Power RPO Play

If you’re looking for a power RPO play then check out how we execute our power run play with a run and pass option in the spread offense. This play and several others came to fruition because my starting QB unexpectedly couldn’t practice and I had immediately turn to our back up QB….one of our WRs. To help our WR adjust to having to play QB, I quickly installed some wildcat style schemes with direct snaps to our RB. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it in our offense permanently and use it when our starting QB was available again.

In our Power RPO play, the QB will line up behind center and the RB will line up over the LG. Near the end of the cadence, the QB will shift over the RG and the RB will shift behind the center ready to receive the snap. The QB handles the cadence the entire time.

Below is what our Power RPO looks like.

LTStep into the B gap to provide help and then hinge to wall off the C gap
LGSkip pull in power wrapping tight around the double team on the front side for the play side Linebacker
CDown block into the backside gap
RGDeuce block with RT. Eyes on the backside linebacker, if he shoots A gap then come off the Deuce for to pick up the LB
RTDeuce block with the RG. Goal should be to help the RG knock the DT into the next gap over. Eyes on the backside linebacker, if he works over the hump then come off the deuce to cut off the backside linebacker
YKick out the play side DE
TReceive the Snap and read the first LB to the play side. If he’s downhill, throw to the QB. If he widens with QB, then run power. If there’s uncertainty in the read, run power.
QSwing out and get width expecting the pass from RB.

Here’s a clip of what our Power RPO play looks like in action

Power RPO Play

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