Post by Coach Tinglof on Mar 28, 2007 15:10:49 GMT
I'm looking for indiv. tech and footwoork, etc. for oline on 3 step. Body postioning, knees, hands, head, etc. I hope this isn't too vague. I have read and watched a couple different ways to go about it. I'm looking to solidify our pass blocking this season, but keep it basic. Any suggestions or comments would be great. We need to protect our QB better this season and I think it is in our tech. teaching?
I have seen this also. Coach Campbell teaches a run aggressive to a pass set. It accomplishes what you need for the fact defensive lineman will fight this pressure in return keeping their hands engaged.
what you are asking is teaching an art fom the pass pro is just that it is a work of art when done well. it all starts with leverage pad level not just that put the angle of the shoulder pads parrell to the los is very important doing this makes no weak shoulders on the line your feet are always perpendicular to the los doing thkis creates strong feet wich makes strong hips wich helps with a strong shoulder. i have more just nole enough time today email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:49:00 GMT
I think both run blocking schemes can be used in my offensive philosophy. With certain schemes and plays run blocking schemes can change. For instance GT or counter blocking would be a zone scheme where you are closing your gaps and climbing to the next level. If someone crosses your face then you would engage and block them. With your two pullers you would have a kick out and lead up to LB. I am big on this play because it is successful for our program we call it one of our bread and butter plays. We also run "Iso" where that run scheme is a man on man blocking we run every lineman block their man in front of them and we have our A back lead up to play side LB. To be successful offensively you must have different types of plays and need to be able to utilize different types of blocking schemes as well.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:50:22 GMT
When I first started coaching at a middle school I learned zone blocking from the spread offense that was being used at the high school. I remember when I first coached it to seventh graders I had a hard time getting across to them about zone blocking. When a lineman would miss a block they would always say that there was nobody in front of them which made me realize they still had not learned the concept of zone blocking. I kept getting with the varsity offensive line coach to ask many questions and tips how to get it across to the players. Some middle schools we played would put seven in the box and send them all which confused our players even more. One of the biggest keys I feel that helps zone blocking is firing off the ball and keeping their elbows real close to their bodies because a defensive player is going to show up in their zone. From coaching clinics, I have been to zone blocking has been covered way more than man rule blocking which has to say something that it does work if executed. Now our inside and outside zone plays are the first plays we coach to our players because if its 3rd and short for the first down this will be one of the plays that will be heard on the headset by the coaches.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:51:01 GMT
Evan James Zone blocking versus man rule blocking schemes plays into your offensive philosophy. There are advantages to both schemes, and it is not uncommon nowadays where both schemes can be integrated into an offense. During my first four years of coaching, the offense was based around the pistol formation. The offense included a variety of formations and personnel groups. Within this offense, inside zone and outside zone were the base running plays which resulted in a zone blocking scheme. The play-side tackle, play-side guard, and tackle operated under inside zone covered and uncovered rules. When covered, the play-side tackle and/or guard would take “fire” steps, working to the outside number of the defender. He was instructed to get his inside eye on the defender’s outside eye. If uncovered, bucket steps were taken while watching the near hip of the next down defender. If the defender were to disappear, they were then taught to work to the linebacker while keeping their shoulders square. The backside guard would execute a “high” tag vs. a 3-technique and reach block if no 3-technique was present. The backside tackle would base block the end man on the line of scrimmage. On outside zone, the play-side tackle and play-side guard would block down if the B-gap (tackle) or A-gap (guard) was occupied. If their respective gap was open, they would pull looking to block a “force” player (1st man outside the TE’s block) which would oftentimes be a linebacker or safety. The center was instructed to always pull looking to block the most dangerous defender and/or 2nd linebacker. The back-side guard and back-side tackle would scoop their respective gap (guard = A and tackle = B). The outside X and Z wide receivers were responsible for reading 1-high or 2-high safety to determine whether they would block the safety or cornerback (depending on read plays, inside plays, or an outside play call). Inside wide receivers would always be responsible for blocking the #2 defender regardless of the run play call. Zone blocking schemes take a little bit longer to happen to compare to man blocking schemes. Defensive stunts and movements sort themselves out a bit more when using a zone blocking scheme.
In recent years, we have shifted from a spread offense to a pro-style offense oftentimes having a tight end and a fullback on the field at the same time. This has led to more bit more of a man rule blocking scheme. The terminology is extensive! Common terminology used is Ace – Double team between center and guard, Deuce- Double team between guard and tackle, and Trey – Double team between tackle and tight end. The terminology can be a challenge for players, of all different football backgrounds. Similar to the zone blocking scheme, Uncovered – Lineman that has a head up or back-side line of scrimmage defender on run play and covered – Lineman that has a front-side line of scrimmage defender on the run play. Pass protection is geared toward everything happen in front, so the offensive linemen can sort it all out. General rules include the quarterback calling a “Mike” call (away from the 3-technique) with gap protection. The backside tackle is always big on big. Man blocking schemes result in a run play hitting faster than in a zone blocking scheme. However, defensive front movements such as a Rat-Tag give man blocking schemes a problem.
I believe both blocking schemes require the utmost discipline. Blockers need to have discipline. Discipline allows the blockers, especially the offensive line, to execute his assignments in a sharp, machine-line manner. Both schemes also share the same elements of aggressiveness, patience, and preparation. Whether it is a man or zone blocking scheme, arms can be a bit more extended in pass protection. However, in run blocking, arms should be closer to the body so you do not get overextended and out of position. Both schemes come with intricacies that will require lots of repetition and communication between players and coaches.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:52:12 GMT
My school is a small Catholic school with around 275 kids and when I get the kids majority of them have never played the game of football.The only real taste that they have had was playing touch football in grade school. So teaching man blocking schemes is difficult especially when you have to explain what a NG or LB is and where they line up. Then throw in the shifts and stunts and it really blows our kid's minds. So using phrases like gap down to next level is a common phrase heard from the Oline coach.
In regards to extended hands or (as I was coached) foot and flipper I will always go with the extended hands. But there is a time and place for the foot and flipper technique. I believe that the extended hands creates a better leverage for the O-lineman and you can direct the defense where you want them to go better. In regards to the foot and flipper technique I use this for all of my pullers, this gives a greater blocking area and generates more force. The biggest disadvantage of using the foot and flipper technique is you limit the range of motion of the lineman and it makes it difficult to block an athletic DL or LB.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:57:22 GMT
Our offense incorporates both Zone, and Gap Schemes with our bread and butter plays being Inside Zone, Counter, and Truck Outside Zone. For over a decade these plays have been a staple our team and have seen tremendous success running the ball. With our Gap Scheme our principles are building a wall against the defense with our Counter and Power series. With our zone scheme we look to create a natural alley and cutback lanes for our running back. I feel that coaching on the offensive side, it is crucial to incorporate multiple running styles that compliment one another. Counter and Power are naturally paired together because they compliment each other in the run game. The Inside, Mid, and outside zone series compliment each other because of the different angles and cutback lanes it creates.
I am a fan of every style of blocking on run plays. With the Man Scheme, I really only participated in one in Middle School Football and we had different calls like BOB- Big on Big, MOMA-Man on Man Away. Iso is a play that as a defensive coach I hate to see, it is a great play for offense to run in a league where every other team runs a inside zone RPO offense. In my playing days, We ran a zone scheme. I was a fan because the running back had a better chance of making us right with his first and secondary reads. For our mid zone, the running back would read how the play side tackle is blocking the defensive end. If the defensive end is washed out, he would attack the B Gap, If the DE condensed space, he would look for his cut back lane on how the center blocked the Defensive Tackle. If the C washed out or drove down the DT,the RB would cut it into the open A Gap.
Post by Coach Campbell on Mar 25, 2019 14:57:38 GMT
Our philosophy as a football team especially offensively, defensively and special teams is to place our athletes in opportunities to be successful. I believe year in and year out you have to tweet (no reinvent) your schemes and systems to fit to the strengths of your players. So we will use a combination of both man and zone schemes.
Each week we will have more favorable match ups against our opponents. It is out job as coaches is to breakdown and identify where we can be successful. If we let our match ups man vs man up front will will lock on and try to move the line of scrimmage 3-4 yards off the snap. However on the other hand when we know we need to take care of the big boys upfront we will zone it more and try to create double teams and allow the LB to have to make a play on our skill guys.
Through my coaching career, we tend to not have many advantages up front so have create simple schemes of zone and gap responsibilities for our guys to handle. We create specific rules and technique cues they can process through very quickly. A bog thing for us to "read game". We will have 5-6 base run plays but change the "key" (conflict player) within the schemes creating endless possibilities and plays off one scheme while making it look like a large playbook an opposing coach as to prepare for and plan to stop.