SPREAD OFFENSE Ryan Head
What is the spread offense? • An offensive football scheme used by all levels of the sport. • The point of the spread offense is to “spread” the defense out. • Offenses usually use receiver sets of 3, 4 and up to 5 receivers.
Notable teams that use the spread • Houston Cougars • Oregon Ducks • West Virginia • The 2007 New England Patriots • The Greatest Show on Turf • Oklahoma State Cowboys • Texas Tech Raiders • Multiple high schools across the country
Benefits of the Spread • Using multiple receivers to spread out the defense opens lanes for the pass and run games.
Benefits (cont.) • Usually, the quarterback will be in shotgun. • No-huddle offense. • Quicker reads, more time to throw. • Speed, speed, speed.
Oregon ducks • One of the most notable spread offenses in the country. • During last years BCS Championship game, they ran a play about every 13 seconds. • Named the fastest football team in the NCAA. • #6 team in the nation in total offense.