The main difference between Joe Pendry's and Kubiak/Alex Gibbs' zone blocking scheme is the cut block. Pendry refused to use or teach the cut block. Anyone who watches Denver or Atlanta knows that these two teams use the cut block regularly. The zone scheme is designed to create 3 creases on any given play. The key to two of these creases is the cut block on the back side of the play. This involves the so called "cut back" crease, as well as the "in-line" or up-the-middle crease. Pendry essentially took two of the necessary options away on every running play making the scheme much more predictable and easier to block against. What is really interesting is that our running attack actually was fairly effective considering the lack of the proper use of the zone blocking scheme. I think we could be a VERY good running team next year.