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Pe rimeter Blocking 1

RECEIVER BLOCKING (1)

Basic “STALK” “BOMB” adjustment “CRACK” call “CROSS” call


*If man you’re cracking
disappears, work to safety level.
C 3.
S S
C C
3.
R
2. C
2.
2.
“1/2way
rule” R B R
1.

1.

1.

INSIDE Stalk shown

*Basic job is to block man *Only possible v. a two safety *Recievers block the short *Recievers “Cross” and take
over you inside or outside. look (0, 2, 4) Used by outside defender on or inside the next the other’s guy. Outside
1. Release hard on an angle to receiver normally assigned a man inside them. receiver cracks defender over
gain the inside or outside Stalk block to “blow up” a 1. Push up 1-2 steps if possible inside receiver, inside man
leverage you want. run supporter filling from the to soften the man over you. How tries to “hook” CB.
CB. A good
2. “HALFWAY RULE.” Break your safety position. far you can push up depends on way to get the ball outside.
1. ID 2-safety look pre-snap. how tight & how fast the guy is
hips down when the defender has
Possible “BOMB” situation. that you’re cracking..the
closed 1/2 the distance between
tighter/faster he is, the quicker
you. Anticipate this! Keep 2. Release at C as normal. If he you have to turn inside!
adjusting your course to keep the sits/closes, Stalk him!
leverage you want. 2. Come inside under control, find
3. If C retreats, it often means the your man, square him up with
3. FINISH the block…deliver a Safety is supporting. Break off shoulders perpendicular to L.O.S.
blow up through your hips, your course, find safety as you Deliver a blow up through your
maintain with good choppy steps! do, come inside and blow him up! up! hips & light him up!
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Pe rimeter Blocking 2

RECEIVER BLOCKING (2)

“DOOR” call “ALLEY” call “ED” call (2 man) “ED” (3 man)


“EXPRESS” call
*Secure the block on the low

C man before you step off! “EDDIE” call


2. S
C *”EDDIE
*”EDDIE” ” call tells

R C 2.
outside man to Inside
Stalk instead of Crack! C
R R
V E E

*”EXPRESS
*”EXPRESS” ” tells receivers the
1. 1. exact same thing as “EDDIE
“EDDIE.” .”
The only difference is for TE/OL!
*Combination block by two *Same idea as “Door,” applied *Inside man, from 2-3 yard *Inside man, often from
receivers to “get the play to alley safety support. Can be split, steps flat and seals motion, blocks CB, middle
started” by double teaming done with the two outside E.M.O.L., outside man cracks. receiver executes “ED” on DE,
the force defender initially at receivers or the middle & inside Often used from Squeezed outside receiver Cracks.
the point of attack. receiver in Trips. Double the sets to “shorten the edge.” Outside man cracks, Middle man
1. DOUBLE THE FORCE: Inside man over inside receiver, step Inside man: Step flat, shoulders steps flat to block E.M.O.L...
receiver inside stalks the man off to safety when he fills. should be perpendicular to L.O.S., Inside man (can be stationary or
over him, insures against inside 1. DOUBLE THE LOW MAN: Inside “shield” E.M.O.L., don’t allow in motion to 4-5), step tightly
penetration. Outside receiver rec. inside stalks the man over him, upfield penetration or pursuit around Crack block, eyeing CB as
comes down to his outside insures against inside penetration. underneath you. Use his you do. If you can get outside
shoulder to secure & move him. Outs. receiver comes down to his momentum against him. leverage on him, “Hook” him as
2. Both blockers eye CB. As one outside shoulder to secure him. you would in “Cross...”
takes over the block on the force 2. Blockers eye near safety;
safety; the If CB keeps outside leverage,
man, the other steps off to block one not taking over the block “kick” him out, drive him out of
CB when he closes up.
up. steps off, blocks him when he fills. hole with short, choppy steps!
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H & OL Adj ustments 1

H-BACK & OFFENSIVE LINE


PERIMETER ADJUSTMENTS
**Perimeter blocking adjustments by the Wide Receivers, whether made in the play call or at the line, can have an
impact on the assignments of other players, particularly an H-Back in a Backfield, Wing, or Slot position, as well as
frontside linemen! Following are illustrations of receiver calls that also change the jobs of other people.

Alerts for H: “BONUS” “EXPRESS” call

3 S
C 2
C
1

R B B
R
E T
TE T G

H H
*When you’re assigned is to block “Force” *TE blocks down to first down
from the backfield or motion, AND two lineman inside him. Step flat &
other receivers are on that same side, you
can sometimes become a “BONUS redirect him!
“BONUS” ” player.
“Bonus”
Bonus” means that, since the outside 2 *T pulls around TE & WR block to
WRs are blocking the 2 outside defenders kick out first thing that shows
(“Stalk
(“Stalk,”
,” “Door
“Door,”
,” or “Cross
“Cross”),
”), your original outside the DE.
assignment is being blocked. *G pulls deep, turns inside T’s block,
*As a BONUS player, take a course to stays on wide RR track to pick off
the outside leg of the support player, first pursuing LB.
cleaning him up if he beats his block. *H, from the backfield or motion,
Continue on your course, looking next arcs around the block on the DE,
for pursuing LB or filling safety inside,
inside, becomes a “BONUS” player!
then looking for a CB outside.
outside.
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H & OL Adj ustments 2

H-BACK & OFFENSIVE LINE


PERIMETER ADJUSTMENTS
**Perimeter blocking adjustments by the Wide Receivers, whether made in the play call or at the line, can have an
impact on the assignments of other players, particularly an H-Back in a Backfield, Wing, or Slot position, as well as
frontside linemen! Following are illustrations of receiver calls that also change the jobs of other people.

“CRACK” call “ALLEY” call “ED” call “EDDIE” call

S S S S
C C C
C
R B R R
V E E
T T

H H H H
*CRACK leaves CB *ALLEY leaves CB *ED scheme accounts for the *EDDIE accounts for DE, but
unblocked, so H now leads unblocked, so H now leads man the T would normally not the next man outside. T
off hip of the outside Crack off hip of the outside Crack reach, as well as the next deepens around the block on
block and blocks the CB! block and blocks the CB! defender outside the DE, so T the DE and looks to kick out
widens/deepens his RR track the next defender outside
slightly, blocks CB or whomever along his RR track.
shows first off the outside of
the widest Crack block! *If we also had H leading
from the backfield, he would
*If we also had H leading from become a “bonus” player
the backfield, he would leading for whatever shows
become a “bonus” player inside T’s course!
leading for whatever shows
outside T’s course!
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