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Packaged RPOs in Stack Formations

Sep 29, 2016 | Offense, Compressed Formations, Post-Snap Manipulations, RPO's, Formation Structures

By Joe Osovet
Head Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Nassau Community College (NY)
Twitter: @coachosovet

 

Introduction:

osovetOur "Stack" and "Stack Extend" concept is something we benefited greatly from in our spread no huddle offense in 2015. The alignment and built-in manipulations (RPOs) packaged with our read game allow us to severely stress safeties and overhang players both pre and post snap.
Additional Attributes:

  • Gives offensive linemen and quarterbacks a nice clear picture of the box.
  • Creates more explosive plays in run game, as a result of outside hash-aligned safeties.
  • Limits stem disguises by defense.

Alignment:

We have the ability, regardless of personnel grouping, to line up in our stack or stack extend configuration at any given point during the game. All alignment communication is signaled in from the sideline.

Stack alignment:

Any double or triple width wide receiver alignment (2x2-Trips open, Trips closed, etc.)

  • Ball in the middle of the field – WR will align on the bottom of numbers.
  • Ball is on the hash
    • Field side: WR aligns bottom numbers/3 yard from sideline. This is predicated on secondary manipulation built in off of "pull read."
    • Boundary side: WR aligns 3 yards from sideline

Stack Extend:

  • Ball in the middle of the field – WR will align on the top of numbers.
  • Ball is on the hash
    • Field side: WR point man splits hash/numbers
    • Boundary side: WR aligns 3 yards from sideline

Objective:

Make overhang players declare if they want to be a box player and separate safeties outside hashes to be late in run support.