8Man's Drop Option
8 man's Drop Option is a book that we offer in
the 8man Store. If you would like a copy of it
you can get more information by clicking this
link <The Drop>
Here are some of the highlights from the book
including some plays.
Here is a base example of the Drop.
The overall idea of the Drop is to loosen up the
secondary by with a mimic pass route and run
the option game behind it.
You can run the Drop from double tight and
behind your best pass routes. Plus with all the
counter plays to the Drop you do not have to
have a great passing team to make it work. We
combine the Drop with a passing game and
Usually we have uncovered linemen show pass
block before they go on their blocking
assignments. In the diagram above you can see
that the guards are uncovered vs. the 3-2 and
show pass before blocking the LBs to their
In this diagram we have run the Drop with a
crack back block on the playside LB. We also
run a double crack Drop option play where we
crack both the playside LB and the Safety.
What makes the drop work so well is a
combination of the defense's reaction to pass
and the counter plays that can be run from the
To get more information on the Drop Book
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