42-43 Philosophy

“Zone” Family
•42-43 is a true “Inside Zone” play in which covered and uncovered linemen “team” to double and get movement on a down defensive man, and step off to a linebacker late! This allows us to push the line of scrimmage back and give the ball carrier running lanes! •This is a persistence play…it forces the linebackers to be perfect every time. Many times it will go for 3, 4, and 5 yards a number of times in a row, then suddenly start to break for big chunks as we wear people down! •The ball carrier must be patient initially to let the play develop! The longer he can “press” the play into the L.O.S., the longer the double teams have to get movement, and the more the LBs will move and create running lanes! However, once he makes his cut the running back must explode into another gear and get through the hole!. •The simplicity of the blocking rules allows us to run this play against any front we see with minimal adjustments…it also means we can run it from any formation! KEYS to a successful play:
•OL talks at the L.O.S. & gets “married up” to defenders properly! •Linemen get movement on down linemen and don’t step off double teams too early! •FB presses the L.O.S., has great vision, is patient to the L.O.S., then explodes through the hole!
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42-43

CALLS/VARIATIONS
•“Team” •“Solo” •“79”

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42-43 Instructional

42-43
43 v. “Split”
EXPLODE through it!

FS Outs: Inside stalk man on. Alert for “Bomb” call! FS Ins: Inside stalk man on. FS TE: Zone rules. Alert to “79” call: Block out to the 9, bring T to 7

“ZONE RULES”

C R W E T
“Solo” “Team” SLOW to the hole...

C S SS T E
“Team”

*If I’m covered, and the next man back is covered, I call covered covered “SOLO and drive block the man over me. My first step SOLO” will be 6 inches! inches *If I’m covered, and the next man back is uncovered I call covered uncovered, “TEAM TEAM”... he & I work together to block the down lineman on me and the nearest LB. My first step will be 6 inches! inches *If I’m uncovered, I expect a “TEAM” call from the man in uncovered front of me! My first step will be 12 inches! inches
*COVERED linemen: Reduce split! Aiming point is outside armpit! MUST maintain contact! *TEAM blocks get movement, stay on double team until LBs movement, threaten the window vertically up into the hole! *BACKSIDE linemen must WALL down defenders & not let them cross your face!

R: Align at 6 1/2 yds. Lateral step with your frontside foot, crossover, then step and attack the inside leg of the offensive tackle. “Slow to the hole, explode through the hole. Cut back tackle. one lane for each man that crosses your face, but don’t cut until you’re up into the line of scrimmage. QB: Front out to 7 or 5 o’clock, get ball to FB DEEP. Look the ball in, you are responsible for the mesh. Hesitate & follow ball with your eyes, then boot out hard, snap head to find EMLOS as you do for possible Boot/Naked.
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FS T: Zone rules. Alert “79” call by TE, telling you to inside drive block the 7 technique. FS G: Zone rules. CENTER: Zone rules. If covered, maintaining contact is the key…drive man past hole if you cannot reach him! BS G: Zone rules. Backside blocks are a BIG deal! They can be the difference between 4 yards and 20! BS T: Zone rules. 5 tech doesn’t count as “covered.” BS TE: BS Ins: Zone rules: 9 tech doesn’t count as “covered.” Inside stalk the man over you. Cut him off. BS Outs: Convoy middle 1/3. Alert for “BOMB” situations. H (Backfield/Slot): Hard fill in backside C gap right off OT’s (Backfield/Slot): cheek; Seal the end defender on the L.O.S. inside out
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42=43 You Draw It

Right Wing Flop 43 J C C W E M T S T E R

v. Split Right Wide 42 J C E W T N T S E

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Trips Left 43

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Ray Under 42

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F O O T B A L L

2001 Offense: Running Game