Spreading the Field with the Wing-T
© February, 2010
by Seth Messier Head Junior Varsity Coach Garden City High School (NY)
Adjusting the traditional Wing-T to meet the demands of the modern spread offense
With the pressure on today’s offensive game plans to spread the field by putting their best athletes in space and create match-up problems for the defense, Wing-T or “Bucksweep” coaches have found themselves having to either adjust their offense or abandon it completely. For coaches who have enjoyed tremendous success with the Wing-T offense, it is hard to change the game plan and philosophy entirely. With this in mind, I have developed some strategies that have allowed us to spread the field and have the same success, without switching entirely to a spread-style offense.
Much of my offense is based on the Delaware Wing-T. The Wing-T is a progression-based offense. This does not mean that our plays are run in any pre-set order. Rather, within each offensive series the defense is threatened along several points at the snap of the ball. These ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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