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Jerry Campbell Clovis High School
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Offensive Line Play Run and Passing Game Procedures
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Running Game Basics Stimulus Response
Feet Parallel or Slight Stagger Paint The Grass Down Hand Through The Inside Knee Toes in / Heels Out Eyes Focus To The Top Of The Numbers Punch To The Top Of The Numbers Show Your Jersey Numbers Sit Down In The Chair Stomp The Arches See Your Backers Track Your Backers Get Hippo Midline, Traps 0 - 1 Take It Back – 2 and 3 Part The Sea – 4 and 5 Take It Out On Tracks – 6 and 7 Circle The Wagons – 8 and 9 What's For Dinner – Kill, Pizza, Tuna, Steak, Freeze Short Trap – White Long Trap – Black Gain Depth To Gain Vision Slap The Dog, Punch The Donkey
Hand Down On the Inside Of The Knee: To balance your stance and assist with a flat back by your offensive lineman you want to drop the down hand right inside the knee to the down hand. If our linemen will take their down hand and use their hand as a paint brush going back and forth against the grass it will set their weight distribution for their stance.Offensive Line Run Block Phrases and Terms 4 Feet Parallel or Slight Stagger: Since we are a zone blocking offense our blocking schemes work out at angles so depending upon the type of play called they could either step right or left. Paint The Grass: Term used when offensive linemen go down into their stances. So. Eyes Focus To The Top Of The Numbers (Big Eyes): When your offensive linemen get down into their stance have them focus their eyes on the top of the numbers of the down defender. we ask our linemen to balance their stances with only a slight outside stagger of the foot. Toes In / Heels Out (Creates a Flat Back): To assist with a proper stance that does not resemble a frog make sure your offensive linemen turn their toes in and heels out. . The toes in and toes out will also help with a flat back.
Once the thumbs are turned up then the fingers rotate underneath the peck plates (shoulder pads) which gives the offensive lineman more control of the defender. Sit Down In The Chair: Term and technique used to help keep a lineman's hips underneath him. Stomp the Arches . this will help your linemen to set down in their chair. this creates the finish. producing more push on your defender. .Offensive Line Run Block Phrases and Terms 5 Punch To The Top Of The Numbers (Show Me Its OK): When your offensive linemen fire out have them punch to the top of the jersey number of the down defender.(Inside Of Foot): A drill that teaches our offensive line to drive and push off their inside arches. By pushing on the inside arch you get more of your foot in the ground thus. To assist with a lineman sitting down in the chair would be to show your jersey numbers. Show Your Jersey Numbers: When drive blocking or pass protecting we ask our linemen to show their jersey numbers to the down defender whenever they feel the defender on his back heels. The term show me that its OK happens once your lineman punches to the top of the jersey number of the down defender. the lineman wants to turn his thumbs up in a fashion that shows its OK.
Circle The Wagons: Term used with any play that uses a 8 or 9. Kill (1st sound). Circle the Wagons pertains to outside plays and sprintout game. Get Hippo (Hip to Hip): When working combination blocking schemes the two linemen working together should keep their hips together in order to keep defenders from penetrating on the playcalled. Our offensive linemen will find the nearest ear of their down defender and counter rotate the blocking scheme that creates a parting at the point of attack thus. Track Your Backers: Whenever working with a combo we always ask our linemen to track their backer to help prevent Linebacker run throughs. With any scheme with a 8 or 9 in it which also includes the sprint out game requires the offensive line to bring their body position around as the ball heads outside. Tuna (on two). the "Parting of The Sea" What's For Dinner: Goose. Part The Sea (ISO's): Part the Sea concept deals with ISO schemes that end with a digit 4 or 5. By looking for your backer you prevent run throughs. Steak (on three): Whats for dinner is a term that can be used by any offensive player for the snap count to be repeated.Offensive Line Run Block Phrases and Terms 6 See Your Backers: Any time two linemen work together in a combination scheme they will always want to track their linebacker according to type of play called. Pizza (on one). .
. Trap . take the hand to the side you pull towards and act if you are back handing your dog and then on the second step take the back hand and bring it through as if you are punching a donkey. A Black alert traps any defender on or past the offensive tackle. Slap the Dog and Punch the Donkey gets your lineman into a position to run and react when pulling.White (Short Trap): White is an alert made by the offensive line to alert the location of the defender to be trapped. Easy it means also the ball will be snapped on one. A White alert traps the first defender on or past the offensive guard. The second trailing blocker on the counter we ask them to gain depth to gain vision on the linebacker they are tracking. Gain Depth To Gain Vision: When running counter the pullers will gain depth in order to locate their defender.Black (Long Trap): Black is an alert made by the offensive line to alert the location of the defender to be trapped. Whenever the quarterback goes Easy. Easy. Slap The Dog. On the initial move by an offensive lineman we ask him to slap the dog on his first step. Punch The Donkey: Technique and term used when trapping or running counters. Easy: Term used by the quarterback when changing plays on the line of scrimmage.Offensive Line Run Block Phrases and Terms 7 Trap .
Equipment To Develop Your Offensive Line 4 Barrels As Instructional Aides 55 Gallon Plastic Industrial Drum Bottom of barrel must be curved so it will slide across the grass or turf. .
. X Hand Placement X Must keep the hips down and show your numbers to the barrel Over emphasis keeping the Hips down and eyes up. and partner combos To over extended and the barrel will tip Show your jersey numbers and the barrel will slide Easy to use and great for many different purposes.Proper Technique Using Barrels 5 Barrels help with defensive recognition. zone concepts.
O O Inside Foot . after players reach the end pf the chute they should finish with at least a hard 5 yard sprint. focus eyes on coach standing out front. short choppy steps. wide base. Linemen Split The Bar When Working Zone Step Through Chute Must Keep Your Eyes Up (See Your Backer) Look for arms pumping.Equipment To Develop Your Offensive Line 5 Coaching points for working the chutes is to makes sure linemen keep their eyes up.
Teaching A Proper Stance A three point stance equals: Power & Balance Play off finger tips not the knuckles. By playing off finger tips will help with a flat back and keeps you from putting to much weight forward. Paint The grass. 11 Paint The Grass With The Down Hand Heels Out Toes In Feet Shoulder Width Apart Hand Down On the Inside Of the Knee .
.Teaching A Proper Stance A two point stance equals: Vision. this will assist in closing the door to the inside rush. Rest the inside elbow on your thigh and the place the outside hand on the thigh and push down with the outside arm. Depth & Balance 12 A two point stance allows Your offensive linemen to crowd the line of scrimmage besides giving them vision on the down defender to outside wide rusher.
Developing The Stance 6 Toes in and Heels Out keeps the back flat and tail up. Punch Up Through The Numbers Maintain a great base Flat Back Keep Eyes On Your Linebackers Z in The Knee .
etc. medicine balls. Weight plates. .Equipment To Develop Your Punch 7 Medicine Balls Punch From a ¾ Position Weight Plates Punch Up Through The Window Different coaching aides can be used To develop a proper punch.
How To Set The Huddle 15 Line of Scrimmage Once breaking from the huddle the offense must sprint to the L.O. 4 Yards The center will set the huddle 4 yards off the line of scrimmage with his back to the L.O.S.S. .
So. Hut On Three: Go. Blue #. Hut" if on three. . The Quarterback will use the alert word "Hut' if on one. Hut. As well as starting the snap count on "GO" he will use a slight head BOB as to draw the defense off-sides. The head bob is what keeps the defense on their back heels. Hut. Blue #. "Hut.Teaching The Snap Count 16 The quarterback will always start the snap count on "GO" as to keep the defensive front on their back heels. play will go on one. If the snap goes on anything but "GO" he then will add twice a "Color Number" wait for line calls and then repeat "Color Number". Quarterback will be a play actor with his head bob. Hut. Hut (Non Rhythmic) Freeze: Quarterback Tries to draw defense off-side if not. Blue #. Blue #. the snap counts go as follows: First Sound: GO On Color: Orange On One: Go. Hut. Hut" if on two and "Hut. Hut On Two: Go. Blue #. Blue #.
First Sound (Go) Orange: On First Color Pizza: On first Hut Tuna: On Two Hut. Hut. Any one can respond by alerting the snap count by using the following: Kill.What's For Dinner Asking For Snap Count 17 “What's For Dinner” an alert for those who may have forgotten the snap count. Hut Steak: On Three Hut. Hut Freeze: Hold Your Water .
The Center must be the quarterback for the offensive line.Coaching The Center’s Snap (Quarterback Is Under Center) The Grip: The football is placed so that the laces are face up. The center must make calls loud and clear. Snapping and stepping with the proper foot should be one continuous movement. Grip the ball by placing your right thumb between the second and third lace nearest the front end of the ball. The center is responsible for making calls recognizing defensive fronts and alerting the rest of the offensive line to all changes. This should be one quick movement and is a lifting action. Slap the ball against the quarterbacks hand. 18 . The quarterback will take the ball from you – Never throw the ball to the quarterback. The Snap: Snap the ball by turning the wrist one-quarter turn without bending your elbows. The fingers and palm of the hand will grip the ball on the side so as to have complete control of the ball. The arm should be extended with your wrist straight.
Coaching The Gun Snap Get back out of parallel. In vision snapping the ball to The belt buckle of the quarterback. 19 .
Once the quarterback raises his leg to let the center know he is ready to start his cadence the center should then drop his tail by bringing his head up which will slightly drop his tail. If the center doesn’t drop his butt below parallel with his shoulders square. The quarterback will alert the center that he is ready to start his cadence by raising one of his legs.Coaching The Gun Snap 20 Effecting the Snap – The center on all gun snaps must first visualize snapping the ball to the belt buckle of the center for best results. Before the ball is snapped the center will look back through his legs for an alert from the quarterback that he is ready to receive the snap. . the ball tends to rise with the possibility of the ball being snapped over the quarterback’s head. The snap is a blind snap that’s why the center must visualize snapping the ball at the quarterback’s belt buckle.
track the linebacker). and Trey) 21 A. 2. Step with the near foot using a flat lateral step to insure all the good elements of a base block.allowing the other blocker to come off the block to handle the linebacker. 1. All combo blocks start as a double team on level one .POSTMAN (Inside Blocker) . Combination blocks (Ace.DRIVE MAN (Outside Blocker) .Power step with the inside foot by taking a flat lateral step to the inside with your aiming point being the playside number. The aiming point for hand placement is the near or playside number. If the defenders playside number starts to disappear inside. .You are responsible for stopping penetration and for preventing the defender from "splitting" the initial combo. and Trey)can be between any two offensive lineman responsible for blocking a defender to a linebacker in a specific area. so to allow the second level to come to you (don't open any doors). Deuce. punch and push the defender inside and look for the second level with patience. Aiming point for both hand and foot placement is the near number and ear hole of the defender. Deuce.as movement begins either the POST MAN or the DRIVE MAN (outside blocker) will control the defender.Philosophy of a Combination Block (Ace. It is important to create movement on level one or at the point of attack before one man leaves to handle the linebacker (have patience while looking for level two.
Ace, Deuce and Trey means see your Linebacker while working a level one defender to a 2nd level defender. Ace, Deuce, and Trey means two.
Line Calls: Base and Combination Alerts
Whenever working in combination with another lineman, we will use line calls to alert who we are working with. Never pull a covered lineman with you, only uncovered linemen can work with a covered lineman. Ace, Deuce, and Trey are combination alerts which will take the combination against one down defender tracking a second level linebacker. Always keep your eyes on your linebackers, this allows you to track his movement.
LT LG Center RG
Tackle & Guard
Center & Guard
Trey Tackle & TE
Possible Deuce Base
Ace, Duece, and Trey mean combo between a down defender and linebacker
Duece. Duece.Left Guard Center . and Trey are combo schemes that track one down defender to a second level Linebacker. Center . . and Trey calls are used to alert which linemen will be working together based upon the type of play called in the huddle.Right Guard G C C G 14 Guard Tackle G T Tackle -Tight End T Y Ace Lion Lion left guard Ace Ram Ram right guard Deuce Trey Ace.Combination Blocks Ace.
.Ace Combo (See You LBer) Ace Calls . Ram (right guard) Lion (left guard).used for center and guard combos M T Ace Vertical 26 M T Ace Slow M T Ace Fast M T Ace Full Ace Ram and Ace Lion will be used to alert which guard the center will be working with.
used for Guard and Tackle combos 27 M T M T M T M T Deuce Vertical Deuce Slow Deuce Fast Deuce Full A Base alert can be made whenever the combo feels they can pick-up the linebacker with a one on one block instead of tracking the linebacker with a combo.Deuce Combo (See You LBer) Deuce Calls . .
.used for Tackle and Tight End combos 28 M T M T S T E S Trey Vertical Trey Slow Trey Fast Trey Full Footwork for combos or base blocks will be dictated by the way the quarterback delivers the ball to the running back.Trey Combo (See Your LBer) Trey Calls .
i. vertical. fast. fast.e. i. slow. Rember a combo can be called off if you think you can get the LBer with a base block. vertical. slow. 29 W N LT LG M RG RT Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called. Y Ace Lion Ace Ram Center and Left Guard vs ODD DEFENSE M N Y LT LG W RG RT Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called. Ace Ram .Ace Ram / Ace Lion Ace Lion Center and Left Guard vs ODD DEFENSE Either the center or guard can alert the call.e.
Center around W N LT LG M RG RT Y Jack is an alert for the outside of the combo to block down. Ace Lion Jack Ace Ram Jack Center and Right Guard vs ODD DEFENSE Guard first. Y LT LG RG RT Ace Ram Jack . The outside lineman in the combo goes first. W N Lineman responsible for the dropstep should always drop the foot nearest the combo partner.Ace Jack (Outside Blocker Ace Lion Jack Center and Left Guard vs ODD DEFENSE st) 1 30 Guard first. Center around M Lineman responsible for the fold should always stay as tight as possible with his dropstep when working off the backside of the fold.
Ace Ram Jill Center and Right Guard vs 4 -3 M Center first.Ace Jill (Inside Blocker 1st) Ace Lion Jill Center and Left Guard vs 4 -3 Center first. Guard around T Y LT LG T RG RT Ace Ram Jill . Guard around 31 M T LT LG T RG RT Y Ace Lion Jill Jill will always put the inside lineman blocking out with plays run inside.
slow. slow. wedge.e. fast. i. Deuce Ace Ram .e. Deuce Guard and Tackle S T Y LT LG M T RG RT Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called. fast. wedge. Ace Lion Deuce Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called. i.Deuce Tackle / Guard Combo Deuce Guard and Tackle 32 M T LT LG S T RG RT Y The footwork used by the offensive line will be related to how the ball is being delivered by the quarterback.
Deuce Jill / Jack (Fold Block) Deuce Jill Guard and Tackle Guard first. Tackle around 33 W T LT LG M N RG T RT Y Deuce . Guard around W T LT LG M T RG RT S E Y Deuce Jack .Jill Deuce Jack Guard and Tackle Tackle down.
Trey Combo / Tackle Tight End Trey Tackle and Tight End 34 W T LT LG M T RG RT S E Y Base Ace Ram Trey Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called. W T RT RG M T LG LT S E Y Base Base Base Trey . Trey Tackle and Tight End Offensive Linemen's footwork determined by type of play called.
Trey Jill / Jack (Fold Block) Trey Jill Tackle and Tight End Tackle out and Tight End around 35 W E LT M T LG T RG RT E S Y Trey Jill Tight End down and Tackle around Trey Jack Tackle and Tight End W E LT LG M T T RG S E RT Y Trey Jack .
Near Ear Rule
Center Near Ear Of Defenders Helmet
LG C RG RT
The Near Ear Rule
Near Ear Near Ear is also known as a landmark Block nearest ear of the down defender according to play call •Where you place your helmet •Base block to near ear on helmet of down defender When making a “verbal alert call” •Never pull a covered lineman with you
The Near Ear Rule
Get Hippo and Close The Door Two adjacent blockers connect up on a combo with the 1st level defender 39 •This track produces maximum push Shoulders and hips along side each other •NO air between them •Keep shoulders square “Close the door” •“Hippo” closes the door on the down defender •Defender cannot split the combo or “open the door” Hip to Hip = Hippo With Your Partner .
.Get Hippo and Close The Door 40 Work to get Hip to Hip and Close the door to the down Defender. Get Hippo and track your Linebacker.
Depending upon the play called pull uncovered .Covered and Uncovered Linemen 41 Covered Uncovered Depending upon play called don’t pull covered lineman when zone blocking.
Understanding Defensive Alignment Recognition 42 8 6 4 2 0 2 4 6 8 9 8i 7 6i 5 4i 3 2i 1 1 2i 3 4i 5 6i 7 8i 9 TE OT OG OG OT TE Even Numbers = Head Up Defender / Odd Numbers Outside Shades (I) = Inside Shades .
read the 5 technique) . take it back. QB reads the 9 technique “Circle The Wagons” Example: 12 Veer ( 1 option series.Take the scheme back.Traps and Midline Plays 2 and 3 .Bring the scheme around. direction1 and read: 0 and 1 . QB reads the 5 Technique 4 and 5 .ISO Plays “Part The Sea” 6 and 7 – Drop Step “Out on Tracks” 8 and 9 . 2 direction.What Dictates The Blocking Schemes 43 The second digit dictates the blocking scheme.
Take it back push takes place by using the near ear rule of helme placement along with an initial "L" step by our offensive linemen and pushing our blocks away f point of attack. Numbers to alert Take It Back: R Any play called that ends with a E 0 or 1 tells the offense that the play called will be some type of trap or midline scheme. W N M T E S Midline and Traps .0 – 1 / Traps & Midline Plays 44 Phase One / Traps. Midline: backside of the point of attack.
Black) "Black. Black).Trap Alerts (White. Black alert is a long trap which puts the trap vs an odd front. We will always trap the first defender on or Past the guard. Whenever we trap we will use alerts to signal the location of the down defender to be trapped. White" 4 over 3 W E T M T E S Short Pull . With a White alert you will probably be facing an even front with at least 4 down defenders. Black" 4 over 4 45 W E T N M T E Long Pull "White. W E T M T S E Short Pull "White. A White alert is a short trap and the Black alert is a long trap. White" 3 over 3 Trap Alerts (White.
Tackle & Guard Traps (1 – 0) 46 White is a “Short” Trap and Black is a “Long” Trap .
Tackle Traps & Midline (1 – 0) 47 .
Take it back push takes place by using the near Take it back push takes place by using the near ear rule of helmet placement along with an initial "L" step by our offensive linemen and pushing our blocks away from the point of attack.2’s – 3’s / Take it Back Read The 5 Technique 48 Phase Two / Take It Back: Concept that takes the blocking schemes pushing backside of the point of attack. Numbers to alert Take It Back: Any play ending with the digit 2 or 3 means that the blocking scheme will be taken back and away from the 5 technique. R E W N M T E S Take It Back .
We will use 2’s and 3’s for play side scheme. . When running the counter we will always pull the backside guard. Whenever running the counter we will kick out the EMLOS with the second puller tracking play side LBer.Counters (Secondary Scheme) W E T LG 49 M N T 9 call W E E T M T S E 7 call 3 42 Counter 3 42 Counter W E T LT LG M T S E 9 call 42 Counter Counters (Secondary Scheme). If we add the alert GT we will pull both backside guard and tackle.
Read Pull Give .12 – 13 Veer (read the 5) 2 & 3 Take It Back Blocking Scheme 50 Pitch Keep 5 Tech.
We have WHen running an ISO play the blocking scheme will push back and away from the point og attack this is the reason I use the term part the sea.4’s – 5’s / “Part The Sea” ISO’s 51 Phase Three / Part The Sea: for our ISO plays. Our ISO plays are blocked by using the term "Part The Sea" at the point of attack through the near ear. R E W N M T E S Part The Sea (ISO's) . Numbers used to counter rotate or part the seas: Any play called that ends with a 4 or 5 means we are running some type of ISO. All ISO plays will be rotated away from the hole and fast rotates our offensive linemen as they track their 2nd level linebackers.
4’s – 5’s / “Part The Sea” ISO’s 52 “Part The Sea” .
4’s – 5’s / ISO vs Stack 53 Trey Out Ace Lion .
Numbers used on Stretch Schemes: Any play that ends with a 6 or 7 will be termed a stretch scheme that requires the offensive line to use a drop step.6’s – 7’s / Stretch Schemes “Take It Out On Tracks” 54 Phase Four / Take It Out On Tracks word stretch is attached to the play called we will use a dropstep and get on tracks through the playside jersey number of the next defender over. There will be no hip or foot rotation with the stretch plays. Stretch takes the push by our offensive line out at an angle. R E W N M T E S Take it Out On Tracks .
6 & 7 Take It Out On Tracks Tailback look for possible cutback With any scheme that ends with a 6 or 7 55 Offensive Line will take their blocking Scheme out on a track with no rotation .
fast zones require a dropstep to accomplish getting our hips and feet around fast (always have a blocker between runner and defender). What we mean by fast zone is that our offensive linemen want to come around fast with their blocks to compensate for fast flowing linebackers.8’s – 9’s / Bring Scheme around 56 Towards Play “Circle The Wagons” Read The 9 Technique Phase Five / Circle The Wagon any play called that uses an 8 or 9 digit. When using the digits 8 or 9 means that the offensive line will rotate their blocks by coming around on the schemes outside. W N M T E S Circle The Wagons "Fast Rotating Zone Scheme" . With any zone the type of play called will dictate how we push the zone. Numbers used to get play outside or Circle The Wagons: Plays ending with the digit 8 or 9 means we are running the ball outside and will be an outside zone R E blocking scheme.
8’s – 9’s / Bring Scheme around 57 Circle The Wagons Ace Ram Trey .
Pass Protection Techniques and Assignments 58 No Body Touches The Quarterback .
Drop back Pass) Centers and Guards Maintain Depth of Pocket Tackles Push Width Of Pocket Circle The Wagons (Sprint Out Protection) ½ Man Advantage (Outside ½) Never Compromise Your Base 59 .Pass Set Terms For Our Offensive Line Pass Set Terms Stance / Same as Run Blocking (Possible Two Point Stance) Hand Down. Paint The Grass Helmet – Hammer The Nail Show Your Jersey Numbers Sit Down In The Chair Chin Over The Inside Knee Shoulder In The Hole – (Inside Lean) Set The Outside Anchor (Outside Foot) Shoulders Opposite The Punch Punch Up Through The Window Create The “W” (Show Me It’s OK) ½ Man Advantage (Inside Position On Defender.
When you hammer the nail make sure you drop your chin so not to get bull rushed off the back off your heels. Hand Down .Feet Parallel To Slight Stagger: Because of the base being close to parallel enables the offensive line to set their outside foot as an anchor. Helmet .Paint The Grass: To help assist an offensive lineman to set his stance properly we ask them to paint the grass with their down hand. this sets the weight on the feet. this stops any potential bull rush and forces the defender to pass rush outside. Paint the grass with the down hand is a back and forth movement of the fingers.Pass Set Terms For Offensive Line 60 Stance (Base) . Show Your Jersey Numbers: To set your hips underneath you we ask our linemen to show their jersey numbers to the defender this to will help keeping .Hammer The Nail: To help with your linemen to get into their pass set quickly we ask them to hammer the nail with the back of their helmet.
(Outside Foot): When pass setting in a drop back scheme we ask our offensive linemen to drop and anchor their outside foot. this gives them an inside body lean and will assist in stopping a defender from pass rushing inside. Set The Outside Anchor . Chin Over The Inside Knee: Whenever your offensive line pass sets you would want them to set with their chin over their inside knee. this to will help in closing the door to the inside pass rush with a straight drop back scheme. . this forces the defender to pass rush to the outside.(Inside): With your chin over the inside of your knee we will take it one step further with an inside shoulder lean. Shoulder In The Hole .Pass Set Terms For Offensive Line 61 Sit Down In The Chair: Sit down in the chair is a descriptive term used to help keep your offensive linemen hips down and their weight underneath them.
By forcing the shoulders opposite the punch it helps from keeping the defender making moves off shoulders that follow the punch which creates a waste bender. This technique will also assist in the fingers of your offensive linemen rotating underneath the peck plates of the down defender. Shoulders opposite your punch occurs as you hammer the nail and show your numbers to the defender. When they punch up it sets their hips underneath them. this creates the 1/2 man advantage and assists in a pocket protection scheme. . Ask your linemen to punch up to the top of the numbers of the down defender. Create The "W" (Show Me Its OK): In order to keep your offensive linemen elbows down instead of out we ask them to so me its OK. So. 1/2 Man Advantage . The outside foot of your offensive lineman should split the crouch of the defender. this is done by bringing the thumbs together and turning them up. Punch Up Through The Window: When your linemen set their punch you don't want them punching out this is where a defender will make is move.(Inside Position dropback passes): The 1/2 man advantage puts your offensive pass set on the inside ear of the down defender. we ask our linemen to puch up instead of out.Pass Set Terms For Offensive Line 62 Shoulders Opposite The Punch: When pass setting we incorporate the term shoulders opposite your punch.
Never allow as you work through your drills for pass pro the feet to come together this will compromise the base.Pass Set Terms For Offensive Line 63 Center and Guards Maintain The Depth Of The Pocket: The depth of the straight dropback protection schemes put your center and guards more aggressive with their pass set in order to assist with the depth between the defender and the quarterback. 1/2 Man Advantage . Circle The Wagons . Your linemen . Never Compromise Your Base: As a last mention in regards to the base by your offensive linemen. This is accomplished by using a dropstep and rip through playside jersey number as you try and attempt to work your hips and shoulders around in order for the quarterback can get outside. As the quarterback starts his sprint out action we ask our offensive line to hard reach the outside jersey number of the down defender.(Outside): With the sprintout schemes you ask your offensive linemen to work the outside 1/2. this is where they can give some ground in order to force the defender up field and outside.(Sprint Out Protection): Circle the wagons in the passing game pertains to the sprint out game. Tackles Push The Width Of The Pocket: Your tackles in a dropback scheme are responsible for the width of the pocket by forcing their defender outside. On the outset of this play it will look line a run play.
fingers will stay soft to the pressure on the ground. Paint The Grass .Stance: Paint The Grass. Sets Your Weight Distribution 64 In order to set an offensive lineman's stance and weight distribution we ask them to paint the grass with their down hand.
Stance: Hammer The Nail 65 Hammer the nail with the back of your helmet Show your jersey numbers Anchor the outside foot .
Stance: Punch Up Through The Window 66 Look up through the Window. With thumbs Together the creates the “W” Keep arms and Punch at a ¾ extension .
Stance: Never Compromise Your Base 67 Your drills must emphasis a great base Don’t let your feet come together. .
Pass Set and Punch Drill 68 .
Kick Slide: Keep Chin Over The Inside Knee 69 You kick with the foot in the direction you are sliding towards and then you drag the backside foot. Kick FS Slide Kick Slide Maintain a great base. Don’t pick the backside foot up. don’t let the feet come together .
Tackles Read The “V” Of The Neck Tackles read the “V” of the neck of the defender they are blocking. The “V” of the neck will tell the tackle what pass rush angle the defender will take his pass rush. 70 Read “V” of the neck for Defenders 1st step .
71 Read “V” of the neck for Defenders 1st step . The “V” of the neck will tell the tackle what pass rush angle the defender will take his pass rush.Tackles Read The “V” Of The Neck Tackles read the “V” of the neck of the defender they are blocking.
Depth of the pocket Shoulder-In-The-Hole R Set-The-Anchor Show-Your-Jersey-Numbers E LT W T LG 1 M T RG S E RT Kick-Slide Sit-Down-In-The-Chair Never-Compromise-The-Pocket Width of the pocket Width of the pocket 3 Look-Up-Through-The-Window Eyes-To-The-Top-Of-The Jersey-Numbers .Straight Drop Back Big-On-Big Principles 72 The depth of The Triangle Approach To Pocket Protection Center and Guards are responsible for the set tryingthe keep pocket which means they will aggressive pass to FS Half-Man-Advantage their defenders as close and near to the line of scrimmage as possible.
Center and Guards Maintain Depth of The Pocket Tackles Push The Width Of The Pocket 73 Tackles Push Width Center & Guards Depth of The Pocket Tackles Push Width .
Depth of The Pocket Center and Guards Depth Of The Pocket . This is called never compromising the depth o E E T T Make sure to always work to the pocket. seperation between themselves a W M the quarterback. If one of your guard is uncovered he should help his Must keep serparation 3 center with a hand check while between the quarterback working his double read. the center and guards. . center and guards so that the quarterback Your center and guards should has more room for stepping up and into Depth of the pocket always work to keep as much the pocket.Center and Guards With pocket protection make 74 sure your linemen are working from an inside out position on You want to keep separation between the their defender. maintain the Half-Man-Advatage LG RG Your guards want to work as ne and close to the line of scrimma 1 as possible.
O. .S. Center Guard Center and Guards will work to keep their defender on the L.Depth of The Pocket Center and Guards 75 Guard L. this keeps the depth of the pocket as the Quarterback takes his drop back..S.O.
Tackles Tackles while using their Width of the pocket half-man-advantage will always work from an inside out position trying to W widen the pocket. By keeping the inside shoulder in the hole. will keep the tackles defender from making the inside move that potentially could compromise the pocket. this is what we call shoulder in the hole. Tackles read the "V" of the neck of their defender to determine the angle of kick. 76 FS Width of the pocket E LT T M T Whenever your offensive tackle kick-slides. he wants to keep his shoulder lean inside. Must be able to teach them how to kick slide since they will be trying to widen their defenders. Tackles are working to push the outside rush past the quarterback. Must push the outside rush past the quarterback. E RT 1 3 .Tackles Push The Width Of The Pocket Width Of The Pocket .
Tackles Push The Width Of The Pocket 77 Tackles push from an inside out position always maintaining a ½ man advantage. QB Steps Up In The Pocket .
.Center and Guards Maintain Depth of The Pocket 78 The aggressive play of the guards and center is known as a “Aggressive Run To a Pass Set” Center and Guards will maintain the depth of the pocket and will stay aggressive with their protection. The depth of the pocket is the distance between the center and guards.
Tackles push width. .Tackles push width Guards and center will maintain the depth of the pocket. The depth of the pocket is the distance between the quarterback and the line of scrimmage.
Shaded 1/2 man .Set The Anchor . The correct terminology with a defender aligned as a 1/2 defender is to "Pick It Up and Put It Down" By picking up the outside foot and setting the anchor. this will help in bracing vs any potential bull rush. Since the 1/2 man exists then all that is required by your offensive lineman is a pick-up put down. The 1/2 man advantage rule with straight dropback protection is worked from an inside out position.½ Man Advantage Rules E T T 80 Whenever covered by an outside shaded defender the general rule for your offensive linemen should be "Set The Anchor To The 1/2 Man".
each offensive lineman will use the 1/2 man advantage to determine his inside out position on his potential rush defender.How To Set The ½ Man Advantage Rule Offensive Tackles will read the "V" of the neck of their defender in order to determine their proper footwork for any wide rusher. from an inside out position. If the "V" of the neck of the defender is pointed upfield the tackle will kick to the 1/2 man. Tackles will kick slide according to the "V" of the neck. . 81 R E T W T M T T S E No matter what offensive line position.
the procedure for a head up defender is step inside. this is called "Shoulder In The Hole". Thus. replace and set the anchor with the outside foot.½ Man Advantage Rule Head Up Defender E T T 82 Whenever faced with a head-up defender your offensive line will step inside with their inside foot and then replace with the outside foot (Step Replace).Step Inside Replace . Whenever steping inside your lineman should keep a good shoulder lean insi The inside shoulder should be kept over the inside knee. Head Up Defender Head-up Defender .
Inside Shaded Defender Step Hard To The Inside To The 1/2 Man 83 Step inside hard .½ Man Advantage Rule For a Inside Shaded Defender E T With any defender aligned on the inside shade of an offensive lineman it require a "Hard" technique while working to their inside 1/2 man position The Hard technique is a pass set to the inside 1/2 man advantage which puts the offensive lineman working hard across the face of the defender. Because your offensive line is working hard to their inside 1/2 man it usu will put them washing their defender down and to the outside.
C R E W S E C Openside Tackle reads the "V" of the neck of the defensive end and will kick to the 1/2 man advantage working from an inside out position Uncovered Tackle kicks to the 1/2 man reading the "V" of the neck of the 7 technique.Understanding The ½ Man Advantage Both the center and the guard have the 1/2 man advantage so this is called a pick up and put down. The anchor being their outside foot.O. (Big on Big) principle. . while setting the anchor.B. 84 FS M T T The 1/2 man advantage for straight dropback protection as mentioned is built off the B.
. center.Understanding The ½ Man Advantage vs 13 Tight or Under Front 85 FS W T M Uncovered T E S C C R E Openside Tackle reads the "V" of the neck of the defensive end and will kick to the 1/2 man advantage working from an inside out position Versus this type of defensive front you have a backside guard. and callside tackle all aligned with shaded defenders and having the 1/2 man advantage so. pick the outside foot up and put it down to the 1/2 man or set the anchor.
both linemen will be a pick-up put down to the 1/2 man. .Understanding The ½ Man Advantage vs 31 Wide or 4-3 Callside Tackle reads the "V" of the neck of the defensive end and will kick to the 1/2 man advantage working from an inside out position 86 FS C R E W Uncovered M T S E C T Openside Tackle reads the "V" of the neck of the defensive end and will kick to the 1/2 man advantage working from an inside out position In this situation both the callside guard and center are both covered and shaded to the outside 1/2 man thus.
“Collie” the uncovered center “Mollie” the uncovered guard . The Mollie stands for the uncovered guard. Always remember if covered your man is your man is your man. and Collie for the uncovered center. Whoever is uncovered backside and has the shortest path to any outside pressure will kick slide out. & 500 straight drop back is built off the concept of Big – On – Big.Mollie / Collie To The Double Read For Uncovered Lineman Backside 87 Mollie / Collie To The Double Read For Uncovered Lineman Backside. 300. Our protection to the 100.
B. Something I always tell my line if covered. 300's Protection 88 FS M T LG 1 vs 31 or Over front with outside Inverts C R E X C W S T E Z Y Mollie 4 3 B.Using Double Read Principle With Uncovered Lineman Pistol Green Rt. your man-is your man-is your man!!! Any uncovered lineman will have a double read backside and the "3" Back call side will double read his callside linebacker to outside invert. protection is used vs straight dropback.O. . what this means is that if any of your offensive lineman have a down defender aligned on them then that offensive line has that defender to block.
Using Double Read Principle 89 With Uncovered Lineman vs 4-3 2 1 1 2 Center has the Double Read In this picture 1 to 2 .
. 300 FS C R E X 1 3 vs 13 Tight or an Under front W T T M E Y 4 C S Z Collie With the center and guard working the combo together vs an under front with a backside 1 to a 3 technique would put the center on a Collie because he has the closest angle to any potential off the back edge.Using Double Read Principle Collie: Center Double Reads 90 Pistol Rt.
Using Double Read Principle Collie: Center Double Reads 91 #2 #1 Outside Rusher QB #1 Collie Outside Rusher #2 .
300 92 vs 4 . A 3 call puts the uncovered lineman and center on the middle LBer to down defender.3 scheme with tackle in a 31 look R C E Quarterback will give a 3 call to alert 3 linebackers in the box.Protection vs 3 LBer Look Double Read Technique Pistol Rt. LG 1 3 FS W T M T Y Z S E C .
Hand Check C M E S Z Y W E T T Mollie / Collie 3 .Protection vs 3-3 Stack Double Read Technique Gun Doubles Right 300 93 FS C R X 4 1 Vs any stack front the back with 600 protecti has first linebacker his side just like 500. In scenario puts the uncovered guard callside an center working the nose to the stack behind t center.
Fullback doubles reads Callside Lber to outside Invert.Straight Dropback Protection vs 3-3 Stack Double Read Technique 94 Tailback reads out on Outside Invert. .
Protection vs 3-3 Stack Double Read Technique 95 Guard has double on backside LBer to outside Invert .
3 With the B. 400 96 FS C R E W T LG 1 C Tuff or Soft call by backside tackle. pass protection scheme the 3 back will always follow the Right and or Left call being made in the huddle.B. If the linebacker blitzes then the 3 back will pick him up.Tuff /Soft Alert For Uncovered Lineman Pistol Green Rt. this is called a double read. The Right or Left call sets the protection.O. M T E S Z Y X 4 Mollie The 3 Back will always double read the callside inside linebacker to outside invert. If the callside linebacker drops he then checks outside for any pressure coming off the edge. .
Tuff /Soft Alert Made By Backside Tackle Tackle makes Tuff / Soft call Invert 97 Fullback double reads Callside Lber to Outside Invert Guard double reads LBer to outside Invert .
he sees that the backside linebacker is coming so he now becomes responsible for the outside invert. .Tuff /Soft Alert For Uncovered Lineman Defensive Front: 13 with Rover "Tuff" 98 C Tuff R E W T F The Tailback in this situation is on a read out. C M T E S Uncovered 3 4 TB FB You can put the Tailback on a backside read out for the backside invert.
this is known as a " read out". C S 3 Collie Uncovered 4 Since the center has the best angle to the backside invert a "Collie" call becomes the ideal situation on the backside double read by the uncovered lineman. this allows him to release out. .Tuff /Soft Alert For Uncovered Lineman Defensive Front: 13 Tight with Mike and Rover Blitz 99 F C R E T W T M E With this situation the Tailback on his read ou has seen that the backside linebacker has dropped into coverage.
.Tuff /Soft Alert For Uncovered Lineman Defensive Front: 22 Stack with outside inverts "Tuff" 100 C F Tuff C W E T M T E S R Tackle alerts "Tuff" for any uncovered lineman which tells the center in this situation he must Collie come out fast to compensate for the invert up tuff backside. 3 With both guards covered the center will "Coll backside while tracking the backside linebacke outside invert.
Nasty Alert 101 Nasty Alert is a call used by any lineman who has a linebacker walked up into the L. Whenever The “Nasty” call has been alerted it puts the Fullback blocking the EMLOS.O. . towards the side the Fullback blocks towards.S.
The "Nasty" alert tells the next adjacent lineman his side to block down. offensive guard makes the "Nasty" call. The "Nasty" alert tells the running back now that he has no double read and that he now will block End Man On The Line Of Scrimmage (EMLOS) 102 Nasty linebacker.Picking Up Nasty Lbers Call Side (Direction Back Blocks) The "Nasty" alert is only made towards the "3" Back side. Any offensive lineman callside that gets a linebacker walked up inside of him is responsible for making the nasty call. FS R E W T LG 1 3 S M T E .
Nasty Alert Follows The Right And Left Call 103 Defensive Front: 31 with Nasty Lber F C R Soft Nasty W E T MT E S C With any Soft call from the backside tackle the uncovered lineman can stay inside hard with a hand check to the 1 technique. 3 .
Nasty Alert Made By Offensive Line. Back Has EMLOS Defensive Front: 31 Wide 104 F C R E W T M T S E Nasty C 4 3 .
“Nasty” Alert Follows The Right And Left Call 105 Nasty Alert Fullback has E.S.M. Guards makes Nasty alert Backside Guard Double Reads .L.O.
106 Nasty LBer walked up into the L.O. .S.S. Fullback upon hearing the Nasty Alert will now kick out the E.L.O.“Nasty” Alert Follows The Right And Left Call Backside Guard has double Read from inside Lber to Outside invert.M.
“Nasty” Alert Follows The Right And Left Call Uncovered Lineman Double Read Backside Uncovered Lineman listen for Tuff or soft call from tackle 107 Fullback Double Read Callside Fullback listen for Possible Nasty call Fullback will listen and Look for potential “Nasty” alert. .
Nasty Callside Mollie / Collie Backside 108 Defensive Front: 31 Tight or "Solid Front" C F Nasty R E W TMT E S C 3 .
The tackle can reach the defensive end his side then the quarterback will continue outside. 3 . F R E T 4 1 W T G C M T G T C S E Z Y Quarterback upon receiving the snap will sprint out to a depth of 7 to 8 yards and then stepping up at 5 yards to deliver the football. Quarterback reads the tackle for his pass set.Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach 109 The quarterback will read the reach block by his tackle. Our offensive line from the playside tackle backside will step reach playside and then hinge back. Any pressure coming off the back edge should be picked up by any lineman and or the "3" Back if they come uncovered. If the defensive end stretches then the quarterback will pull up inside the outside push by his offensive tackle.
C X R E 4 M T C S T E T Y C T G G Z 1 Your Tackle callside will use "Circle The Wagon" technique or dropstep-crossover-rip-through trying to reach the 5 technique his side. 110 F W With sprint out protection you are asking your offensive linemen to reach the first defender play side. 3 Our protection is built around sprinting out to an openside which makes for an easier read and reach for the playside offensive tackle. If the defender stretches with the reach block then run the defender to the side line. If any linemen comes uncovered he then should hinge back looking for any defender off the back edge. will then go ahead and reach him. .Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach Our Tackle will be instructed to reach his defender and if he can get to his outside jersey number.
Drop step crossover Reach through .Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach “Circle The Wagons” 111 Tackle Guard Center Guard Tackle Linemen will take their backside arm And rip it through the playside number. The depth of the dropstep is dictated The the width of the defender.
Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach “Circle The Wagons” 112 The technique used with the sprint out game for our Offensive line is to dropstep according to the defenders Alignment. In order to seal the reach the offensive lineman must take his backside arm and attempt to rip it through the playside Jersey number of the defender. The wider the defender the deeper the drop. .
Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach “Circle The Wagons” 113 Fullback is responsible for the playside linebacker. . If the playside linebacker does not trigger then fullback will peel backside for any pressure off the backside.
Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach & Hinge “Circle The Wagons” 114 Uncovered Hinge Back Uncovered Hinge Back .
Sprint Out Protection To A Full Reach “Circle The Wagons” 115 Tackle is on a full reach Frame 1 Frame 2 Frame 3 With our sprint out protection we use a full reach technique to a hinge as it is called. The full reach Sells a low hat read for the outside invert which looks like run on the start of the play. . Any lineman that’s comes uncovered on his reach will hinge backside for any pressure off the back edge.
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