Fundamental Plays and their Derivatives (Chip Kelly/Mark Helfrich/Scott Frost)

Fundamental Plays and their Derivatives (Chip Kelly/Mark Helfrich/Scott Frost) Oregon Offense

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–1. White Paper: Coach Chip Kelly Explains the Oregon Spread Offense
http://fishduck.com/2012/04/coach-chip-kelly-explains-the-oregon-spread-offense/
Text Analysis Published 4-02-2012
FishDuck.com received special permission from Coaches Choice to reprint this content for the benefit of fans to better understand the University of Oregon Ducks offense, and to show that FISHDUCK IS NOT GIVING AWAY OREGON’S SECRETS!!! This information is already available to the public.

 

–2. White Paper: The Fish Report: Mysteries of our Offense
http://fishduck.com/2011/06/the-fish-report-mysteries-of-our-offense/
Text Analysis  (Pictures need to be added) Published 6-13-2011
This article outlines the beginning of our discussion of the basic plays of the Oregon Spread Offense in the summer of 2010. Oregon went on to play in the National Championship game that year and the following summer was the beginning of FishDuck.com.

 

–3. Special Report: Chip Kelly’s New Universal Formation
http://fishduck.com/2012/04/fish-tutorial-5-chip-kellys-new-universal-formation/
Video and Text Analysis Published 4-16-2012
Much of the important basic elements of the unique Oregon Spread Offense have yet to be covered in detail, and this is the first of many new Tutorials on both the offense and defense.

 

–4. OREGON SPREAD OFFENSE TUTORIAL #1: THE INSIDE ZONE READ
http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-oregon-spread-offense-analysis/understanding-the-oregon-offense/first-fish-tutorial-the-inside-zone-read/
Video and Text Analysis Published: Unknown
My friends, this is the most basic play in the Oregon Spread Offense, and the first instructional video I created in the summer of 2011.  We have the actual video, and below that is a text/screenshot explanation of one of most popular instructional football videos ever made.  A MUST for all fans and coaches….

Kevin Cline

Thomas Tyner

 

-5. Oregon “Bangs, Bends, and Bounces” the NEW Inside Zone Read past Stanford
http://fishduck.com/2014/11/oregon-bangs-bends-and-bounces-the-new-inside-zone-read-past-stanford/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 11-07-2014
A wonderful analysis for teaching running backs how to run the Inside Zone with the options of “Banging,” “Bending,” or “Bouncing” within the play.

 

–6. Oregon has an “Open Gap” Zone Read!
http://fishduck.com/2013/11/oregon-has-an-open-gap-zone-read/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 11-26-2013
In the past two years I have noticed a new movement taking place in the backfield that at first I identified as a new “Universal Formation,” and now with new, up-close footage, we can better determine the part it plays in our offensive attack. We see the new version of the “Inside Zone Read!”  

 

-7. Oregon Devises an Inside Zone Read “Counter” Play!
http://fishduck.com/2013/11/oregon-devises-an-inside-zone-read-counter-play/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 11-19-2013
How many times after this last game did you hear media sources other than FishDuck.com declare that, “the Ducks limited Mariota’s running opportunities.”  Or “the Inside Zone Read play is bottled up!”  Let’s take a look at those concepts and especially address the new Inside Zone Read “Counter” play introduced against Utah!

 

-8. Chip Kelly’s “No-Read” Inside Zone Play
http://fishduck.com/2013/01/chip-kellys-no-read-inside-zone-play/
Text Analysis Published 1-15-2013
It seems that sometimes we are not reading or optioning anyone, yet the results on these plays are often quite productive.  The old-school Inside Zone play is a staple of most football teams, and it appears that Chip pulled this old gem out of the playbook to help defeat Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.

 


-9. The Fish Report: Something New from “Dawg” Training
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-dawg-training/
Video Analysis Published 11-07-0211
Oregon shows another wrinkle of the Inside Zone Read to secure the defense to the inside, while adding a twist to going outside. This really worked well for a first time in game-speed!  Directory 2.0, IZR Derivative, STO, OZR

 

-10. The Philadelphia Eagle/Oregon IZR Variation
http://fishduck.com/2013/09/the-philadelphia-eagleoregon-inside-zone-read-variation/
Text Analysis Published 9-24-2013
One of the core philosophies behind the Kelly offense is to be able to do several things with the same formation and play. The Inside Zone Read still appears to be a staple in the offense, but we have noted that it already takes on a few different forms early in the Philadelphia season.

 


-11. How Oregon Protects Mariota with New Play Variations!
http://fishduck.com/2013/12/how-oregon-protects-mariota-with-new-play-variations/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 12-10-2013
Marcus Mariota ran for a couple of first downs and pulled the ball in some Mid-Level Zone Reads.  However, the majority of plays were NOT using the Zone Read by design; how much DID Oregon change their offense?  How much was a blend between the “new” plays and the very old? This article will answer some questions for all of us! (Inside Zone Read, Outside Zone Read, Straddled Triple Option Derivatives)

Kevin Cline

Former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly wanted his offensive linemen to be physically dominating.

 

–12. Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial #2: The Outside Zone Read
http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-oregon-spread-offense-analysis/understanding-the-oregon-offense/a-fish-video-tutorial-the-outside-zone-read/
Video Analysis, published as a page on the site.
While the Inside Zone Read is the #1 Tutorial play in the Oregon Spread Offense, this video analysis is the second most important play and fundamental for coaches, players and fans of teams that run the Spread.

 

-13. The Fish Report: The Outside Zone Read Altered?
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-zone-read-altered/
Video Analysis Published 11-21-2011
It wasn’t until analyzing in DVR slow motion that I could see an unusual challenge thrown at USC that benefited us at the same time! We are also witnessing a transformation of backfield formations that will confound future adversaries and begs us to see what opposing coaches will contend with.

 

–14. The Good, the Bad & the Twist in the Oregon Offense
http://fishduck.com/2013/09/the-good-the-bad-the-twist-in-the-oregon-offense/
Video and Text Analysis Published 9-10-2013
In this second game of 2013, we see three things of note: the return of a major play in the Oregon attack, the disappointment in the results of another foundation play for the Duck offense and an amusing twist seen but once in last year’s offense. (Outside Zone Read and Sweep Read featured)

 

-15. How Oregon Protects Mariota with New Play Variations!
http://fishduck.com/2013/12/how-oregon-protects-mariota-with-new-play-variations/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 12-10-2013
Marcus Mariota ran for a couple of first downs and pulled the ball in some Mid-Level Zone Reads.  However, the majority of plays were NOT using the Zone Read by design; how much DID Oregon change their offense?  How much was a blend between the “new” plays and the very old? This article will answer some questions for all of us! (Inside Zone Read, Outside Zone Read, Straddled Triple Option Derivatives)

 

-16. The Fish Report: New Wrinkles Against Nevada
http://fishduck.com/2011/09/the-fish-report-new-wrinkles-against-nevada/
Video and Text Analysis Published 9-13-2011
This video shows the variations of Zone Read Attack with the Bubble Threat by the wide receivers, but also from the running back going in motion helping the running game. (OZR)

 

-17. The Fish Report: Something New from “Dawg” Training
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-dawg-training/
Video Analysis Published 11-07-0211
Oregon shows another wrinkle of the Inside Zone Read to secure the defense to the inside, while adding a twist to going outside. This really worked well for a first time in game-speed!  Directory 2.0, IZR Derivative, STO, OZR

 

–18. Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial #3: The Power Play
http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-oregon-spread-offense-analysis/understanding-the-oregon-offense/a-fish-video-tutorial-the-power-play/
Video Analysis, published as a page on the site.
This is another one of the major plays at Oregon, as well as most all college football offenses and is a MUST for all to learn from. In this playbook we have some cool variations of this play to follow from this base understanding.

 


-19. Oregon’s Newly Revised POWER PLAY With Bang, Bend and Bounce RB Techniques!
http://fishduck.com/2015/09/oregons-newly-revised-power-play-with-bounce-bend-and-bang-rb-techniques/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 9-08-2015\
The Power Play for Oregon has been revised under coach Mark Helfrich, but it remains one of the foundational plays of the Oregon Offense. A key aspect for Oregon is the redundancy inherently built into the Power Play as part of the overall Ducks offense. The steps and the decisions are the same for the RB as the Inside Zone Read. This increases the difficulty for the defense to identify what is coming at them, because both plays look similar, but are blocked differently. (A FUNDAMENTAL analysis for both coaches and fans; Oregon Spread Offense playbook) Directory 7.2

LaMichael James

 

-20. Coaches are Buzzing: Oregon’s Wildcat Power Zone Read!
http://fishduck.com/2014/12/coaches-are-buzzing-oregons-wildcat-power-zone-read/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 12-02-2014
This is an unusual play for the Oregon and Spread Offense playbook… a Power Play, a Zone Read, and a pass!

 

-21. Oregon Surprises ASU with a New Power Read Play!
http://fishduck.com/2012/10/oregon-surprises-asu-with-a-new-power-read-play/
Text Analysis Published 10-23-2012
The “Power Read” has power blocking from the pulling guard, a threat of a Bubble pass at the top of the screen that stretches the defense, and the “read” factor that can slice up a secondary with a mobile QB who can outrun defenders.

 

-22. An Oregon Innovation: the Quarterback Power Play!
http://fishduck.com/2015/09/an-oregon-innovation-the-quarterback-power/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 9-15-2015
The Oregon game plan featured a new play variation of the new Oregon Power Play featured last week: a Quarterback Power Play. I especially like how the Ducks can run this play anytime without tipping off where they are going to attack. It is a wonderful addition to the deep Oregon’s Spread Offense playbook!

 

-23. Ducks get Physical with the Power Play vs. Spartans
http://fishduck.com/2014/09/ducks-get-physical-with-the-power-play-vs-spartans/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 9-09-2014
One of the foundation plays of the Oregon Spread offense is re-examined, but Coach Frost threw in a new variation of the Power Play for us to marvel at. Another surprise for Coach Cam Pettus in Illinois (who was consulting on this analysis with me) was the impact on the play by what appears to be a peripheral player. Interesting things to learn and contemplate!

 

-24. The Fish Report: My LSU Spin
http://fishduck.com/2011/09/the-fish-report-my-lsu-spin/
Video and Text Analysis Published 9-5-2011
This video and text analysis looks at the positive plays (Power Play) and the game against LSU in 2011 with Chip Kelly as coach.

 

-25. Oregon’s New “Double-Power” Play Pounds the Dawgs
http://fishduck.com/2012/10/oregons-new-double-power-play-pounds-the-dawgs
Text Analysis Published 10-09-2012
Chip Kelly reveals how he can take the standard “Power” play and expand upon it within a Spread Offense! A “Double-Power” play!

Craig Strobeck

Three pounds and a point for Marcus Mariota

 

-26. Oregon Ran Sucker Plays on USC?
http://fishduck.com/2013/05/oregon-ran-sucker-plays-on-usc/
Text Analysis Published 5-28-2013
That is a bit provocative of a title, but what if it was true? Did Oregon hammer USC so badly with the running game in the past that it set up Southern Cal for their own Trojan horses? (It WAS true…) (Power Play)

 

–27. Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial #4: The Straddled Triple Option
http://fishduck.com/the-chip-kelly-oregon-spread-offense-analysis/understanding-the-oregon-offense/a-fish-video-tutorial-oregon-straddled-triple-option/
Video Analysis, published as a page on the site.
This is such a unique play that is both an option play, but yet attacks both directions of the defense. A wonderful fundamental play in the offense that also has some nasty variations that come from this base play in the Oregon Spread Offense.

 

-28. Oregon’s Enhanced Straddled Triple Option Play
http://fishduck.com/2013/10/oregons-enhanced-straddled-triple-option-play/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 10-01-2013
One of the fundamental plays (Straddled Triple Option) of the Oregon offense just got better, while building more options to counter new defensive strategies.  Coach Helfrich is again showing us flexibility in his play calling for when defenses load up to stop the most basic of Oregon plays — the Inside Zone Read. Directory 2.0

 

-29. Oregon’s New Straddled Triple Option Combo Series
http://fishduck.com/2012/09/oregons-new-straddled-triple-option-combo-series/
Text Analysis Published 9-18-2012
Oregon revealed some new variations to their Straddled Triple Option play that are both entertaining, and tough to defend for the conference. Directory 2.0

Gary Breedlove

Royce Freeman

 

-30. Royce Freeman Embraces Oregon’s Straddled Triple Option
http://fishduck.com/2014/09/royce-freeman-embraces-oregons-straddled-triple-option/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 9-02-2014
An update on one of the base plays of the Oregon Spread Offense discussing the “read” for the QB, and the reading of blocks by the running back. A foundation article!

 

-31. How Oregon Protects Mariota with New Play Variations!
http://fishduck.com/2013/12/how-oregon-protects-mariota-with-new-play-variations/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 12-10-2013
Marcus Mariota ran for a couple of first downs and pulled the ball in some Mid-Level Zone Reads. However, the majority of plays were NOT using the Zone Read by design; how much DID Oregon change their offense?  How much was a blend between the “new” plays and the very old? This article will answer some questions for all of us! (Inside Zone Read, Outside Zone Read, Straddled Triple Option Derivatives)

 

-32. The Fish Report: New Wrinkles Against Nevada
http://fishduck.com/2011/09/the-fish-report-new-wrinkles-against-nevada/
Video and Text Analysis Published 9-13-2011
This video shows the variations of Zone Read Attack with the Bubble Threat by the wide receivers, but also from the running back going in motion helping the running game.

 


-33. The Fish Report: Chip’s Change-ups
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-chips-changeups/
Video Analysis  Published 11-01-2011
This analysis shows the strategy for blocking a punt and overcoming a blitz that has been stuffing the Inside Zone Read play.   

 

-34. The Fish Report: Something New from “Dawg” Training
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-dawg-training/
Video Analysis Published 11-07-2011
Oregon shows another wrinkle of the Inside Zone Read to secure the defense to the inside, while adding a twist to going outside. This really worked well for a first time in game-speed!  Directory 2.0, IZR Derivative, STO, OZR

Kevin Cline

Kenjon Barner worked out pretty well for a 3-star…

 

–35. Oregon Spread Offense Tutorial #5: Oregon’s New “Sweep Read”
http://fishduck.com/2011/11/fish-report-oregons-sweep-read/
Video Analysis Published 11-28-2011
This week I have to announce some bad news and good news regarding a play on offense. I have been wrong in my analysis of it over this season, but the good news is that we are treated to something unique that the rest of the nation does not have on offense. Thus by learning of my error we also learn about Oregon’s new “Sweep Read” play.

 

-36. The Good, the Bad & the Twist in the Oregon Offense
http://fishduck.com/2013/09/the-good-the-bad-the-twist-in-the-oregon-offense/
Video and Text Analysis Published 9-10-2013
In this second game of 2013, we see three things of note: the return of a major play in the Oregon attack, the disappointment in the results of another foundation play for the Duck offense and an amusing twist seen but once in last year’s offense. (Outside Zone Read and Sweep Read featured)

 

-37. Oregon’s QB Sweep Read/RB Bootleg defeats Utah and USC
http://fishduck.com/2014/11/oregons-qb-sweep-readrb-bootleg-defeats-utah-and-usc/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 11-11-2014
A lovely play that has the “Sweep Read” going one direction, and Bootleg going the other.

 

-38. Oregon defeats UCLA with the Bair-Down Strategy
http://fishduck.com/2014/10/oregon-defeats-ucla-with-the-bair-down-strategy/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 10-14-2014
A screen pass opposite an unbalanced line is featured along with the blocking on a “Sweep Read” play.

From Video

Sweep Read

 

-39. Oregon’s Most Important Offensive Play
http://fishduck.com/2012/08/oregons-most-important-offensive-play/
Video Analysis Published 7-28-2012
Charles Fischer breaks downs the Oregon offense to find what he thinks is the most important play for the upcoming season. (Sweep Read) Directory 2.0

 

-40. New Oregon Strategies Reveal Old Secrets
http://fishduck.com/2013/10/new-oregon-strategies-reveal-old-secrets/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 10-22-2013
Oregon breaks a tendency with the “Sweep Read” play, reveals a new profile at LB they are recruiting, and begins to Zone Read on the backside of which is different than before. Directory 2.0 Sweep Read, 2.3

 

-41. Byron Marshall Loves Oregon’s New Slot-Sweep Read
http://fishduck.com/2014/09/byron-marshall-loves-oregons-new-slot-sweep-read/
Text and GIF Analysis Published 9-16-2014
This covers a new variation of the “Sweep Read” play and goes into the concept of blocking down by linemen and receivers.

 

–42. The Dawn of the Second Coming: The Oklahomafication of Chip Kelly’s Offense
http://fishduck.com/2015/07/the-dawn-of-the-second-coming-the-oklahomafication-of-chip-kellys-offense/
Text Analysis: July 2, 2015
Joe Kearns breaks down the progression of the Spread Offense at Oregon, Oklahoma, and the NFL. Tons of topics covered such as the Inside Zone Read, Outside Zone Read and Power plays in the running game, which includes explanations for OL blocking and running back techniques. Components in the passing game covered include the Stick, Mesh, Snag and four Verticals to create a primer for all to learn from.

 

–43.  Isn’t an Oregon Quarterback SWEEP Risky?
http://fishduck.com/2013/06/isnt-an-oregon-quarterback-sweep-risky/
Text Analysis: 
June 4, 2013
Charles Fischer breaks a new play variation, effectively a quarterback sweep against USC.

 

–44.  Chip Kelly pulls out the “Power-Read” play to Defeat Wildcats-January 4, 2013
http://fishduck.com/2013/01/chip-kelly-pulls-out-the-power-read-play-to-defeat-wildcats/
Text Analysis: 
January 4, 2013
Charles Fischer finds a new play variation that combines the Power Play with a Zone Read!\

 

–45.  The FishDuck Minute #7: PAC 12 Spread Analysis – Outside Run-March 12, 2012
http://fishduck.com/2012/03/the-fishduck-minute-7-outside-run/
Video Analysis:
March 12, 2012
Josh Schlichter explains how the other conference teams run the Outside Zone play.

 

–46.  The FishDuck Minute #6: PAC 12 Spread Analysis
http://fishduck.com/2012/03/the-fishduck-minute-6-inside-run/
Video Analysis: 
March 5, 2012
Josh Schlichter shows the variations of the inside run game with the other conference teams.

 

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