TFP 127: Split Those Big Boys Out There

Do you want to run the Spread Air Raid Offense but are afraid of the wide offensive linemen splits?

Do you not understand the benefits of the wide splits in the Air Raid Offense?

Do you want to know how to counter defenses who try to attack your wide offensive linemen splits?

If you answers ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then you need to listen to this episode of Talking Football with Coach McKie.

You’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why you need to use wide offensive linemen splits
  • What to do when defenses try to shoot the gaps
  • How wide splits helps short quarterbacks throw better
  • How to get your offensive linemen to line up correctly

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Comments on TFP 127: Split Those Big Boys Out There

  1. charlie says:

    I fully agree with the concept of having wide splits for our O line.

    One of my bigger corrections is to stay on most of them for getting too tight.

  2. Josh Loy says:

    How does the wide splits affect your run game, we run a lot of gap scheme, outside zone run game scheme.

    1. It helps our run game. Opens up more room for the running back to make moves.

  3. Coach P says:

    Wide splits are great if you don’t have a great OL. I started this one year when I just had 5 good kids with average strength who wanted to play. These splits really helped our running game. We run a Pistol option game, Veer, Midline, Shade Midline and some Zone option. What teams started to do to combat wide splits is bring their LBers into the gaps. Well that just our blocking assignment simpler, be it run/pass. My OL now new where everyone was and all they did was execute their blocks. Last 2 years I went away from them and we did OK, went back to it this year and OL looks good again. I have 1 senior, 3 juniors and 1 sophomore all first year OL. It has really helped them. You would be doing a disservice to yourself and team if you did not at least look at it and try it at practice. My DC hates going against us with these splits.

    1. I agree coach. Coaches need try wide splits first before bad mouthing them.

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