Coaching Run-And-Shoot Football (Paperback)
by Al Black (Author)
By Edmond E. Seay III (Brussels, Belgium) - See all my reviews
This is the source -- the only text available to most coaches that lays out the (still-)revolutionary Mouse Davis Run and Shoot offense. Since Coach Davis never got around to writing such a book, we should be very glad that Al Black decided to do so.
It's all here -- the pass route packages like Slide, Go, Smash, Switch and Choice, plus the supplemental running game to the single back, and various screens, draws and shovel passes. Coach Black adds his expertise to one of the two major variants of the Run and Shoot still being played with great success -- the Spread Option Run and Shoot -- in the form of some truly devastating play-action passes off of the powerful inside veer fake to the single back.
(The other modern Run and Shoot variation that's achieving success at the high school and college level is the Triple Shoot offense, which combines the Run and Shoot route packages with the fly/jet/speed sweep series, maintaining the Davis philosophy of complexity through simplicity. Coach Black's book does not cover this variation, however.)
It is possible to set up a functioning R&S offense using Coach Black's book alone -- I know several coaches who have done so with great success.
Tiger Ellison. Mouse Davis. June Jones. John Jenkins.
These are names we have associated with the Run and Shoot. Love them or hate them, these guys have been a part of the revolution. The Shoot is explained in detail in Coach Black's book. The key to making this offense work is the adjustments and reads made at the line before the snap and after the snap. Coach Black pays special attention to these adjustments and the QB and receiver techniques involved.
Attacking Modern Defenses With Belly Option Football
Authors: Al Black, Bill Manlove
Publication Date: March 1985
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
Dimensions: 9.5"H x 6.5"W x 1"D; 1 lbs.
List Price: $27.95
Pro-Style Multiple Defense for High School Football
Author: Al Black
Format: Paperback, 116 pages
Publication Date: January 2000
Publisher: Harding Pr
Dimensions: 9"H x 6"W x 0.5"D; 0.45 lbs.
List Price: $18.00
al black was the most innovative high school football coach in america over the last quarter of the 20th century. our high school playbook ran over 250 pages. anybody who wants to coach football at any level ought to have his books on his library shelves.
i learned about football from a master. the finest compliment i ever received in my life despite being magna cum laude, and validictorian of my university was when after i had won the most valuble player in my county football all star game, was having al black shake my hand and said it was the best played game he ever saw an offensive center play. it was equvalent to an "atta' boy" from richard feynman.