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Fullback Wrap-Around Draw

Every year several different discussions will pop up on the various football forums surrounding what some call a trick play and others call a hidden hand-off or even misdirection.  I have seen this play given many names including Wrap Around Draw, Ghost Trap, Ghost Draw, Pimp Juice and even just FB Draw.  The basics of the play are quite simple but it can have devastating effects when executed correctly.

Whether the QB is under center (most people run it from this type of formation) or in the shotgun, the QB either drops back or rolls out to show pass (some coaches even have their linemen yell pass to confuse the defense and add to the fake of the QB).  At the snap of the ball the FB will take his position (this will depend on the formation or offense you are running) and settle in with one hand on his far hip creating a pocket and his off side hand resting in front of the pocket to help ensure the ball doesn’t get pushed too far through the pocket.  This technique is demonstrated here:

As you can see, even with no other players in view the actual exchange is quite difficult to see no matter the angle you are viewing it from.  As it occurs faster and faster in the technique video the exchange becomes almost invisible.  Of course it is extremely important for the FB to pause and sit still with the ball on his hip while the defenders’ eyes follow the QB farther and farther away from the ‘new’ ball carrier.  Then once he can afford to wait no longer, he must explode up the field and gain as many yards as possible.  As you will see in the video examples below, the more patient the FB, the more effective the play tends to be.  Of course it helps for the FB to have some speed for once he is in the open field but it can work with slower FBs as well. Continue reading Fullback Wrap-Around Draw

Plymouth Triple Spin Series

This article was originally published on Direct Snap Football.

I began to research and develop an unbalanced single wing offense over 10 years ago. I sought out all the masters – Keuffel, Caldwell, Warner, Crisler, but it was John Aldrich who influenced my offense the most. After a conversation and reading his book, I was hooked. I design much of my spin, power and buck lateral after his teams. However at the same time, I found a series most referred to as the Tulsa box. This was a deviation from Aldrich but I had to have it in my arsenal.

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Buck Lateral Fullback Trap

This article was originally published on Direct Snap Football.  

INTRODUCTION
When talking about the Buck Lateral Series, you must first mention the greats that have perfected the series and gashed numerous teams with its effective combination of deception and power. Those
names include Crisler, Caldwell and Ragsdale. Crisler’s players were dubbed the “Mad Magicians,” Caldwell wrote the book on Modern Single Wing Football, and Ragsdale’s second series made his under
talented high school teams legendary. All of what I have been able to learn and pass along are due to the efforts and intuition of the previously mentioned single wing greats. The following is an article of what I have come to learn through study and practice of the single wing’s buck lateral series, which is a great complement to the straight series. Continue reading Buck Lateral Fullback Trap