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Diamond T Offense. What is it? Pros & Cons?

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Mulerider4Life:
Subject explains it all.

Made:
IMO

Pros:
Misdirection on every play
Defenses have to account for 4 different ball carriers each play
Can/will attack every gap created where a lot of spread offenses tend to stay outside the a gaps
Shortens length of game takes conditioning out of the equation when playing opponents with more players
Great play action opportunities
Only need 3 yards per play and tend to be more patient

Cons
Extremely run heavy allows teams to load box
Misdirection plays tend to take longer to develop meaning lineman need to sustain blocks longer
Like any other run heavy offense hard to make up ground when behind
Penalties hurt more and more discipline needed
3rd-7+ tends to be auto pass with generally a limited passing game

There may be someone more knowledgeable about the system who could fill you in better, from the outside looking in thatís what I see.

beach bum:
I remember that Perry kid from Pottsville being a stud duel threat QB in this type of run heavy, 3 back system about a half decade ago or so... That was one example seeing it in person ran almost to perfection how good he was at it. You would have to worry so much about him keeping on the outside and their blasts up the gut that I witnessed multiple times a simple off tackle, run play busting it for 60 yards with no one in the area. These run heavy offenses can put a defense to sleep and then they pop the most simple run for a long TD. I still appreciate these type of offenses in the new spread age.

BisonFan1:

--- Quote from: beach bum on March 21, 2018, 02:12:11 pm ---I remember that Perry kid from Pottsville being a stud duel threat QB in this type of run heavy, 3 back system about a half decade ago or so... That was one example seeing it in person ran almost to perfection how good he was at it. You would have to worry so much about him keeping on the outside and their blasts up the gut that I witnessed multiple times a simple off tackle, run play busting it for 60 yards with no one in the area. These run heavy offenses can put a defense to sleep and then they pop the most simple run for a long TD. I still appreciate these type of offenses in the new spread age.

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Don't know if this will help or not, but our football coach at Carlisle runs the Diamond T.  You might try to email him or maybe call the school and see if he can offer some insight. 

HorseFeathers:

--- Quote from: beach bum on March 21, 2018, 02:12:11 pm ---I remember that Perry kid from Pottsville being a stud duel threat QB in this type of run heavy, 3 back system about a half decade ago or so... That was one example seeing it in person ran almost to perfection how good he was at it. You would have to worry so much about him keeping on the outside and their blasts up the gut that I witnessed multiple times a simple off tackle, run play busting it for 60 yards with no one in the area. These run heavy offenses can put a defense to sleep and then they pop the most simple run for a long TD. I still appreciate these type of offenses in the new spread age.

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I may be wrong but I think that was the dead T...which leaves the QB under center, whereas the diamond has him in a shotgun.  When Coach Rust was at Hector he did have an all state receiver out of the run heavy dead T....

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