Offense4

The basic shape of passing offense is a diamond. Note that when the players are properly positioned, the passing lanes are open for all 3 options. A common mistake is for the wide supporting offensive players to run too far upfield. This running away from the ball cuts down on the passing angles and make option 2 the only one available. Defenders pick up on this and will quickly move on the pass since it is the only open option and intercept the pass.