RPOs From Stacks and Compressed Formations

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

By Mike Kuchar
Senior Research Manager
X&O Labs
Twitter: @MikekKuchar



The following research was conducted in part of XandOLabs.com special report on “Designing RPO Systems.” Continue reading for more information on this study.

Editor’s Note: Former Nassau Community College head coach Joe Osovet will use stack and stack extend formations in his RPO concepts to manipulate both man and zone coverages. He details these formations below:

Stack and Stack Extend: Joe Osovet

Our "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.