HOWARD MUDD – INSIDE ZONE BLOCKING TECHNIQUE I. ONSIDE: A) COVERED WITH NO HELP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Outside middle target (aim nose 1”-2” outside middle) Controlled strike – “hanging” lead step/drop step. Accuracy more important than force – take time. Step on outsides of his feet. Hands on both sides of your nose. Work hands and feet & press him away from you – no turn – Even if you’re not moving him – be ready to finish him when RB moves him.

B) COVERED WITH HELP 1. Same as above until man leans or stunts to your help. Then free outside hand & wait till you get to the depth of LB. 2. When it’s time to come off – block the LB on angle you find him on – middle of cylinder – nose outside. 3. 2 hands goes to 1 hand. C) UNCOVERED HELPING 1. 2. 3. 4. Drop step & crossover – lead hand up. Landmark – “piss on inside foot of defender”. Target outside middle. Stay on down lineman until you reach depth of LB – until he comes to you. 5. See LB – feel the pile. 6. Don’t abandon course – wait for LB to read – don’t be impulsive. 7. 1 hand goes to 2 hands. II. OFFSIDE: A) CUTOFF (WORKING ALONE) 1. Take HIM to the play – don’t let him take YOU to the play. “Cross the T” on him. 2. Drop step deeper when he’s tighter. 3. Rip and arch your back. 4. Meet him in front of your buddy. OHER COACHING POINTS ON INSIDE ZONE BLOCKING: (next page)

1. Block them on the angle you find them on – cover them up with the proper target – push and pester – stay on angle (don’t turn) – let RB move them for you. 2. Leverage the P.O.A. – target! – intercept pursuit (“cross T”). 3. Leverage the man – footwork – knee bend – hands & feet. 4. Finish – feet – hands – attitude. 5. Middle of cylinder – aim nose 1” – 2” outside – big toe of my outside foot on outside of little toe of his outside foot, and little toe of my inside foot on outside of big toe on his inside foot (i.e. step on outsides of his feet).