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Get Educated: Excellent Examination Of The Spread Option/”Wreckbone” Offense

September 22, 2010
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Even Paul Johnson's dry erase board lives in fear of him.

Via PackPride.com, here are a series of excellent posts over at thebirddog.wordpress.com that do an excellent job breaking down Paul Johnson’s (and Navy’s) version of the spread option and what makes it so effective.

http://thebirddog.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/other-peoples-rivalries-and-the-futility-of-defending-against-the-wishbone/

http://thebirddog.wordpress.com/2007/10/05/reading-is-fundamental/

http://thebirddog.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/the-midline-option/

There’s plenty of text to digest, but there are some excellent, charts, still frame examples and videos to clarify the finer points. For those of you (like myself) who’ve never played in an option offense (be it, triple, wishbone, spread or what have you) these are some great resources for getting a feel for the “simple complexity” of Johnson’s offense.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2010 11:24 pm

    lol – i guess JamesHEnderson cribbed my posts of The Wolf Web and posted them on PP. Hey James, give a H/T where a H/T is due – even if it’s from the lowly TWW 🙂

    • September 23, 2010 9:44 am

      Those sneaky Jameses…can’t trust ’em!

      I’ll give you one!

  2. September 23, 2010 8:08 pm

    ahh – I think my comment was a little misconstrued. I meant I linked it over on TWW. The blog is written by Mike, not me. I schlep around there and bask in his reflected glow of option knowledge. Sorry for the confusion – if you could give him the kudos and edit me out it would be much appreciated.

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