Anybody ever heard of On, inside Gap, then LB blocking?
Yup, heard of it. Kinda archaic really. Too many problems with it. 202 are d line techniques. Head up over the center and guards. So what Gumby describes is what causes that rule problems. Most people protect their inside gap first with gap schemes. That is why most rules start with a G. Even IOL (which is actually a good rule) protects inside first.
I'm used to GOD, GOL, and GOO blocking rules. Just curious
Yeah, it's OIL=On, Inside Gap, Linebacker
That was the old school way to teach base blocking when teams first started using blocking rule acronyms.
It works ok. If a defense is misaligned or unsound with someone head up and another guy on the inside gap it can have issues, like in the example above, but usually it's fine.
GOB and GOL are the same thing and just invert the first 2 rules to protect inside gap first in case something like that happens, but even that doesn't really fix the problem. Then your G would just downblock the LB in A gap and who knows who gets the 2 tech? If the T defines the 2 tech as "On" the G and not in the inside "Gap," then the 2 is coming free, so it's a wash.
Personally I prefer track blocking because the acronyms each have issues and don't handle post-snap movement as well on their own.
Yeah, I think SAB or TKO are probably the most fool proof rules. They cover everything. Personally I never could get TKO to work well. I just never learned how to coach it. I have went with SAB as the base rule and did very well with it. It is also what we call wash.
I prefer GOB. I teach it that the outside blocker will always chip hard the defender to his inside. We had calls if the inside blocker needed help and depending on the team we would combo that block or just turn it into GOD/double. Not something you want to do week one (the calls that is) but growing into that can be really advantageous. Then, for teams that like to move like any stack defense we would just SAB. A little off topic but I also really like GDB for the player at the poa. It often gets me a double at the poa. For what we ran that person was usually the te (we ran power at the C gap more often than not but could move it if we had to). It also gets a 6 tech kicked in off tackle plays which is better than trying to "on" block him out of the poa imo.