Former NFL Olman breaks down zone blocking versus man

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  1. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.pewterreport.com/articles/view/6735


     
  2. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Great read! Thanks for posting it.
     
  3. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Interesting read, I didn't really understand the mechanics of ZBS too well. Thanks for the info! Rep :D
     
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    Lucky likes this.
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    AT and thunderkyss, both of these are great finds. I especially like the Gibbs quotes, seeing that he doesn't do interviews the coaching clinics must be the only place to find this info.
     
  6. Lucky

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    I think Jerry Wunsch's article brings up a good point. In order to keep a defense off guard and on their heels, an offense needs to be able to run both the man and zone blocking schemes. I think the Texans' offense is limited (especially in short yardage situations) by running a zone only scheme. While Dennison is a Gibbs protege, I got the feeling from his All Access interview that the Texans would include in some man blocking schemes. As Wunsch mentions, mixing in a power blocking run on occasion can confuse a defense.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Beat me to it, Lucky. Must spread the rep to you and for Thunderkyss' complimentary article. But definite rep also to AT for a great article.
     

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