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CoachPack
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Just discovered this site and already found a wealth of ideas!...Planning for next fall 3/4th grade division.  

I have Coached the Dave Cisar SW for several years.  In our division, the center and A gaps are uncovered by rule.   Most teams defending me will shift their D line so that 3 down lineman are on the strong side,  covering my pulling guard, tackle, and power tackle.   The A gaps are dying to be exploited with these rules.  

Do you guys have any thoughts on how the uncovered center and A gap rule could change strategy? 

1. Can I run 31 trap out of this? Do I need to make any adjustments? 

2. Do I need to make any adjustments to 16 power?

3. Do I need to make any adjustments to wedge?  I have toyed with the idea of making the Center the point of the wedge.


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If you are unbalanced and this is what you're describing 

-----4-2----2-4

-----0-0-#-0-0-0-0

Trap would be tight but very doable, wedge is there all day over center, don't know how the rules change when this happens from unbalanced though.  Counter is wide open as well vs this front, again would be tight or need to be bounced 

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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Most play a 6 man front...typically, like this:

----5--2----2-4--7-9

-----0-0-#-0-0-0-0

I do run unbalanced.  I have always used the PG as the point of the wedge

 

thanks!

 


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@coachpack honestly, I wouldn't change a thing but would consider the following:

  • I think 31/21 Trap is only useful if the 2 tech over the LG is aggressive.  Otherwise they will sit there and just clog up the hole. 
  • Based on the alignment and not knowing where the Back 5 are lined up I would look to attack the left side of the formation with 43 reverse, 23 Power, 47 Sweep, etc.
  • Would also consider shifting into Flip if you aren't doing that already and running Flip 17 Power and Flip 19 Sweep.  

 

These are just some things that come to mind, but I don't know if I helped.  

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Posted by: @coachpack

Most play a 6 man front...typically, like this:

----5--2----2-4--7-9

-----0-0-#-0-0-0-0

I do run unbalanced.  I have always used the PG as the point of the wedge

 

thanks!

 

Power still very viable vs this front. I know you ubsw guys love power gap. 

 

This reminds me of a situation I had when I ran unbalanced sets in pro style. Don't know if this is applicable however for ubsw. We ran unbalanced with 4-6 guys on one side some times. The wedge we only used the original tackle to tackle so a 5 man wedge with the remaining players going second level avoiding the 1st level defenders. It's like a mix of traditional wedge over center with a hint of jail break wedge. So maybe that'll give you some ideas for wedge over center.

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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