Chip Kelly’s “No-Read” Inside Zone Play

Charles Fischer Fish Reports 8 Comments

The Chip Kelly Oregon spread offense is NOT zone reading on some plays?  This offense is known for the infamous read option of a defensive lineman or linebacker as we fans work to determine who is getting zone read on a particular play.  It seems that sometimes we are not reading or optioning anyone, yet the results on these plays …

Defending the Spread: Zone Out or Man Up

Josh Schlichter Analysis 2 Comments

Stopping Oregon is a terrible task for a defensive coordinator, especially during the middle of the season with little time to prepare between games. The schematic bonuses given to the Ducks through spreading a defense out, then isolating and rendering a defender useless, truly makes a defense overmatched schematically in every way. So that brings up the inevitable question–how does …

“For Real”-Finally, Cristobal Unleashes Herbert in the Red Rose Zone

Coach Ken Woody Coach Woody's Analysis 100 Comments

Justin Herbert looked like a legitimate Heisman candidate in leading Oregon to a nail biting 28-27 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. In a season that at times seemed disappointing, the stars aligned and Herbert was allowed to show his stuff. Along with a courageous, tenacious defense, Herbert was the difference in the Ducks hard-fought victory. There were many …

The Oregon Offense: New Outside Zone RPO

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 79 Comments

You don’t have to be tuned into a televised football game long before you start to hear commentators throw around the term RPO. Most people have a basic understanding of what that is: a run-pass option. Though it’s easy enough to understand that these are plays with both the option to run or to pass, packaged together, not everyone knows …

Oregon’s Spread Offense with the Pistol under Mario Cristobal, Jim Mastro and Marcus Arroyo

  Oregon’s Spread Offense with the Pistol under Mario Cristobal, Jim Mastro and Marcus Arroyo (40 Analyses) Roller Coaster” Arroyo Saves His Best For Last https://fishduck.com/2020/01/roller-coaster-arroyo-saves-his-best-for-last/ Text and Video Analysis: Published January 16, 2020 Mike West explains offensive successes and tendencies of out-going OC Marcus Arroyo. Analysis: How Oregon’s Zone Read Won the Rose Bowl https://fishduck.com/2020/01/analysis-how-oregons-zone-read-won-the-rose-bowl/ Text and Video Analysis: Published January …

The Arroyo Effect: Split Zone

Coach Eric Boles Analysis 5 Comments

With Coach Marcus Arroyo taking on duties as full-time offensive coordinator for the Oregon Ducks, I thought it would be worth continuing to look at a few plays he picked up with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. A play that I would love to see implement into the Oregon offense is a variation of the Split Zone that the Cowboys like …

The Oregon Defense: ZONE BLITZES

The Oregon Defense: ZONE BLITZES (18 Analyses) —1. Fish Report: Rose Bowl Zone Blitzes http://fishduck.com/2011/06/fish-report-rb-zone-blitzes/ Text Analysis  (Pictures to add and some work to do) Published 6-15-2011 In the days before the website FishDuck.com–articles such as this were available describing the Zone Blitzes done by Oregon in the Rose Bowl following the 2009 season. Directory: 8.0   —2. Oregon’s Hybrid …

Oregon Spread Offense: GAME PLANNING under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost

Oregon Spread Offense: GAME PLANNING under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost (31 Analyses)   —1.  The Fish Report: Rose Bowl Game Plan #1 http://fishduck.com/2011/12/fish-report-rose-bowl-game-plan-1-2/ Video Analysis Published 12-27-2011 In this video we’re going to have some fun looking back at some plays and formations to try to figure out what Chip Kelly might throw at Wisconsin.  We’ll look …

Oregon’s Spread Offense: PASSING GAME under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost

Oregon’s Spread Offense: Passing Game under Chip Kelly, Mark Helfrich and Scott Frost (27 Analyses)   To go back to the Analysis Library Index click here.   —1.  TAKE AND GIVE: Oregon’s Bubble Zone Read Philosophy http://fishduck.com/2013/06/take-and-give-oregons-bubble-zone-read-philosophy/ Text Analysis Published 6-25-2013 This is THE definitive analysis for understanding the Bubble Zone Read-a key component of the Oregon Offense.  For those …