Contents
The Split Back Veer Football Offense
Contents
Contents......................................................................................................................  3
Figures........................................................................................................................  8
1 OVERVIEW.............................................................................  16
History.......................................................................................................................  16
Veer Offense
............................................................................................................  16
Split Back Veer
.........................................................................................................  18
Split Veer Teams
......................................................................................................  19
Why Did I Write This?
...........................................................................................  19
Summary
...................................................................................................................  20
2 VEER BACKGROUND............................................................  20
Split Back.................................................................................................................  20
Wishbone
.................................................................................................................  21
I & Flexbone
............................................................................................................  22
Not Talking About…
.............................................................................................  22
3 VEER BASICS.......................................................................  23
Line Splits.................................................................................................................  23
Back Alignment
.......................................................................................................  23
Hole Numbering
......................................................................................................  24
Series Numbering
.....................................................................................................  24
4 DEFENSIVE BASICS..............................................................  25
Counting Numbers...................................................................................................  25
Defensive Secondary
...............................................................................................  27
Defensive Line
...........................................................................................................  28
Keep the Line Honest
...............................................................................................  28
5 FORMATIONS........................................................................  29
Overview....................................................................................................................  29
Formations
.................................................................................................................  29
Spread Sets
.................................................................................................................  30
6 USING FORMATIONS...........................................................  31
Overview....................................................................................................................  31
Pro
...............................................................................................................................  31
Twin
............................................................................................................................  31
Tight
...........................................................................................................................  32
Over
.............................................................................................................................  33
Wide
...........................................................................................................................  33
1-Back
.........................................................................................................................  33
7 OUTSIDE VEER......................................................................  40
Overview....................................................................................................................  40
Backfield
.....................................................................................................................  40
Line
..............................................................................................................................  41
8 INSIDE VEER..........................................................................  44
Overview....................................................................................................................  44
Backfield
.....................................................................................................................  44
Line
..............................................................................................................................  44
Inside Veer Str/Wk
....................................................................................................  45
9 MIDLINE VEER/OPTION.......................................................  50
Overview.....................................................................................................................  50
Midline Veer
...............................................................................................................  50
Backfield
.....................................................................................................................  50
Line
..............................................................................................................................  50
Midline Veer Wk/Str
..................................................................................................  51
Midline Option
...........................................................................................................  54
Backfield
......................................................................................................................  54
Line
...............................................................................................................................  54
Midline Reading
..........................................................................................................  54
10 LEAD OPTION........................................................................  57
Overview.......................................................................................................................  57
Lead Option
..................................................................................................................  57
11 COUNTER DIVE & OPTION....................................................  60
Overview.......................................................................................................................  60
Counter Dive
................................................................................................................  60
Backfield
.......................................................................................................................  60
Line
................................................................................................................................  60
Counter Option
............................................................................................................  62
Backfield
.......................................................................................................................  62
Blocking
.......................................................................................................................  62
12 BASE RUN..............................................................................  64
Overview......................................................................................................................  64
Dive Plays
...................................................................................................................  64
Base Run
.....................................................................................................................  64
Summary
......................................................................................................................  64
13 DIVE PLAYS..........................................................................  65
Overview.....................................................................................................................  65
Quick Trap
..................................................................................................................  65
Wedge
.........................................................................................................................  66
Base, Cutback, & G
...................................................................................................  66
Base Execution
...........................................................................................................  67
14 BASE RUN............................................................................  68
Overview.....................................................................................................................  75
Power
..........................................................................................................................  75
Counter
.......................................................................................................................  75
Pitch/Give
..................................................................................................................  76
Isolation
.....................................................................................................................  76
15 WEDGE SCHEMES...............................................................  81
Overview.....................................................................................................................  81
Wedge
.........................................................................................................................  81
Wedge Attack
............................................................................................................  81
Keep It Simple
............................................................................................................  81
16 RUSHING OFFENSE RATIONALE.......................................  84
Overview....................................................................................................................  84
Turnovers, No Gains, & Loss of Yards
..................................................................  84
Short Yardage Efficiency
..........................................................................................  85
Keep Ball, Milk Clock
................................................................................................  86
Jack Reed Example
.....................................................................................................  86
Demoralize Defenses
.................................................................................................  88
Discipline
.....................................................................................................................  88
17 PASSING GAME...................................................................  89
Overview.....................................................................................................................  89
The 4 Phases of the Passing Game
.........................................................................  89
18 PLAY ACTION PASSING.......................................................  90
Veer Ride Passes........................................................................................................  90
19 SPRINT-OUT PASSING.........................................................  95
Sprint Out Pass...........................................................................................................  95
20 QUICK & DROP PASSING....................................................  98
Overview......................................................................................................................  98
Quick Passing.............................................................................................................  98
Drop Back Passing.....................................................................................................  98
Conclusion..................................................................................................................  99
21 2-BACK GUN......................................................................  102
Overview..................................................................................................................  102
Veer/Lead Opt
..........................................................................................................  102
Counter Opt/Midline
...............................................................................................  103
Regular Run
.............................................................................................................  103
All Passing
...............................................................................................................  103
Diagrams
...................................................................................................................  103
22 LOADED FRONTS..............................................................  107
Overview...................................................................................................................  107
Bear Fronts
................................................................................................................  107
Gap Fronts
.................................................................................................................  107
Checking
....................................................................................................................  108
Weaknesses
..............................................................................................................  108
Rules
..........................................................................................................................  108
23 BACKFIELD DRILLS..........................................................  111
Overview....................................................................................................................  111
Supplies
......................................................................................................................  111
Stance & Start
............................................................................................................  111
Dive & Quarterback Attack Paths
.........................................................................  112
Mesh Point/Read
.....................................................................................................  112
Pitch & Pitch Path
....................................................................................................  113
Pitch/Dive Skeleton
.................................................................................................  114
Rules & Problems
.....................................................................................................  115
Veer Drills
..................................................................................................................  117
24 LINE DRILLS......................................................................  118
Overview.................................................................................................................  118
Line Understanding
...............................................................................................  118
Stance & Start
..........................................................................................................  118
BEEF Progression
...................................................................................................  119
Blast Off
....................................................................................................................  119
Explode
......................................................................................................................  119
Elevate
.......................................................................................................................  119
Finish
.........................................................................................................................  119
Blocking Progression
..............................................................................................  120
Feet/Hands
...............................................................................................................  120
Positions
...................................................................................................................  120
Contact
......................................................................................................................  121
Full Blocking
.............................................................................................................  121



Recovery...................................................................................................................  122
Blocks
........................................................................................................................  122
Scheme Review
........................................................................................................  123
25 PERSONNEL.......................................................................  125
Overview....................................................................................................................  125
Quarterback
...............................................................................................................  125
Running Backs
.........................................................................................................  125
All Line
......................................................................................................................  126
Receivers
..................................................................................................................  126
26 CONCLUSION.....................................................................  127
Split Veer...................................................................................................................  127
Final Thoughts
.........................................................................................................  127
Conclusion
................................................................................................................  127
27 BIBLIOGRAPHY..................................................................  128
Books/Articles..........................................................................................................  128
Videos/DVD/Emails
..................................................................................................  128
28 INDEX..................................................................................  129