Since this site went up in 1998, I've been helping flag
football teams all over the world dominate their league. From the
beginning, I've offered a money back guarantee to anyone who can come up
with an offense that can beat my defense (or vice-a-versa) and to date, no
one's done it!
Over the years I've continually added to and modified the
online and complete packages and now
there's so much information that it would take weeks just to read it all!
Play of the Week!
(11/8/12) Excerpt from the
Headache Offense Complete Package:
In man, they need to cover the receiver and
keep their eye on him instead of the QB or the ball. In zone they read
the QB and try and anticipate where the ball is going to go and go for
plays on the ball.
The main thing about learning to play zone is practicing as a group.
They just need to know approx where their zone is and to practice
anticipating the ball. Also, as soon as the ball is in the air everyone
should immediately swarm to the ball. Since everyone is watching the QB
they should all be right in the area of the ball by the time the
receiver catches it (if the zone player fails to make a play on it).
Does that make sense? It's all anticipation and reaction, as quick as
possible. Do coach the outside corners to be aware of a possible lateral
after the catch. If there's no receiver in the area for a lateral he
swarms like everyone else. If there is he should still come to teh ball
but anticipate the lateral, stay in the pitching lane and try and
intercept the pitch. It's easy for him to get lulled after a while
though and the one time they do lateral it he's asleep on the job and
gets beaten for a big gain.
The deep safeties keep everything in front of them and should not cross
the receiver to make a play on the ball unless he is 110% sure without a
shadow of a doubt he is going to pick it off. There is no excuse for him
to ever be underneath a receiver when the receiver catches the ball, and
he should always be deep enough to get to a receiver who has caught the
ball and make the tackle. The outside corners need to know that they
should always be outside of the most outside receiver. There should
NEVER be any receiver between him and the sideline! He has outside
contain, he keeps everything inside of him. On option plays he has the
pitch always and he has to always be aware of the lateral. If there is a
receiver running an out route he should anticipate the ball and start
getting in position to make a play (unless there is a receiver that is
more threatening to the outside).
The corners should be deeper than the two inside zone defenders. They
should be more concerned about the deep out and the corner route than
the 5 yard out-route or trying to intercept a 5 yard button hook. The
outside routes take longer to get the ball to so he will have time while
the ball is in the air to come up and make a play on the receiver. But 5
yard outside routes are hard to complete, easy to tackle and prevent YAC,
and aren't that damaging to a defense. It's okay to let them have those
5 yard plays as long as you can keep them to just 5 yards. The corner
should be more concerned about being in position on a deep out or corner
pattern because it is hard for the safety to cover them. The only real
catch to that is the swing pass to the running back. If they are killing
you with that you may need to have your corner come up closer to the
HERE for more!
As you can imagine, I've gotten tons of testimonials. Below are some
of my favorites. When you have seen enough, just scroll down
to the bottom of the page.
"We have 1 final regular
season game on Wednesday, and playoffs start Friday.
We'll for sure be the #1 seed, as we are
6-0 right now. Our point spread so far….get ready for this….424-2.
The 2 point we let up were me dropping a pump fake in the end-zone b/c it
was raining! Haha" - Brian T. Moran
"Oh by the way, we went
15-0 (regular season), 4-0 (playoffs) and
won the base Championship. It works..." - Fernando "Nando"
Waldron, Captain, USAF
"In a 14-17 team league with a draft every year I have won the championship 4 of 8 years...thanks to what i learned from your system!" - Phil Clawson and Dan Aronson
"I purchased your system about two years ago and it has helped me a
ton. In my first season using it, we went 8-1 and won the
championship! Thanks a lot for your help!" - Hac Dang
"Last year, I ordered
the headache offense and it took my team to the
league championship. Thanks." -
can not express my appreciation for the time you have spent
helping our team out. When we do win our
Championship I'll be quick to tell people who helped us out. I
would look for us to finally take over the league in the fall of 2000. I
think that is when we will finally have it all down.
Your e-mails have helped a ton!
Shoot I've even printed them out and attatched them to the book. Kind of
like an extra chapter. heh. When we do finally beat NLS I'll be sure to let
them know why. I'll bet they'll be looking for your help after that!
hahaha..We're not only playing for ourselves now,
we're playing for you too.
Thanks again. I just can't say thanks enough. [They
scored 60 points in their first two games/scrimmages with the offense, the
2nd game of the regular season they set a record with a 69-0 win!]"
- Daniel (Wolf
shocked at your level of service.
You really do help people like you claim, that is so refreshing. I can not
wait to send you a great reply telling you we went
in our next league." - Evan
"I just wanted to let
you know that the kids won out the rest of the season and
won the Superbowl championship against a
team that slaughtered us 48-0 earlier in the season. I've had
several coaches and even some of the referees
asking about getting a hold of my playbook.
Your system really works,
and we didn't even implement the entire system. We had audibles when
defenses switched from a zone to man and we killed them on the fly every
time. When we get the rest of your system down, we'll be
unstoppable. Thanks." - A.
strategies are working quite well with my
10-12y.o. 7-on-7 flag team! the last two games,
we scored on 7 of 8 possessions, and
limited the opponents to 1 TD (combined). Only reason for not
scoring more? I pull the top 3 players midway through the 2nd half to let
the weaker players have some fun." - Peter
"Your system helped my old team in Las Vegas win many games and championships! So, thanks..." - Dejanairo
"...we have been using
your schemes ever since and been successful. The first year
we went 12-0" - Ray
"i ordered your headache
offense and it [worked] great, i am new to my team and so i didnt think they
would want to see it but now after our first game using only 5 plays over
and over, and with a few plays we added to the formation my whole team is
dedicated to memorizing the playbook. we
beat the best team on our military insatllation and the defending 8th army
champs 52-8. it was such an swesome game and i wanted to thank
you." - Anthony
"Just wanted to let you
know that the 4 man offensive information
and the info on overloading the zone really helped. We beat one
team 29 - 8 and the following week we
trounced the only undefeated and first place team 39-8. That's
alot of points considering that we only play 2 - 20 minute halves and we are
only allowed one timeout a team with no other way to stop the clock. When
they played zone - we killed them by running through the [edited]. After a
while, they went man to man and then we killed them again by calling
audibles for the [edited]. I appreciate all you information -
we are definitely the best team in the
league right now. Too bad I didn't come across your web site sooner."
""Hey John, i love the
manual. This thing is awesome...
I am the QB, and i love how you break down the plays with the 1st look you
should be making on down to the last option...Thanx a ton.
You really know your Sh!T. Thanx"
"The Offense I purchased
kicks a**!!!" - Jeremy
"Thanks a lot. [for the
defense] Our last game we had 3
interceptions and the team only scored off of us once because someone messed
up. thanks again!!" -Brent
the (extra) 10 dollars, Your 'headache offense' is worth more than your
current price, you need to increase your price.
Keep up the good work!" - Anonymous
"We finally got to play Sunday and played 2 of the better teams in a double-header. We WERE 1-4 up to this point and not going very well (before implementing the system).
Sunday - we won 20-14 against first team and 21-19 in the next game.
Our team has improved a LOT with this. We could've won both games by a bigger margin but we had a few errant passes as the weather was cold and our hands were frozen.
This system is very hard to defend...
The first team tried zone - We beat them with ****** and just by *********.
The second team tried man - we should've completed every pass - and I ended up running for about 100 yards as QB... The highlight of the game was after ***** so often I just ******** and would run right up the gut for 20 yard gains at a time."
"I'm currently coaching
9 11-14 year olds in a 7 man league
and I'm implementing aspects of your gameplans. Our first game is 27 March
and I can't wait...I've gone through most of the binder
(110 pages)...I particularly
like the unbeatable defense and I think it will be really effective. I
played the role of QB as I taught it to my kids and
man is it gonna suck for opposing QBs."
-LTJG Jammal L. Jones
"I suggested some of
your plays to my QB when we were not scoring with his plays.
To make the long story short, your plays
worked. Score was 28-7 :-) Thanks again!!!" -Ramon
your help we have an unstoppable offense"
system is excellent. Very sound. As
a college and high school football player and coach, I truly appreciate the
lengths to which you have gone developing and documenting such a
Simplistic for the offense, beyond difficult for the defense to
comprehend. " - Joseph
Just wanted to let you know how great these plays are. I admit I was at
first a bit skeptical as it sort of sounds a bit too good to be true on your
web site.....,but once I got the plays and read through everything I was
We had an informal scrimmage by happenstance two weeks ago at one of our
practices. And after a bounced interception on the first play, we drove the
length of the field 3 times from our own 20 and scored 2 TDs and should have
gotten the 3rd except for a poor throw by me and then a dropped pass in the
end zone. I had not yet made up play cards, so was just doing your plays
from my memory after the first read through the material....
This last week we had our first game of the season and I had made 4x6 play
cards for our 8 man team representing just 15 of your plays plus one I
designed and threw in....We scored on our 1st 3 possessions and scored the
xpt 2x (we rarely ever scored the XPT last season). We should have scored on
the 4th possession of the half, but had two dropped passes....in spite of
that , we were winning 20-0 at the half!!! The final score was 20-6 as I
came out in the 2nd half and the backup QB did not do as well with the plays
because it was his first time seeing them...
The defense was completely baffled. I used the basic formation and kept
putting either the 1 back or 4 back in motion from different positions and
heading either towards strong side or weak side....in the end, they could
not defend the strong side (I always had an open receiver) and whenever I
went to the weak side on the option I was practically standing by myself. A
few times running for 10yards and 2 other times pulling up to throw 2 of the
TDs over the unsuspecting defense....I did throw in one pretty cool play on
the weak side, where we option to weak side and then I pull up and throw
back to the strong side tackle, who then threw to the 1 back who had gone in
motion from weak side to strong side and ran a "go" or "streak" pattern. It
was such an easy TD! I sold the option and the free safety was totally
caught off guard when I threw back to the tackle who lofted a 40 yd TD
pass!!!! Needless to say, the defense was looking for Advil at the half and
was totally demoralized after 15 minutes of play....
These plays are great and I look like a
genius, thanks to you. My entire
team is EXCITED because they know we are going to now have a great offense
to go with our already great defense (We only have given up 2 TDS in a game
2x in the past 3 seasons)!!!
I can't wait to get back on the field this
Saturday and light up the scoreboard again....at age 37, my confidence has
never been higher and I have been playing football a very long time...thanks
again! I have still not even scratched the surface of all of the stuff I
"I bought the 7 on 7
playbook and loved it. We
averaged over 30 points a game
and rolled over almost everyone we played." - Brian
"I purchased your
offense package last year and it worked so
well that I would like to
purchase your defense package this year...I never
expected it to work so well. Thanks." - Joe
"Thanks guy I really
appreciate this I have alot of plays but these are
the best I've seen I know
they'll work just by looking at them. I know how these defences are and
they won't stop it.
We play 2 of the toughest teams we play this season and I can't wait to try
them out." -Jason
"THIS A GREAT SITE, I
AM IN THE ARMY AND STATIONED IN BOSNIA RIGHT NOW. MY BATTILION HAS PUT
TOGETHER A FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND THIS IS JUST WHAT WE NEED,
WE CAN'T BE STOPPED.
THANKS!!!! " - Kevin
"I just wanted to thank
you for all your help. i just got back from our last northern california
tournament. We took first place in
northing california. our last
tournament is this weekend in Fresno (central california) and we are in a
race for 1st place in that division." - Brent
a GENIUS!!!! We basically ran one play on them the whole game --
you gave me below -- and they never DID figure it out.
We won 42-7 and they were completely
outgunned! Thanks a million, buddy. I can't tell you how great it
was to see them stumbling all over trying
to stop us. They couldn't get our offense off the field.
Our whole team sends their thanks for this victory!. Take care. " - Mark
win...and with our league...that is impressive.
What is even better is that we could have scored another TD late, but
the ref wouldn't let us
run up the score.
All I used were the plays I sent to you
...I had more waiting in case, but I never had to go to them. It was nice to
see all smiles on offense. " - Rodney
"I FIRST WANTED TO
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT OFFENSE AND
DEFENSE I RECIEVED FROM YOU. I COACH
A 4TH-6TH GRADE 8 MAN TEAM AND
IN 2 GAME WE HAVE SCORED 7 TOUCHDOWNS AND
HAVE ONLY GIVEN UP ONE. THANKS
AGAIN." - Bob
"Last weekend was soo
much fun and it boosted everyone's confidence. they were all beginning to
see the beauty of the play. Everytime the QB burned the rusher to a side the
ML would leave her zone and open up the middle or leave the HB open. at
other times the corner when she thought that the QB was going to run would
leave her man deep and come up to make a play. then it was
touchdown time like it was sooo easy!!!
and everytime the defense played honest either someone was open or the QB
could easily run for 10 yards on average!!! i'm impressed with that. The run
up the middle does wonders. " - Anonymous
"Hey!!!!!! We played
today an beat up on them. The plays worked
great. There where times the QB didnt have enough time and he
just ran and ran. We never even practiced the plays together we just ran
them in the srimmage when we practice them and everybody knows really how to
run them the plays will work even better. " - Anonymous
"I received your email
and Im PSYCHED!!!!!! Thanks for
the help. I have read and reread through all the plays and made the
adjustments I think will make it work with 6 players. I'm confident it will
work. Thanks so much for your time, I'm
glad I found someone with sound football knowledge.
" - Anonymous
"May I just say that
i'm really really impressed with these
plays!! I love them. I spent hours trying to figure out ways to
stop it with all the defensive plays i know, modifying them, making up new
ones, trying all scenarios and i concluded that if these are executed
properly there will always be positive
yardage. If this were my college
intramural team i would love this!! " - Anonymous
"Wow, as I hoped,
your advice is right on.
Thanks a lot. I can't wait for our first practice. I've read over your
material, and I have to say, wow, I'm
seriously impressed! It's very well thought out and clear. I'll
be sure to let you know how we do this season, and thanks again for all the
help, and phenomenal playbooks!"
"I received the package
and I LOVE IT!!!" - Bob
"i implemented your
idea where the HB could throw. THATS
AWESOME!!! this forces the rushers to rush narrow lining up on
the sides of the center. this results in the QB having the chance to roll
out to one side. now when the rushers are jumping the gun or lining up wide
we just fake the hike and the HB just throws a short 5-8 yard pass to the SE
(when uncovered) or to the center for a quick lob pass. the defense can't
react fast enough and the rushers are taken out of the play!!! we were
surprised to find out that when the QB was able to beat the rushers to the
outside she could easily run for 5-10 yards and could make the streak pass
because she had time to set up to throw. later the boys and I tried the
wildcat hike that you mentioned. when done properly its much faster than the
regular hike!!! now i just have to practice this with the girls. i'm excited
because now we have a chance at making this play work with the talent we
have open to us. " - Anonymous
"Thanks for allowing me
to view the Headache Offense. It appears to be easily adaptable to 11-man
tackle. I'll study it over this next week. " - J. Jenkins
"i'm just glancing thru
the stuff and i love it! it's easy!
thanks and i look forward to using these ideas. thanks for compiling it
all!" - craig
"I'm really enjoying
your flag football playbook. It is very
brilliant." - Roman
"Just wanted to thank
you for the access to your site. You have done an
amazing amount of work on this subject.
" - Bill
"I received the plays
you sent me. I took some of them to practice to see how they looked
first-hand, and they were great. Everyone
is excited. What we've seen so far
looks great." -Leonard (REDD team attack)
"at the halfway point
in a 8 game season the Queen of Apostles Eagles,
5th and 6th grade team,
comprised of Six 6th graders and eleven 5th graders are 3-1. By the excited
looks on their faces after the last game, where
we beat St. Martins 42-20, the
boys confidence factor is very high. Thanks for the support!" -Kevin
"We'll try every idea
you have, thanks for input and time you've taken to help us out. I'd like to
post your link on my web page and tell everyone about your book,
but................then they might beat me! Kind of a cach 22. Maybe I'll
just tell 8 man screen teams!..Thanks again!" -Dan
"I hope i can eat next
week! your product has excited me that
much. Thanks again-
you've been sooo professional and helpful.
Thanks a million" - louis davis
"Johnathan I want to thank you for making your playbook available to
us. Since we got it my team has shown a lot of improvement. We are 3-1
and averaging 4 toucdowns a game. That's saying a lot for a team who
only won 1 game last year and didn't score more than 14 points in game
thank you so much."
"I just noticed your
website and thought it was a wonderful idea. It's great that you are
promoting the knowledge of football as such. I wish I had money to spend on
your system. I can tell without even learning it that it will be a good one.
Good luck with it." - Andrew Curtis
you have inspired me.
Your e mails have given me new ideas to the balance of flag football. All of
the coaches in my league probably slap a few plays together.
Your generosity and kindness is unmatched.
Obviously you are one of this sports
greatest men. Thank you for all
you've done. I can't thank you enough!" - Kane
plays look great!! and the concepts behind them are very good.
"Thanks for all you do
for this wonderful sport." -Dave
loved your plays and they
have helped my flag team tremendously." - Derrick
"Thank you so much and
let me say that I love your plays."
"Well, this is it,
thanks for all your help - I can't ask for
anything more and please know I think you went
far beyond the call.
Thank you again." - Erich
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