Switch Block Vs. Two-High Safeties

In order to prevent a disaster when running your triple option play vs. two-high safeties with the corners rolled up, I suggest that the playside WR and playside A-back make a “switch” call in order to exchange responsibilities on the play.  This will prevent the possibility of the rolled corner immediately attacking the pitch-back on the snap of the ball (in most cases, your WR will not be able to make this block).  What happens is when facing two-high safeties, that SS may exchange responsibilities with the rolled corner so on the snap of the ball. The SS takes the WR in man coverage while the corner attacks your pitch option phase.  The traditional triple option blocking scheme has that playside A-back sealing the inside and then blocking that SS while the playside WR normally blocks the near deep defender (man-on).

Switch Block