The Single Wing Offense, Hottest Thing Going Now Even in the NFL

The Single Wing Offense is the Hottest Thing In Football Right Now

Single Wing Football is developing huge amounts at a time at the adolescent level, however what about all the buzz about it now at the High School, College and even NFL level? What’s truly going on with this? Sports Illustrated even did an exceptionally complimenting piece on the Single Wing in their December 2008 Issue.

Why Now?
A lot of this recently discovered consideration can most likely be ascribed to the “Television” factor. Most mentors are copycat trailblazers, they see something that works, the adjust it a piece to what they are doing now or the staff they have set up and viola a new “Single Wing” series is conceived. A decade prior the main Single Wing groups you could at any point see on TV were in High School State Championship games on nearby TV. Assuming you were truly fortunate you could get a pined for VHS duplicate of a young group running the offense in some distant land. Thank heavens those days are no more. Presently we have u-cylinder and message sheets where you can see heaps of youth and High School groups running the Single Wing offense. Be that as it may, what is a higher priority than the multiplication of fruitful High School and Youth groups it is the “Saturday-Sunday” element to run the Single Wing.

The “Saturday Sunday Effect”
Many mentors, guardians and players don’t think an offense is “authentic” until they see their #1 College or NFL groups running the offense. It’s a “trick” offense until they see it on TV. Todays hostile master/crazy lab rat of school football is a man by the name of Urban Meyer. In the event that you take a gander at the meetings he has given about his offense he’s a shameless Single Wing man from his initial days at Bowling Green. At Bowling Green he had a player by the name of Josh Harris, a half back Meyer moved to “QB” in his Senior season. Harris lead the country in scoring for a large portion of that season.

Well presently mentor Meyer has altogether more ability as the Head mentor of the Florida Gators and what’s going on with he? He’s running the Single Wing with his Heisman Trophy champ Tim Tebow at the controls in any event, restoring a couple of bygone era Single Wing top picks including the Jump pass.

The Single Wing got enormous TV openness last year with the Heisman race, It boiled down to two players that were both exemplary Single Wing Tailbacks, Tim Tebow and Darren McFadden from Arkansas.

Who Has Joined the Mini Band Wagon?
Some other school groups utilizing the Single Wing this year:

Clemson: The consider it the “Steed” with running backs James Davis and CJ Spiller taking snaps.

Missouri; They call it Rucker right and Rucker left, getting the ball to Tight End Martin Rucker. Missouri did likewise with Wide Out Jeremy Maclin.

Nebraska-They consider it the “Joker” with running back Marlon Lucky taking snaps, He has even tossed a Jump pass for a TD this season.

Pitt: They call it the Wildcat with running back LeSean McCoy taking snaps.

California: Running back Justin Forsett taking direct snaps including 2 for scores against Arizona.

Colorado-Rack-Luck is what they call it, with running back Demetrius Snyder taking direct snaps.

Georgia Tech-Running back Tashard joker123 Choice taking direct snaps.

Miami-Running back Graig Cooper taking direct snaps.

Texas A&M-The J-Train, with running back Javorskie Lane taking snaps.

Mississippi-Houston Nutt considers his the “Wild Rebel”

So having only two groups, Florida and Arkansas running the Single Wing in 2008 has produced a whole run of school groups using the Single Wing offense in some measure part of the time only one year after the fact.

Indeed, even the NFL Follows
Yet, the greatest proliferator of the Single Wing most likely needs to go to the previous hapless Miami Dolphins. After a 1-15 season last year, the Dolphins are only one game out of the lead in their Division this season. All the more significantly, the Dolphins disclosed their variant of the Single Wing offense to break the New England Patriots 15 game customary season win streak. Returning running Ronnie Brown at the Single Wing “Quarterback” position and placing Quarterback Pennington in the Slot. Brown ran for 4 scores off of direct snaps and even tossed for a score pass against the perplexed Patriot guard.

This didn’t end up being a one hit wonder, as the Dolphins have kept on utilizing their “Wildcat” series in each game since revealing it against the strong Patriots. What did we find before very long out of other NFL groups? More Single Wing series plays from the Ravens, Bears and Jets to give some examples.

The Youth Football Implications
What’s the significance here to you as an adolescent mentor? The Single Wing is as yet a specialty offense, utilized by under 3% of youth football crews the nation over. While you actually enjoy the benefit of running something most groups don’t see all the time, hope to see a greater amount of it since it has been “honored” by the Saturday-Sunday peculiarity.