H Option With Some Help

By FirstDown PlayBook on Nov 28, 2020

Getting your back out into the route concept is always risky if you free release them. Any good defensive coordinator is going to certainly check you out if he knows this is what you are doing.

He knows you have to have hots and sights built in or you are flirting with disaster. This is one of the reasons we like this H Option passing game concept so much.

You will notice that it is still a seven man protection scheme. Both tight ends are involved in protection. The F tight end is going to protect you vs a corner fire and the Y is involved in full time protection.

This allows the offensive line to slide to the two receiver side and pick up any pressure other than an all out pressure. If the defense brings that you have a beautiful hot with the Z streaking right into the QB’s vision.

Against any other defense this is a powerful scheme that clears a lot of defenders out as the quarterback reads the X/H high low!

FORMATION: FLANK (GUN) (PISTOL)

PLAY: 48 F CORNER H OPTION

DROP: 7 STEP DROP TIMING

SUGGESTED READ:

X-H

X: BURST 4

-HARD STEM OUTSIDE AND THEN SET A VERTICAL STEM.

-PUSH TO 16 YARDS. SELL VERTICAL THREAT.

-BREAK INSIDE AT 16 YARDS AND STAY ON THE MOVE.

-THROTTLE IN ANY PASSING LANE TO THE QB.

Y: PASS PROTECTION

Z: CLEAR POST

-BEST RELEASE WITH SPEED AFTER Y AND BEFORE F.

-RUN DIRECTLY THROUGH THE NEAR OR MIDDLE SAFETY.

F: CORNER ROUTE

-PROTECTION FIRST AND THEN RELEASE.

-BEST RELEASE AND SELL VERTICAL EARLY.

-BREAK OUTSIDE ON 4TH INSIDE STEP.

-FLATTEN THE ROUTE TO THE SIDELINE VS MOF CLOSED.

-KEEP THE ROUTE HIGH VS MOF OPEN.

H: OPTION ROUTE

-BEST FREE RELEASE AND GET VERTICAL WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY.

-GET TO 6-8 YARDS DEPTH.

-TURN AWAY FROM NEAREST DEFENDER’S LEVERAGE VS ZONE.

-RUN OUT OF YOUR BREAK AWAY FROM THE DEFENDER’S LEVERAGE VS MAN.

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