Today I want to talk with Head Coach Bill Renner and his Spread Offense which he calls: 5-Wide Attack Spread Offense
Article 1 – For an offense, nothing is more frustrating than having a defense that Attacks you to the point that you are passive, defensive, and worried about not being able to get points or move the ball. They have succeeded in making your offense take on a defensive mind set of “just don’t lose the game” or “we will wait for a good opportunity”.
Well, the 5 Wide Attack Offense’s mission is to never allow that mind set to become prevalent. In fact, the 5 Wide Attack Offense reverses that mind set and puts the defense in the passive, defensive mode and worries if they can stop it.
HOW does it do this? With formations that limit the defensive alignment so you can practice against exactly what you will see on game day. With a no huddle system that makes the defense play at your tempo. With offense tempo changes that keep the defense from being able to lock in on your offense. With 5 receivers in every pass play and 4 receivers on every run play which disguises their pass run read of your offense.
Good defenses are programmed to react and not think. The 5 Wide Attack Offense does not allow them to ever get in a reacting state, it always keeps them thinking. Thinking defenses are slow defenses which become uncertain defenses who then become targets for your Attack offense. Once you have them confused, doubt creeps in and then the points roll up on the scoreboard.
Instilling the element of doubt in a defense is your chief weapon against an aggressive defense. Never be without the tools to create this doubt so you can score as many points as necessary to win. The 5 Wide Attack Offense will give you those tools!