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terrypjohnson
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While I'm not a header this year, I am helping my youngest son's team offensive line. 

The first game went pretty smoothly. The other team lined up in a 6-1 defense with the guards, tackles, and ends head up. We ran sweep over and over again. We won 18-0 (no PAT's).

The second game didn't go as well statistically, but I'm more proud of this one. The other team lined up in what I would call a (Very Wide) Split 43. The tackles were in the "B" gap, the ends were in the "C". The linebackers were on the ends outside shoulder of the wings, and the safeties were on the hash. The first few sweeps went for a loss and of course the people sitting next to Bob Uecker started screaming "line ya gotta block somebody" (even though the HB's whiffed on their block). We adjusted by running power and using the C to pull since there was literally nobody in the middle. We got stopped on downs inside the 10 as time expired, but I was really pleased that the kids kept chipping away at it when everyone kept saying "the line ain't blocking". 

The season opens for real tomorrow (games every Monday and Thursday)

Coach Terry

Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice -- Dutch Meyer


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CoachDP
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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

We adjusted by running power and using the C to pull since there was literally nobody in the middle.

TPJ, you must've not read the memo:  Kids can't pull.  There's no reason to pull.  Center's can't pull.

--Dave

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DKTurtle
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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

While I'm not a header this year, I am helping my youngest son's team offensive line. 

The first game went pretty smoothly. The other team lined up in a 6-1 defense with the guards, tackles, and ends head up. We ran sweep over and over again. We won 18-0 (no PAT's).

The second game didn't go as well statistically, but I'm more proud of this one. The other team lined up in what I would call a (Very Wide) Split 43. The tackles were in the "B" gap, the ends were in the "C". The linebackers were on the ends outside shoulder of the wings, and the safeties were on the hash. The first few sweeps went for a loss and of course the people sitting next to Bob Uecker started screaming "line ya gotta block somebody" (even though the HB's whiffed on their block). We adjusted by running power and using the C to pull since there was literally nobody in the middle. We got stopped on downs inside the 10 as time expired, but I was really pleased that the kids kept chipping away at it when everyone kept saying "the line ain't blocking". 

The season opens for real tomorrow (games every Monday and Thursday)

Coach Terry

The second team had no one in either "A" gap or over center? Why not adjust by running there?

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.


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terrypjohnson
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@dkturtle - The short answer is that the local league rules don't let you run through the A Gap (no one can line up in A and LB's have to be at least three yards off the ball). I asked our league director about shovel passes and/or middle screen. We will see what they come back with.

 

Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice -- Dutch Meyer


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DKTurtle
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Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@dkturtle - The short answer is that the local league rules don't let you run through the A Gap (no one can line up in A and LB's have to be at least three yards off the ball). I asked our league director about shovel passes and/or middle screen. We will see what they come back with.

 

Sounds like a super reasonable rule that no one will try to game and will be very easy to enforce. 

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.


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terrypjohnson
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@dkturtle - You're preaching to choir, my man! While I understand the intention of the rule, my thought process is "If you don't want them shooting A, block them".

Fight 'em until Hell freezes over, then fight 'em on the ice -- Dutch Meyer


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