Pistol Wing T: Belly and Down Sweep

In the Pistol Wing T, you can still run many of the classic wing-t plays. Two of the best are down sweep and belly sweep. West Virginia High School coaching legend Coach McNew always promotes beat them outside then pound them in, and belly sweep and down sweep from the Pistol Wing T allows just that.

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So what are you going to do? Do you pound them inside with trap, belly, and down to set up the sweeps? Or do you listen to West Virginia High School coaching legend Coach McNew and use the sweeps to set up your inside game?

Belly sweep

Belly sweep (above) has all the makings of a great wing-t play. You have the backside a gap secured off the fake to the FB, a fake to confused LB reading the backs, and of course- you have a down/kick frontside combo. Like belly you have an inside release block from the wing back to the play side.

Down sweep

Down sweep (above) looks just like the typical down play. You have an outside release block from your “wing” a down/kick play side, and a secured back side a gap.

In our version, you get a stalk to the play side form the Z, but a slant back side incase there’s outside leverage from the CB and no OLB present in the flat. It makes for a quick package play.