The Single Wing Football Offense
Contents
Contents
Contents......................................................................................................................  3
Figures
.........................................................................................................................  7
1 OVERVIEW................................................................................11
The Single Wing.......................................................................................................  11
The Running Game...................................................................................................  11
My Introduction.......................................................................................................  12
Plymouth High School & Deception.....................................................................  12
My Single Wing Trial...............................................................................................  13
Giles High School & Power Running Game..........................................................  14
Why Did I Write This..............................................................................................  14
That Being Said….....................................................................................................  14
Summary.....................................................................................................................  15
2 THE SINGLE WING ADVANTAGE..............................................16
Unorthodox................................................................................................................  16
Formation...................................................................................................................  16
Detailed Formation Schematics...............................................................................  17
Reasoning...................................................................................................................  17
Blocking Openings....................................................................................................  17
Single Wing Holes....................................................................................................  19
3 SINGLE WING VS DOUBLE WING............................................19
Key Differences.........................................................................................................  19
Back Depth.................................................................................................................  19
Blocking Intention.....................................................................................................  20
Misdirection & Deception.......................................................................................  20
Line Splits...................................................................................................................  20
4 PLAY SERIES............................................................................21
40’s Straight Series...................................................................................................  21
30’s Buck Series........................................................................................................  21
50’s/70’s Full/Twin Spin Series..............................................................................  22
10’s/20’s Wing/Tail ½ Spin Series.........................................................................  23
60’s Weak Series.......................................................................................................  24
Reasoning..................................................................................................................  25
Review........................................................................................................................  25
5 DIFFERENT BLOCKING SCHEMES.........................................26
Overview....................................................................................................................  26
Complete Scheme......................................................................................................  26
Important Notes.......................................................................................................  26
Single Wing Materials............................................................................................  27
6 LONG-SIDE POWER RUNNING..............................................28
Overview...................................................................................................................  28
Power: 2 & 4 Hole....................................................................................................  28
Coaching Points......................................................................................................  33
7 MISDIRECTION TO LONG-SIDE.............................................33
Overview..................................................................................................................  33
2 & 4 Hole Plays......................................................................................................  33
8 MISDIRECTION TO INTERIOR...............................................41
Overview..................................................................................................................  41
The 6 Hole T-Trap...................................................................................................  41
The 8 & 7 Hole Traps.............................................................................................  46
The 5 Hole T-Trap..................................................................................................  53
9 MISDIRECTION TO SHORT-SIDE...........................................57
Overview..................................................................................................................  57
3 & 1 Hole Plays......................................................................................................  57
1 Hole Notes............................................................................................................  64
Play Diagram Notes................................................................................................  64
10 THE WEDGE..........................................................................65
Overview..................................................................................................................  65
Wedge......................................................................................................................  65
11 DIFFERENT SOURCES........................................................70
The Caldwell Book.................................................................................................  70
Aldrich Books.........................................................................................................  70
Many Differences...................................................................................................  70
Blocking...................................................................................................................  71
1 Hole.......................................................................................................................  71
3 Hole.......................................................................................................................  72
5 Hole.......................................................................................................................  72
7 Hole.......................................................................................................................  73
6 Hole.......................................................................................................................  73
4 Hole.......................................................................................................................  73
2 Hole.......................................................................................................................  73
Final Aldrich Notes................................................................................................  74
12 PLAY ACTION PASSING......................................................74
Long-side Passing.................................................................................................  74
Short-side Passing.................................................................................................  78
Cup Protection........................................................................................................  80
Cup Passing............................................................................................................  81
13 SINGLE WING PROBLEMS..................................................83
Overview..................................................................................................................  83
6-Technique End.....................................................................................................  83
Athletes & Skill Level............................................................................................  83
Reasoning................................................................................................................  86
Element of Time.......................................................................................................  86
Single Wing Readiness.........................................................................................  88
14 DRILLING THE CENTER SNAP............................................91
Overview..................................................................................................................  91
Initial Steps..............................................................................................................  91
Precision Snaps.......................................................................................................  91
Other Snaps.............................................................................................................  92
15 BACKFIELD TECHNIQUES...................................................93
Overview..................................................................................................................  93
Spin Footwork.........................................................................................................  93
Spin Ball Handling..................................................................................................  95
The Buck Maneuver...............................................................................................  96
Power Technique....................................................................................................  97
16 BLOCKING SCHEME REVIEW.............................................98
17 LINE DRILLS.......................................................................100
Base Block Drill......................................................................................................  100
Applied Drills.........................................................................................................  101
Base Play Bird Dog...............................................................................................  102
Wedge Drill............................................................................................................  103
Pass Play Bird Dog...............................................................................................  103
18 BACK DRILLS.....................................................................104
Ball Control............................................................................................................  104
Backs Group Base.................................................................................................  104
Backs Group Skill...................................................................................................  105
Backs/Ends Pass...................................................................................................  107
19 TEAM..................................................................................108
Team Bird-Dog......................................................................................................  108
Base Plays..............................................................................................................  108
Wrist Bands...........................................................................................................  108
Basic Team.............................................................................................................  108
20 WRISTBANDS, SNAP COUNT, & AUDIBLES....................109



Why Do It?............................................................................................................  109
Hurry Up.................................................................................................................  110
Organization...........................................................................................................  110
My Wristbands......................................................................................................  110
Explanation.............................................................................................................  113
Snap Count.............................................................................................................  113
Audibles..................................................................................................................  114
21 PRACTICE ORGANIZATION................................................114
Overview..................................................................................................................  114
Fundamentals (15)..................................................................................................  114
Group Period (25)....................................................................................................  115
Team (40).................................................................................................................  115
22 PLAYERS & POSITIONS.......................................................115
The Linemen............................................................................................................  115
The Backs................................................................................................................  116
Center........................................................................................................................  117
Quickness................................................................................................................  117
Consistency............................................................................................................  117
Tight Ends...............................................................................................................  117
Backs.........................................................................................................................  118
23 CONCLUSION......................................................................  119
The Single Wing System.......................................................................................  119
Final Thoughts........................................................................................................  119
Conclusion...............................................................................................................  119
24 BIBLIOGRAPHY....................................................................120
Books.......................................................................................................................  120
Videos/DVD’s.........................................................................................................  121
Personal Correspondence......................................................................................  121
25 INDEX.....................................................................................122