The Linemen need to have 2 things: Heart and Speed. This offense is veryfriendly to the linemen in the fact that it is easy to remember and there arenot very many plays. The center needs to be the best all-around lineman,followed by the tackles that need to be exceptionally fast.The Tight Ends need to have the capability of blocking every single down.They will be needed to run pass routes if needed as well in emergencies.Player and Gap Numbering:The numbering system is extremely simple and easy to remember. Theevens are to the right and the odds are to the left. The 0 and 1 holes are basically the center’s body; the holes 2 and 3 make up the guards’ body andso on. The quarterback is 1, the fullback is 4, the tight ends are 7 and 6, andthe running backs are 3 and 2.
Where to run?
On a play such as ‘Base 42’ the ball can either go to the outside or inside of the strong side guard. This will be determined by where the defensive tacklelines up. If he is in B gap the guard will call “OUT” meaning he will block out and the play will run inside of him. If the defensive tackle is in the Agap he will call “IN” meaning he will block inside and the play will gooutside of him. Against a 5 front the guard and tackle block the DT.