The Run and Shoot Offense set records in the USFL in 1984. Let’s see what we can learn from what they learned in 1985!
A few weeks ago I started looking at the Run and Shoot Offense. With the assistance of Jason Hahnstadt’s Demistifying the Run and Shoot Offense video series, I came up with a base understanding of the offense. But I wanted to go deeper.
Do I think the Run and Shoot Offense is the right direction for a High School Football team to go? Only if you have a background and a guaranteed Quarterback pipeline. Do I think there are elements we can take from the offense? Absolutely.
So I dug around through a few Run and Shoot Offense playbooks. Settled on the 1985 Houston Gamblers playbook with… wait what? Kevin Gilbride? No idea. That’s who’s on the front page. John Jenkins was the Offensive Coordinator after Mouse Davis had moved on to the new Denver Gold.
Yes, this is the first time we’ve ever talked about the USFL in the history of The Football Coaching Podcast. Coincidence, with the AAF coming around this year? Yes. Completely.
Anyway, here’s the links to the playbook and some other useful links for Run and Shoot Offense enthusiasts…
- The 1985 Houston Gamblers playbook, and several other playbooks mentioned in this podcast can be found here (thanks to footballxos.com)
- Get the Demistifying the Run and Shoot video series at 25% Off, FBCP listener special
- My earlier podcast as I stumble through learning the Run and Shoot is Season 4, Episode 5 of The Football Coaching Podcast
- I mentioned our passing concepts in The Pistol Power Offense several times, but you can get a taste of the offense with a free video series on the Power series at http://pistolpoweroffense.com/podcast
Putting your playbook together? Do you know how many passing concepts your team will need to have?
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No matter how good you are, every coach is going to lose some games. But there is a silver lining to every cloud!
When you’re a new football coach, there’s a lot of information out there. Where should you focus to get a head start?
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Do you have to run exclusively Inside Zone to make it work? How do you beat a defense that is Scrape Exchanging on IZ?
This week’s podcast is a special Webinar Q and A I recorded with Coach Cody Wilson on some of the toughest question I have received about the Inside Zone. Continue reading “PSSO S5E4: Beating a Scrape Exchange, Gap or Zone Blocking, IZ Q&A with Cody Wilson”
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I’ve noticed a horrible trend happening on Twitter…
…a trend that’s slowly tearing the coaching community apart.
And it’s something we can do to stop it.
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Do you want to run the Inside Zone Run Play? Here’s how you can block it better.
This week’s podcast is all about the Inside Zone. In it I share my story about how I first had no clue running it and how much I have learned since then. That one season we ran one run play, the Inside Zone and even though, we barely knew how to coach it, we still went 5-4 and qualified for the Illinois High School Football Playoffs. Continue reading “PSSO S5E3: How To Run The Inside Zone”