sets and Formations
Passing From the Wishbone (Fisher DeBerry)
Passing to Complement the Veer (Bill Yeoman)
Passing With Bootleg Action (Frank Kush)
Building a Passing Series From Basic Sets (Larry Kehres)
Passing From a One Back Set (Bob Griffin)
Attacking With Two Backs (Joe Tiller and Larry Korptiz)

Keeping the Defense on Edge
Using Motion in the Passing Game (Darrel “Mouse” Davis)
Adjusting Pass Patterns (LaVell Edwards)
Spreading the Defense (Jim Wacker)
Passing to Win (Steve Spurrier)
Striking With a Strong Side Screen (Darryl Rogers)

Incorporating Play-Action
Adding the Action Pass (Herb Deromedi)
Moving the Pocket (Rich Brooks)
Inserting the Play-Action Pass (Gary Moeller)

Creating Quality Quarterback Play
Establishing Quarterback Consistency (Sam Rutigliano)
Drilling for Quarterback Improvement (Dave Arslanian)
Training Quarterbacks to Read Coverages (Steve Axman)
Developing the Winning Quarterback (Bill Snyder)

Protecting the Passer
Breaking Down Protection Techniques (Merv Johnson)
Defending the Passer (Don Powell)
Blocking for the Drop Back Pass (Jack Little)
Building Effective Pass Protection (Jack Bicknell, Mike Maser, and Vince Martino)
Training for Multiple Pass Protection (Kent Stephenson)

Part IV Down-and-Distance Decisions

Gaining Key Yardage
Play-Calling on Third Down (Pokey Allen)
Beating the Clock (Marv Levy)
Executing in the Four Critical Zones (Paul W. Bryant)
Moving the Chains (Grant Teaff)
Gaining the Most Important Yard (Bruce Snyder)

Dominating the Red Zone
Passing at the Goal Line (Denny Stolz)
Putting It in the End Zone (Jim Tressel and Jim Bollman)
Executing in the Red Zone (Gary Pinkel and Mike Dunbar)
Scoring Inside the 20 (Dal Shealy)
Coaching for Goal Line Success (Lee J. Tressel)

© 2000 Paper: Book: 336 pages ISBN-13: 9780736001397