Offensive Philosophy and Method

Doug Sams

Coaches Learning Network Offensive Consultant

Offensive Coordinator, Delaware State University


When coaches put together a playbook I believe there are two important factors that are often overlooked philosophy and method.

These factors should be understood before a single play is diagrammed.


It is my belief that no offense can be successful until it develops its own philosophy. A philosophy is simply an abstract statement on what you believe.

Sometimes coaches get philosophy and method confused. Method is how you will go about achieving your philosophy. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.