12 Man Football: W Crossfire

By FirstDown PlayBook on Dec 12, 2021

We are not going to lie. The 12 man football section was almost as big of a learning curve as the 6 man football plays were for us. Thankfully we recruited the expertise of a former CFL quarterback to get us started on the right track. This 12 man football play that we call W Crossfire is a good example.

Like all of the different versions of football in FirstDown PlayBook there are always similarities to the 11 man version. This is obviously a counter run play with an around that would be good in an 11 man football playbook too. We really like this play because of the 2 back downhill threat that the defense sees first.

You see that we have chosen this 12 man football play drawn up vs a bear front. The first thing that sticks out is that the Jack linebacker would be unblocked vs the 2 back lead to the strong side. Because of this he will be flowing over the top as soon as he sees that fullback. This will make the block of the play side tackle easier.

The pulling tackle will log the play side will linebacker. He may even by pass the Will as they lead for the W on the end around run. Another similarity with this play to an 11 man version is that you are trying to make the corner tackle. The X will seal the H and the W must make the corner miss.

PLAY: 12 MAN FOOTBALL: W CROSSFIRE

DESCRIPTION:

-RUN PLAY TO THE W DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A FAST FLOW DEFENSE TO THE STRONG SIDE.

-THE FULLBACK WILL ALIGN STRONG AND FAKE THE LEAD PLAY.

-THE QB WILL FAKE THE RUN STRONG TO THE RB AND THEN HAND THE BALL TO THE W ON THE AROUND PATH.


GENERAL RULES:

-THE OFFENSIVE LINE AND TIGHT END WILL ACCOUNT FOR THE BOX DEFENDERS STRONG TO WEAK EXCEPT THE STRONG SIDE LB.

-THE OFFENSIVE LINE & TE WILL BLOCK AS IF RUNNING IA LEAD PLAY STRONG.

-THE QB WILL BRING THE W IN MOTION.

-THE QB WILL FAKE THE RUN TO THE RB AND THEN HAND THE BALL TO THE W ON THE AROUND.


QB:

-BRING THE W IN MOTION.

-TAKE THE SNAP AND OPEN TO THE STRONG SIDE AT 6:00.

-FAKE THE STRONG SIDE RUN TO THE RB.

-SHIFT THE BALL TO YOUR UPFIELD HAND AND EXECUTE A HANDOFF TO THE W.

-CARRY OUT A PLAY ACTION PASS FAKE.


TAILBACK:

-OPEN CROSSOVER FOOTWORK TO EXECUTE THE FAKE RUN TO THE STRONG SIDE.

-LOOK TO BLOCK ANY LEAKAGE THAT SHOWS AFTER THE FAKE.


FULLBACK:

-ON THE SNAP STEP WITH YOUR OUTSIDE FOOT TO THE LOS.

-STAY LOW AND SELL PLAY SIDE LEAD BLOCK.


WR’S:

X & Z: BLOCK THE SUPPORT DEFENDER


W: AROUND BALL CARRIER

-COME IN MOTION ACROSS THE FORMATION.

-ON THE SNAP BOW TO THE AROUND PATH AND GET DEEPER THAN THE QB.

-TAKE THE HANDOFF FROM THE QB WITH YOUR NEAR ELBOW UP.


OFFENSIVE LINE & TE

-THIS PLAY SHOULD BE EXECUTED JUST AS IF IT WERE A LEAD PLAY STRONG.

-CALLS ARE MADE STRONG SIDE TO GET THE PLAY STARTED. MUST SECURE THE EDGE.

-THE PLAYER MAKING THE CALL WILL DICTATE:

-IF HE IS WORKING ALONE OR A ONE ON ONE BLOCK OR

-WORKING A COMBINATION SCHEME WITH THE NEXT ADJACENT LINEMAN.

-LEAVE THE STRONG SIDE LB UNBLOCKED.

-LEAVE THE WEAK SIDE END MAN ON THE LOS UNBLOCKED.


STRONG SIDE TACKLE

PULL TO THE WEAK SIDE AND LOG THE END MAN ON THE LOS.

IF THE END MAN ON THE LOS CHASES BYPASS & LEAD FOR THE W.

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