THE ‘PISTOL’
Run Game – Zone & Gap
Schemes
Kyle Hockman
Head Football Coach
Campbell High School, Smyrna, GA
ALIGNMENT
QB 4yd
RB 6yd
Must adjust dept according to your
scheme, speed of TB, snap speed
Overview all from Pistol
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Inside Zone – Read
Middle Zone – Slant
Outside Zone – Stretch (Speed Option)
Gap – Power O
Gap – Counter Trey (Read?)
Inside Trap – Trap
Veer - Wedge
Read Backfield Action
Aiming point
• Inside leg of Guard
QB steps - 1 step
• foot away from RB steps forward
• Reach and ride
• Transfer weight to front foot and accelerate of
mesh
Mesh point
• Reach and ride
• Give = slide belly hand out pressing with other
• Keep = pull everything
READ OPTION
Slant Backfield Action
Aiming point
• Inside leg of TE
QB steps – 2 steps
• lateral and crossover
• Push back off crossover
Mesh point
• Reach and stick
• Pull naked hand quick to belly
SLANT
Stretch Backfield Action
Aiming point
• 2yd outside of outside leg of TE
QB steps - 3 steps
• Crossover, lateral, crossover
• Push back off crossover
Mesh point
• Reach and stick
• Pull naked hand quick to belly
Stretch
STRETCH OPTION
Stretch (TE)
Slip
W
E
Slip
Slip
M
T
Cut backside
S
T
E
B or any
lead blocker
inside out =
chip through
DE if you
see wrong
color as you
go up to
support.
Aiming point 2 yds outside of TE’s outside foot. Lead
step and GO! This is an outside play, make vertical cut
off TE or FB block at the butt of the blocker.
Stretch (TE)
M
W E
‘Power Slip’
‘slip’
S
T
T
E
R
W
B
M
‘Slip’
E
‘Zoom’?
S
N
E
B
‘Slip’
‘M’
W
E
T
S
N
‘Slip’
T
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Bear Wk eagle
‘Power Slip’
R
E
E
Zoom=zone w/
RB & TE
W
T
‘slip’
M
N
R
E
‘Slip’
S
Stretch (SE)
Slip
‘Power
Slip’
S
E
M
T
W
T
‘M’
Cut backside
E
B or any
lead blocker
inside out =
chip through
DE if you
see wrong
color as you
go up to
support.
Aiming point 2 yds outside of TE’s outside foot. Lead
step and GO! This is an outside play, make vertical cut
off OT or FB block at the butt of the blocker.
Stretch (SE)
M
R
E
S
T
T
S
E R
T
N
WR
W
E
W
T
S
M
E
T
N
M
W
W
T
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Bear Wk eagle
E
S
T
‘zip’
N
‘power
combo’
T
E
WR
E
STRETCH OPTION
Read (SE side)
Pitch
SS
S
M
W
Read
E
T
T
E
Read (SE side)
M
R
E
S
T
T
S
E R
T
W
E
W
N
WR
T
S
M
W
T
N
T
M
W
B
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Bear Wk eagle
E
S
T
N
T
E
WR
Read (SE side)
M
W E
S
T
T
W
E
T
W
E
T
E
T
S
N
T
E
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Bear Wk eagle
S
N
R
M
W
R
E
E
T
M
N
R
E
S
Power O Backfield Action
Aiming point
• Step, Shuffle
• Butt of the Guard
• Attack vertical A/B gap
• Bounce, if needed, following Puller
QB steps
• Spin –’Reverse out’
• Fake Set up
Mesh point
• Reach and hand deep
POWER O
Counter Trey Backfield Action
Aiming point
• Step, Shuffle opposite
• Butt of the Guard
• Attack vertical A/B gap
• Bounce, if needed, following Puller
QB steps
• Spin –’Reverse out’
• Fake Naked Boot
Mesh point
• Reach and hand deep
Power O (TE side)
W
E
M
T
B or any
lead blocker
kick out =
S
T
E
Aiming point – Butt of G, stay A/B gap if possible,
bounce following 2nd puller if need to.
Step with
inside foot
on bananna
course. Use
outsie
shoulder, run
through
EOL.
Counter Trey (TE side)
M
W E
S
T
W
T
E
R
E
M
T
S
N
T
E
Could ‘out’
call TE
W
E
T
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Bear Wk eagle
S
N
T
W
R
E
E
T
M
N
R
E
S
Counter Gap(SE side)
W
QB must
make handoff in BS A
gap.
E
M
T
S
T
E
B or any BS
blocker,
Cut-off
EOL.
Step, Shuffle opposite. Aiming point is Butt of the play side
G. If clogged, bounce following 2nd puller.
Counter Gap(SE side)
M
W E
S
T
W
T
E
R
E
T
M
S
N
T
E
One removed
by formation
W
E
T
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Bear Wk eagle
S
N
T
W
R
E
E
T
M
N
R
E
S
Trap
Veer
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THE `PISTOL` Run Game – Zone & Gap Schemes