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THE SPIN OFFENSE: EXPANDING THE ROLE OF THE FULLBACK

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© August, 2008


by Dale Weiner
Head Coach, Catholic High School Baton Rouge, LA

One of the true strengths of the Spin Offense is that it is a four back attack. The quarterback, either slot back, or the fullback, could potentially carry the ball. In order to provide more balance and keep the defense on their heels, we are going to be expanding the role of our fullback.
 

   When we first installed the Spin Offense in the play-offs of 2001, we primarily used our fullback as a lead blocker or someone to fill for pulling linemen. He would occasionally receive a direct snap from center to run a hard dive. In addition, we installed a Spin Screen in which the fullback slid backside to protect the QB's blind side, then released for the screen pass  (See Diagram 1).

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