Top Five Formations Nebraska Should Use In 2012 (Updated With #2)
I'll be doing a five day series this week, counting down from #5.
First up: The Ace Formation
No. 5: Ace Formation
: Quarterback and one running back
: Three wide receivers, one tight end or two wide receivers and two tight ends
: Quincy Enunwa, Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner, Kyler Reed/Ben Cotton, Rex Burkhead/Ameer Abdullah
The Ace formation’s signature is the backfield setup. The quarterback is under center and one running back is five to six yards back. The variation comes in the number of wide receivers and tight ends.
This formation allows a team to line up as many as four wide receivers while leaving the option of multiple tight ends allowing a team to utilize it in a variety of ways, from deep passes to outside runs.
I'd like to see us in the the victory formation every game.
Originally Posted by gutterputt
-1. this infers we're never on the right side of a blowout, and I want to BLOW THEM ALL OUT!
Gotta use a couple others on the way there.
Originally Posted by gutterputt
1. Kickoff Formation
2. Extra Point formation
3. Punt Return Formation
4. Goal line offense formation
5. Victory formation
In that order.
As opposed to the goal line defense formation?
Originally Posted by RedPhoenix
I understand what you are doing but IMO it is difficult to conjure up a discussion without comparison to other formations.
Originally Posted by BornToBeRed
Besides the description of the Ace Formation is pretty generic ... one back with 2 or 3 WRs and 2 or 1 TEs.
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Well, all I know is we need to see more of the Diamond Formation.
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It's not meant to be comprehensive by any means. An in-depth look isn't the purpose of the series. Rather, it identifies a few of the common formations, who could be used, and types of plays that could be called from within the formation.
Originally Posted by wcbsas
On the description, I acknowledge the brevity. Frankly, there are tons of ways the Huskers could rearrange the personnel for different calls. But again, this isn't meant to be end-to-end.
As for discussion, I'm open to talking the aspects of the formations. I'll be posting the rest of this series in this thread as they're put up. I'd love to have some back and forth on X's and O's.
Number 4 on the list is the Shotgun. In particular, I take a look at two sets: 3 WRs/2 RBs and 5 WRs. That 3/2 set includes one of the best plays of 2011, in my opinion.
I don't care what the formation is as long as it works. If I were Beck I'd watch Chip Kelly Oregon and Rich Rodriguez West Virginia tape all summer. Those offenses run the ball well and I think that is Nebraska's strength.
Number 3: The Pistol
If nothing else, read for what I want to see in our offense that we inexplicably haven't. I don't mention it in the article -- but Russell Wilson NAILED us for a touchdown with it last year.
Base Personnel: Quarterback and one Running Back
Additional Personnel: Three wide receivers and one tight end or two wide receivers and two tight ends
Suggested Players: Quincy Enunwa, Kenny Bell, Jamal Turner, Kyler Reed/Ben Cotton, Rex Burkhead/Ameer Abdullah
Unleashed in 2004, the Pistol formation is the brainchild of Chris Ault, head coach of the University of Nevada. With this formation as their primary set, the Wolfpack was the first school to record three 1,000 yard rushers in a single season with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and running backs Luke Lippincott and Vai Taua.
The formation features the quarterback three to four yards back from the center with the lone running back approximately three yards behind him.
Feel free to elaborate. I'd hate to assume anything.
Originally Posted by Greatest Fan of All