As I re-configure (as described in my previous posts) the METHOD in which the offense is delivered, I am, time and again, brought back to the fundamental reasons I *loved* the run and shoot offense to begin with:
- An economy of concepts
- Efficient teaching
- Having an answer to the defense you are confronted with ON THAT PLAY, not the next play, when the defense has a chance to adjust
- Balance, in the true sense of what it should be offensively
From my first coaching stop, no matter what the presentation (the presence of TE/ H-Back/ Fullbacks, multiple shifting and formations), the foundation, principles of attack, and route structures -- all had it's roots springing from the Run 'N Shoot. There was, admittedly, the real danger of being considered for jobs in declaring my passing game to be "Run and Shoot" -- so I described my offense as a "multiple offense that blends quick-rhythm passing with the ability to adjust to coverages" -- I smirk as I type this now. :)
As I go back through all the film and notes I've gathered from clients, study material from various offenses across the country, and update my teaching materials (such as the PowerPoint slides above), I inevitably come back to the notion that the Run and Shoot provides some of the simplest, most effective, and easiest to learn methods for attacking defenses.
Until then -- enjoy this clip of June Jones covering 60 Z GO....