16 Power  


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October 26, 2017 9:50 pm  

Bored at work so i started putting some things on paper about the 16 Power. I was wondering what you guys who run UBSW would think about this.


This was the look we drew most of the time, with the Center uncovered and both guards covered. With the RG pulling on the Power play, I dont remember him getting to the 2nd Backer much so I was playing around with an idea I have seen in some SW books where if the Tackle is uncovered and the DT is not in his gap where he couldnt reach him as he was over the RG or even shaded inside on the RG some where we could just have the Tackle go straight ahead to the 2nd level and block backside Backer. So 4 would block the near Backer and the Tackle would go straight ahead at an angle cutting off the 2nd Backer in his pursuit to the strongside. And if the DT was in the gap between the RG and T they would run the play as usual where the RG pulls around the end.  I figured we could have a call between the 2 where if the T thinks he cant make the block he makes a call and if the player is near him he makes a call letting the guard know what to do. Like GAP if he's making the block so the RG pulls or STAY -like usual- if he's not pulling and the T is blocking backer,so RG is not learning anything new. Just a thought. What say you guys?
Yes, its 1A.M lol

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October 27, 2017 2:33 am  

No pull/GOB. We did it often. Worked well. We first started experimenting more with GOB with the dw because of all kinds of issues with the 2nd puller. We figured if we could get a hat on a backer and didn't need double at the los then why not block the guy more likely to make a tackle. This bled over into the sw as well. It evolved that if the guy to your inside had a head up tech you would chip and climb. No G or O and the guy to your inside had a down block you would go to the backer. This was not our base though. It was an adjustment or call and any linemen who needed help could call it off. We installed per the book first and then evolved to this later. The results were good for the most part.

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October 27, 2017 6:34 am  

Against that alignment just run the "power" a hole tighter and wham the DE- to get the best angle- cheat the BB in tight to the C and let the DE come in unblocked
That way BOTH our TE and PT can go second level- with the WB now you have 3 players blocking 2 LBs
No need to pull and now you have a double team on the DT with your OT and G

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.Winston Churchill

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October 27, 2017 9:38 am  

Or that too lol

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October 27, 2017 10:47 am  

I know Neyland was a fan of Criss Cross blocking and ran the the single wing.

I've won a lot of games from the T doing it. This was my first running the sing wing, and was wondering if anyone had that tag?

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October 27, 2017 2:08 pm  

Cross blocking the PT and the RE? 

I don't know if there's a tag for it in Coach Cisar's material, maybe in his 303 stuff? 

When we ran the Power I we tagged it as TEX.