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…
No matter how good you are, every coach is going to lose some games. But there is a silver lining to every cloud!
Continue reading “Dealing with Losing | FBCP S04 Episode 09”
Give the same look to the Quarterback every snap using Roll Cover 3 coverage. Here’s how to do it.
The simplest way to disguise your coverage is to give the same look on every snap. One way to accomplish that is to align your safeties and corners across the field in a straight line – then adjust before (or after) the snap. Continue reading “Roll Cover 3 Coverage | FBCP S04 Episode 08”
Get the most out of your passing game drill progression by having a plan. Here’s how to have success in the air, faster.
Want to get the most out of your passing game? You’ve got to have a plan for your passing drills. There’s a lot more to it than just working the QB’s throwing motion, too. Continue reading “Passing Game Drill Progression | S04 Episode 07”
Coaching Quarterbacks doesn’t have to be complicated. This is The Non-Guru Guide to Coaching QBs!
This episode of The Football Coaching Podcast looks at how to coach quarterbacks when you’re not a Quarterback Guru. It turns out you don’t need a PhD to get the job done. Continue reading “10 Keys to Coaching Quarterbacks | FBCP S04 Episode 06”
We’re breaking down the Run and Shoot Offense. Here’s what I’ve learned in a very, very short period of time.
It may be football’s greatest mystery. The most complex offensive play design out there. For myself, it’s the single offensive system I knew absolutely nothing about. Continue reading “The Run and Shoot Offense | S04 Episode 05”
We’re diving into the backlog of the Football Coach Mailbag. Time to play catch-up!
Today’s episode of The Football Coaching Podcast is getting us caught up on your questions from the football coach mailbag. We’re hitting all kinds of topics you’ve been asking about in this special episode! Continue reading “Football Coach Mailbag | S04 Episode 04”
Every football coaches needs his own coaching philosophy. Mine is short… Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win.
You hear it on every podcast: Coach Simple, Play Fast, Win. But what does that really mean? Continue reading “Coaching Philosophy: Coach Simple. Play Fast. Win. | FBCP S04 Episode 03”
The 3-4 Defense System can shut down your opponents next season with a simple approach to creating complexity.
JDFB 3-4 Defense System Alignments PDF
The 3-4 Defense has become increasingly popular because of the flexibility to defend everything from downhill rushing attacks to elaborate Spread Option and RPO offenses. In today’s episode we’re going to look and the 3-4 Defense System that is a part of JDFB Insider. Continue reading “Coaching the 3-4 Defense System | FBCP S04 Episode 02”
There’s a lot of moving parts to being a Head Football Coach. Here are some of the critical lessons I learned this season.
12 Head Coach Lessons 2018 PDF Document
2018 was my first season as a Head Football Coach. Overall the year was successful, but there was a lot of learning. I’ll share some of the lessons learned that weren’t in the manual when I started on the job. Continue reading “12 Lessons Learned as a First Year Head Football Coach | FBCP S04 Episode 01”