The counter-option play is a great way to counteract a defense when they start to fast flow their backside linebackers towards the point of attack in an effort to thwart our bread and butter play: Triple Option. It is their hope that they will outnumber the offense to the play side.  Once a defense starts to fast flow their backside linebackers, it is time to make them pay by using this great counter-option play (shown below).  It starts out looking exactly like Triple.  The Backers start to flow to the perceived play side….then, it is time for the surprise!