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Dealing with Stunts and Blitzes


Dimson
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What do you drill in this offense to deal with stunts and blitzes since it is not zone blocked play side? Do you use a wash or a domino call? I don't see a lot at the younger groups but I would like to know how to stop it if I do. Thanks.


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MHcoach
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Since the base idea of the offense is block down kick out, it is already similar to a Domino call. The key is very basic football,
never let a defender cross you face without hitting him.

In a way it's almost reverse Zone, where all O Linemen are responsible for their inside gap. Walk up's aren't really a problem if they are the kick out man, the only play that really effects is the ISO. On the ISO if that man walks up the Guard has to take him. Slants & loops are another issue, the OLinemen shouldn't chase a defender.

Hope that helps .

Joe

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Dimson
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Would you just drill on blitzes and stunts daily or just on a match up basis?


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MHcoach
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We really focused on 1/2 line work, so yes every practice we worked on blocking all different looks.

Joe

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In any offense, the key to dealing with stunts and blitzes is to stress tracks and "eye discipline" by the OL.  They need to not allow defenders to cross their face and keep eyes in their gap for threats.  If they're double teaming, for example, they need to keep eyes in the gap on their side of the double team and pick up any LB or stunting DL who threatens it.

Watch the OL's head and eyes in practice.  If you see them turning their head away from their gap responsibility or can't see their eyes looking up at a coach on the other side, they need to be corrected immediately until this bad habit is drilled out of them.

Most offenses that are "stunt proof" incorporate some sort of track blocking concept into their rules, even though the coaches themselves may not realize it.  Zone track blocks play side.  Gap schemes like Power and Counter track block to the backside.


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