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Offline Jtatham

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"Bull" call
« on: September 05, 2016, 10:24:36 AM »
Our varsity program runs a 4-2-5 and the coach is very big on D linemen jamming and reading, playing two-gap technique and is not a very big fan of slanting. We are trying to make our youth program a feeder for our varsity program (we are running split back veer since HS is). I am running Jack's 6-3, but there are quite a bit of similarities between the 6-3 and 4-2-5 especially if teams don't spread you out.

We have looked a little at jamming and reading, but I'm thinking about putting it in overdrive to get the "bull call" in. We would combine the bull call with an odd front, mainly because I know there's no way MPPs can bullrush effectively. We've only got 4-5 kids max that are probably big and strong enough to effectively bull rush. Otherwise we would have to stay in stack/red/etc. and slant.

So I'm not looking to completely replace slanting with bullrushing, just want to gauge whether it would be a good changeup. Anybody have experience with the "bull" call?


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Re: "Bull" call
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 11:49:54 PM »
Our varsity program runs a 4-2-5 and the coach is very big on D linemen jamming and reading, playing two-gap technique and is not a very big fan of slanting. We are trying to make our youth program a feeder for our varsity program (we are running split back veer since HS is). I am running Jack's 6-3, but there are quite a bit of similarities between the 6-3 and 4-2-5 especially if teams don't spread you out.

We have looked a little at jamming and reading, but I'm thinking about putting it in overdrive to get the "bull call" in. We would combine the bull call with an odd front, mainly because I know there's no way MPPs can bullrush effectively. We've only got 4-5 kids max that are probably big and strong enough to effectively bull rush. Otherwise we would have to stay in stack/red/etc. and slant.

So I'm not looking to completely replace slanting with bullrushing, just want to gauge whether it would be a good changeup. Anybody have experience with the "bull" call?

1) It is never my primary technique.

2) It is meant to compliment the slanting technique...  The reason being is that most kids simply can't over come the guy in front of him every play.  But..big but when your team mainly slants it gets the oline conditioned into chasing the slant... when that happens your kids then can fire off and attack the OLINE on occasion.  Bear in ind the primary job of the DLINE:  IS TO PLAY BEHIND THE HEELS OF THE OLINE and SEAL THE A/B/C gaps.   

3) If your kids are bulling rushing all the time you are going to get lazy techniques...they will simply bull, stop and sit on the oline...which creates gaps...  Kids belly bumping is not good for your defense :)

4) My general rule is if I teach the bull call I use it after I establish the slants and stacks...  Then I do it either 1 for every 3 or 1 for every 2...depending on the condition of the oline...

Make sense?

Jack
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Re: "Bull" call
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 08:58:59 AM »
1) It is never my primary technique.

2) It is meant to compliment the slanting technique...  The reason being is that most kids simply can't over come the guy in front of him every play.  But..big but when your team mainly slants it gets the oline conditioned into chasing the slant... when that happens your kids then can fire off and attack the OLINE on occasion.  Bear in ind the primary job of the DLINE:  IS TO PLAY BEHIND THE HEELS OF THE OLINE and SEAL THE A/B/C gaps.   

3) If your kids are bulling rushing all the time you are going to get lazy techniques...they will simply bull, stop and sit on the oline...which creates gaps...  Kids belly bumping is not good for your defense :)

4) My general rule is if I teach the bull call I use it after I establish the slants and stacks...  Then I do it either 1 for every 3 or 1 for every 2...depending on the condition of the oline...

Make sense?

Jack

Yes Coach that makes perfect sense, thanks!

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Re: "Bull" call
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 10:09:24 AM »
When it's 3rd and long we call Wide Bull and Bull rush the TE on way to QB just to stone him but we don't have stone call. We also called Bull on an overload. We would shift and Bull the TE again for stoning purposes. Not every play but probably every 3 plays if they like to run off tackle a lot.
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