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nwmocb
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With the GOL blocking if the center is uncovered what is his blocking rule?  Is it man on man away? or combo front side?


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gumby_in_co
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Great question. On paper, MOMA is the safe bet because it covers a back side 1 tech. Combo the front side is a higher risk/higher reward type of situation.

However, I have only had 1 center (man, I miss him) who was smart enough to evaluate multiple situations, make a decision and communicate it with the rest of the line. He was able to make those "on paper" assignments a reality. Now, I rely heavily on scouting. If the opponent goes against the scout, I TKO (Domino) it.  I don't know if my league is unique, but we get the weirdest, sloppiest and least consistent alignments up front. So, I could go all "Lombardi" on it, or just down block it and rely on the backs to get on the LBs.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, but I'm leaning more and more on TKO going forward. I'll save GOL for our ISO package. I typically save ISO for a team that leaves my tackles uncovered (typically 3 out of 5 opponents.

When in doot . . . glass and oot.


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Never done GOB as a Center rule.  The only rule block we gave the Center was MOPA (Man On/Pivot Away).

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

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Bob Goodman
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Posted by: @coachdp

Never done GOB as a Center rule.  The only rule block we gave the Center was MOPA (Man On/Pivot Away).

--Dave

Is "pivot away" the same as hinge to face away?


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Never done GOB as a Center rule.  The only rule block we gave the Center was MOPA (Man On/Pivot Away).

--Dave

Is "pivot away" the same as hinge to face away?

Yes.  We went away from MOMA because we were getting called for chop blocks, so instead of having the Center fire out on his "Man Away" assignment, we changed it to "Pivot Away."  With that, our Center was able to block backside without getting called for a chop block.  

However, we stopped getting called for chop blocks when we stopped using the Superman/Shoeshine on the backside.  Once we changed thae Superman to Hinge, it also eliminated the chop block calls.

All this to say, if we were still using the Superman on the backside (and some Double Wing coaches still do), I would use a MOPA rule for the Center (if I were a progression rule coach.  I no longer am.)  But we now Hinge for backside protection, and our Center SAB blocks on Power.

While some Double Wing coaches still insist on the Superman/Shoeshine block, I'm glad that we stopped using it.  The backside Hinge is also what we use on pass plays, so it has more than one application.  It looks like a Pull, so it looks like a run play which is what we want on a pass play.  It's a simple teach (if you teach pulling, then the Hinge is merely the first part of the pull).  And most importantly, no more chop block calls.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Bob Goodman
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Posted by: @coachdp
Posted by: @bob-goodman
Posted by: @coachdp

Never done GOB as a Center rule.  The only rule block we gave the Center was MOPA (Man On/Pivot Away).

--Dave

Is "pivot away" the same as hinge to face away?

Yes.  We went away from MOMA because we were getting called for chop blocks, so instead of having the Center fire out on his "Man Away" assignment, we changed it to "Pivot Away."  With that, our Center was able to block backside without getting called for a chop block.

Yes, I remember that now, thanks.  Until it comes up again next year.


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