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© April, 2005
Down Belly With Variations Powers Offense Downfield

by Denny Diericx
Offensive Line Coach, Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.

ONE OF THE principles on which our offense is based is to have a “series approach” style of attack. A series, to us, is a package of plays comprised of an inside play, an outside play, a play-action pass, a counter and a quarterback keep.

The Down is a part of the Belly series that has the fullback running off-tackle or the QB faking to the FB and either running the option or passing.

The success of the Down play is based on the angle blocking at the point of attack and the ability of the FB to strike quickly and with power.

When attacked with the complementary plays in this series, an opposing defense is put into conflict.

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