that florida triple option play...

Submitted by ish on January 11th, 2009 at 1:19 PM

...where Tebow had the option to keep, pitch to the RB or shovel inside to the TE had to be incorporated to our offense immediately. It doesn't need to be the TE, but someone like Webb or Moore might be good for it. Alternatively, we could bring a slot closer to the OT. Also, anyone have new info on the recruiting weekend...Rivals is reporting something.


The Other Brian

January 11th, 2009 at 1:28 PM ^

I would imagine that triple option play is in the playbook, but with an immobile QB like Threet, it wouldn't be very effective. Wouldn't be surprised to see it once Forcier gets comfortable with the offense.


January 11th, 2009 at 1:40 PM ^

That triple option play is is almost a guaranteed 5 or more yeards each time

I think there was another play in the game somewhwere where there was a swing pass that could have turned into an option also...a play like that would be ridiculous...and MI could run it to perfection with the number of qbs they are converting to slots

Imagine Forcier to Gallon in the slot with Stonum out wide maintaining option spacing...that would be ridiculous...2 on 2 out wide with the option to pitch


January 11th, 2009 at 3:13 PM ^

Mich has the personnel to run it. Only Forcier could be the QB. If Threet ran the play Ds will let him run it and take away the 2 pitch guys. The only slot who played last year was Odoms and he dropped more passes than he caught and fumbled half of those he caught. No other slot has played enough at the college level to know what the talent level is. Koger looked good but had a total of 6 catches and none the last month of the season.


January 11th, 2009 at 3:55 PM ^

First of all, the thing about that triple option play is that it's very hard to recognize. It looks like an option play with the RB until the QB flips the ball forward and the defense is like, "Oh, shit, where did that TE come from?!?!?!"

Secondly, I'd be okay with it if they took away the TE and the RB. Threet is a decent runner and he'll make defenses pay if they let him go.

Third, the thing about the shovel pass is that occasionally that guy has to run through an arm tackle from a DT or DE or maybe a LB. You want it to be a bigger, athletic guy rather than a slot guy because those little guys can get taken down easier in the middle of the line.


January 11th, 2009 at 2:08 PM ^

The triple option is nice. I also like the pump fake bubble screen with a throw down field to the "blocking" receiver the Arizona Cardinals ran yesterday. This forces defenses to respect the bubble screen. It's like a play action for the passing game.


January 11th, 2009 at 3:58 PM ^

ESPN the mag had a full, 2 page diagram of that play. Don't hold me to this but I think there is another option there, other than keep, shovel, and pitch, something like a WR screen outside if they have enough people jammed in the middle to stop everything going on there.