Game Film of the Spread Option Offense

1.) Traditional Zone Read
Thanks to Chris Brown at Smart Football for the play Diagram
Michigan vs. EMU
2nd Quarter 11:03 remaining
1st and 10 from EMU’s 42
Shotgun Spread (balanced set 2 receiver with two receivers on either side and 1 back)
Zone Read
Blocking:
  • The RT leaves the RDE free and heads upfield to block the Sam, but whiffs on his block
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The C reads “uncovered” and attempts to block the Mike
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
Reads:
  • The playside DE is the read for this play (the RDE)
  • The QB reads the RDE right at the “mesh point”
  • The RDE immediately “crashes down” on the tailback
  • The QB keeps the ball and heads upfield (if the RT had blocked the Sam he would have gotten far more yards)
Michigan vs. Iowa
1st quarter 9:15 remaining
1st and 10 from their own 24
Shotgun Trips Right
Outside Zone Zone Read/Stretch
Blocking:
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The C reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • The Mike is the read on this play
  • The QB reads the Mike at the “Mesh Point”
  • The Mike does not contain the outside and instead rushes the line
  • The QB keeps the ball and runs outside.
*In this play the tailback is the upfield threat and the QB needs to be contained.*
2.) Zone Read of the DT
Play Diagram from Chris Brown at Smart Football
Oregon vs. Arizona
1st Quarter 11:05 Remaning
2nd and Goal on Arizona’s 14
Shotgun Trips Right
Zone Read of the DT
Blocking:
  • The TE heads  upfield to block
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The C heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG lets the WDT go free and heads upfield to block the Will
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • The WDT is the read on this Play
  • The QB reads the WDT at the “Mesh Point”
  • The WDT hesistates and turns towards the tailback
  • The QB keeps the ball and heads upfield
3.) Zone Read with Bubble Screen and other Bubble Screen Variants
Thanks to Chris Brown at Smart Football for the Diagram
Michigan vs. Wisconsin
3rd Quarter 7:10 Remaining
1st and Goal on Wisconsin’s 10
Shotgun 2 Back 3 WR
Zone Read/Bubble Screen (not a true Bubble Screen cause the WR is waiting for the ball)
Blocking:
  • RT lets the RDE go and “blocks down” on the WDT (DT on the right)
  • RG reads “uncovered” and goes to the “second level” to block the Mike
  • C reads “covered” and blocks the SDT (DT on the left)
  • LG reads “uncovered” and goes to the “second level” to block the Will
  • LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • FB leads the tailback through the B-Gap
  • Z receiver takes 3-4 steps downfield waiting for Y to catch the screen and then blocks the DB assigned to the Y receiver (the crasing safety)
Reads:
  • The playside DE and playside Outside Linebacker are the reads for this play (the RDE and the SAM)
  • QB Reads the RDE at the “Mesh Point”
  • The RDE takes one step inside and the QB does not hand off to the tailback
  • Reads the SAM, the SAM hesistates inside and does not run to the Y receiver
  • The quarterback throws the bubble screen to the Y receiver for a touchdown
Michigan vs. Illinois
1st Quarter 4:55 remaining
2nd and 6 on Illinois’ 24
Shotgun Trips Left
Zone Read/Bubble Screen (not a true Bubble Screen cause the WR is waiting for the ball)
Blocking:
  • The LT lets the LDE go and attempts to block the SDT
  • The LG reads “covered” and attempts to block the WDT
  • The C reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Sam
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • The playside DE and the inside DB are the reads for this play (the LDE and the CB)
  • QB Reads the LDE at the “Mesh Point”
  • The LDE takes “crashes down” on the tailback
  • the QB does not hand off to the tailback
  • The QB reads the inside DB, who is giving the A receiver too much cushion
  • The quarterback throws the bubble screen to the A receiver for a first down
Michigan vs. Illinois
2nd Quarter 14:53 remaining
1st and 10 from their own 33
Shotgun Doubles
Zone Read Bubble Screen Variant
Blocking:
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The C reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RT reads “uncovered” and doubles the RDE with the RT and heads upfield to block the SAM
  • The TE reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • The Will is the read on this play
  • QB Reads the Will at the “Mesh Point”
  • The Will is “crashing down” on the tailback
  • The QB throws the bubble screen to the wideout
Michigan vs. Delaware State
4th Quarter 5:40 remaining
1st and 10 on Delaware State’s 49
Shotgun Trips Left with the TE tight
Zone Read Bubble Screen
Blocking:
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The C reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
  • The TE reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the SAM
Reads:
  • The Will is the read on this play
  • QB Reads the Will at the “Mesh Point”
  • The Will is “staying home” to watch the tailback
  • The QB throws the bubble screen to the wideout
4.) Inside Counter Dive

Florida vs. South Carolina
1st Quarter 3:58 Remaining
1st and 10 on South Carolina’s 26
Shotgun 1Back, 1 H-Back, and 3 Receivers (The slot WR is motioned into the backfield)
Counter
Blocking:
  • The LT lets the LDE go free and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The LG reads “uncovered” and doubles the NT with the Center
  • The C reads “covered” and blocks the NT
  • The RG pulls and blocks the “LDE”
  • The RT heads upfield to block the Sam
  • The Tailback “kick blocks” the RDE
  • The H-Back pulls then heads upfield to act as  lead blocker for the runner
Reads:
  • None, just a designed counter play
Florida vs. Arkansas
4th Quarter 14:43 Remaining
1st and 10 Ball on their own 34
Shotgun Empty Spread (two receivers to either side and an H-Back behind the LT), with a receiver motioned into the backfield
Zone Read Counter
Blocking:
  • The LT initially lets the LDE run free then turns to “prop block” him away from the receiver
  • The LG  pulls and blocks the RDE
  • The C reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The RT heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The H-Back pulls and blocks the Sam
Reads:
  • The backside DE is the read for this play (the LDE)
  • The QB Reads the LDE at the “mesh point”
  • The LDE “crashes down” on the QB ignoring the motioned receiver
  • The QB hands off to the motioned receiver
*In this play the tailback is the upfield threat and the QB needs to be contained.*
Michigan vs Indiana
2 Quarter 3:00 remaining
2nd and 3 on Indiana’s 12
Shotgun Doubles with an H-Back behind the LT
Counter-Dive
Blocking:
  • The LT lets the LDE go and “drive blocks” the WDT
  • The LG reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the WILL
  • The C reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RG reads “unvcovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The H-Back pulls acrros the OL and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • No reads, just a designed inside counter-dive
5.) Inside Veer
Thanks to Chris Brown at Smart Football for the Diagram
Michigan vs. Wisconsin
1st Quarter 10:04 remaining
3rd and 4 from their own 32
Shotgun Trips Left (1 tailback and 4 receivers)
Inside Veer
Blocking:
  • The RT heads directly upfield to block the SAM
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The C checks if the LG needs help with his block then heads upfield to block the MIKE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the WDT
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
Reads:
  • The playside DE is the read for this play (the RDE)
  • The QB Reads the RDE at the “mesh point”
  • The RDE “crashes down” on the QB ignoring the tailback
  • The QB hands off to the tailback
*In this play the tailback is the upfield threat and the QB needs to be contained.*
Michigan vs. Illinois
1st Quarter 7:42 remaining
1st and 10 from their own 47
Shotgun Spread (balanced set 2 receiver with two receivers on either side and 1 back)
Inside Veer
Blocking: (line blocks down)
  • The RT attempts to “block down” and double team the SDT, but misses and heads upfield to block a linebacker
  • The RG “blocks down” on the SDT
  • The C checks the LG’s block of the WDT then heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The LG “blocks down” on the WDT
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
Reads:
  • The playside DE is the read for this play (the RDE)
  • The QB Reads the RDE at the “mesh point”
  • The RDE intiall steps outside to contain the tailback (but in my opinion the DE does not step out far enough for the QB to keep the ball)
  • the QB keeps the ball
*In this play the tailback is the upfield threat and the QB needs to be contained.*
Michigan vs. Notre Dame
3rd Quarter 13:29 Remainng
1st and 10 from Notre Dame’s 33
Shotgun Doubles with an H-Back behind the LT
Inside Veer
Blocking:
  • The LT lets the LDE go and “drive blocks” the WDT
  • The LG heads upfield to block the Sam
  • The C reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The RG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the LDE
  • The H-Back pulls acrros the OL and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • The playside DE is the read on the play (the RDE)
  • The QB reads the RDE at the “Mesh Point”
  • The RDE and the SAM are running a “scrape exchange” so the RDE is “crashing down” and the SAM is playing contain
  • The timing of the H-Back’s block props the RDE allowing the QB to hand off to the tailback
  • The LT blocks out the Sam
6.) Zone Read Triple Option
Play Diagram from Dawgs by Nature
Florida vs Vanderbilt
1st Quarter 6:22 Remaining
1st and 10 on Vanderbilt’s 44
Shotgun Trips Right 1 Back, 3 Receivers, and a TE with one receiver motioned into the backfield
Blocking:
  • The Tight End reads “uncovered” and heads upfield to block the Will
  • The LT lets the LDE go, chips the SDT and then heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The LG reads “covered and blocks the SDT
  • The C  reads “uncovered” chips the WDT and heads upfield to block
  • The RG reads “uncovered” chips the WDT and heads upfield to block the Sam
  • The RT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
Reads:
  • Their are two reads, the playside DE and the playside linebacker (the LDE and the SS)
  • The LDE “crashes down” on the tailback
  • The QB keeps the ball and heads upfield
  • The Will beats his block forcing the QB to keep the ball
Florida vs. Vanderbilt
1st Quarter 5:01 Remaining
1st and 10 on Florida’s 32
Shotgun Trips Right 1 Back, 3 Receivers, and a TE with one receiver motioned into the backfield
Blocking:
  • The TE chips the RDE and then heads upfield to block the Mike
  • The LT reads “covered” and blocks the RDE
  • The LG reads “covered” and blocks the SDT
  • The C pulls behind the LG
  • The RG “blocks down” on the WDT
  • The RT lets the LDE free and pulls
Reads:
  • The playside linebacker (the Will)
  • The Will stays outside to guards the motioned receiver
  • The QB keeps the ball
***All video of Michigan plays is from Mgoblog on youtube.***
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