Originally Posted by thunderkyss
ZBS is a huge part of the NFL. Every team incorporates quite a bit of zone blocking principals. We were a ZBS team before Kubiak got here.
Our problem then, is that we focused too much on the running game. Most likely because we didn't have a franchise QB.
The Colts with Peyton & the Edge were a potent Zone Blocking team. They just didn't talk about it because they had Peyton.
I don't disagree at all. It's just pretty obvious that we have been structured entirely for a system built on zone blocking principles. If we move away from that scheme we will need to change up the OL a bit.
Zone blocking is in every playbook in the league, but we're one of the only teams that uses it as an integral part of the offense, i.e. we even look for different skillsets among backs and linemen than most teams in the league.
That is my main issue with the offense that we've been running. It is structurally different from most others and therefore requires a specific type of personnel. Which is fine except that we are basically starting from scrap if we decide to move to something else.