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gumby_in_co
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Playing a team on Friday that hasn't lost . . . ever in 3 seasons, and 3-0 in their 4th season. 

                X X X C X X X X X

                         Q (under center)

 

                         TB

 

TB is extremely fast and extremely talented, but opponents are starting to close on him a little. He likes to get to the sideline. They dive to the long side most of the time and once in a while to the short side.

Their last opponent is usually very good at penetrating the front, but this was ineffective.  

I run Murphy's 4-4, which is not designed for penetration. We try to force the ball carrier into the alley between the OLB and the EMLOS and attack that alley. I did not see them pass from this formation, but they did run a QB sneak once that went for a long gain.

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Do they pull?


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Do they pull?

Nope. 

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

Playing a team on Friday that hasn't lost . . . ever in 3 seasons, and 3-0 in their 4th season. 

                X X X C X X X X X

                         Q (under center)

 

                         TB

 

TB is extremely fast and extremely talented, but opponents are starting to close on him a little. He likes to get to the sideline. They dive to the long side most of the time and once in a while to the short side.

Their last opponent is usually very good at penetrating the front, but this was ineffective.  

I run Murphy's 4-4, which is not designed for penetration. We try to force the ball carrier into the alley between the OLB and the EMLOS and attack that alley. I did not see them pass from this formation, but they did run a QB sneak once that went for a long gain.

Do they use all 10 gaps or do they hit mostly Sweeps and Powers?

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

Playing a team on Friday that hasn't lost . . . ever in 3 seasons, and 3-0 in their 4th season. 

                X X X C X X X X X

                         Q (under center)

 

                         TB

 

TB is extremely fast and extremely talented, but opponents are starting to close on him a little. He likes to get to the sideline. They dive to the long side most of the time and once in a while to the short side.

Their last opponent is usually very good at penetrating the front, but this was ineffective.  

I run Murphy's 4-4, which is not designed for penetration. We try to force the ball carrier into the alley between the OLB and the EMLOS and attack that alley. I did not see them pass from this formation, but they did run a QB sneak once that went for a long gain.

                X X X C X X X X X

                         Q (under center)

 

                         TB 

This a package I ran with ECObwe called it titan.  Got it from "balco" which was a Stanford package a few years ago.  Not saying I invented this but this is hella fun with zone scheme. 

 

Generically we run this the coverage dictates the remaining 3 safety types and our corners

------- m-------b

-----7-----1----3---6

-----0-0-0-C-0-0-0-0-0 

 

Adjustment 

-----c--------------------c

---------------$-

----------- m-------F-------$-

-----7-----1------b---t----e

-----0-0-0-C-0-0-0-0-0 

So I would play like this, when ever there's an overload side we play inverted 2 and drop a MLB to an interior gap. The "e" or my usual 6 plays a 3-4 olb tech.  We are even on both sides of center our inverted safety is our addition player and will play just like the reaper or what ever it's called in the 6-3 or jjs 33.  If there line is good I may play eagle to this but that's a film prep decision not game day.  This is a game day call that known in camp to defend overload fronts. 

 

Hope this helps. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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gumby_in_co
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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

Do they use all 10 gaps or do they hit mostly Sweeps and Powers?

It appears they are trying to run off "tackle", but the RB really, really wants the sideline. Mahonz watched film and his theory is that they are trying to teach the kid to run vertically. He has dominated our league (with a capital D) since 2nd grade. They will run it long side and short side. No pulling. They just block really well. This guy has been stacking and culling for 4 seasons now.

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@gumby_in_co

If you could penetrate at any point, that could create issues for the long side. However, since they don't pull, and since the guy is bolting for the sideline, just stick a contain player outside the line. Have the contain player deep, and really work the sideline pushout drill.

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I would spill and kill either with Jacks 6-3 or a 5-2 with an inverted cover 2
either way you gotta get fast and talented running sideline to sideline. But you already know this

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